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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

Oct 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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

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

Aug 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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

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

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.

18 December, 2018

Rakesh Asthana Bribery Case: CBI Examines Hyderabad Businessman Sathish Sana

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Sana had claimed that he was seeking relief from the repeated summons issued by the CBI team probing corruption case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi which was headed by Asthana.

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Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government, in Patiala.

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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai speaks to media as volunteers hold placards at a traffic point as part of Delhi governments 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to reduce pollution in the national capital, in New...

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Ambassador of Italy to India Vincenzo De Luca pays tribute to poet Rabindra Nath Tagore during their visit to Toagore's ancestral house at Jorasanko Thakurbari, in Kolkata.

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A cyclist falls as he and other commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Gurugram.

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BJP leader Vasundhara Raje attends the National Office bearers meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu