Crime

Lawless Kowloon was a City within a City, a Hub of Vice

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe dark past of one of the major hubs of the city was the infamous walled city of Kowloon.  It became a city within a city. A haven for criminals and debauchery. Dog meat restaurants, small toy factories, drug dens, and brothels, even unlicensed dentists. All flourished in the chaos. It was demolished in March […]

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Crime against Children sees 11% Increase in a Year: Kidnap and Rape at the Top

Reading Time: 3 minutesCrime against children in India has increased by a sharp 11% between 2015 and 2016, as freshly released NCRB data suggests. Looking at the concentration of reported incidents across the states, more than 50% of crimes against children have been recorded in just five states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi UT and West […]

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Virat and Anushka Wed, Panda Creates Toilet Paper, Burger King Fined for Child Labour, Camel Hospital Opens in Dubai, and Tribals Show the Way

Reading Time: 4 minutesTwo celebrities, the skipper, Virat Kohli, and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma, were most talked about, for their destination wedding, in an Italy, in a 13th century resort with five villas; Panda’s poo breaks down the fructose to extract fibre, a process of turning bamboo into toilet paper; a Burger King franchisee with 43 stores in Massachusetts […]

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Rape of Innocence: Is Humanity Dying?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHuman Rights Day (10th December) is observed globally. Pledges are taken to grant all human beings their basic inalienable rights. Yet millions of tortured and damned girl children continue to live in darkness, shame, pain, and agony.  Ruchira files a report on the Human Rights Day, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. I hate to pick […]

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Dawood Depressed, Dawn of a New Son, Peak XV Everest, and From Akhila to Hadiya

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Mafia don Dawood’s only son has become a Maulana. Is he paying for his father’s sin, who is depressed with his son’s decision?  The gharana politics is so deep in the Congress party that he is the sole contender for the post of Congress Party. The highest mountain in the world is named after […]

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Uber Uber Ban Ban, AI set to Rule the World, Shah Rukh gets the Moon, Khichdi Promo, and Hookah Bar

Reading Time: 4 minutesA far-right activist was banned from ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft after launching into a vitriolic anti-Muslim tirade in the wake of the New York terrorist attack. Stephen Hawking feels that robots (AI) will eventually replace humans completely. SRK, who celebrated his birthday on Friday (Nov. 3) owns several acres of land on Moon. The […]

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From Practice to Perfect: Sex with Minor Wife Criminalised by the SC

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a landmark judgement, the Apex Court ruled out the exception u/s 375(2) of the IPC as being unconstitutional, stating that if any husband engages in sexual intercourse with his minor wife, consensual or not, it will amount to rape and such husband can be subjected to up to 10 years of imprisonment under the […]

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Health: Care or Scare?

Reading Time: 6 minutesEvery profession has black sheep. The health sector is ailing with deep-rooted corruption. Shernaz exposes the rot, as one section of ethical doctors go hammer and tongs on the corrupt ones, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A headline in Pune Mirror some months back screamed, “MCI a den of corruption, says Symbiosis […]

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Aarushi Denied Justice, Deadly Curse of Elphinstone, From Wagon R to Biopic, Bitcoin Billionaire and We Want Sauce

Reading Time: 4 minutesShail reviews the fortnight that was in verse. Aarushi’s parents were acquitted of murder charges by the Allahabad High Court. In Mumbai, many died due to the collapse of a railway bridge at Elphinstone. The Delhi CM’s car was stolen from outside the Secretariat. Didi Taihuttu, a Dutch, has sold everything his family owns for […]

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No Amicable Settlement for Heinous Crimes: SC Brings Relief

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 4th of October, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, brought in a sign of relief by ruling that criminal proceedings in grave offences like murder, rape, dacoity, and financial fraud cannot be quashed even if the parties settle such dispute amicably. Any criminal activity is a public wrong against the society at […]

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