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A village in Sundarbans | Representational image | Commons

The Left massacre of migrant Hindus in Bengal that was bigger than 2002 & 1984

Not much is known about the Marichjhapi massacre that took place under the Jyoti Basu government on a tiny island in the Sundarbans where Hindu refugees had settled.
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Why UP police order to ban public Namaz should have been celebrated

All Indian communities should remember that their religious rituals—a part of their fundamental rights—come with a corresponding duty.
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Horrific Maharashtra cop video shows how the New Dalit is threatening old system

In the shocking video, a Maharashtra policewoman is seen talking about beating up Dalits to vent her ire against them.
Zehbunisha shows a picture of her husband wife of Mohd Iqbal who was killed in 1987 Hashimpura massacre | Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Hashimpura verdict exposes India’s criminal justice system

Lapses and gaps in the investigation process covered all aspects of the Hashimpura case.
Karnataka policewomen

Karnataka women cops to wear shirt & pants, not sari: More practical or forced Westernism?

Karnataka policewomen have been ordered to wear khaki shirts and pants and not saris. Experts weigh in on the decision.
Police personnel at the residence of Vivek Tiwari

It is a murder, top UP cop says about Apple store manager killed by policeman

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath says killing of Vivek Tiwari was not an encounter. Top cop calls it a shameful incident.
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Indian scientists develop country’s first anti-nuclear medical kit

The kit developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences has over 25 items, that provide protection against harmful radiations. 
A trial court was the first destination for the police and the accused the night five activists were arrested.

How trial & high courts respond to activists’ arrests is a test of independent judiciary

A trial court was the first destination for the police and the accused the night five activists were arrested. The arrest of five human rights activists in a multi-city crackdown Tuesday and subsequent scenes of resistance in courts is reminiscent of the Emergency era for those who have lived through the times. The dramatic events also show that the first line of defence when asserting constitutional rights is trial courts and then the high courts that oversee them. The Supreme Court and its intervention, often touted as the panacea, is the last resort. The crackdown A trial court was the first destination for the police and the accused last night, after a template warrant (since same sections of law were applicable against them) was handed over to all five activists arrested. A local magistrate had to examine the arrest warrant since it was issued in Pune. As per Section 80 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a...
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No, Assam police didn’t assault pregnant woman. That viral photo is from Bangladesh

A Facebook post alleging police brutality in Assam was shared as many as 6,000 times.
Protest against mob lynching and sexual violence in Ahmedabad | Santosh Hirlekar/PTI

Post-mortem report says Alwar lynching victim, Rakbar, died of shock caused by injuries

Rakbar had sustained multiple injuries; cops set up a panel to probe charges of delay in taking him to the hospital.

On Camera

2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.