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  • nineteen pak prisoners repatriated

    Nineteen Pak prisoners repatriated

    India | July 17, 2012 22:58 IST

    Attari, Jul 17: In a goodwill gesture, India today repatriated 19 Pakistani prisoners, mostly fishermen, after releasing them from Bhuj jail.Of the nineteen repatriated prisoners, 18 were fishermen arrested nine months ago while allegedly fishing

  • mubarak to be sent back to prison

    Mubarak to be sent back to prison

    World | July 16, 2012 20:25 IST

    Cairo, Jul 16: Convicted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was today ordered back to prison by authorities who cited an “improvement” in his health, considered good for someone of his age.Mubarak, 84, sentenced to life

  • two ex argentine dictators convicted for baby thefts

    Two ex-Argentine dictators convicted for baby thefts

    World | July 06, 2012 19:21 IST

    Buenos Aires, Jul 6:  Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was convicted and sentenced to 50 years Thursday for a systematic program to steal babies from prisoners who were kidnapped, tortured and killed during the

  • it s surjeet being released not sarabjit says zardari s

    It's Surjeet being released not Sarabjit, says Zardari's spokesman

    World | June 27, 2012 8:31 IST

    Islamabad, Jun 27: Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, the presidential spokesman tonight clarified that authorities had taken steps for the release of another Indian prisoner

  • prez commutes death sentence of four prisoners

    Prez commutes death sentence of four prisoners

    India | May 31, 2012 23:12 IST

    New Delhi, May 31: The death sentence of four prisoners, including a man convictd for rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, has been commuted to life imprisonment by the President.Three mercy petitions of four

  • sarabjit files fresh clemency appeal

    Sarabjit files fresh clemency appeal

    World | May 29, 2012 12:10 IST

    Islamabad, May 29 : Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, convicted for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 in Pakistan, has sent a fresh clemency appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, a media report

  • fonseka walks free calls himself a victim of vendetta

    Fonseka walks free, calls himself a victim of vendetta

    World | May 21, 2012 18:47 IST

    Colombo, May 21: Sri Lanka's war hero Sarath Fonseka today walked free from prison a defiant man, after spending two years behind bars for crossing swords with the country's powerful President and dabbling into politics.The

  • osama s widows daughters sentenced to 45 days in prison

    Osama's Widows, Daughters Sentenced To 45 Days In Prison

    World | April 02, 2012 16:42 IST

    Islamabad, Apr 2: Slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's three widows and two daughters were today sentenced to 45 days in prison and fined Rs 10,000 each for illegally entering and living in Pakistan by

  • manuela noriega has benign brain tumor say doctors

    Manuela Noriega Has Benign Brain Tumor, Say Doctors

    World | March 14, 2012 8:37 IST

    Panama City, Mar 14: Doctors in Panama said Tuesday that former dictator Manuel Noriega has a benign brain tumor, a possible heart condition and other ailments that raise the risk of him dying in prison.A

  • breivik charged with terror for norway massacre

    Breivik Charged With Terror For Norway Massacre

    World | March 07, 2012 21:43 IST

    Oslo, Mar 7: Anders Behring Breivik was indicted today on terror and murder charges for slaying 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage, but prosecutors said the confessed killer likely won't go to prison

  • death toll in honduran prison fire rises to 359

    Death Toll In Honduran Prison Fire Rises To 359

    World | February 20, 2012 13:39 IST

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb 20: A doctor in Honduras says another victim of the worst prison fire in a century has died, bringing the death toll to 359.Dr. Juan Carlos Funez says 30-year-old Wilson Garcia has

  • pak counsel says 72 missing pows still detained in pak

    Pak Counsel Says, 72 Missing POWs Still Detained In Pak, Indian Jails

    World | January 05, 2012 9:23 IST

    Lahore, Jan 5 : Awais Sheikh, the counsel for Indian death-row prisoner in Pakistani jail Sarbajit Singh, has revealed that 72 missing prisoners of war are still detained in the jails of Pakistan and India,

  • 2006 malegaon blasts 7 accused released from prison on bail

    2006 Malegaon Blasts : 7 Accused Released From Prison On Bail

    India | November 16, 2011 20:54 IST

    Mumbai, Nov 16: Seven accused in the Malegaon blasts were today released on bail, five years after their arrest in the case, the probe into which took a new turn after names of right-wing groups

  • madhu koda alleges conspiracy to eliminate him

    Madhu Koda Alleges Conspiracy To Eliminate Him

    India | November 03, 2011 8:19 IST

    Ranchi, Nov 3 : Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda  on Wednesday  alleged that the Monday incident when he was assulted inside a jail here was a conspiracy to eliminate him.  “It was a conspiracy

  • my stay in prison was like a sabbatical bhatt

    My Stay In Prison Was Like A Sabbatical : Bhatt

    India | October 17, 2011 22:34 IST

    Ahmedabad, Oct 17: Suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, arrested for allegedly fabricating evidence to implicate Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots and released on bail today, described his stay in the prison as “sabbatical”

  • myanmar amnesty to more than 6 300 prisoners

    Myanmar Amnesty To More Than 6,300 Prisoners

    World | October 11, 2011 16:19 IST

    Yangon, Oct 11: Myanmar state radio and television announced today that the country's president has granted amnesty to more than 6,300 prisoners in what appears to be the biggest step so far in a series

  • prisoners in jalpaiguri jail try to escape after quake

    Prisoners in Jalpaiguri Jail Try To Escape After Quake

    India | September 19, 2011 7:18 IST

    Kolkata, Sep 19 : Taking advantage of the earthquake on Sunday, prisoners in Jalpaiguri jail tried to escape as some of the doors and windows collapsed under the impact of the tremor, prison authorities said.Nearly

  • rajiv assassination convict nalini meets husband in prison

    Rajiv Assassination Convict Nalini Meets Husband In Prison

    India | September 10, 2011 11:24 IST

    Vellore, Sept 10: Nalini, the life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Saturday met her husband and a death row convict in the same case, Murugan, at the Vellore prison, jail sources said.The

  • ranchi jail prisoners join anna s hunger strike

    Ranchi Jail Prisoners Join Anna's Hunger Strike

    India | August 20, 2011 17:02 IST

    Ranchi, Aug 20 :  A total of 50 inmates of the Birsa Munda Central Jail here today sat on a hunger strike in a show of solidarity to civil right activist Anna Hazare.Jail Superintendent Dilip

  • four tihar jail officials suspended for bending rules for

    Four Tihar Jail Officials Suspended For Bending Rules For Kalmadi

    India | July 04, 2011 18:11 IST

    New Delhi, July 4 :  Cracking the whip, Tihar authorities today suspended four officials and recommended disciplinary action against a jail Superintendent following an inquiry into reports that special treatment was being given to sacked