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  • hc moved for medical facilities in all prisons

    HC moved for medical facilities in all prisons

    India | Dec 07, 2013, 08:13 AM IST

    Chennai : Claiming that more than 1,000 prisoners died in prisons in Tamil Nadu in the past 13 years for want of timely medical attention, a petition was filed in the Madras High Court today

  • 40 inmates escape from prison in libya

    40 inmates escape from prison in Libya

    World | Dec 01, 2013, 11:36 AM IST

    Tripoli: About 40 inmates have fled their prison with the aid of some gunmen in the southern Libyan city of Sabha, media reported Saturday.The inmates escaped at dawn Friday after the prison came under attack

  • mahatma gandhi s prison charkha to be auctioned in uk

    Mahatma Gandhi's prison 'charkha' to be auctioned in UK

    World | Oct 21, 2013, 06:15 PM IST

    London:  One of Mahatma Gandhi's most prized possessions, the ‘charkha' he used in Yerwada Jail, will go under the hammer at a prestigious British auction house on November 5 with the minimum bid set at

  • dubai sheikh orders release of 346 prisoners on eid al adha

    Dubai Sheikh orders release of 346 prisoners on Eid Al Adha

    World | Oct 11, 2013, 11:59 AM IST

    Dubai : The vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has passed the release orders of  346 prisonors on Thursday to mark Eid Al Adha. According

  • pakistani taliban demand release of prisoners

    Pakistani Taliban demand release of prisoners

    World | Sep 16, 2013, 09:40 AM IST

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban Sunday demanded the release of their prisoners and withdrawal of army from the country's restive tribal regions, which it says could be part of confidence building measures for the possible peace talks,

  • delhi gives islamabad list of pakistani prisoners

    Delhi gives Islamabad list of Pakistani prisoners

    World | Sep 02, 2013, 04:12 PM IST

    Islamabad: India has handed over to the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi a list of 386 Pakistanis detained in Indian jails.However, according to the record of Pakistani prisoners maintained by the Pakistan foreign ministry

  • us hunger strike prisoners on hunger strike close to death

    US Hunger Strike: Prisoners on hunger strike close to death in California

    World | Aug 29, 2013, 10:05 AM IST

    Dozens of California state prison inmates have been staging a hunger strike for more than seven weeks, prompting a federal judge last week to approve a request to force-feed them if necessary.Officials with the California

  • 362 indian prisoners repatriated from pakistan

    362 Indian prisoners repatriated from Pakistan

    India | Aug 24, 2013, 10:43 PM IST

    Attari border post: Over 350 Indian prisoners, released from Pakistan jails, were repatriated today through the Attari-Wagah land border crossing.A total of 362 Indian nationals, including eight juveniles, were repatriated after Emergency Travel Certificates were

  • mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed pm

    Mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed: PM

    World | Aug 22, 2013, 06:41 AM IST

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi yesterday ordered to place Hosni Mubarak under mandatory house arrest, as the former president is expected to be released from jail following a court order.According to Egyptian state TV,

  • over 25 inmates flee indonesian prison

    Over 25 inmates flee Indonesian prison

    World | Aug 18, 2013, 09:57 PM IST

    Jakarta: Around 25 to 30 inmates escaped from a crowded prison in Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Sunday following a riot.The inmates, who were at the Labuhan Ruku prison, located over 120 km from North Sumatra

  • tihar jail prisoner found dead with injuries on body

    Tihar jail prisoner found dead with injuries on body

    India | Aug 10, 2013, 07:02 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 10: Nadeem, a murder accused, was found dead this morning inside the high-security Tihar Jail, with injuries on his body and neck, his tongue cut and blood from his nostrils.Family members alleged

  • india releases 22 pakistanis

    India releases 22 Pakistanis

    India | Jul 30, 2013, 08:39 PM IST

    Amritsar, July 30: At least 22 Pakistani nationals, including 19 fishermen, were released on Tuesday by Indian authorities and allowed to go home from the Attari-Wagah border.The Pakistani fishermen had been arrested for crossing into

  • militants attack prison in northwest pakistan

    Militants attack prison in northwest Pakistan

    World | Jul 30, 2013, 10:47 AM IST

    Dera Ismail Khan, July 30: Dozens of Taliban militants armed with guns, grenades and bombs attacked a prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing more than 250 prisoners, including 25 “dangerous terrorists,” officials said.The militants killed six

  • eight prisoners injured in tihar jail clash

    Eight prisoners injured in Tihar Jail clash

    India | Jul 21, 2013, 09:10 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jul 21: Eight prisoners in high security Tihar jail here were today injured in a clash between two groups, jail officials said.“Two groups of inmates, mostly repeat offenders who were lodged in jail

  • five prison officials suspended in jharkhand

    Five prison officials suspended in Jharkhand

    India | Jul 13, 2013, 06:52 PM IST

    Ranchi, July 13: Four jail superintendents and an assistant Inspector General of Police, of different jails, have been suspended on charges of dereliction of duty, a senior home department official said today.  Birsa Munda Jail

  • uae to release 973 prisoners on ramadan

    UAE to release 973 prisoners on Ramadan

    World | Jul 09, 2013, 06:43 AM IST

    Abu Dhabi, July 9: The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered releasing 973 prisoners, serving different jail terms, on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.Sheikh Khalifa

  • prisoner attempts suicide by consuming phenyl at haflong

    Prisoner attempts suicide by consuming phenyl at Haflong jail

    India | Jul 01, 2013, 01:49 PM IST

    Haflong (Assam), July 1: A prisoner in Haflong central jail attempted to commit suicide by consuming phenyl.     According to jail sources, the murder-accused Arjun Munda is being treated at the Haflong Civil Hospital after he

  • after chamel and sarabjit singh another indian prisoner

    After Chamel and Sarabjit Singh, another Indian prisoner dies in Lahore jail

    World | Jun 28, 2013, 07:03 AM IST

    Lahore, Jun 28: Zakir Mumtaz, an  Indian prisoner died of a suspected heart attack in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore on Thursday, official sources said.Zakir Mumtaz, believed to be a resident of a village near Amritsar, was

  • prison fine for ragging in tripura

    Prison, fine for ragging in Tripura

    India | May 15, 2013, 05:05 PM IST

    Agartala, May 15: Students caught ragging other students in any educational institutions in Tripura will be get a maximum of four years in prison and a fine, a government notification said here Wednesday.A Tripura government

  • prisoners flee by digging tunnel in nepal

    Prisoners flee by digging tunnel in Nepal

    World | May 12, 2013, 05:33 PM IST

    Kathmandu, May 12: Eight people jailed for rape, burglary and smuggling escaped from a prison in Nepal by digging a tunnel, officials said Sunday.The incident took place Saturday midnight in Rolpa district, 280 km west