Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Topic: NCB

IRS officer Vijendra Singh replaces Sameer Wankhede as NCB zonal director

Wankhede, whose tenure with Mumbai NCB ended on 31 December, was in news during his stint with the NCB due to action against Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan in an alleged drug case.

Sameer Wankhede ‘detached’ from NCB, will report back to revenue intelligence as ‘loan’ ends

Wankhede, Mumbai Zonal Director of NCB, was in spotlight for Bollywood-linked cases like arrests of Rhea Chakraborty and Aryan Khan. His tenure at NCB ended on 31 December.

Bombay HC exempts Aryan Khan from weekly appearance at NCB’s Mumbai office

The high court also modified another condition laid down in the bail order that required Aryan Khan to furnish his itinerary to the NCB every time he travels out of Mumbai.

Aryan Khan moves Bombay HC seeking relief from weekly attendance at NCB office

Khan's plea argued that since the probe has been transferred to Delhi NCB's SIT, the bail condition of appearing every week in Mumbai can be relaxed. He was granted bail on 28 Oct.

India’s cannabis law is nonsensical, it’s time for ‘Big Bhang’ reform

Cannabis is integral to India. So, the big question is: Why don’t we legalise and tax it like alcohol and tobacco?

Mumbai-based businessman claims Aryan Khan was ‘framed’ in NCB drug bust case

Earlier, Prabhakar Sail, an independent witness used by the NCB, had alleged that some officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau had tried to extort money for letting off Aryan.

NCB team formed to investigate Aryan Khan, 5 other cases reaches Mumbai

Headed by senior IPS officer Sanjay Kumar Singh, the team flew in from Delhi to conduct a thorough probe to find out forward and backward linkages.

Sameer Wankhede out, Aryan Khan drugs case shifted to NCB in Delhi

NCB said, however, that 'no officer has been removed from their present role' & only some cases of 'national & international ramification' been shifted to headquarter for 'deeper investigation'.

Aryan Khan appears before NCB to mark his weekly presence in cruise drugs case

This was Khan’s first appearance at the NCB office since his release from the prison on 30 October following the bail granted by the Bombay High Court.

Why Sameer Wankhede cannot be both: Muslim and an SC. Read Constituent Assembly debate

The function of constitutional morality is to ensure the realisation of constitutional values, norms, and provisions, rather than facilitation of conversion.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.