Why the CBI owes an explanation to the nation on 2G verdict

We have all heard of prosecution witnesses turning hostile and retracting their statements. But have we ever heard of the entire prosecution turning hostile? Welcome to the Indian criminal justice system where the premier investigating agency – the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) – is now accused of turning “hostile”, by no less than the special court judge in the high-profile 2G scam case, for seven long years. To capture the purport of this piece,…

"Why the CBI owes an explanation to the nation on 2G verdict"

Woman burnt alive shows the dangers of normalising stalking

Stalking is not a normal crime because it involves terrorising women in the cruellest form possible. In yet another horrific crime against women, a 24-year-old woman died after she was set ablaze by her stalker. The man, who was obsessed with the woman, had allegedly been stalking her since long. According to media reports, Sandhya Rani, a receptionist with a company in Secunderabad, was returning home after work around 6.45pm when Sai Kartik started following…

"Woman burnt alive shows the dangers of normalising stalking"

NDTV is likely to downsize its workforce by up to 25%

NDTV is likely to downsize its workforce by up to 25% over the next month, as part of the company’s internal restructuring. The move is seen as part of the turnaround plan that was initiated earlier, to bring down costs and drive profitability. A statement released on Tuesday said, “A part of this plan was implemented in the last quarter and included our much-noted move to new technologies including to mobile journalism. Our reporters across…

"NDTV is likely to downsize its workforce by up to 25%"

Rally for Rivers is not for rivers Its for the land, money and power

“I have rejuvenated nine rivers in my lifetime. I haven’t seen any of them rejuvenate with a missed call,” said well-known water activist Rajendra Singh, criticising Isha Foundation’s ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign. Rajendra, who is also known as the ‘Waterman of India’, was referring to the campaign’s call to people to support the cause by leaving a missed call on 80009 80009. Led by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Rally for Rivers is an ambitious project which…

"Rally for Rivers is not for rivers Its for the land, money and power"

2G case verdict: prosecution’s quality totally deteriorated by the end, says court

Special Court Judge O.P. Saini, in his judgement acquitting all the accused persons in the 2G spectrum allocation cases on December 21, said that in the beginning, the prosecution started with great enthusiasm, but in due course, it became highly cautious and guarded. “In the beginning, the prosecution started with the case with great enthusiasm and ardour. However, as the case progressed, it became highly cautious and guarded in its attitude making it difficult to…

"2G case verdict: prosecution’s quality totally deteriorated by the end, says court"

Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer ‘admits’ some mismatch in EVMs and VVPAT slips in Gujarat, sparks controversy

Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer, BB Swain, first claimed that there was ‘100% match’ between the EVMs and the slips of VVPAT machines. But, the same PTI report also quoted Swain as saying that at least on four booths, there were mismatch of paper slips and votes counted on EVMs. Swain said that they were at Vagra, Dwarka, Ankleshwar and Bhavnagar- Rural seats. “There was a mismatch of some votes on one booth each of these…

"Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer ‘admits’ some mismatch in EVMs and VVPAT slips in Gujarat, sparks controversy"

230% increase in ceasefire violations: govt.

There was a 230% increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) this year compared to 2016, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In 2017, Pakistan violated ceasefire 771 times along the LoC while the figure stood at 228 last year. There were 153 violations in 2014. There were 110 violations along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, the lowest in four years. Pakistan violated the ceasefire a total of…

"230% increase in ceasefire violations: govt."

People who speak against corruption are bullied into silence, says suspended DGP Jacob Thomas

Director General of Police Jacob Thomas, who was red-carded on Wednesday by the Kerala Government for his allegedly anti-administration remarks, said people who speak against corruption are bullied into silence worldwide. Interacting with reporters here, Mr. Thomas said “this kind of things happen when you swim with the sharks, but the swimming will continue”. Mr. Thomas, who is currently Director General of Institute of Management in Government, was alluding to his controversial tell-all service story,…

"People who speak against corruption are bullied into silence, says suspended DGP Jacob Thomas"