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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.
Police personnel lathicharge on an activist during the 'Bharat Bandh' by Dalit organisations, in Varanasi Monday. | PTI

Interaction with police highest among Muslims, least for Dalits and women, shows study

According to the study, which sought to analyse the perception of police along state and community lines, the rich and well-to-do were twice as likely as the poor to have sought police help or contacted them.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.