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Democracy
Digital India

Police surveillance: Arbitrary, unchecked and growing

Automated surveillance technology using drones to spot problematic human behavior in crowds is going to be tested at Technozion and Spring Spree festivals at NIT Warangal, reports the Verge. Lead researcher Amarjot Singh of the University of Cambridge claimed that their system has 94% accuracy at identifying violent poses. However, this accuracy drops with more people […]

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National
Politics & Political Commentary

Some questions about this demonetisation thing

Does the demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes really benefit India? To what extent? What is the cost to benefit? How do we measure success? And more questions.

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General
National

Full text version of Vanzara’s resignation letter

I found that there didn’t seem to be text versions of Vanzara’s resignation letter, so here is one.   D.G. Vanzara, IPS DIG of Police (under Suspension) Sabarmati Central Prison Ahmedabad. Date- 1-9-2013 To, Addl. Chief Secretary Government of Gujarat Home Department Sachivalaya Gandhinagar Sub: Tendering of resignation from my service with renunciation of all […]

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Women's rights

Recent Reports of Violence against women at Maps4Aid

Making it jazzy for those who find it dreary news too depressing. Here are headlines from February alone of reports of violence against women at Maps4Aid website. Note that these are a small fraction of what’s happening. To land up in the list: Out of all crimes that happened, a certain number got reported to […]

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