There is spurt in crimes against women with the Odisha Police registering as many as 1,832 rape cases in 2013 against 1,458 such cases during 2012, according to a white paper of the state Home Department.
Congress MLAs on Friday staged a walkout in the Punjab Assembly in protest against the state government`s failure to come up with a white paper on cases lodged against drug peddlers and the number of police officers involved in smuggling.
Contending that the full magnitude of last year`s natural disaster in Uttarakhand has not come out in the open yet, a BJP MP, who had a close shave in the incident, today demanded a white paper on the tragedy and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "intervene" in the matter to find out the truth.
Terming Chief Minister Naveen atnaik`s allegation of Odisha`s neglect by the Centre as "baseless" and a ploy to hide his "inefficiency", Congress demanded a white paper on central funds released to the state and their utilisation.
China on Tuesday issued a white paper on national defence, elaborating on its new security challenges in times of peace and the diversified employment of its armed forces to cope with these challenges.