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  • radio centre launched for nashik jail inmates

    Radio centre launched for Nashik jail inmates

    India | Jan 30, 2015, 02:05 PM IST

    Nashik: With an aim to provide recreation and information to inmates, the Nashik Road Central Jail has launched a radio centre ‘Sudharwani', which will be operated by the prisoners themselves.Maharashtra Minister of State for Home

  • nz law assigns prison sentences for match fixing

    NZ law assigns prison sentences for match fixing

    Cricket | Dec 04, 2014, 03:39 PM IST

    Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill which will give police increased powers to tackle match-fixing ahead of next year's Cricket World Cup.The bill passed this week will become law before

  • china to end prisoner organ transplants on jan 1

    China to end prisoner organ transplants on Jan 1

    World | Dec 04, 2014, 09:18 AM IST

    Beijing: China says it will cease transplanting organs taken from executed prisoners on Jan. 1 in response to human rights concerns, although uncertainties linger over where a replacement supply will come from.China has previously said

  • cabinet nod for treaty with nigeria on prisoners

    Cabinet nod for treaty with Nigeria on prisoners

    Politics | Nov 06, 2014, 12:04 PM IST

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for signing a treaty with Nigeria on transfer of sentenced prisoners.The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Once signed,

  • indian origin portfolio manager wins delay of prison term

    Indian-origin portfolio manager wins delay of prison term

    World | Nov 05, 2014, 11:58 AM IST

    New York: An Indian-origin portfolio manager, sentenced to nine years on insider trading charges, won his bid to delay his surrender to prison next week until an appellate panel decides on his motion to remain

  • fifth death within a fortnight in tihar jail family cries

    Fifth death within a fortnight in Tihar jail, family cries foul

    India | Sep 20, 2014, 08:02 AM IST

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old inmate of Tihar jail died under mysterious circumstances hours before he was to be released on bail, the fifth death in a fortnight, with family alleging foul play.Rinku Juneja, an undertrial

  • 36 prisoners escape in brazilian jailbreak

    36 prisoners escape in Brazilian jailbreak

    World | Sep 12, 2014, 08:39 AM IST

    Rio de Janeiro: At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down

  • prison suicide rate rises in britain

    Prison suicide rate rises in Britain

    World | Sep 12, 2014, 07:55 AM IST

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 2013-14 increased by 64 percent, according to an independent investigation released on Thursday.The prisons complaint watchdog Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

  • 486 undertrials released from two prisons

    486 undertrials released from two prisons

    India | Sep 08, 2014, 07:21 AM IST

    Salem/Tirunelveli: A total of 486 undertrials were released at the annual prison adalats held in prisons in the two towns, police said.In Salem, 455 undertrials, arrested for petty offences, were released today from Central prison

  • old abandoned jails in telangana to be turned into museums

    Old, abandoned jails in Telangana to be turned into museums

    India | Aug 28, 2014, 08:06 AM IST

    Hyderabad: All old and abandoned jails in Telangana state will be converted into museums in a bid to link the prison department to society for its betterment, a top official said here yesterday."In the first

  • brazilian prison uprising ends with accord

    Brazilian prison uprising ends with accord

    World | Aug 26, 2014, 12:08 PM IST

    Brasilia: A revolt at a prison in the Brazilian state of Parana that left four inmates dead came to an end after prisoners and authorities reached an accord.The rebels agreed to surrender and release two

  • three prisoners killed in group clash at bikaner central

    Three prisoners killed in group clash at Bikaner Central Jail

    India | Jul 25, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

    Bikaner: One prisoner was gunned down and two others were beaten to death in a deadly clash that broke out between two rival groups inside the Bikaner Central Jail. The incident took place on Thursday

  • brazil judge sentences pele s son to 33 years

    Brazil judge sentences Pele's son to 33 years

    Football | Jun 03, 2014, 01:03 PM IST

    SAO PAULO :  A Brazilian judge sentenced the son of soccer legend Pele to 33 years in prison after finding him guilty of laundering money for a drug gang.   Judge Suzana Pereira said Monday that

  • insider trading rajat gupta starts prison term on june 17

    Insider trading: Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    Apr 18, 2014, 04:21 PM IST

    New York: Rajat Gupta, India-born former director of Goldman Sachs Group, convicted in 2012 for insider trading, has agreed to surrender to prison authorities on June 17 to begin a two-year sentence.US District Judge Jed

  • us woman gets 20 years in prison in breast feeding overdose

    US woman gets 20 years in prison in breast feeding overdose

    World | Apr 04, 2014, 11:17 PM IST

    Spartanburg, South Carolina: A judge sentenced a woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.Stephanie Greene, 39,

  • bayern munich president sentenced to prison

    Bayern Munich president sentenced to prison

    Football | Mar 13, 2014, 07:43 PM IST

    MUNICH : Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to 3 years, 6 months in prison.The 62-year-old Hoeness, one of the most powerful figures in German soccer, was

  • revealed prisoners in north korea s detention camp eat

    Revealed: Prisoners in North Korea's detention camp eat grass to survive

    World | Feb 25, 2014, 07:27 AM IST

    New Delhi: North Korean detention camp is home to more than 20,000 political prisoners.The prison has existed since the 1970s but is not on any official maps and little news of what goes on there

  • india asks pakistan to speed up transfer of prisoner s body

    India asks Pakistan to speed up transfer of prisoner's body

    World | Jan 18, 2014, 05:08 PM IST

    Islamabad: India has asked Pakistan to speed up the process of sending back the body of a Gujarati fisherman who died in a Karachi jail last month.  Indian sources here told PTI that when the

  • prisoner shot dead in greater noida court premises

    Prisoner shot dead in Greater Noida court premises

    India | Jan 14, 2014, 02:25 PM IST

    Greater Noida: Sanjay Singh, a prisoner, brought to district court here, was today shot dead by an assailant inside the court premises. He was rushed to Kailash Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. Police have

  • egypt activists get 3 years in prison for protest

    Egypt activists get 3 years in prison for protest

    World | Dec 22, 2013, 07:13 PM IST

    Cairo: Three of Egypt's most prominent secular activists from the 2011 revolution against Hosni Mubarak were convicted Sunday of holding a rally without authorization and attacking police officers, receiving a three-year prison term in the