Articles about AK Singh

Lt. General Ajay Kumar Singh is a retired Indian Military officer who is a former Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Singh was commissioned into the 7th Light Cavalry in 1973, and went on to serve as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command. He took part in the 1999 Kargil War, for which he was awarded the Operation Vijay Medal. Singh was also bestowed with the Operation Parakram Medal for his involvement in Operation Parakram (2001-02). He has been decorated with various gallantry honors, including the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM). In 2013, Singh was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, serving in the office till 2016. He was also the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Union Territory from 2014 to 2016 and was succeeded by the celebrated former IPS officer, Kiran Bedi.

Amid lockdown, UP government starts evacuation of stranded migrant workers

28 Mar 2020

India
Amid lockdown, UP government starts evacuation of stranded migrant workers

The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed 1,000 buses into service to evacuate migrant workers stranded due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

22 Aug 2019

Career
#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the gateway to top institutes like IITs and NITs, is the most popular exam for engineering aspirants.

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

11 Mar 2019

Politics
Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

On Monday, Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim expressed displeasure at the general election dates announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, as it clashes with Ramzan.

Jharkhand: Doctors asked to write prescription in capital letters only

22 Sep 2018

India
Jharkhand: Doctors asked to write prescription in capital letters only

In a notification issued on Friday, the Jharkhand government has asked all government and private doctors to write prescriptions in capital letters.

Delhi: Kejriwal launches mega drive to plant 5 lakh saplings

08 Sep 2018

Delhi
Delhi: Kejriwal launches mega drive to plant 5 lakh saplings

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday launched a mega tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at the Yamuna floodplain in Usmanpur village, with thousands of others joining him in the initiative.

Delhi-Panipat women-special train to be started again, commuters relieved

06 Apr 2018

Delhi
Delhi-Panipat women-special train to be started again, commuters relieved

In a development that is set to make women commuters relieved, the women-only special train between Delhi and Panipat would be restarted in a few days' time.

Gujarat Polls: Modi, Rahul Gandhi denied permission to hold roadshows

11 Dec 2017

Politics
Gujarat Polls: Modi, Rahul Gandhi denied permission to hold roadshows

With the second phase of the Gujarat polls coming up, PM Narendra Modi and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have hit the campaign trail with a vengeance.

Madhya Pradesh college turns toilet into storeroom, leaves girls helpless

18 Sep 2017

India
Madhya Pradesh college turns toilet into storeroom, leaves girls helpless

An undergraduate college in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district has put at stake the health and safety of its 450 girl students by converting its only washroom into a storeroom.