Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Police

Shok parades can’t be the only tribute to India’s police force. Work to lower fatalities

Harsh duty regime causes acute physical and mental fatigue to police persons, leading to chronic health problems and negative impact on people-friendly policing.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

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.