National Crime Records Bureau
Jharkhand  /  Published 20.01.21

Police officer turns maths teacher

A young police officer in Jharkhand has been keeping aside time from his hectic duty to teach mathematics to students of a girls’ school in Dhanbad district. Pankaj Verma, 27, who is the office...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.21

High price: rising jail inmates during Covid

The rule is bail, jail is the exception. This is a principle reiterated through the years by the Supreme Court — even in 2020 when the managing director of a television channel was being granted...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Mamata blasts Shah over development remarks

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed Union Home Minister for “deliberately trying to project a dismal and gloomy picture” of her state during his two-day visit. She cla...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.20

The wronged: No sipper for Swamy

The right to live with dignity is non-negotiable. It is the responsibility of a constitutional democracy to ensure that this right is not applied selectively. But there is mounting evidence to suggest...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.20

Laws work: Death penalty for rape

Crimes against women in India show that, however severe, laws by themselves are no deterrent. The Karnataka High Court, however, has recommended that Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code that prescri...
By The Editorial Board in


Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Just so: Crimes against dalits

Institutional complicity in efforts to protect upper-caste criminals when the crimes are against Dalits was laid bare in the Hathras case in Uttar Pradesh. But that is just a blatant example among num...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.10.20

Cong seeks Yogi govt dismissal

The Congress on Wednesday asked the Centre to immediately dismiss the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh because of the alarming rise in crime in the state. “Criminals feel emboldened ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.20

Let go: The law against sedition

Indian politicians love to hang on to laws from the colonial era — the law against sedition is an example. Inscribed as Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, sedition is the incitement through ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.20

Marked out: Growing crimes against Dalits

The National Crime Records Bureau data present a picture of trends in criminality. It has to be assumed, though, that many crimes are not reported, especially those against women and against those les...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 04.10.20

Laughing cop ‘born without a mom’

Protester: Sir, why are you laughing at us? Police official: I laugh all the time. Protester: Don’t you think this is a serious issue? And you shouldn’t laugh at it. Police official: I ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


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