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Gangster Vikas Dubeys aide, Shivam Dubey, was arrested by STF Thursday 23 July 2020. | Twitter/ANI

Gangster Vikas Dubey’s fifth aide arrested by UP Special Task Force

Of the 21 named accused in the Kanpur ambush case, six have been killed and five arrested so far, said STF, adding a hunt is on for 10 other accused.
Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Vikas Dubey encounter was not fake, he died in cross-firing, UP Police tell Supreme Court

The UP Police submitted an affidavit before the top court, which comes in response to a batch of petitions seeking a judicial probe into the alleged fake encounter.
Gangster Vikas Dubey being apprehended by police personnel in Ujjain on 9 July (representational image) | PTI Photo

With hitlist and raids, UP Police crack whip on criminals after Vikas Dubey attack

UP Police prepared ‘hitlist’ of 33 criminals last week, and launched raids to nab aides of gangsters like Mukhtar Ansari, Atiq Ahmed, Sundar Bhati to dismantle their networks.
The site near Kanpur where gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter Friday | Photo: ANI

Constable who was in car transporting gangster Vikas Dubey tests positive for Covid-19

The cop has now been admitted to an isolation ward, Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Medical College principal said. Contact-tracing of the constable is underway.

Autopsy of ‘Vikas’, and ‘smaller packs’ of lockdown

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Vikas Dubey arrested by police in Ujjain on 9 July | ANI Photo

One week of Vikas Dubey hit-and-gun saga told the story of India

Vikas Dubey’s manhunt had all ingredients of a pot boiler—a revenge seeking police, an administration that cheers extra-judicial killings, and a screaming media.
The site near Kanpur where gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter Friday | Photo: ANI

Veerappan, Ishrat Jahan, Batla House — India’s 10 most controversial ‘encounters’ since 2003

The killing of UP gangster Vikas Dubey Friday is the latest in a long line of alleged encounters across the country in less than 20 years.
Alok Nirantar | Twitter

‘Mistrusting’ Gandhi family trusts and finding ‘Vikas’

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Bhujiya, bicycle, bathroom: TV news scripts potboiler story of Vikas Dubey before UP Police

Aaj Tak anchor Anjana Om Kashyap seemed to be auditioning for a dialogue writer's role. Channels not satisfied with police-criminal nexus went looking for gangster Vikas Dubey's wife.
The earth-mover that blocked the police's entry to Vikas Dubey's house in Kanpur | Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

Earth-mover, armed men on roofs: How Kanpur’s wanted criminal set up ambush to kill 8 cops

Eight policemen were killed when they had gone to arrest history-sheeter Vivek Dubey, who is now absconding. CM Adityanath announced Rs 1 crore relief for the affected families.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.