Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicRakesh Asthana

Topic: Rakesh Asthana

First-timers accused in 91% of Delhi crimes in 2021, shows police data. Cops blame joblessness

3,06,389 crimes reported in 2021, compared to 2,66,070 in 2020. First-timers accused in 99% of rape cases, 84% of attempt to murder cases. Need for money, 'bad company' among factors.

New addition to Delhi Police uniform: Insignia culled from 1954 ‘Colours’ awarded by President

The President’s ‘Colours’ is bestowed on a military force unit, in recognition of their exemplary and exceptional service rendered to the nation.

SC seeks Centre, Rakesh Asthana’s replies on plea against his appointment as Delhi Police chief

An NGO has filed a writ petition and an appeal against Rakesh Asthana's appointment days before his superannuation on 31 July. The apex court has sought the replies within two weeks.

Delhi’s police stations to have 24×7 special teams to help victims of crime, says chief Asthana

In interaction with women journalists, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also spoke about women's safety, the rise in cyber crimes and the need for a law against snatching.

Legal challenge to appointment as Delhi Police chief abuse of law, Rakesh Asthana tells HC

In an affidavit, Asthana alleged the challenge to his appointment is arising from 'vendetta' and stated that there is a sustained social media campaign against it.

Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief done in public interest: Centre tells HC

Defending the appointment, Modi govt in an affidavit said, it felt 'compelling need' to appoint someone who had diverse experience of heading a 'large police force in a large State'.

HC seeks Modi govt, Asthana’s stand on plea against his appointment as Delhi Police chief

Opposing the PIL, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central govt, said the petition before the Delhi HC seemed to be a copy-paste of the one pending in the apex court.

SC asks HC to decide on plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief

The top court gave Delhi High Court two weeks to decide on plea challenging Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Asthana's appointment on 27 July that came four days before his superannuation.

HC informed about plea filed in SC against Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief

Advocate Prashant Bhushan made the submission in response to the high court's 18 August query on whether any other plea over Asthana's appointment is pending before any court.

HC asks if plea against Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief pending in other courts

Delhi High Court didn't issue a notice on a plea challenging Rakesh Asthana's appointment and proceeded to adjourn the hearing to 23 August.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.