Kerala’s Chakkarakkal Police Station Has A Library For Offenders & Creates Stress-Free Ambience For Complainants

Once you enter Chakkarakkal police station in Kannur district, Kerala, you will hear soothing instrumental music. Inside the police station, you can see a well-arranged library, walls adorned with paintings. The police station also has an adjoining garden. Nothing makes the building look like a police station apart from a board that says so. These people-friendly measures at Chakkarakkal police station were under the leadership of Sub Inspector P Biju. The soothing atmosphere The police…

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2 Lakh Including Engineers, Doctors, Postgraduates Apply For 1,137 Constable Jobs In Mumbai

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), an independent think-tank that tracks business and economic data, unemployment that has always been a cause of concern in our country, spiked to 7.1% in the week ended February 25. A consequence of this unemployment crisis can be seen as 2 lakh people applied for 1,137 police vacancies in Mumbai. Rat race The recruit of constables in the police force has become a rat race with…

"2 Lakh Including Engineers, Doctors, Postgraduates Apply For 1,137 Constable Jobs In Mumbai"

31% ministers in Modi govt have declared criminal cases against them

Twenty-four of the 78 Union ministers (or 31%) of the Narendra Modi cabinet have criminal cases registered against them, shows a scrutiny of their affidavits by an election watchdog. Twenty-four of the 78 Union ministers (or 31%) of the Narendra Modi cabinet have criminal cases registered against them, shows a scrutiny of their affidavits by an election watchdog. A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) & National Election Watch (NEW) further shows that…

"31% ministers in Modi govt have declared criminal cases against them"

Rape is rape, don’t politicise it

PM Narendra Modi spoke about the recent cases of rapes in Unnao, Kathua and Surat. Addressing the world at Central Hall Westminster on his four-day visit to the United Kingdom, Modi said that rapes are a matter of serious concern for the country. Taking a jibe at the politicisation of the rapes, PM Narendra Modi said, “How painful it is when a little girl is raped. How can you say that these many women were…

"Rape is rape, don’t politicise it"

Delhi HC directs media houses to pay 10 lakh each as penalty for disclosing Kathua victim’s identity

The Delhi High Court today, directed various media houses to deposit Rs. 10 lakh each, as penalty for disclosing the name and other details of the Kathua gangrape victim. The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar had taken suo moto cognizance of the matter and had lambasted the news networks for not following the stated norms with regard to coverage of such incidents. The Court had recorded the…

"Delhi HC directs media houses to pay 10 lakh each as penalty for disclosing Kathua victim’s identity"

TN governor pats woman journalist on cheek

On Tuesday evening, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit was wrapping up a press conference. He’d been speaking to reporters about recent allegations that a college professor tried to convince women students to take academic and financial assistance from Madurai Kamaraj University officials, in exchange for sexual favours. As the press meet drew to a close, Lakshmi Subramanian, a journalist, asked him a question. His response, she said, was to pat her on the cheek –…

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Should Corporate Donations to Political Parties be Banned?

The petition filed in the Kerala High Court has presented a case in the interests of citizen welfare for banning corporate donations. A petition was filed on April 12, in the Kerala High Court at Ernakulam, that challenged the system of corporates funding political parties in India. This comes as a step further than merely seeking to outlaw foreign contributions to political parties. The petition bases its entire case on the idea of the welfare…

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Formal Orders Issued to Implement “Diluted” SC/ST Act in MP and Rajasthan

Why hurry in implementing the “diluted” act, when the review petition is still pending with the apex court? Despite the Central government’s review petition on the Supreme Court’s March 20 judgment, that amended the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, (SC/ST (PoA) act) pending with the court, at least three BJP ruled states have issued orders to implement the Act with new changes. Dalit and Tribal outfits have led a series of…

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26% Increase in Rape Cases in Yogi’s Rule

In the first 10 months crime against women increased by 33% according to govt. data. There has been a 33% increase in crimes against women under the Yogi Adityanath govt in UP, according to reports quoting a reply given by the state govt. in the Legislative Assembly. Rape cases have increased by 26%, ‘assault with intention to outrage modesty’ have increased by 40% while harassment cases have shot up by a staggering 99%, the reply…

"26% Increase in Rape Cases in Yogi’s Rule"