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‘Struggle did not deter me’

Robin Hibu is the first Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The 1993 Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) officer was recently elevated to the rank of Director General of Police in the Delhi Police.

BJD has always been fighting for the rights of Odisha: V K Pandian

Mr V K Pandian, bureaucrat turned BJD leader and close confidant of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday claimed that the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections in the state are one-sided and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will be a clear winner. In an interview with The Statesman, he said he considers Mr Patnaik as his "Guru" while responding to questions on a range of issues.

Saturday Interview | ‘EC needs to do course correction’

He has worked for electoral reforms through the judicial system by filing Public Interest Litigations in the higher judiciary to get relevant laws improved, and on the ground by providing information to voters about the background of candidates contesting elections so that they can make informed choices while voting.