Priest helps release of freed prisoner

Mysore, Jan. 28 (KCU)- The Superintendent of Central Jail here had decided to release 12 inmates, who were serving life sentences, on the occasion of Republic Day. Out of them four persons could not be…

Extrajudicial execution as a way of life

Custodial killings, disappearances, torture and mutilation by police and security forces continue in a culture of impunity A few years back, four young businessmen came to New Delhi’s upmarket business centre, Connaught Place. After parking…

Crime Goes Unabated; One Killed, Two Kidnapped

Patna: January 28, 2006< Patna Daily Emboldened by the new government's failure to contain crime in the state as promised by the NDA leaders in Bihar during the last Assembly poll campaign, criminals in Patna,…

High Priestess

Sudeshna Chakravarty meets the country’s first woman qazi, the gritty Shabnam Ara Begum. As we reach Nandigram, a village 170 miles from Kolkata, we become the village’s mehmaan (guest). After all, we are going to…

Sting surgery on Dr Sex Test

Anti-foeticide activists launch stealth operation on clinics New Delhi, Jan. 24: With a concealed camera and a miniature microphone, a pregnant woman captures the words and gestures of a doctor in a town in western…

US Soldiers Rape Case Dormant in Philippines

Manila, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The order to imprison four US soldiers, accused of raping a young Philippine woman in October, was annulled and the US Embassy in Manila allowed to take custody of them,…

Goddess, Let Them Go

Slave to religious prostitution, Telangana's joginis get to discover there's life beyond It was a three-year drought in her village, Humnapur, that signalled the end of Gangamani's innocence. She was 13 and her parents, on…