Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicNational Crime Records Bureau

Topic: National Crime Records Bureau

Don’t just blame India’s courts, it’s the police that can’t solve criminal cases in time

Unoccupied police posts, inhumane work hours, lack of training are some reasons why investigations of thousands of criminal cases are pending in India.

States to have cyber forensic labs & DNA examination facilities to deal with crimes against women

The boost to forensic investigation capabilities will cost more than Rs 200 crore and is being implemented under the Centre’s Nirbhaya Fund.

Modi govt blocked 2,388 websites in 2018, stopped collecting data of arrests under 66A

IT ministry informs Parliament that websites were blocked for objectionable content. Lack of data on arrests under section 66A draws flak from activists.

India to get first sex offenders’ list: Answer to rape culture or limiting room for reform?

The Centre is set to release the National Registry of Sexual Offenders Thursday. The database will maintain records of convicted offenders and be only...

Sewage worker deaths wouldn’t happen if India worked as hard on it as it did for polio

Eleven sewage workers died in seven days despite manual scavenging being abolished years ago.

In 2017-18, there were 5 custodial deaths per day in India, says report

A report by Asian Centre for Human rights, quoting govt data, says between 1 April 2017 and 28 February 2018, there were 1,674 custodial deaths.

NCRB’s proposal for sexual offenders registry – much needed reform or another populist govt measure?

Experts weigh in on he National Crime Records Bureau decision to invite tenders for a National Registry of Sexual Offenders. The database will track and monitor individuals — both adults and juveniles — convicted of sex crimes.

Govt moves to build sex offenders’ database like in US but experts are wary of idea

Move comes in the wake of the BJP government promulgating an ordinance to award death penalty to child rapists.

How crime-ridden are India’s biggest cities? Here’s what the latest data says

What the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau reveals about the crime rate in India's biggest cities.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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