Distilled, a Firstpost podcast: Historian and philosopher Dilip Simeon on India's grim politics of crime and punishment
Distilled is a new podcast series from Firstpost, which introduces us to innovative, cutting-edge thinking about our world, and the issues it confronts, through conversations with some of the most highly-regarded experts in India and the world.
Manipur extra-judicial killings: SC agrees to reconstitute bench to hear cases alleging killings by police, Indian Army, Assam Rifles
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a bench for hearing cases on alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police in the insurgency-hit state.
Vivek Tiwari murder and UP's violent streak: State's link to Gandhism fails to blunt criminality aided by politics
As the nation kicks off two-year-long celebrations for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we continue to receive reminders on daily basis of how deep is the chasm between his vision of India and the reality, between his faith in truth and non-violence and how the Indian state perceives these two perennial values.
Supreme Court criticises defence ministry for not replying to CBI's letters on "extra-judicial killings" in Manipur
The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure over the Ministry of Defence not responding to letters by the CBI on 'extra-judicial killings' in Manipur.
The Supreme Court came down heavily on the CBI's SIT, probing alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in insurgency-hit Manipur, for not registering the required number of FIRs as directed by it earlier
The Manipur government will provide "necessary assistance" to a special investigating team (SIT) set up by Supreme Court to probe extra-judicial killings.
The Supreme Court on Friday directed a probe by the CBI into the alleged extra-judicial killings by the army, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police.
IG Rajnish Rai claims Assam encounters staged: CRPF refuses to release his report on extra judicial killings
The CRPF has refused to make public a fake encounter report, filed by one of its inspector generals, citing section 24 of the RTI Act.
Obituary: KPS Gill, a towering and controversial figure who crushed Punjab militancy with an iron fist
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill will be best remembered in India’s post-Independent history as the ‘supercop’ who successfully eliminated militancy in Punjab with an iron fist and saved the state from becoming a ‘Khalistan’.
Hailed by many as a supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab, KPS Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy
The Andhra police version of events with regards to the killing of 20 red sanders smugglers in Chittoor district has received a crippling blow
An Army spokesperson said it has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case, as the evidence recorded in the army court could not establish anything against the accused men.
IPS officer G L Singhal's statements on Ishrat encounter are now part of IAS officer Pradeep Sharma's affidavit to Supreme Court.
Of 46 cases the commission heard in Imphal, 22 have been found to be not genuine. The panel is yet to rest its case on the remaining.
UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns It should investigate allegations concerning past and recent violations of the right to life.
The SC expressed displeasure over the contentions of state which virtually tried to justify harsh measures taken by it in view of militancy