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Delhi Police Fined For 'Undue Harassment' Of Accused In Delhi Riots 2020

Oct 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A Delhi Court imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the Delhi Police because it didn't act as per court orders which sought personal intervention of DCP (NE), Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) and Commissioner of Police.

32 Tihar Prison Officials Found Complicit With Unitech’s Jailed Ex-Promoters: Police; SC Directed Suspension

Oct 14, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

During enquiry, it was found that 32 officials of Tihar Jail number 7 were complicit with Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra. Supreme Court had ordered probe into the collusion last week.

Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Challenging Rakesh Asthana's Appointment As Delhi Police Chief

The PIL against Asthana had been filed by lawyer Sadre Alam who had sought the quashing of Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana's appointment as the new Delhi Police Commissioner.

Delhi HC Seeks Centre’s Response Over Asthana’s Appointment

Sep 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Hearing a PIL over Rakesh Asthana appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner, the court has sought response from Centre as well from the former about his appointment.

Chief Justice Replies To Lawyer's Urgent Appeal Against Appointing Rakesh Asthana As Delhi Police Chief

'If it is numbered, we will post it for hearing,' a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana told the lawyer.

02 August, 2021

Ex-CBI Officer Rakesh Asthana's Appointment As Delhi Police Chief Under SC Scanner

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a lawyer's plea challenging the validity of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner.

17 August, 2020

Gujarat IPS Officer Rakesh Asthana Appointed Chief Of BSF


Rakesh Asthana has been appointed the Director General (DG) of Border Security Force from the date of joining the post and up to July 31, 2021

09 October, 2019

Delhi HC Grants Two More Months To CBI To Complete Probe In Asthana Bribery Case

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Rakesh Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

27 July, 2019

ED Arrests Businessman Sana Satish Babu In Moin Qureshi Money Laundering Case

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The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Hyderabad-based businessman Sana Satish Babu, whose allegations triggered a war among the CBI top brass last year.

31 May, 2019

Delhi HC Grants CBI Four More Months To Complete Probe In Asthana Bribery Case

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Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

02 February, 2019

Ignoring Congress Objection, Centre Likely To Announce New CBI Chief Soon

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The government is understood to have put forth a few names of probable contenders who could be considered for appointment as the next CBI director.

18 January, 2019

Rakesh Asthana Appointed As Director General Of BCAS By Govt

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Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

17 January, 2019

Govt Curtails Rakesh Asthana's Tenure In CBI With Immediate Effect

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The development comes days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director and appointed Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards.

11 January, 2019

CBI Vs CBI: Delhi HC Refuses To Quash FIR Against Special Director Rakesh Asthana

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Justice Najmi Waziri also refused to quash the FIR lodged against CBI Deputy Superintendent Devender Kumar and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad.

09 January, 2019

PM-Led Panel To Decide Fate Of CBI Director Alok Verma Today

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The meeting is scheduled to be held at the prime minister's residence at Lok Kalyan Marg.

09 January, 2019

Day After SC Order, Reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma Resumes Office

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Alok Verma resumed office a day after the Supreme Court reinstated him as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director with limited powers on Wednesday.

08 January, 2019

What Supreme Court Order Means For Alok Verma And CBI

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While the apex court has revoked the government’s suspension order, it has also said that Verma cannot take any major policy decision until the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over.

07 January, 2019

CBI Vs CBI: Supreme Court To Pronounce Verdict On Tuesday

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The Centre had taken a decision against Verma and CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana after their feud had become public as they had made allegations of corruption against each other.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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