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Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Recommendations by several commissions gather dust as successive regimes decide to play it safe.

24 September 2021
Police Reforms In America After The George Floyd Killing

Police Reforms In America After The George Floyd Killing

Following the Floyd incident, several states in the US including New York have banned ‘chokeholds’.

30 April 2021

Need Police Reforms Or Else The Malaise Will Continue

What we need to bring in is a cycle of trust and an honest, progressive and positive police department, which delivers services with passion.

Bihar Police Bill Row: 'Govt Enforcing Police Raj', Opposition Parties On Eviction Of MLAs

Bihar Police Bill Row: 'Govt Enforcing Police Raj', Opposition Parties On Eviction Of MLAs

The opposition leaders alleged that the BJP-JD(U) alliance has pushed through the draconian Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021 that empowers Bihar Police to...

25 March 2021

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09 March 2021
No Means No: Says Pune Cop As Man Approaches Him Seeking Help In Asking Out A Woman

No Means No: Says Pune Cop As Man Approaches Him Seeking Help In Asking Out A Woman

During the live chat, a person approached Gupta and asked him to 'do something' to convince his female friend to accept his love proposal


03 December 2020
Manipur's Nongpok Sekmai Tops List Of 10 Best-Performing Police Stations

Manipur's Nongpok Sekmai Tops List Of 10 Best-Performing Police Stations

AWPS-Suramangalam in Tamil Nadu's Salem city and Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district are second and third respectively


10 September 2020
Police Reforms And 'Singham' Activities

Police Reforms And 'Singham' Activities

Some 'Singham' like activities being performed outside police agencies in Mumbai, in the backdrop of the Sushant Singh Rajput case have negated the Prime...


23 August 2020
Protest Erupts In US City Of Louisiana Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Black Man

Protest Erupts In US City Of Louisiana Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Black Man

The shooting was captured on video, and the state ACLU condemned what it described as a 'horrific and deadly incident of police violence against a Black...


27 June 2020
'George Floyds Of India': Anger Seethes Over Custodial Death Of Father, Son In Tamil Nadu

'George Floyds Of India': Anger Seethes Over Custodial Death Of Father, Son In Tamil Nadu

The death of P Jayaraj and his son Fennix, arrested for violating lockdown norms, has triggered a national furore against police brutality.


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27 June 2020
When The Law Is Equal, How Do Cops Often Get Away With Their Crimes?

When The Law Is Equal, How Do Cops Often Get Away With Their Crimes?

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the US is still fresh in world consciousness. And yet another ghastly incident of police brutality takes...


26 June 2020
Black Lives Matter: Minneapolis Council Puts Plan In Motion To Abolish Police

Black Lives Matter: Minneapolis Council Puts Plan In Motion To Abolish Police

The move comes amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota's largest city that have heightened many citizens' concerns about talk of dismantling the...


03 June 2020
From USA To France, Police Often Use Chokeholds To Nab 'Non-white' Suspects

From USA To France, Police Often Use Chokeholds To Nab 'Non-white' Suspects

Three days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer choking off his air, another black man writhed on the tarmac of a street in Paris as a...


30 May 2020
Fault Lines Of India's Criminal Justice System: Warning Bells And The Way Forward

Fault Lines Of India's Criminal Justice System: Warning Bells And The Way Forward

The criminal justice system is an integral part of the democratic setup. Therefore, it is imperative that comprehensive steps are taken to make the system more...


24 May 2020
Policemen Are Ordinary Citizens. They Should Know Their Boundaries And People The Law

Policemen Are Ordinary Citizens. They Should Know Their Boundaries And People The Law

The news media has to do a better job of educating citizens of their rights. The police officers need to know boundaries, and there has to be better...


28 March 2020
'Thought This Would Scare Them To Stay Home': Chennai Police Try Coronavirus Helmet

'Thought This Would Scare Them To Stay Home': Chennai Police Try Coronavirus Helmet

In India, despite the 21-day lockdown declared by the prime minister, many are still seen on the roads, flouting not just the restrictions but also the very...


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16 January 2020
Tales Of Police Excesses Raise Questions About Their Propriety. Is There A Deeper Rot In Agency?

Tales Of Police Excesses Raise Questions About Their Propriety. Is There A Deeper Rot In Agency?

For a force trained to follow orders, even those given with scant regard to the letter of the Constitution, it is perhaps not entirely wrong to blame the...


06 January 2020
Lies, Biases, Denials: Why Police Do Not Care About Their Image

Lies, Biases, Denials: Why Police Do Not Care About Their Image

The violence on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday evening and the alleged police inaction against the perpetrators, who rampaged through the...


24 June 2019
UP: Police In Badaun District Point Gun At People During Regular Vehicle Checking -- VIDEO

UP: Police In Badaun District Point Gun At People During Regular Vehicle Checking -- VIDEO

In a video that has gone viral on social media, cops are seen making people hold up their hands at gunpoint while they check their vehicle.


02 June 2019
Amit Shah Pays Tribute To Policemen At National Police Memorial

Amit Shah Pays Tribute To Policemen At National Police Memorial

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday visited the National Police Memorial to pay tribute to the policemen.


03 February 2019
Mamata Extends Support To Kolkata Police Chief, Says BJP Pursuing Political Vendetta

Mamata Extends Support To Kolkata Police Chief, Says BJP Pursuing Political Vendetta

The chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee alleged that the saffron party was 'misusing power to take control of the police and all other institutions'.


19 January 2019
Former Chicago Police Officer Jailed For Shooting Black Teenager

Former Chicago Police Officer Jailed For Shooting Black Teenager

The shooting and video in which ex-Chicago police officer Van Dyke was seen firing repeatedly at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald prompted protests throughout...


28 December 2018
Spotted Alien Sending Information About Earth, Man Writes To PMO

Spotted Alien Sending Information About Earth, Man Writes To PMO

The man, resident of Kothrud area, sent an email to the PMO saying he had seen an "alien object" outside his house.


21 October 2018
CM Adityanath Constitutes Commission For Modernisation Of UP Police

CM Adityanath Constitutes Commission For Modernisation Of UP Police

The Chief Minister said at present there was infrastructure for training only 5,793 constables and the government was planning to double the capacity by...


22 September 2018
‘Be Careful, Will Cut Your Tongues’, Andhra Police Inspector Threatens Abusive MPs, MLAs

‘Be Careful, Will Cut Your Tongues’, Andhra Police Inspector Threatens Abusive MPs, MLAs

The heated exchange of words came in the backdrop of a group clash in a village near Tadipatri earlier this week with Reddy alleging that police fled the scene...


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