Thursday, Dec 09, 2021

Prisons & Prisoners

SC Asks UP Govt To Explain Whether Its 2018 Policy Will Apply To Premature Release Of Life Convicts

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

“We are of the prima facie view that cases of these prisoners should have been considered under the 2018 policy as their names were not considered at that time,” the bench said.

Mukta Scheme: Maha Govt. To Release Women Prisoners Who Haven't Been Able To Pay Bail Amounts

Oct 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Under the Mukta scheme, the Maharashtra government aims to release the women(who committed minor crimes) who are in custody despite bail orders, as they are not able to pay the release amounts.

In A First, US President Joe Biden Transfers Guantanamo Detainee To Home Country

The transfer of Moroccan prisoner Abdullatif Nasser could suggest President Joe Biden is making efforts to reduce the Guantanamo population, which now stands at 39

Ghosn Escape: American Father, Son Jailed Over Helping Former Nissan Chairman

Jul 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A Tokyo court sentenced American father Michael Taylor and son Peter to prison for assisting Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, in fleeing to Lebanon while on trial in Japan.

American Journalist Remains Jailed, Court Denies His Claim Of Testing Covid Positive

Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to board a flight to go to the Detroit area in the United States to see his family.

24 June, 2021

McAfee Antivirus Software Creator John McAfee Found Dead In Spanish Prison

Associated Press (AP)

Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of the 75-year-old tycoon's extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.

18 June, 2021

Will Continue Our Struggle, Say Student Activists Freed From Jail In Delhi Riot Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Their friends and family members had gathered outside the jail before their release.

17 June, 2021

Delhi Riots 2020: Court Orders Immediate Release Of 3 Student Activists From Jail

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi Riot Case: Earlier in the day, the students had moved the Delhi High Court seeking forthwith release from jail saying that they had not been released even after 36 hours of obtaining a bail order.

06 April, 2021

Rajasthan: 16 Prisoners Escape By Throwing Chilli Powder On Guards

Outlook Web Bureau

Most of the prisoners who fled, face charges of murder and drug trafficking. An operation has been launched to nab them, police said

21 February, 2021

Israel Buys Covid Vaccines For Syria In Prisoner Deal: Reports

Associated Press (AP)

Syria released an Israeli citizen who entered the country illegally and Israel returned two Syrian shepherds that had entered the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights

01 January, 2021

Pakistan Shares List Of 319 Indian Prisoners


Reciprocally, the Indian government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India.


22 December, 2020

Indian Woman Gets Over 6-Years Jail For Conning People Upto 6 Lakh Singapore Dollars


A 42-year-old woman was sent to jail for the third time in eight years after scamming her victims of more than 900,000, Singapore dollars

19 December, 2020

Covid-19 Positive Undertrial Handcuffed To Bed, Manages To Flee From Hospital


The 26-year old man was arrested on December 8 for allegedly stealing a mobile phone and was sent to judicial custody

17 December, 2020

Kashmir Court Allows Relatives To Meet Prisoners Without Court Permission

Naseer Ganai

Lawyers say every day around three applications are moved by relatives seeking directions to meet relatives in prisons.

08 December, 2020

Humanity Most Important: HC On Jailed Activist Gaurav Navlakha's 'Stolen' Specs


'Can all these small items be denied? These are all humane considerations,' says Justice SS Shinde

07 December, 2020

Transgenders To Have Separate Category In Prisoners Data, Centre Tells Delhi HC


The ASG said that the communication was issued on December 4 and therefore, nothing remains in the petition.

30 November, 2020

Eight Inmates Killed, 37 Others Injured In Sri Lankan Prison Riot: Official


The pandemic-related unrest has been triggered by a growing number of Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka's overcrowded prisons.


29 November, 2020

New Rule Could Allow Gas, Firing Squads For US Executions

Associated Press (AP)

Five executions lined up as new rule goes into effect on December 24

Photo Gallery

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal during an election rally in support of SAD/BSP joint candidate from Patiala for Punjab Assembly Election 2022, in Patiala.

PTI Photo

People from the Sikh community pay tribute to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and other officials, who died in IAF's MI-17V5 chopper crash yesterday in Tamil Nadu, at Yahiyaganj Gurudwara in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.

PTI Photo

Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during a meeting to decide their future course of action, at Singhu border in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other officials, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.

PTI Photo

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta