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Assembly polls decoded: BJP's strong shows tied to lesser Muslim MLAs

Take, for instance, the Karnataka elections in 2018 and Uttar Pradesh in 2017. In both states, the BJP did well and the number of Muslim MLAs dived.

23 Nov 2020

Over 1,000 COVID beds, 60,000 RT-PCR tests daily in Delhi

The ICMR and the Delhi government are working together to enhance RT-PCR testing capacity to 60,000 tests by the end of November.

19 Nov 2020

Allahabad HC calls out cow slaughter ban law’s abuse, framing people in UP

In a recent order, the single judge bench of Justice Siddharth observed, “Act is being misused against innocent persons.

27 Oct 2020

Dalits are worst-off in Rajasthan for last 3 years

Though Uttar Pradesh reported highest number of crimes against Dalits in 2019, Rajasthan had maximum atrocities at 55.6%

13 Oct 2020

Delhi records poorest chargesheet rate among metro cities in India

In terms of convictions in states, Bihar and Assam reported the lowest conviction rates in IPC related crimes.

08 Oct 2020

UP Police’s ‘no rape’ comment ‘irresponsible’: Ex-top cop, forensic experts

The specialists in these fields said that the 2013 amendment in rape laws has waived the clause that had made it necessary to establish 'penetration' in crimes of rape.

02 Oct 2020

Neither spontaneous nor unplanned, said Liberhan Commission on Babri demolition

The commission was convinced that the 'events of the day were neither spontaneous nor unplanned nor an unforeseen overflowing of the people’s emotions, nor the result of a foreign conspiracy.'

01 Oct 2020

Babri verdict will spur people to take law into their hands: Former Union Home Secretary Madhav Godbole

The former bureaucrat also wants the role of CBI to be investigated as to why the agency did not produce adequate evidence in court.

01 Oct 2020

Amid civil society organisations' outcry, new FCRA Act comes into force

Among the other provisions, the bill proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO to surrender its FCRA certificate. The bill also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad.

30 Sep 2020

Centre extends ban on Naga insurgent group, cites spree of killings, extortion

According to the MHA, the group is aligning itself with other groups like the ULFA, Meitei organisations of Manipur and indulging in kidnapping and extortion from businessmen and other civilians.

29 Sep 2020

Ladakh may get back land, job protection guarantees under Article 35A

MoS for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy will be in Ladakh on a two-day tour starting on Monday to hold further discussions on the issue. 

28 Sep 2020

Jobs to kin of slain CAPF men on compassionate grounds see a dip, says MHA data

Of the total 1,209 people, who sought jobs on compassionate grounds in 2019, only about 32% or 390 persons, could get jobs in paramilitary forces.

28 Sep 2020

Crimes reduced this year in houses of MPs in VVIP areas: Centre shares data

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy shared details of the same while responding to questions posed by Anil Agrawal. 

22 Sep 2020

Terror incidents, stone pelting, killings in J-K decreased after abrogation of Article 370: Centre

According to the data shared by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy, said terrorist incidents registered a decrease of 53 per cent and stone-pelting cases dipped by 56 per cent.

22 Sep 2020

94% NSA detainees in 2017, 2018 were from MP and UP: Centre

While 501 people were detained in different parts of India under NSA in 2017, the following year saw the detention of 697 people under the stringent law.

21 Sep 2020