Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicPolice officers

Topic: Police officers

28 posts, 78 DGs & ADGs in UP — why experts are calling top-heavy IPS ‘worst-managed cadre’

Both central and state police agencies suffer from acute crunch of mid-level officers like IGs, DIGs, and SPs. But states, especially UP, have more top-ranked officers than they need.

How Congress is trying to get Himachal DGP who’s ‘close to CM’ transferred before polls

Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu has come under fire from Congress over 'lack of neutrality' & a police recruitment paper leak 'scam'. EC has asked state govt for report, it is learnt.

An Unlikely Police Chief—Ex-DGP BL Vohra’s new book raises key questions on policing in India

Journalist Vijay Kranti, who grew up with Vohra in refugee camps, summed up the latter’s journey: ’He grew up from the son of Bharatnagar to the son of Bharat’.

Gone are Singham & Chulbul Pandey – On Netflix, Amazon, cops are less masala, more material

From She to Paatal Lok and Delhi Crime, police officers on OTT are much more than their uniform. They are ordinary people, who just happen to be cops.

Viral video of Muslim man and woman beating police officer with slippers is from 2018

A 25-second video has been doing the rounds on social media with the claim that a Muslim man and woman beat a police officer in Bareilly for issuing them a fine.

Former IPS officer’s tell-all memoir unveils ‘real-life Singham’ behind the khaki uniform

Published by Bloomsbury, 'Stepping Beyond Khaki : Revelations of a Real-Life Singham' by K. Annamalai is due to be released on 25 January on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Covid lockdown shows Indian police isn’t all brutal. Some officers can sing for us, feed poor

India’s police officers are more feared and hardly trusted by common citizens. But coronavirus lockdown has brought out a less seen, compassionate side of them.

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has got its timing right – India wants instant & bloody justice

When a police officer is violent, she is giving vent to people’s helplessness. Bollywood movies such as Mardaani dish out rough justice as feminism.

New study finds 72% of India’s police officers have felt political pressure during probes

Ex-SC judge Jasti Chelameswar, chief guest at the release of the study by Common Cause & CSDS, also alluded to political pressure on the justice system.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.