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Amit Shah lauds role of police in fight against Covid, pays tribute to soldiers killed at LAC

Addressing the Police Commemoration Day Parade, Home Minister Amit Shah said several new initiatives towards police housing and training of personnel are in the pipeline.
Police officers at Delhi-Noida border | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Judging police performance by crime data is a bigger issue than politicisation: Neeraj Kumar

Police officers see several benefits in not registering a crime or delaying justice. Hathras case showed the UP Police in its true colours.
Maharashtra police personnel (Representational image) | palgharpolice.gov.in

There can be no modern India without an improved police force — think tank urges for reforms

Indian Police Foundation says neither Centre nor state governments have shown interest in police reforms, and therefore Supreme Court should monitor its implementation.
Policemen force two men to do sit ups for flouting the lockdown rules, at Dharampura Bazar in Patiala | PTI

What’s common between Gwalior admin and Indian parents? Love for punishment, Covid or not

Gwalior announced that those breaking Covid rules will have to volunteer at a hospital or police check-post. But it's not the only city that loves absurd ‘punishments’.
Delhi police celebrating birthday of two girls | Photo: Screengrab/Twitter

Police celebrating birthdays of rich kids in a pandemic isn’t cute, they have bigger duties

The same Indian police that surprises the rich with birthday cakes have been brutal with India’s poor, especially the migrant workers.
Ayodhya residents and policemen in close proximity, violating social distancing norms | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Not enough PPE, no insurance — how India’s police is fighting Covid battle unarmed

So far, four policemen have lost their lives to Covid-19, and over 100 others have caught the infection. Retired IPS officers want Centre to announce insurance scheme for policemen.
Dogs on the streets of Lucknow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Media rumours and vicious RWAs have been worst for animals during Covid: Maneka Gandhi

I am delighted by the coming of age of the volunteer animal movement but RWA cruelties are increasing and street police have been a nuisance.
Policemen feeding stray dogs on the street. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Corona helmets’, dressing as Yamraj & singing: How police is spreading Covid-19 message

Police across the country is using innovative ways to spread awareness about coronavirus, the lockdown and busting fake news.

Covid lockdown shows Indian police isn’t all brutal. Some officers can sing for us, feed poor

India’s police officers are more feared and hardly trusted by common citizens. But coronavirus lockdown has brought out a less seen, compassionate side of them.
Police enforcing the nationwide lockdown in Delhi's Kashmere Gate | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Covid-19: Abhinav Kumar on police cooperation & Vir Sanghvi says liberals wrong on Jamaat

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from L.S. Sathiyamurthy, Aakar Patel, Vir Saghvi, Rohini Nilekani and many others.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.