Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicPunjab Police

Topic: Punjab Police

Home of Punjab CM Channi’s nephew among 10 sites raided by ED in 2018 sand mining case

The raids, which come weeks before Punjab polls, follow ED taking cognisance of 2018 Punjab Police case. Channi's nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey not named as accused in police FIR.

Channi Government appoints VK Bhawra DGP of Punjab Police

An IPS officer of 1987 batch, he takes over from acting DGP Sidharth Chattopadhyaya, who is facing scrutiny following the security breach during PM Modi's Punjab visit.

NIA team to visit Germany to probe SFJ operative Multani for ‘planning attacks on India’

NIA says 'no reports on Multani’s involvement in the Ludhiana court blast yet', adds that he had never been on their radar earlier. Punjab Police, however, have a record of him.

Chandigarh DSP slaps defamation notice on Sidhu for saying MLA makes ‘police wet their pants’

Navjot Singh Sidhu purportedly said at a rally that MLA Navtej Singh Cheema 'could make a police officer wet his pants', and suggested 'party workers be like Navtej'. 

Former DGP SS Virk, who has joined BJP, battled militancy as IPS officer, defeated graft probe

S.S. Virk survived an assault rifle shot to his jaw in 1988. He received Padma Shri the same year for his contribution in fighting militancy in Punjab.

After first Dalit CM, Punjab gets a Dalit DGP — its third since Independence

Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota took charge as the DGP of Punjab police Saturday. Before him, the state had last had a Dalit DGP in 2009.

HC cites Panchatantra, stays ex-Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini arrest in all cases until Feb 2022

Friday’s order was passed on a petition Saini had filed in 2018, demanding transfer of any matter registered against him to the CBI or any other independent agency outside Punjab.

IED found inside tiffin box in Amritsar village, police suspect drone from Pakistan dropped it

An abandoned bag was recovered from Amritsar near Dhalike village containing a plastic tiffin, five hand grenades and several 9 mm pistol rounds, police said.

Punjab Police arrests 2 operatives of Khalistan Tiger Force

The two KTF operatives were also involved in killing a Dera follower and firing at and critically injuring a priest in January this year, the police added.

Convinced CM Amarinder to accept my resignation, says Punjab top cop who quit after HC rap

IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh had quit last week after Punjab & Haryana HC quashed his probe into 2015 Behbal Kalan, Kotkapura firing cases. CM Amarinder yet to accept the resignation.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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