Thursday, 30 June, 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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File image of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani | Photo: ANI

How Mukesh Ambani will split his empire to avoid father’s ‘folly’

Ambani this week put in motion his own succession plan -- eldest Akash to helm Jio, twin Isha expected to head retail while youngest Anant to preside over oil-to-chemicals business.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.