World  /  Published 01.10.21

Sarkozy gets jail term over campaign violations

A French court on Thursday sentenced Nicolas Sarkozy, the former President, to a year in jail for illegally financing his failed 2012 re-election campaign by wildly exceeding France’s strict ele...
By New York Times News Service in Paris

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.21

2 prisoners flee from cop van on way to court

Two undertrials escaped from police custody in East Midnapore’s Tamluk on Tuesday morning while they were being shifted from a West Midnapore prison to the court here. The incident occurred aro...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

World  /  Published 31.07.21

HK: protester gets 9 years in jail

A Hong Kong court sentenced a protester to nine years in prison on Friday for terrorism and inciting secession, highlighting the power of a sweeping new national security law to deter those who might ...
By Austin Ramzy in Hong Kong

India  /  Published 29.07.21

SC: Need portal for captivity details

Details about period of incarceration of inmates must be put in public domain to facilitate release of such convicts by making them aware of their rights on premature release by taking benefits of rem...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.07.21

Maha: 4 undertrials escape

Four undertrials escaped from a sub jail in Madha in Maharashtra's Solapur district on Monday morning, one of whom was nabbed some time later, police said. One of the escapees, identified as Akba...
By Our bureau and PTI in Pune


West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.21

Home after 2 years in Bangladesh jail

A 33-year-old youth who hails from Dharanda village near the Bangladesh border in South Dinajpur and had erroneously sneaked into Bangladesh in 2019 was repatriated to India on Tuesday. Sources said ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 06.05.21

Separatist dies, finger at jail neglect

Jailed separatist Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was the front-runner to succeed ailing hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani as the leader of the hardliners, died in a Jammu hospital on Wednesday, triggering alleg...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 22.03.21

Kobad Ghandy revisits years in jail

By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.21

Prisons and the pandemic

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of Covid-19 as a pandemic in March 2020. Everyone around the world experienced a ‘house arrest’ (lockdown) for months. But things were d...
By Praveen Kumar, Shubhendu Shekhar

India  /  Published 27.01.21

Sasikala released from prison after 4 years

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was released on Wednesday after serving four years imprisonment in a corruption case at a prison here. The formalities for her release were done at the state-run Vi...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Bengaluru


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