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Crimes against women: UP accounts for 14% of the national total -Piyush Srivastava

-The Telegraph A look at a few such atrocities committed in the state during the first eight days of this month alone Lucknow: Hundreds of crimes against women are reported every month in Uttar Pradesh, whose chief minister Yogi Adityanath likes to point the finger at other states like Bengal. Uttar Pradesh accounted for 59,853 crimes against women — 14 per cent of the national total — in 2019, the latest National...

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State of India’s environment: Why farmers kill themselves

-Down to Earth The back of the Indian farmour is against the wall amid rising costs of inputs, climate change-induced risks and faulty market mechanisms More than 28 farmers and farm labourers die by suicide in India every day, according to the 2021 State of India’s Environment (SoE) report — an annual brought out by Down To Earth in association with Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The SoE report highlighted...

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27.37% prison inmates in India ‘illiterate’, over 5,600 techies, says government data

-PTI/ The Hindu Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous State, houses the maximum number of prisoners at 1,01,297. As many as 1,32,729 (27.37%) of the 4,78,600 prison inmates in the country are “illiterate” while 5,677 hold a technical degree or diploma, according to Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) data. The prison statistics presented by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy recently in Parliament were based on a compilation of...

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2.2 % of cases registered under the UAPA from 2016-2019 ended in court conviction

-The Hindu Home Ministry presents data in the Rajya Sabha. Only 2.2 % of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act between the years 2016-2019 ended in convictions by court, according to data presented by the Union Home Ministry in the Rajya Sabha. Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy informed the Upper House that as per the 2019 Crime in India Report compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau...

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Crimes against SCs, STs increased in 2019: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

-PTI/ The Indian Express "Yes, sir," said Minister of State for Home Affairs Krishna Reddy when asked whether it is a fact that crimes against members of SCs and STs communities have increased by 7.3 per cent and 26.5 per cent respectively in 2019 as per the latest 'Crime in India-2019' report of the National Crime Records Bureau. The government on Wednesday told Rajya Sabha that crimes against members of Scheduled Castes...

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