Articles about Rakesh Asthana
24 Sep 2021
3 gangsters killed in dramatic shootout inside Delhi's Rohini court
A notorious gangster and two others from a rival gang were killed in a shootout inside a courtroom in Delhi today that left several people injured.
20 Aug 2021
Delhi Police Commissioner asks personnel to adopt latest technology
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has asked the force's personnel to work toward making policing more people-friendly and adopt latest technologies to bring about greater efficiency, officials said.
29 Jul 2021
Delhi seeks reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as police commissioner
The Delhi Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution demanding the reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner.
25 May 2021
Former Maharashtra DGP Subodh Jaiswal appointed new CBI Director
Former Maharashtra Director-General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
25 May 2021
CJI cites 'rule of law'; Centre's CBI chief picks dropped
Two of the Centre's top picks for the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director were reportedly dropped as Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana cited a rule of law pertaining to their retirement.
18 Dec 2020
Karan Johar submits documents to NCB for 2019 party video
Filmmaker Karan Johar today submitted some documents related to his controversial 2019 party video to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
14 Nov 2020
PM Modi reaches Jaisalmer's Longewala to celebrate Diwali with soldiers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning arrived in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Longewala post, keeping up with his tradition of celebrating the festival of lights with the armed forces.
14 Nov 2020
PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer
Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers — a practice he started in 2014 when he was first elected to the office. As per reports, PM Modi will visit the border area in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to ring in the festival with the brave men guarding the borders.
28 Sep 2020
Seven Bollywood A-listers to be summoned in drugs probe: Report
Seven top Bollywood stars, including some popular producers, could be summoned in the high-profile drugs probe related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, according to reports.
27 Sep 2020
Karan Johar's 2019 party video not under probe: NCB official
A 2019 party video from filmmaker Karan Johar's house where drugs were allegedly consumed is not being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at the moment, an official of the top agency has confirmed.
26 Sep 2020
"Don't consume or encourage drugs": Karan Johar rubbishes allegations
Filmmaker Karan Johar has once again rubbished reports that drugs were consumed at a party that he hosted at his home in July last year.
17 Sep 2020
Politician files complaint against Karan Johar, others over "drug party"
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has filed a complaint against filmmaker Karan Johar and several other Bollywood celebrities over an old party video.
11 Sep 2020
NCB to summon 25 Bollywood A-listers in drugs case: Reports
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which is currently probing a drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, will likely summon 25 Bollywood celebrities who have been named by the accused, according to reports.
29 Aug 2020
20 meter tunnel detected along Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu
A trans-border tunnel has been detected underneath the Indo-Pakistan fence in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba region, Border Security Force (BSF) officials confirmed on Saturday.
26 Aug 2020
Narcotics Control Bureau registers case in Sushant Singh Rajput's death
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has registered a case regarding the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
23 Aug 2020
Tech upgrade for BSF; force to get new anti-drone systems
The technical upgradation of the Border Security Force (BSF) has started with Director General (DG) Rakesh Asthana taking charge.
07 Mar 2020
CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana
A Special CBI Court on Saturday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation's charge-sheet giving a clean chit to former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in an alleged bribery case.
30 Mar 2019
ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later
In a concerning turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate officer who was investigating the Nirav Modi case was relieved of his duties on Friday evening, only to be reinstated at the post hours later.
19 Feb 2019
CBI director convenes first review-meeting of all branches of agency
CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla has convened a review meeting of all branches of the agency today, a first after taking over charge earlier this month.
04 Feb 2019
IPS Officer Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI director
Newly-appointed CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge of the probe agency this morning, CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said.
02 Feb 2019
IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed as new CBI Chief
The crisis in Central Bureau of Investigation came to an end on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi led panel appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new director of the federal agency.
02 Feb 2019
PM-led panel clears shortlisted names, CBI to get chief soon
The high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Friday and cleared shortlisted names for the next chief of Central Bureau of Investigation, reports claimed.
01 Feb 2019
Soon, India will get details of Mallya's Swiss bank accounts
The Indian government may soon get details of money which embattled businessman Vijay Mallya kept in multiple Swiss bank accounts, reports HT.
31 Jan 2019
Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment
On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.
27 Jan 2019
ICICI Bank fraud: CBI investigator transferred; govt denies meddling
A day after the CBI booked former CEO and MD of ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, and Videocon Group's V N Dhoot, the investigating officer in the case was abruptly transferred.
24 Jan 2019
PM Modi-led panel indecisive over selection of new CBI Director
A high-powered PM Modi-led selection committee today met to pick the next CBI Director after former chief Alok Verma's exit earlier this month.
24 Jan 2019
Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment
Justice AK Sikri, who was part of the select panel which took the decision to transfer former CBI Director Alok Verma, on Thursday recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim boss of the agency.
18 Jan 2019
After Alok Verma's exit, Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI
A week after CBI Director Alok Verma was transferred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led panel, his deputy Rakesh Asthana was moved out of Central Bureau of Investigation.
11 Jan 2019
Rakesh Asthana will be probed in bribery-case, Delhi-HC rejects plea
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to cancel the bribery case against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
11 Jan 2019
Ousted CBI Chief Alok Verma resigns from new post
On Friday, former CBI Chief Alok Verma, who was removed from the position on Thursday and was made the Director General of Fire Services, resigned.
11 Jan 2019
Alok Verma not "terminated": Markandey Katju reveals Justice Sikri's role
Markandey Katju, former judge of Supreme Court, wrote a post on social media on Friday explaining the role of Justice AK Sikri in the unceremonial exit of CBI Director Alok Verma.
11 Jan 2019
Alok Verma: Was removed on frivolous grounds; CBI under attack
After Alok Verma was removed by the PM Modi-led selection committee within two days of his reinstatement by the Supreme Court, the former CBI Director has spoken up about his removal.
11 Jan 2019
5 reasons why CBI chief Alok Verma was sacked
In a concerning incident, the select panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked CBI boss Alok Verma on Thursday, less than two days after he was reinstated to his post by Supreme Court.
09 Jan 2019
CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated
A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI Director, the embattled Verma returned to work on Wednesday for the first time in three months.
08 Jan 2019
#CBIvsCBI: Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director
Three months after the government divested him of his powers, Alok Verma has been temporarily reinstated as CBI Director by the Supreme Court.
06 Dec 2018
CBI director, special director fight didn't emerge overnight: SC
The Supreme Court, which is hearing CBI-Director Alok Verma's plea against the Center's decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave, today said the essence of government action must be in the interest of the institution.
05 Dec 2018
#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's plea challenging the government's decision to divest him of his powers in light on an ongoing row between him and CBI second-in-command Rakesh Asthana.
20 Nov 2018
#CBIvsCBI: None of you deserve a hearing, reprimands Supreme Court
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court abruptly deferred the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's petition that had challenged the government's decision to strip him of his powers and send him on leave.
16 Nov 2018
#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'
The Supreme Court on Friday did not give a clean chit to ousted CBI Director Alok Verma and noted that the CVC report contained mixed findings.
12 Nov 2018
#CBIvsCBI: CVC submits inquiry report, hearing deferred till Friday
In compliance with an earlier Supreme Court order, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has submitted its report of inquiry against CBI Director Alok Verma to the apex court.