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Jharkhand  /  Published 30.09.20

Repeal two laws: Youths

Tribal youths from the Kolhan region on Tuesday wrote to Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren seeking repeal of two controversial laws — the Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.09.20

‘Maoist-turned-tormentor’ lynched in Gumla

“After his release from jail, he left the PLFI and joined hands with a local criminal Basant Gope and used to extort local businessmen and also harass villagers for money. “The police had...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

Clean laws: Transforming Indian jurisprudence

Change happens invisibly, in unexpected directions. It was only in 2017 that the Centre said that criminalizing marital rape would destabilize the institution of marriage and hurt the husband. But now...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.19

Gendered crime is a comment on Indian society

Love can be painful. The Crime in India Report, 2017 published by the National Crime Records Bureau leaves no doubt about the tragic consequences of love. Although there are fewer murders overall, tho...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.19

Lynchistan is impeccably desi

Of course, lynch and lynching are foreign words. But lynchistan, an apposite colloquialism for parts of the cow belt, is impeccably desi. The term derives from practices that would have horrified Moha...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.19

Turning prejudice into a matter of pride

The principle of accountability is, supposedly, the beating heart of a healthy democracy. It is meant to uphold the liability of the elected representatives to the people who elect them to positions o...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.08.19

Unpleasant trends in India: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday cautioned the nation against growing intolerance and hatred, propelled by certain groups, and called for active effort to build social harmony in the co...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 06.07.19

Plane's ‘sorties’ over Headingley leave a trail of security questions

In a major security breach, requiring immediate attention by New Delhi and London, a small aircraft flew over Headingley thrice on Saturday, trailing a banner with messages which were far from complim...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Leeds

North East  /  Published 06.09.19

5500 tea tribe members vow to shun violence

A total of 5,500 tea tribe members on Friday took a pledge to never take the law into their own hands in an awareness programme held at Rupai tea estate in Assam’s Tinsukia district. Assam Tea Tribe...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 30.08.19

Follow Bengal and stop lynchings, Mamata tells Centre

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged the Centre and all states to pass laws to curb lynchings, calling it a “social evil” the Narendra Modi government should have tried to stamp out and ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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