Articles about Kiran Bedi
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 2019India
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.
02 Dec 2019India
In an unfortunate incident, 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed this morning in a village near Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, as heavy rains continue to batter the southern state.
27 Aug 2019India
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India's first woman Director General of Police (DGP), passed away late last night in Mumbai, following a long illness. She was 72.
05 Jul 2019Business
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.
30 Apr 2019India
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.
17 Mar 2019India
Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.
16 Feb 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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 2018Politics
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 2018Politics
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.
05 Aug 2018India
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.
13 Jun 2018India
On Sunday, Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi inaugurated a tourist kiosk on Beach road. Sounds like any regular news?
08 May 2018Politics
In a quick turn of events, BJP's CM candidate of Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa has accepted the open-debate challenge of incumbent Congress CM Siddaramaiah.
28 Apr 2018India
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.
25 Mar 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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.
13 Dec 2017Entertainment
Another feather in Priyanka Chopra's glorious hat, as she has been honored with this year's Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice.
23 May 2017India
Tihar Jail, in collaboration with Delhi university's social work students, launched a four-day residential camp in its premises on May 22 to find new ideas for rehabilitation of prisoners.