24 November, 2020

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2016-08-05T21:37:55+05:30

Maharashtra
All In The Game

New state DGP Satish Mathur and batchmate Rakesh Maria, who was made DG (Homeguards) overnight during the Sheena Bora murder probe, are playing a snakes-and-ladders game. Maria had superseded Mathur (and Ahmad Javed) to become Mumbai’s top cop, and now Mathur’s previous­—and coveted—post of DGP (Anti-Corruption Bureau) is up for grabs. That’s what Maria is reportedly eyeing, but his perceived closeness to the erstwhile Congress government could stand in the way. And Ahmad Javed, who replaced Maria, has gone away to Saudi Arabia.


West Bengal
Sting Isn’t King

The ‘Narada sting’ before the assembly elections showed 13 TMC politicians taking cash for favours. Mamata Banerjee cried “dirty vendetta”, the BJP joined the clamour against TMC and the L.K. Advani-led House ethics committee issued notices to five MPs. The committee hasn’t met since April. Post elections, both parties are soft-pedalling the...

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