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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh .(Hindustan Times Photo)

15 IAS officers transferred in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 07:53 PM IST
The Punjab government on Thursday transferred 15 IAS officers with immediate effect.
Journalist KM Basheer was killed after IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman who was driving a car allegedly knocked down his motorcycle and ran over him.(Twitter/ANI)
Journalist KM Basheer was killed after IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman who was driving a car allegedly knocked down his motorcycle and ran over him.(Twitter/ANI)

Kerala HC refuses to cancel bail of IAS officer who allegedly ran over journalist

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 08:45 PM IST
The Kerala government had moved the court to cancel the bail granted to the IAS officer by the chief judicial magistrate court on Tuesday.
According to the police, the IAS officer was under the influence of liquor as he drove the car carelessly and rammed into the motorcycle of the bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo used for representational purpose only)
According to the police, the IAS officer was under the influence of liquor as he drove the car carelessly and rammed into the motorcycle of the bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo used for representational purpose only)

Kerala IAS officer gets bail in drink driving case as test rules out alcohol in blood

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The report, and the bail evoked protests from friends and colleagues of K M Basheer (35), the slain journalist, who was riding a motorcycle that the car, driven by the IAS officer, ran over.
Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman was given bail in the culpable homicide case. Dead journalist KM Basheer’s relatives and journalists cried foul saying the IAS officer’s blood was taken eight hours after the mishap and there were many attempts to bail him out by police(Photo: Twitter/ANI)
Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman was given bail in the culpable homicide case. Dead journalist KM Basheer’s relatives and journalists cried foul saying the IAS officer’s blood was taken eight hours after the mishap and there were many attempts to bail him out by police(Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Bail for Munnar-demolition hero who ran over a scribe triggers foul-play cry

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:16 PM IST
There are allegations that Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman is being shielded by cops and others despite mowing down over a Kerala journalist with his car in a drunken state.
Another FIR in the multi crore mining scam in UP was lodged against former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and five IAS officials under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Dirctorate
Another FIR in the multi crore mining scam in UP was lodged against former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and five IAS officials under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Dirctorate

ED registers another case in UP mining scam

Lucknow | By Rohit Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:03 PM IST
The FIRs were lodged on basis of the one lodged by CBI, which is investigating the mining scam in UP during the Samajwadi Party regime between 2012 and 2016.
The 21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the European continent and the most prominent peak in the world(Amgoth Tukaram/Facebook)
The 21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the European continent and the most prominent peak in the world(Amgoth Tukaram/Facebook)

21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram conquers Europe’s highest peak Mount Elbrus

Hyderabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Tukaram, a native of Tekkelapally Tanda village of Yacharam Mandal in Ranga Reddy District, started his journey on July 20 and scaled the Mount Elbrus on July 27.
The Gymkhana Club has refuted all allegations made in the plea.(HT Photo)
The Gymkhana Club has refuted all allegations made in the plea.(HT Photo)

Delhi HC stays general body meeting of Gymkhana Club after allegations of fraud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 03:41 AM IST
Justice Suresh Kait also sought the response of the Centre and the Gymkhana Club on the plea by one Sanjeev Mohan Ahluwalia, who alleged serious fraud and favouritism in the functioning of the Club.
NMMC’s new commissioner Annasaheb Misal take charge on Thursday.(HT Photo)
NMMC’s new commissioner Annasaheb Misal take charge on Thursday.(HT Photo)

New Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation chief focuses on improving civic amenities

Hindustan Times | By G Mohiuddin Jeddy
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:26 AM IST
Annasaheb Misal took charge of the civic body on Thursday, replacing Ramaswamy N
Former chief secretary of Punjab KR Lakhanpal.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Former chief secretary of Punjab KR Lakhanpal.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Power is ephemeral unless it’s accompanied by responsibility

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:18 PM IST
Words of Wisdom: KR Lakhanpal, a former chief secretary of Punjab, believes Chandigarh needs a chief commissioner who is accountable besides transparency in the local bureaucracy that actually runs the system
The capital region, which had witnessed hectic construction activity till April this year, is now wearing a deserted look, with the contractors winding up their work and more than 20,000 construction labourers leaving for their native places.(HT PHOTO.)
The capital region, which had witnessed hectic construction activity till April this year, is now wearing a deserted look, with the contractors winding up their work and more than 20,000 construction labourers leaving for their native places.(HT PHOTO.)

Andhra farmers concerned as new regime stalls work in Amaravati

Hindustan Times, Amaravati | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 08:14 PM IST
In last week’s annual budget, the government earmarked an insignificant amount of Rs 500 crore for Amaravati, thereby sending clear signals that construction of the capital city was not in the list of priorities of CM Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The Haryana CM’s grading of IAS officer Ashok Khemka was set aside and his original grade given by science and technology minister was restored by the HC.(PTI File)
The Haryana CM’s grading of IAS officer Ashok Khemka was set aside and his original grade given by science and technology minister was restored by the HC.(PTI File)

Haryana government challenges HC order expunging grading given by CM Khattar to Khemka

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 09:35 AM IST
The Haryana CM had reduced the grading in IAS officer’s appraisal report to 9 from 9.92 given by science and technology minister Anil Vij; HC had restored his grading in a March 18 order.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered two fresh cases, naming former Uttar Pradesh minister minister Gayatri Prajapati and four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers among 16 people as suspects, in connection with the alleged illegal mining of sand when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ruled the state.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered two fresh cases, naming former Uttar Pradesh minister minister Gayatri Prajapati and four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers among 16 people as suspects, in connection with the alleged illegal mining of sand when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ruled the state.

CBI files 2 new cases over UP sand mining

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:56 PM IST
CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said the agency conducted searches at 12 locations in Uttar Pradesh, including Bulandshahr, Lucknow, Fatehpur, Azamgarh, Allahabad, Noida, Gorakhpur and Deoria on Wednesday.
The SIT had recently arrested assistant commissioner of Bengaluru north sub-division L C Nagaraj and a village accountant Manjunath for allegedly taking bribe of Rs four crore from Khan for giving a clean chit to his business in their report to their higher-ups.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
The SIT had recently arrested assistant commissioner of Bengaluru north sub-division L C Nagaraj and a village accountant Manjunath for allegedly taking bribe of Rs four crore from Khan for giving a clean chit to his business in their report to their higher-ups.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

IMA scam: IAS officer held on charge of receiving Rs. 1.5cr bribe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The IAS officer had allegedly taken the bribe to give a favourable report after the RBI asked the state government to probe the companys businesses, they said.
Experts blamed the lack of advanced planning, concretization of Badshahpur drain and a misdirected approach towards solving the problem as the reasons for waterlogging becoming an inherent issue.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Experts blamed the lack of advanced planning, concretization of Badshahpur drain and a misdirected approach towards solving the problem as the reasons for waterlogging becoming an inherent issue.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Reasons why city floods every monsoon

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:51 AM IST
Sewa Ram, an urban transport systems design expert and a faculty member at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), said that the existing civic plans have been designed to deal with a “crisis” rather than finding a “solution”.
The court directed the central government to initiate inter-cadre transfer of the 2013-batch IAS officer Jitendra Gupta forthwith and issue the order to shift him out of Bihar cadre, completing the process within four weeks.(PradeepGaur/HTMint)
The court directed the central government to initiate inter-cadre transfer of the 2013-batch IAS officer Jitendra Gupta forthwith and issue the order to shift him out of Bihar cadre, completing the process within four weeks.(PradeepGaur/HTMint)

Delhi HC rebukes Bihar Govt over false victimisation of IAS officer

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2019 08:28 PM IST
It also ordered the state to pay Rs 5 lakh to the officer as compensation within four weeks along with other dues, saying the court cannot undo the harm done to him but the amount awarded would apply some balm to his wounds.
Haryana government on Sunday appointed 1983-batch IAS officer Keshni Anand Arora as the new chief secretary. (HT Photo)
Haryana government on Sunday appointed 1983-batch IAS officer Keshni Anand Arora as the new chief secretary. (HT Photo)

Keshni Anand Arora is new Haryana chief secretary

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Keshni Anand Keshni is only the fifth woman IAS officer in Haryana to have been appointed to the top bureaucratic post. Her two elder sisters, Meenaxi Anand Chaudhary (2005-06) and Urvashi Gulati (2009-12), have also served as chief secretaries.
After a video of prisoners brandishing firearms in the Unnao prison went viral, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh transferred 21 jail officials and 15 IAS officers.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
After a video of prisoners brandishing firearms in the Unnao prison went viral, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh transferred 21 jail officials and 15 IAS officers.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

21 jail officials, 15 IAS officers transferred in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 11:55 AM IST
In Unnao, departmental proceedings have been initiated against four jail officials on grounds of laxity and dereliction of duty. A show-cause notice has been issued to the prison superintendent and the jailor.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has formed a committee to probe allegations of alleged sexual harassment against a senior IAS officer serving in the Delhi government(HTFILE)
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has formed a committee to probe allegations of alleged sexual harassment against a senior IAS officer serving in the Delhi government(HTFILE)

Harassment probe against IAS officer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 05:40 AM IST
The official said the services department, which falls under the L-G, issued an order on June 21 notifying the formation of the committee headed by urban development department secretary Manisha Saxena.
Representative Image.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Representative Image.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Two IAS dismissed, nine IPS officers suspended on corruption charges in last 5 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 08:45 PM IST
After obtaining sanction of the central government, the state government or investigating agency files the charge-sheets to prosecute the accused IAS / IPS officer before the court of law, the minister said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stressed that senior bureaucrats should be accountable to the public .(HT PHOTO)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stressed that senior bureaucrats should be accountable to the public .(HT PHOTO)

‘Let’s do X Plus’: Naveen Patnaik’s pep talk to IAS officers for top service

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Naveen Patnaik asked senior IAS officers to make the State’s policies the best in the country in every sector.
Ashish Kumar worked as the minister’s private secretary for a brief period of time last year.(PTI File Photo)
Ashish Kumar worked as the minister’s private secretary for a brief period of time last year.(PTI File Photo)

Saket Kumar appointed as private secretary to union home minister Amit Shah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Saket Kumar’s appointment has been approved till July 29, 2023, by the competent authority, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
UP cadre IAS officer Ravindra Kumar has scaled Mt Everest twice-- once in 2013 and again on May 23 this year.(HT Photo)
UP cadre IAS officer Ravindra Kumar has scaled Mt Everest twice-- once in 2013 and again on May 23 this year.(HT Photo)

UP cadre IAS officer scales Mt Everest for second time, dedicates it to Swachh Bharat mission

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Ravindra Kumar said he scaled the mountain again to give a call to people of India from the top of the world towards the urgent need of controlling water pollution, saving rivers and other sources of water and ensuring availability of clean water to all.
IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari’s sarcasm in the tweet dated May 17 missed the mark and sparked a controversy.(HT Photo)
IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari’s sarcasm in the tweet dated May 17 missed the mark and sparked a controversy.(HT Photo)

IAS officer responds to transfer with poem

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Nidhi Choudhari after her transfer posted a tweet written in Hindi, saying if Gandhiji would have been alive, he would have cried with her.
Kallam will be advisor to Jagan Reddy took over as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh last week and continued rejig in the administration.(ANI Photo)
Kallam will be advisor to Jagan Reddy took over as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh last week and continued rejig in the administration.(ANI Photo)

Ajeya Kallam appointed principal advisor to Jagan Mohan Reddy

Amaravati | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Ajeya Kallam will be head of the Chief Minister’s Office and allot the subjects between secretaries of CMO.
The state government on Monday transferred her to the water supply and sanitation department in Mantralaya, where she will serve as deputy secretary. She has also been served a show cause notice.(HT Photo)
The state government on Monday transferred her to the water supply and sanitation department in Mantralaya, where she will serve as deputy secretary. She has also been served a show cause notice.(HT Photo)

After Twitter row, state transfers IAS officer to water supply department

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:43 AM IST
Chaudhari had said her tweet was a satirical reaction to the glorification of Nathuram Godse.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation deputy commissioner Nidhi Choudhari had called for removal of Mahatma Gandhi’s statues from across the world and his images from the Indian currency notes. She also “thanked” Godse.(FIlePhoto)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation deputy commissioner Nidhi Choudhari had called for removal of Mahatma Gandhi’s statues from across the world and his images from the Indian currency notes. She also “thanked” Godse.(FIlePhoto)

Cong seeks action against IAS officer for Mahatma tweet

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:29 PM IST
In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation deputy commissioner Nidhi Choudhari had called for removal of Mahatma Gandhi’s statues from across the world and his images from the Indian currency notes. She also “thanked” Godse.
File photo of Nidhi Chaudhari.
File photo of Nidhi Chaudhari.

IAS officer faces backlash after ‘sarcastic’ tweet on Mahatma Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:15 PM IST
NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad has demanded for Chaudhari’s suspension. He said, “Chaudhari is an IAS officer, and this is not expected out of her. What she tweeted was totally uncalled for.”
An illustration of the drying room of an opium factory in Patna featured in The Graphic magazine dated June 24, 1882.(De Agostini via Getty Images)
An illustration of the drying room of an opium factory in Patna featured in The Graphic magazine dated June 24, 1882.(De Agostini via Getty Images)

Review: Patna Blues by Abdullah Khan

Hindustan Times | By Biswadeep Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 10:03 PM IST
A story of romance, heartbreak and aspirations, Abdulllah Khan’s debut novel is also an ode to the city
Samarth Verma (IAS officer) and Taruka Srivastava (freelancer writer).
Samarth Verma (IAS officer) and Taruka Srivastava (freelancer writer).

2 Lucknowites doing their bit to help Odisha rebuild

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Cyclone Fani left Odisha devastated particularly the holy town of Puri and Bhubaneswar. The relief measure work is going on war footing as people from across country are working day and night to bring normalcy in the state.
Paramilitary officers often have to wait for years to get promoted. For instance, promotion from the rank of assistant commandant to deputy commandant takes a decade and a half.(AFP PHOTO)
Paramilitary officers often have to wait for years to get promoted. For instance, promotion from the rank of assistant commandant to deputy commandant takes a decade and a half.(AFP PHOTO)

30,000 paramilitary personnel seek non-functional upgrade in e-petition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:43 PM IST
To compensate for slow promotions under NFFU, whenever an IAS officer gets empanelled for a particular appointment at the Centre, all other Organized Group A service officers are also upgraded to the same level two years from the date of empanelment on a non-functional level basis in terms of money and perks.
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