Facts and Friction: News Pinches from Across the Nation

Published: 06th July 2015 05:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

DRDO in Overhaul Mode

Relieved over getting a chief after nearly four months, DRDO is in overhaul mode. Service extensions, a regular practice in the defence agency, have been done away with. Scientists will now be allowed to retire at the end of their tenure. However, DRDO still doesn’t have a spokesperson after the previous one retired two months ago.

Enforcing the ED

The NDA government intends to strengthen the Enforcement Directorate (ED), one of the most powerful agencies that is running with a skeletal staff. Over 30 IRS, IAS and IPS officers are being screened. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, G C Murmu, may be made the ED’s chief. He served on crucial posts in Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the chief minister.

Copped Car

There is a strange poster on the wall of the CBI headquarters in Delhi. It says that a car has been stolen and if anyone finds out about it, they should inform the CBI office. Ironically, the car belongs to Superintendent of Police Arun Kalra and was stolen from Paharganj. Seems the CBI can’t trace a stolen vehicle of its own officer. 

18K Pleas Keep Cheema Engaged 

For the first time, transfers of teachers of government schools in Punjab will be done online. State Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema is burning the midnight oil to go through 18,000 applications to ensure transfers as per rules. Not even political sifarish is being heard.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp