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March 2009

Stop communal, divisive and hate politics - Petition

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Bribed voters could get 6 months in jail?

Read with interest in a newspaper this morning that Mr P Manivannan, who is the Returning Officer for Mysore is talking about tough measures to monitor misuse of Liquor and Money in Lok Sabha Elections. See this Biz Standard story: DC strict on curbing Malparctices.

Domestic violence

At a Rotary Club seminar in Bangalore speakers called for empowerment of society to prevent domestic violence.  Police woman Kiren Bedi,  citing a UN report said India ranked third in the world - behind only Poland and Japan - when it came to incidence of domestic violence.

State gets its ‘act’ together, hopefully


After an interminably long sitting on tabling of the Karnataka Police Act for more than a year, the state government has decided to implement the Act through an executive order to avoid a possible embarrassment when the monitoring committee set up by the Apex Court would come for a visit later this month.

Moral policing, Ragging, Corruption and Angst

According to Soli Sorabji, the supreme court called ragging a “ violation of Human Rights”, while a Prevention of Ragging in Colleges and Institutions Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2005, has not been enacted yet. That surely brings a feeling of outrage and helpless in many of us in this country. comment guidelines

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