The government launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape law that included the death penalty after a gruesome assault on a young woman shocked the country in 2012, but crime statistics indicate the situation has got worse, not better, since then.
The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed petitions seeking a SIT (special investigation team) probe into the death of judge B H Loya, who was conducting a trial in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat in which now BJP president Amit Shah was an accused.
Police at the helm of the Philippine war on drugs were given top posts in the national force yesterday, indicating no let-up in a brutal crackdown that has caused international alarm, and defined Rodrigo Duterte’s 21-month presidency.
A court in Cambodia yesterday declined to grant bail to two journalists who have been charged with espionage for filing news reports to a US-funded radio station.
The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of US arms export policy yesterday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defence industry and create jobs at home.