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Mamata Banerjee’s ‘unsafe’ house up for security upgrade, will get 2 watch towers

The public works department floated a tender earlier this month to erect two towers overlooking the single-storey house. According to the tender document, the project will cost 74.02 lakh.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is protected by Z-plus security cover but aerial vigil around her house has been missing from the security drill.(PTI file photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is protected by Z-plus security cover but aerial vigil around her house has been missing from the security drill.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 09:32 AM IST
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100 prisoners in Maharashtra jails to get freedom on Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary

The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2018 06:19 AM IST
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Only 4 women prosecutors at 25 mahila courts, claims complaint

The Delhi government on Tuesday issued directions to the Directorate of Prosecution (DOP) to deploy 33 female prosecutors in the mahila courts within 60 days — a first in the national Capital.
The Delhi government on Tuesday issued directions to the Directorate of Prosecution (DOP) to deploy 33 female prosecutors in the mahila courts within 60 days — a first in the national Capital.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Delhi government on Tuesday issued directions to the Directorate of Prosecution (DOP) to deploy 33 female prosecutors in the mahila courts within 60 days — a first in the national Capital.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2018 01:45 AM IST
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Rajasthan jail officials want all jammers shifted to three prisons to curb mobile usage by inmates

The jail department demanded a budget of Rs 72.01 lakh to transfer the jammers, Rs 11.20 lakh for the establishment of new towers, and Rs 1.88 crore for the annual maintenance of the devices.
Between January and May, 241 mobile phones were recovered from the seven central jails — 86 from Jaipur, 43 from Jodhpur, 41 from Bikaner, 24 from Udaipur, 15 from Kota, 22 from Alwar, and 7 from Ajmer.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Between January and May, 241 mobile phones were recovered from the seven central jails — 86 from Jaipur, 43 from Jodhpur, 41 from Bikaner, 24 from Udaipur, 15 from Kota, 22 from Alwar, and 7 from Ajmer.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 14, 2018 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma, Jaipur

25 convicts from Delhi jails to be released on October 2

Twenty-five convicts from different jails of Delhi will walk free next month as part of the Centre’s amnesty scheme. The first batch will be released on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2.
The 25 convicts include women, elderly, ailing and differently-abled convicts.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The 25 convicts include women, elderly, ailing and differently-abled convicts.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 12, 2018 04:00 AM IST
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Soon, retired army personnel to guard Tihar jail inmates

Officials said former defence personnel will be appointed as warders, guards and assistant superintendents inside the prison complex.
Housing over 15,000 people, including notorious prisoners such as underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal, Tihar is India’s most populated prison.(AFP/File Photo)
Housing over 15,000 people, including notorious prisoners such as underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal, Tihar is India’s most populated prison.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 06:26 AM IST
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Satyendar Jain rejects proposal for special public prosecutors in ‘CS assault’ case

Delhi home minister Satyendar Jain and principal secretary (home) Manoj Parida strongly differ in the government’s choice of appointing public prosecutors in Anshu Prakash’s alleged assault case.
Delhi home minister Satyendar Jain(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi home minister Satyendar Jain(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 01:01 AM IST
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Maharashtra govt says outside food in multiplexes may lead to security issues

In an affidavit submitted to the HC, the state home department referred to a report submitted by the director general of police (DGP).
Last month, minister of state for food and civil supplies Ravindra Chavan had said in the state legislature that outside food would be allowed in theatres and multiplexes would be compelled to sell food items at a lower price.(HT File)
Last month, minister of state for food and civil supplies Ravindra Chavan had said in the state legislature that outside food would be allowed in theatres and multiplexes would be compelled to sell food items at a lower price.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 09:08 AM IST
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Movie-goers in Maharashtra may soon have to pay more for tickets

The cash-strapped state government has proposed to hike the annual licence fee of theatres and multiplexes multi-fold, the ultimate brunt of which may have to be borne by patrons.
Maharashtra has about 600 single-screen theatres and 76 multiplexes.(HT File)
Maharashtra has about 600 single-screen theatres and 76 multiplexes.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Rajasthan governor not to take guard of honour

Setting a new trend, Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh has told the state government that henceforth he will not inspect any guard of honuor
In a letter to the state government, governor Kalyan Singh said the guard of honour protocol should be ended for him.(HT File)
In a letter to the state government, governor Kalyan Singh said the guard of honour protocol should be ended for him.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 09:51 PM IST
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Odisha police to separate crime and law and order for better investigation, conviction rate

The DGP said a proposal has been submitted to the home department last week seeking augmentation of the police manpower so that inspectors in 115 of the 523 police stations can focus only on the investigation of crimes.
The proposal also seeks to have another inspector with over two dozen beat constables to maintain law and order and prevent crimes.(HT File Photo)
The proposal also seeks to have another inspector with over two dozen beat constables to maintain law and order and prevent crimes.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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New PCMC police commissionerate to have 10 stations in Pune city, 5 from rural

The inaugural date for the commissionerate still to be announced
The notification from the state home department states that a total of 4,840 posts have been sanctioned by the state government for PCMC commissionerate.(HT Representational Photo)
The notification from the state home department states that a total of 4,840 posts have been sanctioned by the state government for PCMC commissionerate.(HT Representational Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Committee on Bharat Bandh violence to submit report in three months

The committee will be headed by social justice minister Arun Chaturvedi.
On April 2, a nationwide bandh was called by Dalit organisations to protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling that they say dilutes the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.(HT FILE PHOTO)
On April 2, a nationwide bandh was called by Dalit organisations to protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling that they say dilutes the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2018 09:51 PM IST
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Speedy justice: ICJS to get push from Maharashtra government

The project will help the government in better digital coordination and sharing of crucial information related to criminal case investigations, and will also maintain transparency in the process
The state government has already rolled out the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) across the state which enables online registration of complaints along with sharing and accessibility of crime and criminal records across police stations.(HT FILE)
The state government has already rolled out the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) across the state which enables online registration of complaints along with sharing and accessibility of crime and criminal records across police stations.(HT FILE)
Published on May 02, 2018 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan

L&T, BMC spar over trenches dug for CCTVs in Mumbai

L&T implemented the Rs949-crore CCTV surveillance project in the city with more than 4,700 cameras which went live in 2017.
Larsen and Toubro’s (L&T) demand that the civic body waive off the Rs36-crore penalty, that it slapped on them for digging trenches ‘illegally’ for CCTV poles in May 2015, has reached the state government.(HT File)
Larsen and Toubro’s (L&T) demand that the civic body waive off the Rs36-crore penalty, that it slapped on them for digging trenches ‘illegally’ for CCTV poles in May 2015, has reached the state government.(HT File)
Published on Apr 22, 2018 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Why crime in PCMC just took a major hit

The cabinet on Tuesday approved 393 crore towards expenditure and establishment cost of the new commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad
Citizens, activists, civil society and elected representatives had been demanding an independent commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad since a long time citing rapid urbanisation, rising crime rate, inadequate police patrolling on the streets, and deteriorating law and order situation in the area as the reasons behind the demand.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Citizens, activists, civil society and elected representatives had been demanding an independent commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad since a long time citing rapid urbanisation, rising crime rate, inadequate police patrolling on the streets, and deteriorating law and order situation in the area as the reasons behind the demand.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

323 crore set aside for New Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissionerate

The new commissionerate is aimed at reducing the stress on the city commissionerate and ensuring that citizens get responsive and professional policing in the near future.
The new commissionerate is being set up in the wake of the union and state government directives that urban areas in the country have been witnessing rapid growth resulting in challenges for the police.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The new commissionerate is being set up in the wake of the union and state government directives that urban areas in the country have been witnessing rapid growth resulting in challenges for the police.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem  Inamdar, Pune
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