33 with criminal cases, 15 crorepatis in Bengal last phase polls

Kolkata : At least 33 candidates have criminal cases pending against them while 15 candidates are crorepatis of the 170 contestants in the fray in the sixth and last phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

Twenty five constituencies spread across the twin districts of Cooch Behar and East Midnapore will go to the polls on May 5 in the last phase.

According to a report released by the West Bengal Election Watch, of the 33 candidates with criminal cases, 27 face serious charges including murder.

Curfew in Manipur town after arson, clashes

Imphal : Indefinite curfew was clamped on Monday in a town in Manipur following clashes between residents and followers of a self-styled godman, in which many people were injured and vehicles were damaged.

Imphal East District Magistrate M. Joy ordered the curfew at Wangkhei Hijam Leikai after the clash near a temple of the self-styled godman Hijam Ratan alias Panthou on Monday morning.

At least six people were injured in the clash, in which 30 vehicles, including cars and auto-rickshaws, were damaged. As many as 13 vehicles were burnt.

Seven-year-old girl beaten up in Bengal, family blames Trinamool

Kolkata : A seven-year-old girl was beaten up allegedly by miscreants allied to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress after her grandfather - a CPI-M supporter - voted in the fifth phase of assembly polls in the southern outskirts Aof the city.

The victim's family alleged that the miscreants attacked the house in the Haridevpur area of the Behala East constituency on Saturday night.

"They were angry as my father-in-law cast his vote in the elections earlier in the day. The attackers are Trinamool activists," said the child's mother Basanti Bor.

UP police launch criminal tracking app

Ghaziabad : Uttar Pradesh Police here on Sunday introduced a criminal tracking app which is hoped to offer help, especially to the office going women who commute by auto rickshaws.

Launching the app here, Inspector General of Uttar Pradesh Police (Meerut zone) Sujeet Pandey claimed the app is first of its kind in the country.

Stating that the app works offline too, Pandey told media its important feature is that it opens a person's criminal record on voice sense.

'Scheduled Tribe status demand may ignite communal carnage'

Imphal : A Manipur group which is demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur to regulate the entry and stay of non-locals feels that the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meiteis will ignite communal carnage.

In view of the fast polarisation on the issue, the government may deny permission for a procession on May 22 by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee (STDC) in the Imphal areas where prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC are in place.

NHRC notice to Rajasthan over death of 11 children in home

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Rajasthan government over the death of 11 children, living in state-run rehabilitation home, under mysterious circumstances within a period of the last 12 days, a statement said on Friday.

Taking a sou motu cognizance of the entire issue through media reports, the commission has said that the issue is a human rights violation of the victims.

Retired IPS officer files petition against appointment of cop accused in Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter as Gujarat DGP

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Gujarat: Julio Ribeiro, former Mumbai Police Commissioner has filed a petition in Gujarat High Court against IPS officer, PP Pandey’s appointment as in-charge Director General of Police (DGP), Gujarat.

Pandey, who was out on bail in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan, has been appointed as the in-charge Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat after the incumbent P C Thakur was transferred to Delhi on April 16, 2016.

Jharkhand cattle traders' killing creates ruckus in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi : The killing of two Muslim cattle traders in Jharkhand in March triggered a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as the government maintained it needs to ascertain the facts behind the killing while the opposition demanded a house committee visit the affected area and probe the facts.

The issue was raised by Ghulam Rasool Balyavi of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U).

"They were part of an old trade of buying and selling cattle... They were brutally hanged. I think even the British did not do this to Indians," said Balyavi.

Bengal kid beaten up for tearing Trinamool posters

Kolkata : Enraged over his act of tearing posters of a Trinamool Congress candidate, a 10 year-old-boy was beaten up in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district.

The assault on the boy took place in Canning on Tuesday and comes only days after a girl barely three and a half years in age was beaten up along with her family in North 24-Parganas' Halisahar on Sunday night.

Only 50 percent crimes reported in Delhi, Mumbai: Survey

New Delhi : Only about 50 percent of crimes and about 12 percent of sexual harassment cases are reported to police in Delhi and Mumbai, a survey said on Tuesday.

According to a report by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), only 46.8 percent of crimes get reported to police in Delhi, while in Mumbai the percentage stood at 41.8 percent.

Even the rate of lodging a sexual harassment case was very low in both the cities -- only 7.5 percent cases were registered in Delhi, while in Mumbai, the rate was a bit higher with 11.1 percent.