NEW DELHI: India is working with 15 countries for cooperation in information exchange on cyber crimes and related issues in law enforcement. In response to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Lok Sabha, "India is working for bilateral cooperation with around 15 countries for exchange of information and data pertaining to cyber crimes and related cooperation in law enforcement." "As per the information provided by Ministry of Electronic and Infor...
VIJAYAWADA: The issue of crimes against women in the State rocked the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with members of the opposition YSRC storming into the well, demanding that the Speaker give them an opportunity to explain the gravity of such crimes. The House was briefly adjourned twice during sessions following uproar by the opposiiton. Home Minister N Chinnarajappa, during question hour, replied to the House saying that the government was taking measures to tackle the m...
Australia is in the process of revoking a law which makes it a criminal act to offend somebody of a different race. Politicians Down Under are planning to rewrite the country’s Racial Discrimination Act to raise the threshold for legal action beyond being offended. Advocates of the change claim the current standard is too low, strangles free speech and leads to frivolous charges. At present, section 18c of the of the Racial Discrimination Act says it is unlawful to “offend, insult, h...
Ryan Murphy's new season of American Crime Story is starting to take shape and now Penelope Cruz has been chosen to play Donatella Versace. Versace: American Crime Story will be the show's third season, following up the critically acclaimed The People v. O. J. Simpson series and the upcoming Katrina story. Hands of Stone actor Edgar Ramirez is also set to play famed fashion designer Gianni Versace with Darren Criss playing Andrew Cunanan. The future season's tale, of course, revolves around...
MAYABUNDER: Two constables of the the Andaman and Nicobar Police are in trouble for taking six civilians into the Jarawa reserve forest to hunt bats with two air-guns. It is a crime for non-tribals to enter the Jarawa forest under the Protection of Aboriginal Tribes (PAT) Regulation. The Jarawas are a protected tribe in the Andamans. The case registered by the Andaman Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti (AAJVS) staff on Saturday says that the two policemen, posted at the Chainpur outpost, reportedly wen...
Penelope Cruz has been cast as Donatella in the upcoming third instalment of American Crime Story, which will cover the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in his Miami home. The post ‘American Crime Story’ casts its Donatella Versace for third installment  appeared first on Digital Trends.
Neuroscientists have found that brain images reveal whether someone committed a crime knowingly or recklessly. It may seem like a small distinction but it could have a significant impact on the burgeoning field of “neurolaw.” The post Brain scans may reveal whether you committed a crime knowingly or recklessly appeared first on Digital Trends.
NEW DELHI: The recent attacks on Indians in the US are "hate crimes" and not a simple law and order issue, the government said today with an assertion that national interest will not be compromised for the sake of Strategic Partnership with that country.       Making a statement in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed confidence that the Trump Administration will not let these incidents become a trend and is keeping a close watch on it. &nb...
A second University of Michigan student has admitted to fabricating a hate crime, committed in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. Halley Bass pled guilty, Monday, to filing a false police report, alleging that an unknown attacker had approached her in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, and scratched her face because she had a “solidarity pin” on her lapel—a safety pin worn as sign that she was a welcoming figure to those who felt marginalized by Trump’s victory. Bass told ...
NEW DELHI: Alleged hate crimes against Indians in the US are being viewed seriously by India and the government will make a statement on the matter in Parliament next week, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. In recent weeks, at least two Indians have been killed in incidents of hate crime in the US. With Opposition members raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, Singh said the government has taken serious note of the issue. What is happening in the US is being viewed seriously by the governme...
An English police force is going re-educate all of its officers after re-defining “hate crime” to include acts of misogyny. North Yorkshire Police said it will retrain about  1,400 serving officers so that they know to treat women as a new class of victim, mimicking recent changes at other forces. The new definition means that suspects can face harsher prison sentences for any offence the victim (or “any other person”) thinks took place because they are female. Previousl...
Twenty five Senate Democrats urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to use the Justice Department to combat hate crimes Thursday after what they call an “alarming increase” in bias incidents around the country. “We write to urge you to make combatting hate crimes a major focus at the Department of Justice and prioritize funding for the protection of civil rights,” the Senators wrote, citing a recent spike in hate incidents as recorded by the Southern Poverty Law Center an...
New York City has seen a major increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes this year, the New York City Police Department said. Anti-Semitic hate crimes for the first two months of the year through Feb. 26 are up 94% compared to the same period last year — driving a 55% increase in hate crimes overall, NYPD officials said Wednesday, according to NBC News and DNAinfo New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio sees the surge as part of a nationwide wave of discriminatory crimes since the presidential election...
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police's Crime Branch, which is probing the clashes at Ramjas College, has recorded the statements of two St Stephen's College students who were allegedly beaten up by supporters of ABVP. The two St Stephen's students- a boy and a girl- have alleged that they were beaten up outside Ramjas College canteen by ABVP supporters, said a senior police officer. The girl has also alleged that she was hit with a stone by the ABVP supporters, he said. The Crime Branch team h...
HYDERABAD: Slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s widow Sunayana Dumala has sought the support of Bollywood stars- Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, in her fight against hate crime in the United States. “Amitabh sir, there was not a party that ended without us dancing to your songs. Our friends used to fondly call us Amitabh and Jaya because my husband is 6’ 2’’ and I am 5 feet. Shah Rukh sir, he was a huge fan of yours, and he made sure we watched yo...
Before President Trump’s first joint address to Congress, House Democratic leaders urged their members to be on their best behavior to avoid being “outclassed.” But there was one proposal in Trump’s hour-long speech that tested their resolve: Publicizing immigrant crime. “I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims. The office is called VOICE: Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement,” the President said, i...
Federal authorities have launched a hate crime probe after a white man allegedly opened fire on two Indian men inside a Kansas bar last week, fatally shooting one of them. The FBI said in a statement Tuesday that it is working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate the Kansas shooting as a hate crime “based upon the initial investigative activity.” Adam Purinton, 51, is accused of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old engineer from India, and wounding two other ...
A man and woman in Douglas County, Georgia have each been given double-digit sentences for their part in crashing an African-American child’s birthday party, in what the judge said was a hate crime. Jose Ismael Torres, 26, and Kayla Rae Norton, 25 — reportedly parents of three children — were found guilty earlier this month of violating the state’s street-gang terrorism law. The pair had joined a group called “Respect the Flag” that drunkenly drove around Geo...
Federal authorities are investigating whether the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia over the weekend was a hate crime. The FBI said in a statement Monday that it has opened a civil rights investigation into the late Saturday desecration at the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Police said more than 100 tombstones at the burial ground were toppled over, including some that were cracked in half. The FBI’s Philadelphia field and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of...
On Friday, technology company Microsoft announced the launch of a new Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Mexico as part of its global initiative to bolster IT security. The post Microsoft bolsters global fight against cybercrime with new facility in Mexico appeared first on Digital Trends.