India  /  Published 14.04.19

No land's man: the plight of Assam's 'foreigners'

The red and green single-storey house on Silchar’s Jail Road, 340 kilometres southeast of Guwahati, looks innocuous. A weather-beaten corrugated tin shade nearly hides the signage that says: Central...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 06.04.19

Jail riot on shift suspicion

Prisoners staging a failed escape bid at Srinagar’s highly protected central jail late on Thursday night clashed with jail staff, triggered LPG cylinder blasts, vandalised property and set barracks ...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

‘Foreigner’ families fight for identity

It’s a poignant tale of two families from diverse districts of Assam living in separate detention centres but bound in suffering wrought by the battle over influx and the need to establish their Ind...
By Sudeshna Pal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.10.19

Deal done, Dushyant dad gets breather

Tihar jail has allowed Ajay Chautala, the father of Dushyant Chautala who is set to prop up a BJP government in Haryana, to leave the prison for 14 days on furlough.The decision was made public on Sat...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.20

Jail to turn quarantine centre

Sakchi jail, which has been closed since 2008, will soon be converted into a quarantine centre for prisoners, to reduce the risk of other jail inmates getting infected with the Covid-19 virus.Current...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur


North East  /  Published 23.04.20

Akhil in jail amid clamour for release

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi was again remanded in judicial custody on Thursday by a special National Investigation Agency court.Gogoi was sent to judicial custody over a cas...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 15.08.19

Nomi Ali is an ambitious project

In the Acknowledgments section of her novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, the author, Uzma Aslam Khan, recalls a visit to a library that was inspired by a quote by a British politician who...
By Sujaan Mukherjee

India  /  Published 25.07.19

Free after 23 years, at an unfamiliar home

Latif Ahmad Waja is back home, acquitted after 23 long years in prison in a terror case, but his mood is funereal amid the celebrations around him.“Most of the faces I grew up with are not around. M...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.04.20

Former ministers fight in jail

Imprisoned former state ministers Anosh Ekka and Yogendra Sao fought at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Hotwar, according to two FIRs registered at Khelgaon police station on Thursday night.The FIR fi...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.11.18

School cooks cry camp jail horrors in Hotwar

Over 300 disgruntled midday meal cooks who were taken into preventive custody on the eve of Statehood Day have alleged appalling conditions at the camp jail in Hotwar where they spent 48 hours before ...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi


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