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Meghalaya Police personnel | Representational Image| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Meghalaya police recovers rifles snatched during protest against ‘encounter’ of ex-militant

State police recovered the INSAS rifles Monday from Umkhrah river based on an anonymous tip. The rifles were snatched from a police station by masked men on 15 August.
Allahabad High Court | Wikimedia Commons

Allahabad HC not first court to say beard not part of religious freedom for ‘disciplined force’

Allahabad HC this month rejected the plea of a UP Police constable challenging the departmental inquiry initiated against him for having a beard.
Representational image. | A file photo of a family trying to cross from Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon to Maharashtra in April 2020.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

55% people feared police would beat them during lockdown but trust has grown now, says survey

The CSDS report on policing in India during lockdown also says the poor, Dalits, tribals and Muslims 'faced greater disadvantages generally due to the lockdown'.

Officer who cracked Pulwama case among 152 personnel to receive probe excellence medal

28 women officers have been named among those who have been awarded the ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2021.
Representational image for the Central Reserve Police Force | Photo: ANI

Spare Army counterinsurgency tasks, police does it better. Look at Punjab, Andhra, Tripura

Indian experience points to the need for a nodal role for the state police in counterinsurgency operations. Military involvement is neither necessary, nor desirable.
Visitors to the village are now being stopped and turned back from a police checkpoint set up outside it | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Pandemic policing has no SOPs but it must move beyond restriction enforcement

It is important that the police carry out a thorough post-mortem of their performance during the pandemic.
File photo | The seven Bihari workers who made their way from Ghaziabad to Bihar on cycles during the 2020 lockdown | Vinod Kapri | HarperCollins

If police won’t let us go by road, we’ll get into river — Journey of 7 Bihari migrant workers

In ‘1232 km’, National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri writes about accompanying 7 workers for 7 days and nights as they cycled back home during the 2020 lockdown.
The Orchard road in Singapore. | Pixabay

Indian national, man of Indian descent charged under Official Secret Act in Singapore

The duo, one of who is an higher estate executive with Singapore's public housing authority, have been charged over unauthorised communication about an apartment inspection.

West Bengal violence shows how police act as a private army of politicians

To say that the Election Commission was in charge of the police during polls in West Bengal is only an alibi. The law doesn’t stop functioning during elections.
Patna: RJD legislators stage a dharna outside Speaker Vijay Kumar Singh's chamber during Budget Session of Bihar assembly, in Patna, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. | PTI

Bihar Special Armed Police Bill passed as House calls in police to control protests

The Nitish Kumar govt and state opposition have been rowing over the bill, which allows police to conduct searches and arrests without a warrant.

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I asked historians what find made them go ‘wait, wut?’ The answers didn’t disappoint

I asked a simple question on Twitter. About 300 historians replied.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.


A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.