As the scientific community mourns the loss of Lalji Singh, the ‘father’ of DNA fingerprinting in India, a look at how this technology has become so crucial in establishing both culpability and innocence.
Low crime rate numbers often don’t mean citizens are safer, and ‘rape capital’ and ‘crime capital’ could both be unfair assessments. In reports such as the one published by the National Crime Records Bureau last week, the quality of data is important, as is its placement in the right context.
Overall, 2016 saw a far higher number of people (35) dying during lathicharges across the country than in 2015 (7).
However, the NCRB data also shows that a large number of policemen were injured during these incidents of lathicharge.
It is for these reasons, the CRPF said, that the force has decided on a tactical shift. “We have decided that we will focus on people domination rather than area domination. In any case, if the people are not with you, you can’t do area domination either,” Bhatnagar said.
According to the NCRB data for 2016, incidents of rape of children have increased by over 82% compared to 2015. It is for the first time that such a sharp increase in sexual assaults on children has been registered.
The development is significant since any investigation against Jahan, or a decision on the annulment of their marriage ordered by the Kerala High Court, would be based on whether she was under pressure.
The ED case is based on a CBI FIR in the matter which had set off a judicial storm in the apex court last week. The agency had arrested Quddusi and five others on September 20 and also searched their premises.
Today, the village, approximately 50 km from the Sino-Indian border, is entirely dependent on pilgrims who come to visit Badrinath nearby. Mana is where the Pandavas supposedly walked past en route to heaven.
Ryan International School murder case: Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Punjab and Haryana High Court to decide in ten days the anticipatory bail pleas of three Ryan International Group trustees in the case.
Gagan Dhawan's name had also cropped up during the probe into the money laundering case against Moin Qureshi. His name was also found on the visitor's diary at former CBI director Ranjit Sinha's residence
The FIR, registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act, names Sterling Biotech, its directors Chetan Sandesara, Dipti Sandesara, Rajbhushan Dixit, Nitin Sandesara, Vilas Joshi, chartered accountant Hemant Hathi and then director of Andhra Bank, Anup Garg, among the accused.
One of the pilots of the BSF’s Air Wing has written to its top brass, alleging that like Rijiju, several VIPs, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, have been flying in unsafe conditions, with uncategorised pilots flying VIPs, aircraft not being maintained properly.
On a four-day tour of Uttarakhand to visit remote border outposts and to interact with ITBP personnel, Rajnath Singh on Saturday went to border outposts at Lapthal and Rimkhim near the India-China border.
The Home Minister said that his ministry was also working on quickly completing pending work on border roads. He said that of 27 roads approved, 10 were in Uttarakhand. Out of 10, four have been completed and two would be completed by the end of the year.
The Indian Express had reported on September 2 that the CBI had sent a similar note to the Central Agency Section of the Department of Legal Affairs (Ministry of Law and Justice) on June 22 — the same day that it informed the Supreme Court.