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Opinion  /  Published 09.05.22

Mind matters

The Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India report 2020, released along with the National Crime Records Bureau data, revealed that India had lost more people to suicide — about 1.53 lakh citiz...
By Anwesha Chatterjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.04.22

Couple killed over witchcraft suspicion

Killing of elderly people and women on allegation of witchcraft continues in Jharkhand, which is now among leading states in terms of witch-hunting cases. On Friday night, an elderly couple were hack...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Governments must take concrete steps to arrest the ongoing mass extinction of species

False hope Sir — Anthropogenic activities and climate change have led to an acceleration of species extinction. Environmentalists have urged governments to prioritize the preservation of biodiv...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.02.22

Harsh bars: prisons

Crimes against women continue to be a major concern in India. According to the report, Prison Statistics India: 2020, among close to 90,000 prisoners serving time for committing offences, about 1...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.22

Track changes: fast courts

In India, few useful ideas work out as envisioned. Fast-track courts, introduced in 2000 and growing in number, were meant to lighten the burden of cases in district and subordinate courts. Yet in Dec...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 16.02.22

Ever on trial

For years, under-trial prisoners have outnumbered convicted persons in Indian prisons. But now the National Crime Records Bureau’s report, Prison Statistics India: 2020, shows that under-trial p...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.01.22

Witch slur assault on brothers

Cases of assault over allegation of witchcraft continues in the tribal state of Jharkhand even after a bill against mob-lynching has been passed in the Assembly. According to the National Crime Recor...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 08.12.21

Gaps remain: trafficking bill

Noble intentions are not enough to bring about real change in society; they must be accompanied by watertight policies and organized law enforcement. This is especially true of the trafficking in pers...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.11.21

Deep gloom

Late last month, the 2020 report on accidental deaths and suicides in India released by the National Crime Records Bureau threw up some disconcerting, but not unexpected, data. The pandemic year saw a...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty


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