Sushant Singh

Articles By Sushant Singh

Alok Verma to be a keynote speaker at SRCC event next month

Alok Verma, who was removed from the post of CBI chief, is likely to speak about his story of what it takes to build organisational identity through personal history.

Interim CBI chief illegal, call panel to select new Director: Kharge writes to PM

The scathing two-page note raises serious questions of propriety, on the record and how events were conducted to ensure the ouster of former CBI Director Alok Verma.

Peace talks: Key Naga group says no headway

FNR also gave a call to “re-imagine the Indo-Naga Peace Process,” a call for a complete overhaul which signals a dead-end for the ongoing peace process. But the Centre’s interlocutor for Naga talks and Deputy National Security Advisor, R N Ravi, denies that the talks have reached a dead-end.

CVC’s Alok Verma verdict: Clean chit in some, call for probe in other cases

The CVC also dismissed two other allegations by Asthana, one about Verma helping cattle smugglers in West Bengal and another about the transfer of a Special Information Report related to a Joint Director of the CBI.

CBI reverses Verma orders, negates action against IAS officer in a coal scam case

The CBI order declared four office orders issued on Wednesday and Thursday, after Verma was reinstated by the Supreme Court as CBI Director, as non-est (does not exist).

Both Sides Now

An academic’s poignant account of visiting the Line of Control from either side of the Indo-Pakistan border.

No same-sex relations in Army, we are conservative: Gen Bipin Rawat

Rawat’s remarks were in response to a question during his annual press conference on the Supreme Court rulings that decriminalised adultery and same-sex relations.

Fate still in balance, CBI chief Alok Verma takes charge, brings back key men

Meanwhile, the high-powered selection committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met to decide on the future of Verma. However, no decision was reached, with the committee scheduled to meet again at 4 pm Thursday.

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

It is politically not viable for the Centre to accept demands such as a separate Naga flag, even though, sources said, it has agreed to guarantee protection of the Naga identity.

CBI asks social media firms to use intrusive photo tech to track suspects

Sources told The Indian Express that they are not aware of any legal bar in India for the use of PhotoDNA for cases other than child exploitation.

The Army must march ahead

On issues like inclusion of women, it cannot afford to lag behind society, or even reflect it. The forces must lead society, not politically but culturally.

China builds air assets in Tibet, Indian missile units head east

For the contentious eastern border with China, the IAF also plans to deploy a squadron each of Chinook and Apache helicopters, besides the Russian S-400 missile system and a squadron of the Rafale fighter aircraft.

Rafale verdict: Redacted CAG report? experts say no precedent, no provision

Given that there is no CAG report so far and, therefore, nothing has been sent to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Government, in its application, asked the court to correct this.

Simply Put: Why aircraft carriers are needed

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has made a strong case for a 2nd indigenous aircraft carrier. While govt considers it too expensive, the Chinese expansion in the Indian Ocean Region cannot be overlooked.

Overwhelming superiority over Pakistan at sea, says Navy chief Sunil Lanba

Addressing the annual press conference before the Navy Day, Admiral Lanba said, “By 2050, we will also have 200 ships, 500 aircraft and be a world-class navy”.

Analysing complaint seeking Rafale probe: French prosecutor

“Sherpa sent a letter to the National Public Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) conveying information from the Indian press by drawing the attention of the PNF to this case,” spokesperson for the French National Public Prosecutor’s office has said.

No major order, SC told interim CBI chief, he closes a case

The case had stemmed from another case registered by the CBI in January 2015 in which Bhandari was named along with Joint Commissioner Sallong Yaden who was arrested while allegedly “receiving” a bribe from Shreyans Bhandari.

Rafale deal: French NGO demands probe from French National Prosecutor

The complaint was lodged at the end of October with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, seeking an investigation into the circumstances under which 36 combat aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold by France to India in 2016.

IAF told SC in Rafale hearing: Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet under induction till 2021

Rafale deal: The answers of the senior officers of the Indian Air Force to the questions posed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are seen as being critical to the case.

Rafale deal: MMRCA delay allowed India’s adversaries to upgrade, says government

Pricing details of 36 Rafale fighters being bought from France submitted in sealed cover to Supreme Court. On October 31, hearing PILs questioning the government-to-government deal between India and France for purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft in flyaway condition.