Model Shahana found dead in Kozhikode, husband in custody

Police are checking the domestic violence as well as murder possibilities since there are indications of frequent arguments and fights between the husband and wife.

Who will be the next Chief Secretary of Karnataka?

BENGALURU: The Karnataka cabinet on Thursday empowered chief minister Basavaraj Bommai to appoint the next chief secretary, in light of incumbent P Ravi Kumar retiring on May 31. Law minister J C Madhuswamy briefed the media and said that a list of nine eligible candidates to become the CS has been recommended to the CM.

There is a list of 9 names, which has been recommended to the CM. The cabinet has empowered the CM to take the final call on who will be the next chief secretary,” said Madhuswamy, while not revealing the names. However, speculations are rife that the top choice is likely to be between the senior most bureaucrat Vandita Sharma and her husband, additional chief secretary (finance) ISN Prasad, with ACS (home) Rajneesh Goel among the mix. Them apart, it is said the other names which have made the list are Ajay Seth (Central Deputation), E V Ramana Reddy (ACS (Industries)), Rakesh Singh (ACS (Water Resources)), Shalini Rajneesh (ACS(Planning)), G Kumar Naik (ACS(Power)) and Gaurav Gupta (ACS(IDD)).

IAS officer Pooja Singhal arrested in Jharkhand money laundering case, sent to ED custody for 5 days

Pooja Singhal, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case on Wednesday. She was questioned for several hours before the arrest. She will remain in the ED's custody for five days.

8 IAS, 24 PCS officers shifted

The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered transfer and new posting orders of 8 IAS and 24 PCS officers with immediate effect. Senior IAS officer Dilip Kumar has been posted as principal secretary, industries and commerce with additional charges of information technology and investment promotion, according to an official order. Kumar Rahul has been given the charge of secretary, employment generation while Amit Kumar has been posted as joint development commissioner, integrated rural development. Rajiv Gupta has got the charge of additional deputy commissioner (ADC), Jalandhar, while Ankurjeet Singh goes as ADC, Pathankot, the order stated. V S Tidke has been posted as assistant commissioner (taxation), Patiala while Harpreet Singh has been given the posting of sub divisional magistrate (SDM), Amritsar. Manisha Rana has been posted as SDM, Anandpur Sahib. Among 24 PCS officers who have been shifted included Avneet Kaur, Isha Singal, Anupreet Kaur, Navreet Kaur Sekhon, Poonam Singh and Rajesh Kumar Sharma.