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Arnab conspired to manipulate TRPs, cause losses to Times Now: Mumbai Police charge sheet

Mumbai Police has filed a second supplementary charge sheet, naming Arnab Goswami and 6 others, in the case relating to some TV channels allegedly manipulating TRPs to boost viewership.

Mumbai Police names Arnab Goswami as accused in second charge sheet in TRP case

The alleged fake TRP scam came to light in October 2020 when the rating agency BARC filed a complaint alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers.
Mumbai Crime branch officer Sunil Mane outside a Sessions Court in Mumbai on 23 April 2021 | PTI Photo

Mumbai Police officer Sunil Mane, arrested in Ambani threat case, dismissed from service

Mane was arrested by NIA in April, and is the third officer of the Mumbai Police to be sacked from service after Assistant Police Inspectors Sachin Waze and Riyazuddin Kazi.
Mumbai Crime branch officer Sunil Mane outside a Sessions Court in Mumbai on 23 April 2021 | PTI Photo

Mumbai cop Sunil Mane suspended a day after NIA arrest in Antilia bomb scare case

Mane was in charge of a Mumbai crime branch unit before being transferred to the local arms section in a reshuffle following the arrest of assistant police inspector Sachin Waze.

Third Mumbai cop held in Ambani case may have helped Waze convince SUV owner to take blame

NIA Friday arrested Mumbai Police Inspector Sunil Mane, who allegedly met suspended cop Sachin Waze, two days before the owner of explosives-laden SUV was found dead.

Mumbai Police question pharma executive for stocking 60,000 vials of Remdesivir, BJP objects

Ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis said Uddhav Thackeray-led govt was harassing the executive of Bruck Pharma as BJP leaders had approached him to supply Remdesivir.

Footage tampering, fake number plates, petrol & hammer — why NIA arrested Waze’s aide Qazi

API Riyaz Qazi worked under arrested cop Sachin Waze at Mumbai Police’s CIU, and was questioned many times over his role in ‘destroying’ evidence in the Antilia bomb scare case.
Police officer Sachin Vaze being taken to court by NIA for hearing in Mumbai, on 14 March 2021

Special NIA court sends Sachin Waze to judicial custody till 23 April

Waze, arrested on 13 March, was produced before the special court after the end of his NIA remand. The anti-terror agency didn't press for his further custody.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh (left) and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh (right) | Twitter

Cops in Param Bir’s corruption complaint ‘only met Deshmukh to prepare answers for assembly’

Mumbai ex-commissioner Param Bir Singh had alleged Deshmukh’s aide told ACP Patil that then-home minister was ‘targeting collection’ of money from bars and restaurants.

Sachin Waze reinstated in CIU in June 2020 at Param Bir Singh’s behest — Mumbai Police

Mumbai Police's report stated Waze bypassed hierarchy, reported directly to Param Bir Singh, and attended ministerial-level briefings with him in important cases like the TRP scam.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Combined Graduation Parade at Airforce Academy in Dundigal, in Hyderabad | ANIPix

Raising theatre commands can’t be left to the military. It’s a govt’s job all over the world

The government made a fundamental error of judgement by making the CDS first among equals and not senior by rank/appointment to the Service Chiefs.
Representational image | Modes of digital payments in India | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

How the pandemic can help make digital currencies truly global

We know that digital cash will be a direct claim on a central bank, just like its physical counterpart. But there the similarity ends.

Defence

Dhanush artillery guns | Ministry of Defence

Army plans to buy 2,000 gun-towing vehicles to move medium guns on hilly & desert terrain 

The vehicles will replace the Kraz and Scania GTVs that are in use for the Russian-era 130 mm towed field guns and the Swedish Bofors guns respectively.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.