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.

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

16 Dec 2019

India
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.

Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

02 Dec 2019

India
Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

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.

India's first woman DGP, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passes away

27 Aug 2019

India
India's first woman DGP, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passes away

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.

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

05 Jul 2019

Business
Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.

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

30 Apr 2019

India
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.

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

17 Mar 2019

India
Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

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.

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

16 Feb 2019

Politics
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.

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

14 Feb 2019

Politics
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.

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

27 Oct 2018

Politics
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.

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

05 Oct 2018

Politics
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

05 Aug 2018

India
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!

13 Jun 2018

India
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?

Game on! Yeddyurappa accepts Siddaramaiah's open-debate challenge

08 May 2018

Politics
Game on! Yeddyurappa accepts Siddaramaiah's open-debate challenge

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.

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

28 Apr 2018

India
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

25 Mar 2018

India
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.

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

23 Mar 2018

India
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.

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

06 Feb 2018

India
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.

Priyanka Chopra gets the prestigious 'Mother Teresa Memorial' award

13 Dec 2017

Entertainment
Priyanka Chopra gets the prestigious 'Mother Teresa Memorial' award

Another feather in Priyanka Chopra's glorious hat, as she has been honored with this year's Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice.

DU students collaborate with Tihar Jail for rehabilitation program

23 May 2017

India
DU students collaborate with Tihar Jail for rehabilitation program

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.

Telangana unveils unique prison tourism facility

20 Aug 2016

India
Telangana unveils unique prison tourism facility

The Telangana Prisons Department unveiled a unique prison tourism program called "Feel the Prison".