Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicSamant Goel

Topic: Samant Goel

RAW chief Goel could be longest-serving in decades, but Modi govt undecided on another extension

Samant Goel's tenure will end on 30 June unless he gets extension. Only a handful of RAW chiefs, such as founder R.N. Kao, have held the post for more than 3 years.

Why NSA Doval and his men are asserting themselves in Nepal, rather than MEA

PM Modi wants relationship with Nepal fixed. So R&AW chief Samant Goel and his team boarded a special aircraft to the Himalayan republic.

Modi appoints Balakot strategist as new RAW chief, Kashmir-Maoist expert as IB head

Both are IPS officers of the 1984 batch — Samant Goel belongs to the Punjab cadre and Arvind Kumar to the Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

RAW officer Samant Goel told middleman Somesh Prasad: Don’t come to India at any cost

AK Bassi, CBI investigating officer in the Rakesh Asthana bribery case who was transferred to Port Blair, spills the beans in his Supreme Court plea.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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