Massive shakeup at CBI after interim boss takes charge
20:56, Oct 25, 2018
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
Verma knocked on the doors of the Supreme Court Wednesday, challenging the government's decision. "Unfortunately, their presence was projected otherwise", the statement said.
After a spell of the internal fighting in the premier investigating agency, the Centre divested Verma and Asthana from their roles and asked them to go on leave.
According to the plea, the provisions of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, and the Lokpal Act protect the tenure of the CBI director.
The decision came following a bitter battle being fought between Verma and CBI's special director Rakesh Asthana. It also said that his "faction feud" with Asthana "vitiated" the environment at the agency and resulted in the divestment of powers of both officers. More often than not, they become weapons in the hands of the ruling party to silence opposition leaders or coerce them into submission.
The Delhi Police on Thursday morning detained four persons outside the home of ousted Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma for allegedly lurking around the building and trying to spy, NDTV reported. "He was forcibly sent on leave". Besides, he is the first one in Odisha who sought help of DNA fingerprinting to probe rape cases.
"The recent developments with regard to various actions taken by Director/Special Director of the CBI have also become a subject matter of critical and negative public debate which has the serious potential of eroding the trust and faith which the CBI enjoys", the Ministry order said.
It is further stated that Alok Verma had received a complaint on October 5 regarding corruption allegations against top functionaries in the Rafale deal. Following this, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to say, "The PM's blue-eyed boy, Gujarat cadre officer, of Godra SIT fame, infiltrated as No. 2 into the CBI, has now been caught taking bribes".
The petition also points out that officer who was investigating the case against Respondent No.4 has been transferred to Port Bliar with immediate effect in a completely mala fide manner on 24.10.2018.
At the same time, Prince Mohammed's credibility has taken a beating with a series of questionable decisions in recent months. Asked if there was any question in her mind that Prince Mohammed was involved, Pelosi said, "Everybody has a question.
I've prayed for them every day, and with every hurricane that comes through, you never know what to expect from a hurricane. On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai said the company will donate $1 million to recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael .
Its global business added almost 5.9 million subscribers, compared with the average analyst estimate of 4.5 million. While most of that still funds shows licensed from other companies, original programs account for a growing share.
Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides were found dead on Saturday. after a snowstorm in the Himalayas. The climbers had been waiting for a window of good weather so they could reach the summit, when the storm hit Friday.
An official report questioned earlier this year whether the F-35 was ready for combat after dozens of faults were found. The temporary suspension of flight operations will also impact worldwide partners, such as Israel, that have the F-35.
Despite the overcast weather, large crowds descended on the golden sands to catch a glimpse of Harry and Meghan in the flesh. The Duchess of Sussex woke up at 4.30am to do yoga and told a group at Bondi Beach it was "so good for healing your mind".
It recently received increased reports of suspected AFM cases with onset of symptoms in August and September. Has anyone died from AFM? The vast majority of cases are in children, particularly young kids, Benson said.
Bush deployed the National Guard to assist in border security operations in 2006 and President Barack Obama did the same in 2010. Honduran migrants rush across the border towards Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
It called on Saudi authorities to produce Khashoggi's body so independent forensic experts could perform an autopsy. The organisation, dedicated to the former king of the Saudi royal family, was launched in 1983.
Razik was a particularly powerful figure in southern Kandahar and a close USA ally despite widespread allegations of corruption. The attack comes ahead of parliamentary elections Saturday, which the Taliban has threatened to disrupt.
Clemson Floor Collapse Injures Dozens
The property management of the clubhouse says it was built in 2004. "I can tell you there was a party". The incident occurred in a clubhouse at the apartment complex, a couple of miles from Clemson Univ.
YouTube goes down in worldwide outage
The reason for the outage, a rare incident for the company with more than 1.8 billion monthly users, is still not publicly known. Emilio Medina (@emiliomedina) thought about what YouTube celebrities would do for income when the platform goes offline.
Protesters block women scribes, attack cars near Sabarimala
The shrine will remain open for the 5-day monthly pooja during the Malayalam month of Thulam before being closed on October 22. Women devotees have also gathered at Nilackal where firebrand right wing Hindu leader K P Sasikala would address a gathering.
Dozens killed after Gaza border protests
They added that Hamas leader Ismail Haniya also attended the protests east of Gaza City and hailed the ongoing demonstrations. A wave of mainly lone-wolf Palestinian attacks against Israelis in the West Bank erupted in 2015 but had largely abated.
China trade surplus with U.S. widens to record $34.1 billion
The US treasury secretary is convinced there are "other buyers" for China's stock of more than $1 trillion worth of US securities. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang offered no specifics, but said that "I have also seen the relevant reports".
US Pastor to Be Released After Secret Turkey Deal
The Trump administration has, however said that it remains "hopeful" that the pastor will be freed at today's hearing. The court said he would not serve any further time because he had already been detained since October 2016.