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State cannot be given unbridled powers to snoop

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Quick Edit Government’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha later this week, does little to inspire confidence in protecting personal data. According to the bill, government proposes to arm its investigating agenc... More »

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Authorities must wake up to the festering problem

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Quick Edit In the worst fire tragedy in Delhi in 20 years, at least 43 people were killed in a five-storey building when a short-circuit caused a blaze that choked most of the victims to death. The building housed over a dozen illegal manufacturing units and w... More »

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Police reforms can no longer be postponed

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Quick Edit The Unnao rape survivor’s difficulty in registering an FIR, forcing her to run from pillar to post for four months, exemplifies the odds that makes securing justice in rape cases a thankless proposition. The survivor, now fighting for life after bei... More »