Kiran Bedi: News

Kiran Bedi is a retired IPS officer, social activist, BJP politician, and former Lt. Governor of Puducherry. Bedi earned a BA (Hons.) degree in English (1968) from Government College for Women, Amritsar, and MA in Political Science (1970) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She completed her LLB (1988) from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, and PhD from Dept of Social Sciences, IIT Delhi (1993). Apart from academics, Bedi also took a great interest in sports and was a national level champion in Lawn Tennis. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming the first woman IPS officer in Indian history. She was praised for her efficiency and leadership skills, through which she brought about a positive transformation in the areas assigned to her. In her posting as the Inspector General (IG) for Delhi Prisons, Bedi did notable work, initiating prison reforms in the Tihar Jail. The reforms attracted international attention, and she received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994. In 2003, she was appointed the Director of United Nations Police as well as the Police Advisor in the UN Department of Peace Operations. After voluntary retirement in 2007, she focused her energies on social activism. Bedi served as the Lt. Governor of Puducherry from 2016 to 2021.

16 Dec 2019


RSS-run Karnataka school stages play where students 'demolish' Babri Masjid

Over a month after the Supreme Court ended the decades-old Ayodhya land dispute case, a school in Karnataka staged a play that re-enacted the 1992 demolition of Babri Masjid.

30 Apr 2019


L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

Handing over a major setback to Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Madras High Court on Tuesday said she can't act independently and neither can she interfere in day-to-day activities of the government.

16 Feb 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

Pondy CM 'forced' to sleep on road, Kejriwal raises concern

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed concern over his Puducherry counterpart V Narayanasamy being "forced" to sleep on the road outside Raj Nivas in Puducherry in protest against the "negative stand" of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi towards the government proposals.

14 Feb 2019


Puducherry CM sleeps outside L-G Kiran Bedi's house: Here's why

Following the footsteps of his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy spent Wednesday night outside Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi's house to protest against her actions.

27 Oct 2018


Puducherry CM accuses Lt Governor Bedi of giving 'untrue' information

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday accused Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of issuing "untrue and utterly wrong information" through social media that the Center was providing grants at 60% of the total budget requirements of the Union Territory.

05 Oct 2018


MLA, who had verbal spat with Kiran Bedi, files complaint

AIADMK MLA A Anbalagan filed a complaint against Puducherry Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi alleging his rights as a lawmaker were violated during the verbal spat with her at the function on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy protests against Governor Bedi's warnings to officials

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today took exception to Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi issuing warnings to government officials during her field visits and holding meetings with them to review the implementation of various schemes like Swachh Bharath Abhiyan in the Union Territory.

Puducherry's 'Singham' on Beach Road is now helping tourists!

On Sunday, Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi inaugurated a tourist kiosk on Beach road. Sounds like any regular news?

28 Apr 2018


Kiran Bedi rules no-free-rice in Puducherry till villages are garbage-free

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi announced on Saturday that no free rice will be distributed in the Union Territory till villages are not free of open-defecation and garbage.

Puducherry: Three-day assembly session to begin tomorrow with Bedi's address

The three-day first session of the 30-member Puducherry Assembly in 2018 will commence with the customary address of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi tomorrow.

23 Mar 2018


Anna Hazare is back in Delhi with his anti-corruption protest

Seven years after his hunger strike shook the then UPA government, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is back at Delhi's iconic Ramlila Maidan.

06 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

After Anupam Kher, Twitter accounts of Kiran Bedi, others hacked

In a multi-person hacking operation, the Twitter accounts of Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi, actor Anupam Kher, economist Kaushik Basu, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta and BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav were hacked earlier in the day.