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A Police officers inspect a damaged Best Buy store after parts of the city had widespread looting and vandalism, on August 10, 2020 in Chicago. | Bloomberg

Chicago looting and vandalism spurs over 100 arrests, restricted access to downtown

Caravans of looters descended on major commercial areas, smashing windows, damaging storefronts and stealing merchandise. Two people were shot amid the melee.
Tamil Nadu Police

5 Tamil Nadu policemen sent to CBI custody for 2 days in Jayaraj & Bennix death case

The five included an inspector, two sub-inspectors and constables. A total of 10 policemen were arrested by the CB-CID, before the CBI took over the probe.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India

BJP’s attempt to ‘flatten Rahul Gandhi’s curve’ and ‘law-abiding’ police officers

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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’.
Mahamud | Twitter

‘Effective’ ban on Chinese apps and justice delivery on a Harley-Davidson

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Legacy of police brutality in India, and PTI’s ‘anti-national’ interview

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A file photo of the CBI headquarters in New Delhi. | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Tamil Nadu govt decides to transfer probe into custodial deaths of father, son to CBI

CM Palaniswami said the govt's decision will be informed to the Madras High Court and its approval secured before transferring the case to the central agency.
Representational image | ANI

Even hurtful language not allowed against accused: Chennai police chief on arrest guidelines

Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan Sunday responded to queries regarding the custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and his son Fennix, who were arrested for violating lockdown.
Police personnel baton charge on the students of Jamila Millia Islamia University as they started pelting stones

Stop cheering police brutality. Citizens like Jayaraj and Bennix pay the price

Most Indians’ concept of justice involves violence. The common desire for the police to teach criminals a lesson feeds into acts of brutality seen in Tamil Nadu.
Madras High Court

Madras HC takes cognisance of custodial deaths of father-son, directs police to file report

A Madurai bench of the High Court has instructed police to inform the public about the suo motu cognisance it has taken of the deaths.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?