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Punjab and Haryana High Court

Dentist says Chandigarh cops filed FIR against him at Asthana’s behest, HC seeks affidavit

Dentist alleges that Chandigarh Police booked him in a cheating case on the complaint of a US-based woman patient, who is close to former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana.
1984 batch IPS officer Rakesh Asthana takes charge as the 27th Director-General of Border Security Force (File photo) | ANI

India, Bangladesh to hold DG-level border talks in Dhaka next month, discuss security issues

BSF DG Rakesh Asthana will lead a delegation that will have representatives from the Narcotics Control Bureau, External Affairs Ministry & other govt agencies.
Rakesh Asthana | PTI

IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed BSF chief two years after ouster from CBI 

During his tenure in the CBI, Asthana was involved in investigating many high-profile cases and helped build a watertight case for Vijay Mallya’s extradition.
Fugitive industrialist Vijay Mallya and former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana (L)

How CBI convinced UK High Court that Vijay Mallya needs to be extradited to India

'I feel vindicated,' says former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who led SIT against Vijay Mallya, as UK High Court dismisses the extradition plea.
Rakesh Asthana | PTI

Delhi court takes cognisance of chargesheet giving clean chit to Asthana in CBI vs CBI case

Court observes there are no sufficient grounds to proceed against former CBI director Rakesh Asthana, who was arrested in 2018 & later got bail.
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Delhi court pulls up CBI for not running psychological, lie detector test on Rakesh Asthana

The CBI had registered a case of criminal conspiracy and corruption against its former special director Rakesh Asthana in October 2018.
Rakesh Asthana | PTI

Former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, RAW chief given clean chit in bribery case

The other key accused in the case, middleman Manoj Prasad, has been named in the charge-sheet. Another alleged middleman Somesh Prasad will be investigated.
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Controversial ex-CBI officer Rakesh Asthana is top contender for Delhi Police chief post

Other contenders for post of Delhi Police commissioner are Puducherry DGP Balaji Srivastava and ADG (Training) in CRPF S.N. Srivastava.
Rakesh Asthana | PTI

Delhi HC grants 2 more months to CBI to complete probe in Rakesh Asthana bribery case

High Court passes order while disposing of plea by CBI seeking extension of time by 6 months to complete the probe in the case.
AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Rakesh Asthana threatened to make my life hell: Christian Michel alleges in court

Michel's statement that he was put in prison with Kashmiri separatist leaders was denied by jail authorities.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.