Controversy

Twist in the ISI tale

Print edition : July 24, 2015

Arun Shourie lays the foundation stone of the new building of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata. To his left is Bimal Roy. Photo: PTI

Bimal Roy, Director of the Indian Statistical Institute (right); Joseph Stiglitz (centre), the economist; and Suman Beri (left), Country Director, India Central-IGC, after a lecture at the institute in 2012. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

After humiliating the former Director of an institution of national importance and vitiating the atmosphere, the government does an about-turn and tries to save face by appointing him head of a cryptology centre.
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