Crime
Oct 20 2016
BEGGING SCAM
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Shweta Taneja
A begging scam is rampant on the streets of Bengaluru today. Citizen journalist Shweta Taneja shares her experience and cautions you.
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Sep 20 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Encouraged by the success of Neighbourhood Watch (NW) initiative in Whitefield, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East Division), Dr Boralingaiah M B has announced the extension of the programme to other areas of South East Division, ie, Kadugodi...
Sep 14 2016
CAUVERY PROTESTS IN BENGALURU
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Shree D N
Who wants violence? Ask anyone in the city, no one is happy. Shree D N shares her thoughts.
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Apr 12 2016
PRISONERS REHABILITATION
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Akshatha M
Rehabilitation is key for newly released prisoners, to avoid social stigma and financial problems. What are Karnataka's policies to support them?
Apr 04 2016
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Akshatha M
What is life like for those who get out of prison after serving life sentences? Akshatha M spoke to a dozen newly released convicts and shares a story rarely told.
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Mar 11 2016
TACKLING CYBER CRIME
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News Desk
Many a time, we don't think twice before we enter a password on a website, or make an online transaction. Here’s why you should pay more attention!
Mar 04 2016
WOMEN'S’ DAY SPECIAL: WHEN A WOMAN FILES AN FIR
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Ganga Madappa
Have you ever filed an FIR? What was your experience? This Women's Day, Amnesty is inviting women to tell the Bengaluru City police how they would like them to react.
Oct 09 2015
HOW TO MAKE BENGALURU SAFER
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Akshatha M
Providing transportation is a must for all companies that employ women in night shifts, according to government rules. Do these rules cover men too? Here is an overview on the existing rules and regulations.
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Jul 28 2015
FEEDBACK ON DNA PROFILING BILL
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Sunil Abraham
Centre for Internet and Society registers its dissent over new DNA Bill draft, and explains how it does not address the privacy concerns despite a seemingly powerful language.
Jul 27 2015
A STEP FORWARD IN REPORTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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Ganga Madappa
Bangalore City Police, in collaboration with Amnesty International, launched the ‘Ready to Report’ campaign to empower women in the city to report sexual violence with safety and dignity.
Jul 19 2015
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Residents in the Puttenahalli Lake vicinity beware!  One of the residents of the neighbourhood had a horrifying experience, as explained in this email message, received from a credible source. "One of our residents, on her way back after...
May 27 2015
STATUS OF MAJOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES
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Akshatha M
Citizens from Bengaluru were up in arms against the injustice meted out to the victims of these three cases. Where are the cases now? Has the system been able to prove the crime and deliver justice? Here is a status check.
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Apr 17 2015
MENACE OF MOB MENTALITY
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Ammu Joseph
A man reportedly driving crazily, mowing down people and perhaps even hurting a cop, is chased and finally stopped. Then, in an instant, the crowd becomes a mob, and is on the verge of losing control. Can you imagine this in your residential neighbourhood? Ammu Joseph witnessed such an incident today and posted this account of it on Facebook.
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Apr 07 2015
WOMENS' SAFETY IN HOSTELS
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Akshatha M
As there are no separate guidelines for hostels run by colleges, it makes sense to have a self-regulatory mechanism in place, to ensure safety. The safety assumes importance in the wake of a shoot out that happened in a Whitefield hostel.
Apr 03 2015
CONMEN OFFER INSURANCE SUM TO POLICY HOLDER’S NOMINEES
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Pavan Kulkarni
When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Here’s how some fraudsters tried to con a resident of Koramangala, promising a large sum of money.
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Mar 19 2015
D K RAVI'S DEATH : PROBE BY CBI OR CID?
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Akshatha M
IAS Officers’ Association is yet to pass resolution demanding for CBI probe collectively, but many officers are supporting CBI probe, to bring in clarity into case of D K Ravi's death.
Feb 28 2015
A VICTIM OF MALNUTRITION
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Karthik Ranganathan
4-year-old Nawaz passed away from pneumonia. Afflicted with cerebral palsy, he was also severely malnourished. The responsibility for his death could very well fall on the hospital that refused to treat him.
Oct 29 2014
ALL FOR QUICK BUCKS
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News Desk
These firms might take you for a ride - promising dream jobs for a good fee, giving you fake certificates! Check the list of fraudulent firms, shared by the Crime Control Bureau.
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Oct 28 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Raja Bandi writes: A couple of my friends went birding at Hebbal lake on 21st October 2014 at around 6.30 am. There were people around jogging and walking etc. While birding, a guy turned up with a broken bottle and a wooden stick and demanded...
Aug 12 2014
CHILD-CENTRIC ACT
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Ganga Madappa
What needs to happen when a case of child sexual abuse is reported? The POCSO Act looks to secure quick justice without causing any additional trauma to the victim of child sexual abuse.
Jul 30 2014
NO ACTION ON SCHOOL AUTHORITIES
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Nikita Malusare
One of the newly arrested persons was picked up by police earlier too, when he went to prison to give food to Mustafa, say sources. He was released, and re-arrested on Monday.
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Jul 30 2014
SECTION 66A USED AGAINST TROLLING
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News Desk
Infamous section 66A of IT act can be used in case you are facing abuse by someone on internet. Here is a real case from Bengaluru where an abused filed a complaint against the abuser.
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Nov 20 2013
NOT ANOTHER ATM ATTACK!
K C Bose
The brutal attack on a woman inside the closed shutters has sent shudders among civilians in Bengaluru. Are there any solutions?
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Oct 21 2013
GOVT YET TO WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER
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Bosky Khanna
The state Police Complaint Authority has been formed in September, after three years of stoic silence on the issue by the government. However, it has no staff, not all members are appointed and it hasn't started investigating cases.
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Oct 16 2013
SECURITY APPS FOR SMARTPHONES
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Bosky Khanna
GPS-enabled smartphone can be your best friend in crisis. It can send SOS messages and calls during crisis, and send your location details to your prime contacts - just with the help of an app.
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Aug 30 2013
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
N Jayaram
What should be the treatment for offenders? Why are women expected to forgive those who offend them? Every day too many incidents of sexual harassment take place in BMTC and Metro, which go unreported most of the time.
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