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From The Desk of The Editor, The Kolkata Protector July-August 2018

Decoding the new face of global terrorism The first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan streamed on Amazon Prime had clearly highlighted the elements that...

Raising General Literacy To Combat ‘Fake News’ Boom

What is fake news? There are plenty of things which pop up on social media feeds that may appear to be true although often they...

Decoding Fake News For Young Adults

K Sanjay Kumar Gurudin, an IPS officer of the 2005 batch, Kerala cadre. a socially conscious cop, well-known cyber expert, and an author of...

Mounted Police: Galloping With Glory

The Mounted Police wing of KP inducted 11 new horses in their family. A team of experts from the department handpicked these horses aged...

Do Not Allow ‘Fake News’ to Fool You

In the past one year in many states of India due to rumours of child theft on WhatsApp groups, rowdy mobs have killed nearly...

Challenges of An Ageing Prison Population

Dr. Michael Pittaro is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with American Military University and an adjunct professor of criminal justice with East Stroudsburg University....

Constable Arup Mukherjee: Changing Lives of The Socially-Deprived

Arup Mukherjee, a responsible Constable of Kolkata Police has created waves in his arena for conducting the most challenging assignments. Be it the scorching...

The Rendition of An Insider

Safe Drive Save Life: The beginning of a movement SDSL is one of the largest traffic safety drives that the nation has witnessed. The programme,...

Rajkumar Singh Steers Congestion Out of Choked Burrabazar Area

A few years back, various media platforms hurriedly portrayed him as the villain in the Jadavpur University episode. However, incessant media trials and speculative...

Vaishali Dalmiya: Resurrecting Hopes of The Downtrodden

Vaishali Dalmiya is an MLA from Bally Constituency. She has been a true socialite, catering to the needs of the downtrodden since her early...

Sealdah Traffic Overhaul: A Welcome Change

Sealdah is one of the busiest transit points in the country itself. Very recently, there have been drastic changes foran all-out facelift, presently in...

The Friendship Cup: Touching Lives

This year 638 nos of clubs have participated involving 12,760 players in the Friendship Cup Tournament. Mike Powell Former Olympian (World Record Holder in...

Garden Reach Police Station: Blending The Community And The Cops

Among the police stations of Kolkata, especially after including the added areas, Garden Reach Police Station happens to cover substantially a big region, which...

Digital Forensics: Combating Cyber Crimes

Name: Ummed Meel Designation: Cyber Expert(Police and Defence Trainer) Bio: Education: B Tech (ECE), CEH(EC-Council), Diploma in Cyber Law, LLB (Pursuing) Ummed is closely associated with police, Air...

The French Life in Kolkata: Consul General of France Relives The...

Mr Damien Syed has been the Consul General of France in Kolkata since September 1, 2015. From 2009 to 2012, he was in charge...

Shuddhi: From Darkness To Enlightenment

For every police force in the modern day world, the never ending challenge is to keep track of the changing nature of crimes committed....

Circulating Fake News by Various Means – a Cyber Offence

It has become a regular practice to circulate offensive messages/fake news through SMS, e-mail, Messenger or other means and the impact of those fake...

Winners Women for Women

Aiming to combat and prevent crimes like molestation, eve-teasing and make public places safer for women, the Kolkata Police launched a special all-women patrolling...

Blood Pressure Control Without Medicine

High blood pressure is a major public health problem. Normal blood pressure is defined as blood pressure of less than 120/80mm of Hg. High...

India in 2018-19 is Not Worried About Roti, Kapdaa And Maakan....

How the CSR canvas changed during your 12-year long journey with Magma? I have been with Magma for little more than 14 years now. It...

Jai Ho Celebrating Cop Community Bonding

This year, Kolkata Police’s Jai Ho was based on the theme—“Manusher Sathe” (With People). Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the function which...

Redefining Leadership: The Former Member And Coach of Indian National Hockey...

Ranjan Negi recently spoke on ‘Leadership’ at a function held at the Kolkata Police Law Institute. The students of the institute and members of...

Saluting The Craft

 

Editorial – Kolkata Protector: April-May 2018

Dear Readers, Beijing police have recently started using smart glasses which are geared with AI (Artificial Intelligence). It helps them to them to pick up...

From the Desk of The Commissioner -Kolkata Protector April-May 2018

As Kolkata moves towards a more protected and integrated society, practical alterations to the inherently embedded notions of policing have also undergone changes. Having the...

Authors And Their Milieu

Taking time out from hectic professional schedules, several IPS officers have released their literary works at the Kolkata International Book Fair this year. A fiction...

Adding Spunk To Real-Life Crime Tracking, Thriller-Writer Supratim Lives His Dream

A cop and a storyteller, a policeman and a narrator, a committed law enforcer and a chronicler...Unheard of. But beyond the confines of the...

Murlidhar Sharma: Shayar in Khaki

“With the passage of time Bollywood has weaved a stereotype image of the state of Haryana in the minds of the common people of India,” asserts Murlidhar Sharma. The state has...

Joint Commissioner Sujay Chanda: A Super Cop, Musician And An Avid...

One of Kolkata Police force’s finest officers, Joint Commissioner Sujay Chanda (IPS), remains a colossal strength through his activities and endeavours. A true blue-cop...

Mr Buddhadeb Mukhopadhyay – A Super Cop With A Difference

Men in uniform are often considered to be the traditional sentinels of law and order who have the uphill task of ensuring peace, security...

Siddhartha Chatterjee – The Multifaceted Super Cop of kolkata Police

The new generation of police officers in Kolkata Police force is indeed supremely talented in subjects of diverse interest. We are so used to...

Apurba Lal Sarkar: Lalbazar’s Very Own Gaan Dada

In every police force,there are always some talented, dynamic and versatile personalities who don’t often come in limelight but silently perform without indulging in...

Sampa Guha: The Unyielding Powerlifter

Sampa Guha is a Sub-Inspector with the Kolkata Police force, who has achieved great things in the field of weightlifting and countless medals at...

Anirudhha Das: The Man Through His Lens

When I heard about Mr. Das and his work in the field of photography, I was quite intrigued. To be honest, one does not...

Biggest Threat is Lack of Awareness, Says Cyber Crime Specialist Dhanya...

According to Internet and Mobile association of India, Internet users in India will reach 500 million by the end of 2018. As, more and...

5 Snags Faced by India’s Fast- Evolving M & E Industry

It is not easy to list down only five hurdles faced by the Media and Entertainment industry of India, but I shall give it a...

Damini Celebrating Girl Power

Dr. Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, inaugurated Damini, a project of Kolkata Police and Shreeja India,...

Traffic Rules in School Syllabus: A Meaningful Measure or A Compelling...

It is believed that children between the ages of 5 and 9 years are the most impressionable and traits that are learned by them...

James Long Traffic Guard: Walking That Extra Mile

A 9-year-old girl was roaming helplessly around the crossing of Raybahadur-James Long Sarani. The little girl seemed mentally distraught and confused as she approached...

Lalbazar Security Force: More Eyes on Ground Than Ever

Lalbazar Headquarters of the Kolkata Police is one of the most prestigious and oldest police headquarters of the country situated at 18, Lalbazar Street,...

Medica Group of Hospitals Touching New Heights Healthcare Delivery in the...

Medica Hospitals, one of the most reputed and leading healthcare chains in eastern India today, has built and managed a number of Multispecialty and...

Thakurpukur PS: Steering in the Change

It was a long commute but finally, I reached Thakurpukur Thana. On my way, the rigours of summer were very evident—as harsh and cruel...

Project Damini: Empowering Kolkata’s Young Girls

Over the last few decades, we have noticed that empowering school girls in India is often not effective in achieving their intended results. Initially,...

With You Always…

Tejaswini – Empowering Women

Kolkata Police organized a five-day self-defence workshop for women of all ages. Tejaswini is the first such workshop by the police for women who...

Tomorrow’s Foundation Ushers A New Chapter In Anti-Tobacco Campaign In Kolkata...

In most of the third world countries, teenagers coming from marginalized sections of the society are most susceptible to tobacco consumption. In Kolkata, along...

Joint Commissioner Sujay Chanda: A super cop, musician and an avid...

One of Kolkata Police force’s finest officers, Joint Commissioner Sujay Chanda (IPS), remains a colossal strength through his activities and endeavours. A true blue-cop...

Cops Issue Directives To Reaffirm Fight Against Cyber Crime In City

As incidents of cyber crime and ransom-ware attacks rise in the city, there is a clarion call from the police and administration regarding customised...

A Graceful Transition For The Men In khaki

“We are trained to protect…” And that’s the motto Kolkata Police is living up to. In a candid chat with V Solomon Nesakumar, IPS, Deputy...

Kolkata Traffic Police A Responsible Epiphany

What makes our everyday people exemplary? What do we not have common with all these exceptional people and those we are so used to...

Red Road Carnival Saluting The City’s Festive Spirit

The biggest festival of Bengal received a grand salute at the historic Red Road of Kolkata, where as many as 68 of the city's...

With Five New Harleys In Their Fleet KP Is All Set...

It has been 160 years of Kolkata Police’s glorious journey, the oldest Commissionerate in the country, having an illustrious history of excellence in every...

What Kolkattans Feel About The Harleys

The speed demons are here. And so are the opinions. Ushering in an era of unprecedented momentum, the Kolkata Police has recently inducted brand...

The Magical Muslin And Its Marketing Matrix

Mrityunjoy Bandyopadhyay, CEO of WBKVIB, speaks on garnering huge support for the dying art form and how, amid extreme difficulty, the Bengal government through Biswa...

Trauma Care And The Need Of The Golden Hour

An emerging medical facility even a few years ago in the country, trauma care has come a long way in the last decade. With...

Fifa U-17 World Cup Ushering In A New Era India Gears

It’s just about a fortnight to go before India hosts its first major FIFA tournament– the Under-17 World Cup and naturally the buzz around...

Football Fiesta

A new feather on the cap of Bengal as Kolkata successfully hosted one of the most prestigious events in the world of football. To...

Kolkata Police’s Digitization Spree In Urban Policing

The nation is flooded with the mega wave of digitization and it is likely to grow manifold in the coming years, says a report tabled...

Is Our Judicial System Ready To Take The Digital Leap

In India right now, one of the major policy objectives of the present Government is to achieve a ‘Digital India’. Indians are being urged...

Durga Puja Inc.

Two gentlemen and a lady, all in their late 30s, dressed impeccably in corporate attire were waiting at the Board Room in a Sector...

Harbinger Of Hope

“Length of life should be measured not by the number of years but by the number of right actions.” These famous words by Dutch...

Nabadisha Touching Lives

Nabadisha is an initiative taken up by Kolkata Police to care, protect and uplift the lesser privileged children of the city, especially the pavement...

Bengal’s Readiness To Protect A Child

India is home to 19% of the world’s children population and 40% of Indian children are vulnerable. They are subject to abuse, exploitation, deprivation...

Ryan Fallout Basics Must Be Set Right

The killing of a seven-year-old inside a thriving Gurgaon school has raised several questions on the safety of our younger generation. The killing has...

Shooting Star

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni visited PTS (Police Training School) recently and tried his hands on some of the most advanced weapons that...

Current Information Technology Framework In India

For every lock, there is someone out there trying to pick it or break in. Information technology alone cannot provide us an absolute shield...

Thank You kolkata!!

The Kolkata Police is integrally woven into the very fabric of the city, its lanes and bylanes, its culture and heritage, its bygones and...

Message from Sri Rajeev Kumar, IPS

In drawing up day-to-day chores, it has become imperative these days that we have easy access to products that we need at the click...

Editorial – Kolkata Protector: April – May 2017

Steps like demonetization have not only changed the entire economic climate of the country but have also created a new digital economy. India’s bonhomie...

Beleghata underpass to open before FIFA final on Oct 28

A flank of the Beleghata underpass will be thrown open to the public before the Under-17 FIFA World Cup final takes place in Kolkata...

Chhath Puja celebrations begin amidst green norms, court order

A meeting was held at Rabindra Sarovar attended by Soumitra Mohan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), local Councillor Baishanna Chatterjee, OC Lake, officials and...

Beware Traffic offenders! Violation to burn bigger hole in pockets

With so many accidents due to rash and negligent driving on our roads, the Government of West Bengal launched the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’...

Alert Cops Pin Down Vehicle Thieves

Alertness on duty at night paid off. A constable and a homeguard’s quick response and their 4km-long chase on their patrolling motorbike led to...

Single Entity, Diversied Roles

“April is the cruelest month”, wrote T S Eliot about a hundred years back. Did he have, among other things, the Kolkata summer in...

View From The Top – Rajeev Kumar Commissioner of Police, Kolkata...

Dear Readers, Safety and security of the citizen is paramount importance to Kolkata Police. Its inclusive efforts for the set goal, in some cases inspire...

Editorial – Kolkata Protector: April – May 2017

Dear Readers, A few decades ago Kolkata had a serene beauty as it was not bustling those days. However, the city is changing very fast...

Kolkata Police Law Institute A Centre Of Excellence

Kolkata Police Law Institute is a milestone in the history of Kolkata Police and it is unique because in no state perhaps there is...

Bomb Disposal Squad Curbs The Subversive Activities Saves Lives

Imagine the scene from a James Bond's lm. Bond is coming forward, meeting a person and shaking hand with him. The person in order...

Preaching To Develop A Better Road Culture

Kolkata Police has taken up an ambitious project– 'Jaago' in order to achieve the goal of 'Safe Drive, Save Life' campaign. The project has...

Kolkata Police Family Welfare Centre Supports Its Members

Kolkata Police has set up a welfare society to take care of essential requirements of the men in uniform to ensure that their social...

Sampark

Students' interaction with police ofcials during a Sampark session at PTS and Lalbazar

DMG Dares To Meet Any Unforeseen Situation

Kolkata Police has formed an elite force Disaster Management Group (DMG) in 2002 with men and ofcers from various units to meet any challenging...

Road Safety Week

Snaps of Road Safety Week 2017 organised by Kolkata Police from 3 to 7 April

Yet To Unclog Trafc Snarl At Garia-More

Garia-more, a major road connecting point by between Kolkata and South 24 Parganas, continues to be a headache for the Regent Park Trafc Guard...

Initiative Sampark Students’ Day Out

There are several community initiatives of Kolkata Police looked after by its Community Policing Wing. SAMPARK is one of them. Students' Assembly for Meaningful...

Facing Diversied Challenges

It is hard to believe that A-one city like Kolkata is having villages within its area. We are not talking about virtual presence. But...

Diminishing Loneliness Among Senior Citizens

Old age is said to be the second childhood of a person. The similarity between a child and an elderly person lies in their...

Cops Crack Clueless Killing Accused Gets Life Sentence

Case No. - 340 dated 17.09.2011 u/s 302/ 201 IPC of Burtolla Police Station They fell in love and it could have been a poetic...

Laser For Piles Fissure And Fistula A New Dimension

The LASER was rst invented in the year 1960 by Theodore H Maiman. The term "laser" originated as an acronym for "Light Amplication by...

Victims Get Redressal And Feel At Home At Women Police Stations

It is said that there is a woman behind every successful man. But how many of us do really believe this. The number is...

It Is The Best Time To Buy Your Dream Apartment

Almost every family in the world has its tales of fabulous real estate opportunities that were missed or ignored by one or other of...

Consumer Rights Jago Grahak Jago

Consumer awareness is about making the consumer aware of his/her rights. It is a marketing term which urges the consumer to be aware of...

Jaago Olympiad

Prize distribution ceremony of Jaago Olympiad – a short lm competition

Holi Celebration

Holi being celebrated in the City

Hockey Tournament

Glimpses of the Hockey Tournament held at Maidan

Citizens’ Candid Comments

On a scale of 5, 5 being excellent and 1 being poor, the Protector asked a cross-section of people how they rate Kolkata Police...

Police Panorama

Commemoration Day - American Center Attack

Road Safety Week Observed With Great Enthusiasm

Road accidents are causing serious concern with the steady increase in the vehicular trafc even as authorities have taken multi-pronged strategy to deal with...

Eid ul-Fitr At Red Road

Eid ul-Fitr is the time of forgiveness and thanking Allah for helping people to complete their spiritual fasting. The festival begins with morning prayers...

Kolkata Police Reorganises Its Divisions

Another Division is about to come under the purview of Kolkata Police’s jurisdiction as stated in a circular dated June 23, 2017. The new...

Medals for Cops – Honour for Civilians

There are some jobs in our society which are quite thankless. One of them is the job of a policeman. He or She has...

Commissioner’s Column: Yes We did it!

New  Year  is  the  harbinger  of new hopes and brings in fresh ideas, resolutions to make new moves and introspection for ensuring better tomorrows...

View from the top – Rajeev Kumar Commissioner of Police, Kolkata...

After hectic time with Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali and Chhat Puja, Kolkatans have shifted to the soothing cultural arena, which has always been very...

Compassion Turns Goon To A Responsible Citizen

In the afternoon of this summer in sweltering heat, I was exiting from Tollygunge Post ofce, after collecting quarterly interest of deposits. At that...

Cops Pin Down Online Fraudsters

Internet is a boon for the present age, yet it brings some factors along with it which when not taken care of properly may...

New Alipore Police Station Redening Police Public Relations

New Alipore in south Kolkata is one of the posh areas in the city. Naturally there has been a lack of so called Para...

South-West Trafc Guard Toils 24×7 Regulates Road And River Traffic

Presence of a large number of important commercial organizations including Kolkata Port, Headquarters of the South- Eastern Railway, Hindustan Lever, Britannia Industries, Braithwaite, ITC...

Green Corridor Laid Out For Safe Passage Of Retrieved Organs

Rational thinking, commitment and devotion to duty worked wonder by saving three lives, creating a historic moment in the medical history in Kolkata. One...

A Cop With A Photographer’s Eye

Art is a manifestation of emotion which people understand, admire and indulge. In some cases emotion is passed on to the younger generation. As...

Cardiac Problem First Symptom Is Too Late..!!

It is worrying yet true, that heart problems are becoming as commonplace , as to effect one in ve adults. The warning bells were...

iLEAD Becomes Ground Zero For Cyber Security Awareness In The City

Much of the data that used to be stored on paper, is now stored exclusively on hard drives so that it can be accessed...

India Tightens Its Anti – Hijacking Law

Terrorism  has  been  an  age-old phenomenon. Current day conditions have however turned terrorism into a much more international phenomenon. The hijacking of an Indian...

TCC: The Backbone of Trafc Department

Smooth  trafc  movements  in any city depict its liveliness and Kolkata despite  limited  roads and all other odds has established its vivacity. It has...

Community: Football for Friendship

Kolkata is thriving with economic boom. Nevertheless, its society is riddled with many problems, and it is still carrying the burden of colonial legacy. Thus...

Combat Battalion puts emphasis on additional Training Infrastructure

Kolkata Police has put emphasis on additional training infrastructure for the training of its personnel. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Combat Battalion Lt. Col Nevendera Singh...

DD deters crooks to commit further crime

Sherlock Homes, Feluda, Kiriti Roy and many others like them are not imaginary characters created by the authors. Even it is not that they are...

Panorama

Kolkata is safe, we work to make it safest

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Vishal Garg shared his views and thoughts with our Asst. Editor Abhijit Chatterjee on the overall situation in this...

Editorial: Dec – Jan 2017

Dear Readers, Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2017. Kolkata Police did a remarkable job in handling mega...