A little more than a year into its term, the Kamal Nath government has begun the process of replacing state DGP (director general of police) V.K. Singh, who took over at the end of January 2019 as the second DGP to serve this government. This has triggered a political storm, with opposition BJP legislators accusing the government of ‘targeting honest officers’. True or not, there is certainly a shake-up taking place—on February 10, 52 IPS officers in the state were transferred, many of them within six months to a year of assuming office.
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THE CZAR OF SCARS
Arjun Raj Gaind’s The Anatomy of Scars is written in the first person. It starts just as the tumultuous events of 1984 roll out—Operation Blue Star, Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the mindless horror of the anti-Sikh riots. The protagonist is a young Sikh boy. We witness those heart-searing events through his eyes, then follow him through the years of his own personal tumult. The author speaks to India today:
WILL BMC GET THE CONTROL KEY?
While presenting the Rs 39,039 crore budget of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for 2021-22—the largest ever in the corporation’s history and 17 per cent higher than the previous year—on February 3, commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal brought up a longstanding demand of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
THE OTT GENERATION
OTT PLATFORMS HAVE SHOWCASED FRESH TALENT AND OFFERED NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO A LARGE CAST OF ACTORS WHO HAD BEEN WAITING IN THE WINGS
THE NEED FOR SPEED
Calls for roping in the private sector grow as India’s Covid vaccination drive—being extended to senior citizens in March—runs way behind target
The Dolomite Minefield
On January 22, the Madhya Pradesh government notified an amendment to the Madhya Pradesh Minor Mineral Rules, 1996.
KCR's Backward Classes Challenge
In a last-minute rejig, Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) chose Gadwal Vijayalakshmi as the mayor of Hyderabad on February 11, and named frontrunner Mothe Srilatha Reddy as her deputy.
The Temple Run
Temple- and ashram-hopping are, of course, de rigueur for BJP leaders anywhere, but the fervour and commitment are hitting new levels in the Bengal poll campaign.
Who Is An Enemy Of The State?
Ordinary citizens face the peril of draconian laws increasingly invoked by the state to stifle dissent
The Outsider Gambit
Mamata is now tweaking her Bengali sub-nationalism pitch— her bid to foil the BJP’s Hindu polarisation
THE RETURN OF RAJE
Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje is such an enigma in Rajasthan that any political move she makes is keenly dissected. She has been lying low after being voted out in December 2018, and with the high command rewarding leaders antithetical to her, a perception has gained ground that relations have soured between her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his deputy Amit Shah.
FOR MUCH OF THE 20TH CENTURY, cancer was an unspeakable diagnosis.
Bad air days
The Delhi of my childhood is vastly different from the one in which my children are growing up
आखिरी व्यक्ति मिलने तक तलाश जारी रहेगी
उत्तराखंड के डीजीपी ने अभियान रोकने संबंधित चर्चाओं को नकारा, कहा-रैणी के साथ तपोवन में भी बचाव कार्य जोरों पर
Mamata Banerjee's Stance Is An Assault On The Constitution
Q/ You recently went to North Bengal and had a meeting with the Darjeeling district magistrate. He was transferred the following day.
UPSC ASPIRANT ABUSED IN UKHRUL ; FOUR ARRESTED
In an untoward incident one UPSC aspirant from Kumram village, Kamjong District who was currently residing in Rayotang, Ukhrul District was allegedly abused by local authorities following an argument over the issuance of a travel pass which was needed to cross the village.
Jobin S Kottaram Moulding dreams and transforming lives
A motivational guru, academician par excellence, author and civil services coach, Jobin S Kottaram inspires countless individuals and has ignited a silent social revolution
IAS ஆக மாறும் RSS!
கடந்த 5 ஆண்டுகளில் UPSC நேர்முகத் தேர்வில் தேர்ச்சி பெற்றவர்களில் 50% பேர் ஒரே பயிற்சி மையத்தைச் சேர்ந்தவர்கள்....
शहर के 50 केंद्रों पर यूपीएससी परीक्षा दिव्यांगों को मिलेगी अलग से सुविधा
4 अक्टूबर से यूपीएससी प्री-एक्जाम, 17 हजार से अधिक परीक्षार्थी होंगे शामिल
Preventing suicides by working together
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 10 September is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) with the purpose of creating awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.
"टेक्नोलॉजी ने गांव-शहर की खाई पाट दी"
चार अगस्त की सुबह संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (यूपीएससी) सिविल सेवा परीक्षा-2019, के नतीजे का दिन आया, तो प्रदीप सिंह मलिक के पिता सुखबीर सिंह मलिक हर रोज की तरह खेत में थे। प्रदीप ने उन्हें फोन कर नतीजे के बारे में बताया तो पिता का पहला सवाल था,"आइएएस बन गया? पहले सौ में नंबर आया?"