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National Crime Records Bureau adds more than 5 lakh names to database of sex offenders

The database keeps a record of offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO and eve teasing.
Rape

Registry of sex offenders carries immense risks. It also puts the survivor in mortal danger

Privacy is a basic human right, and even criminals have those. To undermine this capacity because vicious, punitive justice sells on primetime TV debates is to tear through the foundation that this country.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

NCRB’s proposal for sexual offenders registry – much needed reform or another populist govt measure?

Experts weigh in on he National Crime Records Bureau decision to invite tenders for a National Registry of Sexual Offenders. The database will track and monitor individuals — both adults and juveniles — convicted of sex crimes.
Girls during a candle light vigil against the brutal rape and murder of 8-year-old Kathua girl

Govt moves to build sex offenders’ database like in US but experts are wary of idea

Move comes in the wake of the BJP government promulgating an ordinance to award death penalty to child rapists.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?