Jharkhand  /  Published 23.08.20

Prisoner flaunts liquor in hospital

The SDO said the administration would take strict action against the prisoner who was handcuffed again on Sunday morning. The prisoner, who was arrested for extortion and assault, however, tested neg...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Covid positive prisoner escapes on way to hospital

Bhim Rai, a murder convict who tested positive for Covid-19, managed to flee on Sunday while being taken from Rimbick in Darjeeling to a Covid hospital in Triveni, Kalimpong.  Rai, convicted for...
By Vivek Chhetri in

North East  /  Published 25.07.20

Covid-19 test for all Assam prisoners: HC

Gauhati High Court has ordered the testing of all jail inmates in Assam for Covid-19 because “appropriate precautions and measures were not taken to avoid spread of the virus in the jails”...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.07.20

CM moots pension for aged prisoners

Chief Minister Hemant Soren directed senior officials to frame policies to ensure that aged prisoners were also covered under the state government’s pension scheme.  At a meeting of the st...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Bihar  /  Published 30.11.18

Undertrial prisoner says she was raped by cops

The Sitamarhi district magistrate has set up a three-member probe team after a female prisoner alleged that two policemen had raped her on the night of November 14 this year during her treatment at th...
By Ramashankar in Patna

India  /  Published 16.02.19

20-year jail for Kerala priest for rape

A Kerala court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic clergyman to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor, who gave birth two years ago, in a case that took several shocking turns. A criminal ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.19

A tryst with prisoners of war

Seeing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman answering a volley of questions put forth by his interrogators and, later, walking tall across the Wagah border reminded me of my trips to Chittagong as an o...
By Karamjit Singh Sodhi in

North East  /  Published 25.03.20

Prison steps to tackle virus

The jail authorities in Assam were asked to make separate staying arrangements for “fresh” prisoners and also prepare quarantine units on the jail campuses to prevent any possible spread of Covid-...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati

World  /  Published 01.03.20

Afghan peace deal hits first snag

Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy p...
By AP in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.20

Speak less

Sir — As far as Bengalis are concerned, there is something that seems to be even more fatal than the dreaded coronavirus: silence. One can assume that this is the reason most people on the streets o...
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