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Prison adalat a godsend for undertrials PDF Print E-mail
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603 released from Tiruchi Central Prison last year
Tiruchi next only to Chennai in releasing large number of offenders

TIRUCHI: The `Prison Adalat' concept of the District Legal Services Authority has come to the aid of undertrial prisoners involved in petty offences to a great extent.
Through prison adalats, 603 prisoners, including 246 women, were released from the Central Prison here during last year. Among the adalats held in nine central prisons in the state, the ones held in Tiruchi are next only to Chennai in releasing a large number of petty offenders.

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Country must reduce maternal mortality rate: Anbumani PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Women
KOCHI: The Government will spend Rs. 40,000 crore on a renewed Reproductive and Child Health Programme called RCH-II in the next five years to take care of impoverished mothers and children in the country.
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Concerted effort needed to tackle accidents PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations
A spate of road accidents in the recent days, including the one involving a tipper truck on the Changanassery-Alappuzha road that killed 10 persons, has brought up the question how safe Kerala's roads are. More than 3,000 lives were lost in road accidents in the State last year. Kerala is the second most accident-prone State after Maharashtra. The Government has already come out with some measures. Our readers write in with more suggestions to keep our roads safer:
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Custodial death: report sought PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations
Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Thursday, directed the Government to file a report before January 16 on the status of investigation into the alleged custodial death of a youth at Fort Police Station in Thiruvananthapuram.
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Tribals to be involved in conservation of forests PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Environment
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister for Environment and Forests A. Sujanapal announced here on Thursday that the Government was considering a proposal to involve all forest dwelling tribal people in the protection of forests.
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Mystery shrouds Panipat boy's murder in Delhi PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Children
NEW DELHI: A young man who was found murdered with a bullet wound in the stomach under highly mysterious circumstances near the official residence of Union Tourism Minister Renuka Choudhury in Lodhi Estate here on Thursday morning was later in the day identified as 21-year-old Puneet Munjal, a native of Panipat in Haryana.
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Aid for 10,000 SC families to buy land, build houses PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Children
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The SC/ST Development Department has drawn up a scheme to provide financial support to 10,000 landless Scheduled Caste families to purchase land and construct houses. Rs.70,000 for housing scheme and Rs.19,500 for buying land Rs. 35 crores earmarked for scheme Beneficiaries to be identified by January 20 Land for 1,000 tribal families by month-end
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