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Cyrus Mistry’s death brings back focus on fatal road accidents in India
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Cyrus Mistry’s death brings back focus on fatal road accidents in India

According to NCRB data released recently, over 1.55 lakh people were killed in road crashes across India in 2021 – the highest death figures recorded in such accidents in any calendar year so far

India lost 1.73 lakh people in traffic accidents in 2021; Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu reported highest
India

India lost 1.73 lakh people in traffic accidents in 2021; Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu reported highest

According to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the number of traffic accidents in the country increased from 3,68,828 in 2020 to 4,22,659 in 2021

Over 47,000 POCSO cases were registered in 2020, 1.7 lakh cases pending trial: Govt tells Lok Sabha
India

Over 47,000 POCSO cases were registered in 2020, 1.7 lakh cases pending trial: Govt tells Lok Sabha

According to the information received from the National Crime Records Bureau, 47,221 POCSO cases were registered in 2020 and 1,70,271 cases were pending trial by the end of the year

India needs to stop sleepwalking into the student suicide crisis
India

India needs to stop sleepwalking into the student suicide crisis

A study published by Lancet states that India has one of the highest suicide rates on the planet, with a significant proportion between the ages of 15 and 29 years old

Jharkhand: 45-year-old tribal woman killed on suspicion of witchcraft in West Singhbhum district
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Jharkhand: 45-year-old tribal woman killed on suspicion of witchcraft in West Singhbhum district

Murder on suspicion of witchcraft is a predominant social evil in the state. As per National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 590 people, mostly women, were killed over this in Jharkhand between 2001 and 2020

Jharkhand: 70-year-old woman dragged out of house, beaten to death over 'witchcraft'
India

Jharkhand: 70-year-old woman dragged out of house, beaten to death over 'witchcraft'

Murder on suspicion of witchcraft is a predominant social evil in the state. As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 590 people, mostly women, were killed over this between 2001 and 2020

Nadia case: Why rapes are still shame for the victim, rather than the perpetrator
Politics

Nadia case: Why rapes are still shame for the victim, rather than the perpetrator

It is appalling to note some instances of lawmakers shooting their mouths off with utter impunity. Is it a lack of education? Sheer insensitivity, or an attempt to play to the gallery? Hard to tell. But the statements tell their own story

Lok Sabha clears Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill: It’s a need of the hour, but we should proceed with caution
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Lok Sabha clears Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill: It’s a need of the hour, but we should proceed with caution

Apart from aiding in the investigation and trial process, experts believe that the Bill will also end police atrocity and bring transparency

Bengal’s never-ending night of political killings and Hindu persecution
Politics

Bengal’s never-ending night of political killings and Hindu persecution

As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, 47 political killings have likely taken place in West Bengal after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, of which 38 are said to be reported from South Bengal

Mamata Banerjee forgets West Bengal leads in political murders, ahead of UP, Gujarat, MP, Bihar
Politics

Mamata Banerjee forgets West Bengal leads in political murders, ahead of UP, Gujarat, MP, Bihar

As per crime statistics maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), West Bengal accounts for the maximum number of people killed under political murders

Indian undertrials up by 30%, convicts down by 15% since 2015, shows NCRB data
India

Indian undertrials up by 30%, convicts down by 15% since 2015, shows NCRB data

According to the National Crime Records Bureau's annual 'Prison Statistics India 2020', the number of Indian prison inmates in the country stood at 4.83 lakh by the end of 2020

Rukmini S’ 'Whole Numbers and Half Truths’ pushes back against misreading of data, misleading stories about India
India

Rukmini S’ 'Whole Numbers and Half Truths’ pushes back against misreading of data, misleading stories about India

Rukmini’s 326-pages long book explores little-argued angles to investigate the complete truth about the country, starting with its dealings with crime

It’s good that women can now marry at 21, but whose marriage is it anyway?
India

It’s good that women can now marry at 21, but whose marriage is it anyway?

The Cabinet’s move to approve the proposal to raise the legal age of women’s marriage from 18 to 21, bringing them at par with men, is a step in the right direction. But it doesn’t solve all the problems

From COVID-19 pandemic to culture of silence, why India is failing to protect children from online sexual abuse
India

From COVID-19 pandemic to culture of silence, why India is failing to protect children from online sexual abuse

To create safe digital spaces for our children and adolescents, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations, communities, the private sector, and experts need to come together

India recorded 77 rape cases, 80 murders daily in 2020, says NCRB report; crimes against women highest in Rajasthan
India

India recorded 77 rape cases, 80 murders daily in 2020, says NCRB report; crimes against women highest in Rajasthan

Among states, UP reported the maximum of 3,779 murder cases, followed by Bihar with 3,150 cases, in Maharashtra 2,163 cases were registered, the data showed

Crimes against women, children drop in 2020 but disobedience cases up, says NCRB
India

Crimes against women, children drop in 2020 but disobedience cases up, says NCRB

A total of 3,71,503 cases of crime against women were registered during 2020, showing a decline of 8.3 percent over 2019

Sedition law an affront to democracy; both public debate, judicial intervention crucial to remove provision
India

Sedition law an affront to democracy; both public debate, judicial intervention crucial to remove provision

There is a substantial case to be made for taking section 124(A) or sedition law out of the IPC, given that it has no relevance in a democracy and plenty of scope for misuse

SC dismisses petition seeking President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh over rising crime in state
India

SC dismisses petition seeking President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh over rising crime in state

The petitioner, advocate CR Jaya Sukin, cited NCRB and NHRC data in his plea. However, the Bench dismissed his claims and said a 'heavy fine will be imposed if he continues his arguments'

Stuck in a maze of caste, cops and laws, women's security in Uttar Pradesh has been a farce under successive state govts
India

Stuck in a maze of caste, cops and laws, women's security in Uttar Pradesh has been a farce under successive state govts

National Crime Record Bureau’s Crime in India 2019 report stated that crimes against women rose by 7.3 percent as compared to 2018. The state also had the highest number of crimes against girl children, the most dowry cases and the second highest number of rapes against Dalit women.

Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same web
India

Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same web

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, 19,223 women and children were trafficked in 2016 alone