Indian police blog too !!!
Here are two interesting blogs that I came across.
SPDK is the blog of the Superintendant of Police Dakshina Kannada District, Mangalore, Karnataka.
The blog entries are in English, well classified (see this entry) and readable. Active since November 2005. In the last few months, I find that there is one post per day. Daily status is promptly being updated.
Barmer Police is the Official Blog of District Police Barmer, Rajasthan.
This is a relatively younger blog. Active since May 2007. All entries are in Hindi. Links on the blog to helplines, police priority documents, photographs are uploaded on geocities/flicr. It is also a frequently updated blog (25 entries in November alone).
I understand and appreciate this initiative by the police. The intentions are clear as expressed in the phrase in the ‘About’ section of the blog.
This weblog has been created by the Dakshina Kannada Police with the purpose of disseminating police news of the district to those interested. Authentic and official information of DK Police will be posted here regularly. This is just an attempt to create an interface with the press and the public at large. Your views and suggestions are welcome. – Superintendent of Police Dakshina Kannada District MANGALORE Karnataka
It is definitely a step forward. Kudos for their effort !! And watch out for ‘Best Conistable of the Month’ on the Barmer Police Blog.
I am skeptic about hosting Government Of India related sites (& their supporting files) on 3rd party servers like blogger/wordpress/geocities/flickr. NIC should come up with a solution for this soon.