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Kiran Bedi appointed new LG of Puducherry

first_imgNew Delhi, May 22 (PTI) BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was today appointed as Lt Governor of Puducherry, a post which was under the additional charge of Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island for nearly two years.A Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said “the President has been pleased to appoint Ms Kiran Bedi, to be the Lt. Governor of Puducherry with effect from the date she assumes charges of her office.” “I look forward to giving every bit of myself to the responsibility. I am there for the benefit of the country. I am here to give my best every day, each day. I am grateful for the governments decision. They trusted me,” said 66-year-old Bedi, who is the countrys first woman IPS officer and who had led the BJP campaign for the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls without any success, The appointment came three days after the Congress-DMK alliance won 17 seats in the 30-member state Assembly. AIADMK, which contested the elections on its own, won four seats while BJP could not get even a single seat.The LG post in the Union territory had been lying vacant after the Narendra Modi Government had sacked UPA nominee Virendra Kataria on July 12 barely a year after he had been appointed. Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island Lt Gen Ajay Singh had been given additional charge of Puducherry.Born on June 9, 1949, Bedi had led the BJP campaign in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections but had to face the worst defeat in her maiden political innings with Arvind Kejriwal- led AAP winning 67 of the 70 seats.advertisementAn IPS officer of 1972 batch, Bedi had sought voluntary retirement from the service in 2007. She was then posted as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development.A sports lover and an author, Bedi is a recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award as well as UN Medal for outstanding service. She was one of the pioneers of anti-corruption crusade in 2011 along with Anna Hazare and Kejriwal against the then UPA government.She also earned a law degree at Delhi University in 1988 and a PhD from IIT Delhis Department of Social Sciences in 1993. PTI SKL GSN GSNlast_img read more

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Bethea said the situation wouldnt sour Petersons

Bethea said the situation wouldnt sour Petersons

first_imgBethea said the situation wouldn’t sour Peterson’s relationships with his teammates or cause a distraction.“He’s committed. Could be some frustration there, understandably,” Bethea said. “It’s not going to have an effect on the locker room. Pat’s one of the guys. He’s never been a cancer, he’s not that type of person, he’s not that type of player.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz — Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson wants to move on from a trade request that came out of frustration after speaking to Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill and coach Steve Wilks.His focus is on the now, Oct. 24, and a Sunday game against the San Francisco 49ers, Peterson said speaking Wednesday, his first meeting with reporters since news broke two days earlier that he’d asked for a trade out of Arizona. 15 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “It came at a bad time and I was just frustrated,” Peterson said. “You see the record.”Peterson also didn’t answer whether he would feel the same way about remaining committed to the Cardinals after the season.“Like I said, you saw the statement earlier. I’m completely focused on this week,” he said. “I can’t worry about the future and I can’t talk about the past. Right now, I’m completely worried about what it is. I’m focused on October 24th right now.”And so now the Cardinals move forward for the time being.Wilks on Monday said the team would not trade Peterson before meeting with the disgruntled cornerback. He called the situation status quo and remained focused on the task at hand — winning the team’s second game of the year.“We’re all frustrated right now based on the situation we’re in, 1 and 6,” Wilks said Wednesday. “My thoughts and opinions haven’t changed since the things I talked about Monday.“We’re going to put this behind us, we’re going to move forward.”Veteran safety Antoine Bethea, who sits two lockers down from Peterson in the team facility, said he’d spoken with his teammate as well. Three-time All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has issued a statement vowing to continue to give his all to his team for “years to come,” adding “I am an Arizona Cardinal.” Peterson’s statement, released through Twitter, is his first comment since an ESPN report said he had asked the Cardinals to trade him by the Oct. 30 deadline. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “It’s a new day and it’s behind me,” Peterson said. “Now I’m just moving forward, doing whatever I need to do to galvanize my teammates, circle the wagons so we can move forward.”Peterson wouldn’t go into detail about his conversations with Bidwill, Wilks or his teammates, but Wilks said his conversation with Peterson went well. So did Peterson’s talk with the owner, who the cornerback said has done everything in his power to build a winning team.Related LinksReport: Patrick Peterson met with front office on winning, team roleArizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson issues statement on trade requestPeterson will continue to fight for Cards after trade request, cousin saysHe did not reveal any details regarding assurances made by Bidwill. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that their meeting included talk of how the Cardinals would improve, Peterson’s role as a leader and included assurances about the direction of the team from Bidwill.“I talk to Mr. Bidwill every day, almost each and every day of the week,” Peterson said. “We’re in a good place. We’ll move forward from what happened the other day. I certainly think we have a clear understanding. I have two years left on my contract. I’m here.”Peterson wouldn’t say whether the frustration that led to the trade request hitting the news-cycle would linger. He did admit a 1-6 start to the year was the main reason for his unhappiness, though did not address his concerns about the team’s direction.last_img read more

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