Opinion  /  Published 15.06.21

The root of the poison

Even though the number of cognizable crimes per lakh of population in 18 Indian states is higher than that of West Bengal, the latter has acquired the dubious distinction of recording the highest numb...
By Gautam Bhattacharya

World  /  Published 12.06.21

Spain shock after body of girl found in bag

Spain is in shock after investigators combing the seabed near the Canary Islands found the body of one of two young sisters taken by their father weeks earlier without the mother’s permission. ...
By AP via PTI in Madrid

World  /  Published 10.06.21

Asians worry as US reopens

Millions of Americans may be leaping into a summer of newly unmasked normalcy. But inside Mandy Lin’s apartment in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighbourhood, the lockdown drags on. Her 9-yea...
By Jack Healy in New York

World  /  Published 09.06.21

Bosnia butcher Ratko Mladic’s term upheld

Nearly three decades after the outbreak of war in the Balkans, which saw some of the most shocking atrocities in Europe since the end of World War II, the conviction of the chief military commander of...
By Marlise Simons and Marc Santora

World  /  Published 09.06.21

Canada: Four of Muslim family killed

The driver of a pickup truck in London, Ontario, who ran down five pedestrians, killing four of them, chose his victims because they were Muslim, the police said on Monday. “There is evidence t...
By NYTNS in Ottawa


Jharkhand  /  Published 08.06.21

Passenger held for stealing luggage

A passenger on board the Howrah-Mumbai Mail was arrested for stealing a piece of luggage belonging to a CRPF jawan from Tatanagar station on Tuesday.  The accused, identified as Irshad Ansari, w...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshdepur

Books  /  Published 04.06.21

Normal terrors

Faleiro masterfully navigates this terrain herself by inviting the reader to observe the politics, institutions and emotional bonds that fashion the girls’ lives; she lets us piece together &lsq...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.21

Firm links: Dowry deaths

Silence seems to have prevailed for a while on the phenomenon of dowry deaths. It is almost as though India takes them for granted — a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report showed that...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

The girls are in danger

The Covid-19 pandemic has made girls all over the world even more vulnerable to the menace of child marriage. A profoundly regressive practice, child marriage is an unquestionable violation of human r...
By Amar Patnaik

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.21

CID strikes, BJP MP summoned

The state CID served a notice to BJP MP Arjun Singh in connection with a fraud case late on Thursday night, the summons coming days after the national probe agency, CBI, arres...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta


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