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A view of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters in New Delhi. At a CBI-organised conference last week, law enforcement agencies discussed that the rising transnational crimes need close cooperation among international community for detection and collection of evidence in foreign jurisdictions.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Agencies discuss informal channels for fast info sharing among nations to solve crimes

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 12:53 PM IST
At least two officials who attended the conference said Indian agencies have been lately exchanging information with police forces or intelligence agencies of various countries on economic offenders, smugglers, cyber criminals and terrorists
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Donald Trump has claimed that he won the first presidential debate against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden(REUTERS)
Donald Trump has claimed that he won the first presidential debate against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden(REUTERS)

Donald Trump says he won US presidential debate

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Responding to questions on his remark regarding the far-right group Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by,” Donald Trump said he does not know who they are and would let the law enforcement agencies do their work.
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Around 11 problem statements based on consultations with state police and central agencies have been identified and sent to 120 institutions and R&D organisations across the country as part of the project.-Shutterstock-image
Around 11 problem statements based on consultations with state police and central agencies have been identified and sent to 120 institutions and R&D organisations across the country as part of the project.-Shutterstock-image

MHA studies tools to monitor darknet

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 04:22 AM IST
Academia, start-ups/Incubation centres, and research and development (R&D) organisations are working on the project to find solutions for cybercrime investigation and digital forensic challenges.
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is “very saddened” by the casualties in the communal clashes in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law(REUTERS)
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is “very saddened” by the casualties in the communal clashes in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law(REUTERS)

UN chief ‘very saddened’ by casualties in Delhi violence

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Communal violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi killed at least 34 people and left over 200 injured till Thursday as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.
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The deferment also came after the CEO had issued notifications for the first two phases, scheduled to commence from March 5.(AP)
The deferment also came after the CEO had issued notifications for the first two phases, scheduled to commence from March 5.(AP)

Fear of violence during Trump’s visit may have pushed back J-K panchayat polls

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The sudden deferment was announced late on Tuesday night through a notification issued by the chief electoral officer (CEO), Shailendra Kumar. “Credible inputs from the law enforcement agencies” were cited as the reason for the postponement of the polls that had been announced on February 13.
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Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his vow to negotiate a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan(AP)
Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his vow to negotiate a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan(AP)

Donald Trump renews vow to withdraw from Afghanistan

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:50 AM IST
In one of his few foreign-policy points in a highly partisan State of the Union address to Congress, Trump offered his blessing for ongoing negotiations with Taliban militants.
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Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Panel to study impact of verdicts on society

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:57 PM IST
At a meeting on Monday last, the Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Bhupender Yadav-led 28 member panel unanimously agreed to start work on the study.
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Chandigarh man gets 1-year jail for attacking public servant

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 12:50 AM IST
His brother-in-law, who was also involved in the act, convicted too; had thrashed an education officer for cancelling the duty of his wife, the then director physical education
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Unless India takes on caste atrocities, refines its ODF campaign to take into account caste realities and battles impunity, an equal and dignified society will remain elusive(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)
Unless India takes on caste atrocities, refines its ODF campaign to take into account caste realities and battles impunity, an equal and dignified society will remain elusive(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

When caste, sanitation, impunity come together | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 09:27 PM IST
The killing of Dalit children for defecating in the open reveals the long battle ahead
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The penalty for driving without a driving licence as per the new rules was increased to Rs 5000 from Rs 500.(HT PHOTO.)
The penalty for driving without a driving licence as per the new rules was increased to Rs 5000 from Rs 500.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Don’t harass people for producing digital vehicle documents’: Centre to states

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 10:04 PM IST
People can produce driving licences and vehicle registration and other vehicle related documents in electronic form to law enforcement agencies, according to transport ministry guidelines.
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P Chidambaram read out a statement explaining his stance vis-a-vis the look out notice issued against him by the ED and CBI(HT Photo)
P Chidambaram read out a statement explaining his stance vis-a-vis the look out notice issued against him by the ED and CBI(HT Photo)

‘Shall walk with a clear conscience and head held high’: Chidambaram

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Former finance minister P Chidambaram said he would expect the law enforcement agencies to wait till the Supreme Court decides his appeal against the Delhi High Court order cancelling protection against arrest in the INX media case
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The police on Tuesday night busted a fake call centre that had been operating out of an office in Sector 37.(HT photo)
The police on Tuesday night busted a fake call centre that had been operating out of an office in Sector 37.(HT photo)

Fake call centre busted in Gurugram,four arrested for duping US citizens millions of dollars

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times,Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 08:13 AM IST
The police busted a fake call centre that had been operating out of an office in Sector 37 for the past five month.
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“Maximum alert” in states and Union Territories.(PTI photo)
“Maximum alert” in states and Union Territories.(PTI photo)

Put security forces on maximum alert: MHA to states, Union Territories

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 03:20 PM IST
States and Union Territories are asked to keep security forces on “maximum alert” following decisions related to Jammu and Kashmir,also told the state governments that “special care” should be taken of Jammu and Kashmir residents and students residing in their state.
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Uttar Pradesh is placed third in the country with regards to the number of brides abandoned by NRIs.(Representative image)
Uttar Pradesh is placed third in the country with regards to the number of brides abandoned by NRIs.(Representative image)

NRI-abandoned brides say bill lacks teeth, demand tougher measures

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Battling barriers of police apathy and cumbersome legal procedures, several women of the state who were deserted by NRI husbands feel the need to have a strong law that protects their interests and brings the guilty to justice.
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Students are pictured at an education travel agency.(AFP file photo for representation)
Students are pictured at an education travel agency.(AFP file photo for representation)

Indian embassy advisory for students hoping to study in US

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:04 PM IST
The Indian embassy in Washington issued an advisory urging students hoping to study in the United States to go beyond the usual checks to ensure they were not applying to “fake” universities that law enforcement agencies here have set up in the past to “trap” immigration frauds suspects.
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Interpol’s Criminal Networks unit Assistant Director Jose de Gracia said the organisation will be glad to assist the ICC.(REUTERS)
Interpol’s Criminal Networks unit Assistant Director Jose de Gracia said the organisation will be glad to assist the ICC.(REUTERS)

ICC to join hands with Interpol to fight corruption

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The ICC on Wednesday said it has sought ‘closer working relations’ with the Interpol, an organisation which facilitates worldwide police cooperation, to widen the scope of its fight against corruption in the sport
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Electoral Bonds were introduced after changes in the Finance Act 2017; there was related amendments in the Income Tax Act, the RBI Act, and the Representation of People Act.(HT File Photo)
Electoral Bonds were introduced after changes in the Finance Act 2017; there was related amendments in the Income Tax Act, the RBI Act, and the Representation of People Act.(HT File Photo)

Privacy of electoral bond buyers vital: Centre tells Supreme Court

By Bhadra Sinha and Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 11:40 PM IST
The affidavit was in response to a petition filed by the CPI (M) questioning the law that permits “unlimited and anonymous” corporate funding of elections by way of electoral bonds.
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The ministry of road transport and highways collects and holds data as part of issuance of vehicle registration certificates (RC) and driver licenses (DL).(Picture for representation)
The ministry of road transport and highways collects and holds data as part of issuance of vehicle registration certificates (RC) and driver licenses (DL).(Picture for representation)

Government clears policy to sell vehicle registration data

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 10:36 AM IST
On March 8, the government approved a Bulk Data Sharing policy, enabling it to monetise a database of vehicle registration certificates, citing benefits to the “transport and automobile industry”, even as the issue of privacy and data protection looms large over such sharing.
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The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday barred Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Qadsia at Chowburji Chowk in Lahore.
The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday barred Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Qadsia at Chowburji Chowk in Lahore.

Pak bars Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday sermons, takes over JuD assets

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 12:14 AM IST
The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday barred Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Qadsia at Chowburji Chowk in Lahore.
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Pakistan began a crackdown against militant groups this week amid growing international pressure in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir by a terrorist group based in Pakistan.(PTI)
Pakistan began a crackdown against militant groups this week amid growing international pressure in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir by a terrorist group based in Pakistan.(PTI)

Detained 121 people, seized 182 madrasas, says Pak on action against terror

By Reuters | Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 03:35 PM IST
The interior ministry said it was part of a long-planned drive, not a response to Indian anger over what New Delhi calls Islamabad’s failure to rein in militant groups operating on Pakistani soil.
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Dave Richardson, chief executive of International Cricket Council (ICC), speaks during a news conference.(REUTERS)
Dave Richardson, chief executive of International Cricket Council (ICC), speaks during a news conference.(REUTERS)

ICC boss Dave Richardson ‘confident’ of corruption-free World Cup

By Agence France-Presse | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:31 PM IST
ICC boss Dave Richardson ‘confident’ of corruption-free World Cup
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A police personnel stands the site where the engine of the New Farakka Express train derailed along with eight coaches near Harchandpur Railway station in Rae Bareli on October 10, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
A police personnel stands the site where the engine of the New Farakka Express train derailed along with eight coaches near Harchandpur Railway station in Rae Bareli on October 10, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

Railways to soon install black boxes to probe accidents and assess crew performance

By HT Correspondent | Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 06:59 PM IST
The video/voice recording system in locomotives would provide invaluable data to investigators to help them understand the sequence of events leading to an accident and to identify operational issues and human factors, including crew performance.
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Google and Facebook are primarily advertising networks. They have successfully managed to destroy the business model for real news and replace it with a business model for fake news by taking away most of the advertising revenues from traditional and new news media companies.(AFP)
Google and Facebook are primarily advertising networks. They have successfully managed to destroy the business model for real news and replace it with a business model for fake news by taking away most of the advertising revenues from traditional and new news media companies.(AFP)

A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news

By Sunil Abraham
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 07:08 PM IST
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the target? How many people saw these advertisements? How many times? Transparency around viral content is also required
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The latest National Crime Records Bureau data shows there has been a 12% rise in rapes between 2015 and 2016, and that majority of the offenders in most cases are known to the victim(AFP)
The latest National Crime Records Bureau data shows there has been a 12% rise in rapes between 2015 and 2016, and that majority of the offenders in most cases are known to the victim(AFP)

The setting up of the sex offenders registry is timely

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 06:51 PM IST
The sex offenders’ list will help in enabling justice and monitoring an offender’s future behaviour but the State must ensure that there is no overreach and misuse
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An individual is not allowed to hold more than 10 banned notes. Besides, not more than 25 such notes could be kept for study, research or numismatics.(Picture for representation)
An individual is not allowed to hold more than 10 banned notes. Besides, not more than 25 such notes could be kept for study, research or numismatics.(Picture for representation)

Centre changes law to allow agencies to hold confiscated currency notes beyond specified limits

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Under the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017, banned currency notes beyond a certain limit could be held only by the Reserve Bank, its agencies, or other person authorised by it, and in pursuance of court order.
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Justice B N Srikrishna and Union minister of electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad address the media after submitting the report on 'Data Protection Framework’, July 27, 2018. One of its recommendations is to mandatorily store a copy of all personal data on servers located in India.(PTI)
Justice B N Srikrishna and Union minister of electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad address the media after submitting the report on 'Data Protection Framework’, July 27, 2018. One of its recommendations is to mandatorily store a copy of all personal data on servers located in India.(PTI)

Data localisation must go, it damages the global Internet

By Kritika Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Mandatory data localisation may seem attractive based on notions of sovereignty, but it only makes the personal data more vulnerable in the process
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Trapped in the ugly world of human trafficking, many young women recieve no legal or police help.(Photo: Shutterstock)(Shutterstock/Representational photo)
Trapped in the ugly world of human trafficking, many young women recieve no legal or police help.(Photo: Shutterstock)(Shutterstock/Representational photo)

The trafficking bill can be misused against victims and activists

By Ruchira Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 01:28 PM IST
This vagueness in definitions gives more power to the police and judiciary, who will become the interpreters of the law
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The Union Home Ministry has also directed strong action against officials concerned if they fail to abide by guidelines.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The Union Home Ministry has also directed strong action against officials concerned if they fail to abide by guidelines.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Centre asks states to appoint nodal officer, task force in each district to check lynching

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 10:31 PM IST
To check incidents of lynching, the Centre has asked all states to appoint a superintendent of police-level officer in each district and set up a special task force to gather intelligence and monitor social media contents, so that no one is attacked on suspicion of being child lifters or cattle smugglers.
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Gurugram Police’s cyber security internship will see workshops on artificial intelligence and Big Data Analytic/Dark Web Investigations, among other topics.
Gurugram Police’s cyber security internship will see workshops on artificial intelligence and Big Data Analytic/Dark Web Investigations, among other topics.

Gurugram Police cyber cell flooded with applications for its summer internship

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:34 PM IST
The annual internship programme by the city’s force will provide 100 students from law and technology backgrounds, intensive exposure to cyber security, and help them develop tools to assist law enforcement agencies against cyber crime and bullying.
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Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) soldiers stand guard during a raid on suspected drug dealers at Mohammadpur Geneva Camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 26, 2018.(AP Photo)
Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) soldiers stand guard during a raid on suspected drug dealers at Mohammadpur Geneva Camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 26, 2018.(AP Photo)

Over 100 killed during ‘war on drugs’ in Bangladesh

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2018 03:03 PM IST
The deaths of alleged drug dealers by the elite anti-crime unit, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and the police has invited criticism from the rights group and foreign diplomats expressed concerns over the “extrajudicial killings”.
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