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Delhi accounted for maximum crimes against foreigners in 2019 in India, shows NCRB data

Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka together formed 53 per cent of the total cases during the year, the NCRB data showed.
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NCRB wants its automated facial recognition system to detect mask-covered faces too

NCRB's planned Automated Facial Recognition System is aimed at automatic identification and verification. It will be implemented at the national level.

Rising cases of rape in India, how ‘vikas’ lost its way & the common man’s plight

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Delhi has 75% more prisoners than capacity, 69% of all prisoners in India are undertrials

According to a CHRI analysis of NCRB prisons data, India’s overall jail occupancy rate is 118.5%. In 8 states & UTs, this figure is over 150%.
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10.1% who killed themselves in 2019 were unemployed, Maharashtra tops suicide chart — NCRB data

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019, of which 2,851 or 2% killed themselves due to unemployment. The highest number of these deaths were in Karnataka.
Police in Udaipur detain activists protesting against the Rajsamand video in which a Muslim labourer is hacked to death

Rajasthan shows mandatory FIR can work: More cases registered, fall in communal violence

In a scenario where it is politically expedient to record fewer crimes, the inconsistency between NCRB and Rajasthan Police's data becomes too obvious to ignore.
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Domestic violence top crime against women, sedition cases doubled in 2018: NCRB data 

NCRB data for 2018 pegged Uttar Pradesh as the most unsafe for women while Madhya Pradesh recorded the most number of rape cases.    
Members of Dalit community display a portrait of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during 'Bharat Bandh' in New Delhi | PTI

NCRB adds ‘insult’ to crimes against Dalits. And yes, merit argument is an insult

Insertion of ‘insult’ in the NCRB report gives us a fresh perspective on Dalit atrocities and helps us take the empowerment conversation ahead.
Most juvenile offenders usually fall in the ‘illiterate’ category | Pixabay

‘Educated’ juveniles committed crimes more than the ‘illiterate’ ones in 2017, says NCRB

In its latest report, NCRB stated that from 5,412 ‘illiterate’ juvenile offenders in 2016, the number has come down to 4,324 in 2017. Delhi tops in crime by juveniles. 
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News channels’ election rat race & BJP eyes 2020 Delhi polls

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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.
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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.