Detention

  • Sudan opposition leader freed after month's detention June 15, 2014

    Khartoum: Sudan's former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi was released from custody on Sunday, one month after state security agents detained him in a case that sparked concern from Western governments. A reporter saw a smiling Mahdi, chief of the opposition Umma party, greeting about 200 noisy supporters at his party...
  • John Lennon's detention sheets to be auctioned November 13, 2013

    The Beatles singer John Lennon apparently wasn't an advocate of peace and love in high school. Detention sheets from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School for Boys, to be auctioned later in November, show the antics of a 15-year-old Lennon from the Beatles. A pair of the late Beatle's detention sheets show him...
  • Ship detention: Britain seeks consular access to its nationals October 18, 2013

    Britain, whose six nationals are among the arrested crew of a ship detained in Tamil Nadu, on Friday, sought consular access to them while having questions about the reasons for the action against them. "We have written to the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) to request consular access to the British...
  • Concern in Turkey over new detention law October 9, 2013

    Ankara: As the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes increasingly authoritarian, and assumes more and more powers, there is mounting concern in Turkey over a new law that will allow police to detain from 12 to 24 hours without any court order people who pose the "risk of...
  • Congress leaders, workers trying to march towards Gujarat assembly detained October 1, 2013

    Over 200 Congressmen including prominent state leaders were on Tuesday detained for allegedly violating a notification which denied them from taking out a rally towards the Gujarat Assembly. The Congress had organised youth gathering in the city here after which they started marching toward the Assembly. Police tried to stop them...
  • Ramdev blames Sonia Gandhi for his detention at Heathrow Airport September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi by holding her responsible for his detention at tye Heathrow Airport. He was allowed to go ahead with his programme in London after he was detained and questioned on Saturday. He said, "A foreign origin woman sitting in India...
  • After Sharad Yadav, JD(U) MP detained, prevented from visiting riot-hit areas September 17, 2013

    JD(U) MP Ali Anwar Ansari was on Tuesday prevented from visiting the riot-hit areas in Muzaffarnagar and detained at the railway station by the UP police.  Circle Officer, Sanjeev Bajpai said Ansari was detained as a preventive measure in view of the situation in the region. Ansari said, "The state government...
  • India demands 'unconditional' release of MV Desh Shanti under detention in Iran August 28, 2013

    Ambassador in New Delhi has decided to lodge a strong protest over the detention of its oil tanker over last 16 days and sought an "unconditional" release of the vessel. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh summoned Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari to lodge the protest and demanded early release of the tanker...
  • UK deputy PM demands legal check on arrest of reporter's partner August 25, 2013

    Britain's deputy prime minister called for urgent checks to see if the arrest last weekend of a journalist's partner under anti-terrorism laws was legal, distancing himself from his coalition partners who defended the nine-hour detention. Nick Clegg said on Saturday he was not consulted before the detention of David Miranda, the...
  • Four US embassy officials detained at Karachi airport June 12, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities briefly detained four US embassy officials at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Wednesday and later sent them back to Islamabad. The incident was confirmed airport officials. "Don't know what happened or why they were sent back to Islamabad but there was no verbal spat or arguments," one official...
  • YSR Congress protests against detention of Jaganmohan Reddy May 29, 2013

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress leaders and workers on Tuesday held rallies across Andhra Pradesh against the "unlawful" detention of their party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy for the past one year. Leading the protest, party honorary president Vijayamma and Jagan's wife YS Bharati sat on a day-long protest at Indira Park in...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf challenges rejection of bail plea May 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday approached the Islamabad High Court to challenge the rejection of his bail by an anti-terrorism court in a case related to detention of judges during the 2007 emergency in Pakistan. In a petition filed through his counsel Ilyas Siddiqui, Musharraf said that, being...
  • Obama announces steps to push for Guantanamo's closure May 24, 2013

    United States President Barack Obama announced steps to push for the close of Guantanamo detention center. Obama had repeatedly vowed to close the camp during his 2008 presidential campaign. ...
  • Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined for customs violation May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was on Saturday detained and fined about Rs 60,000 on undeclared branded personal goods he was carrying at the Mumbai International airport, a customs official said. The 30-year-old actor was later let off. Ranbir, who landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on a British...
  • Azam Khan detention: UP minister writes to Obama May 1, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Singh Yadav's letter to US President Barack Obama on cabinet colleague Azam Khan being detained at Boston airport has triggered a controversy with opposition parties and civil society activists terming it objectionable. In a petition sent to Governor BL Joshi, activist Urvashi Sharma termed the letter...
  • FTN: Are Indian politicians unable to get out of VIP culture? April 29, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport, returned to India on Monday morning. Khan has accused External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a "conspiracy" to defame him outside India. ...
  • Azam Khan returns to India after his controversial US visit April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport, returned to India on Monday morning. Khan has accused External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a "conspiracy" to defame him outside India. Miffed with Khan's detention at the airport, Uttar Pradesh Chief...
  • Azam Khan accuses Khurshid of hatching a conspiracy April 28, 2013

    New York: Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport, on Sunday accused External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a "conspiracy" to defame him outside India. He even claimed that a call on continuation of Samajwadi Party's support to the UPA government...
  • SP hails Akhilesh Yadav for calling off Harvard trip April 28, 2013

    Lucknow: Amid criticism that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should not have cancelled his lecture at the Harvard Business School to protest "extended frisking" of Urban Development Minister Azam Khan at a Boston airport, his Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday said the stand was "correct, justified and in line...
  • What is wrong if Azam is frisked, asks UP minister April 28, 2013

    Bulandshahr: Taking a different stand from his party, Uttar Pradesh minister Devender Gupta on Saturday said there was nothing wrong if his cabinet colleague Azam Khan was frisked at a US airport. The UP minister for solar energy said that even former President APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked in 2012...
  • Azam Khan 'detention': Akhilesh Yadav cancels Harvard lecture April 27, 2013

    Boston: Miffed with the alleged detention of his cabinet minister Azam Khan at the Boston airport, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav cancelled a reception to be hosted in his honour by New York Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay on Saturday besides boycotting the Harvard lecture. A communique from the Consulate...
  • Khurshid plays down Azam Khan's detention at US airport April 26, 2013

    Almaty: Downplaying the detention of UP Minister Azam Khan at a US airport, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the strict immigration procedures were one of the requirements of travelling to that country. At the same time, Khurshid said that India has always urged for greater sensitivity and...
  • Watch: PM's daughter takes on CIA over torture operations, says 54 nations assisted it February 7, 2013

    Prime Minsiter's Manmohan Singh's daughter blew the whistle on the CIA's detention torture operations. The revelations are significant as US President Barack Obama's CIA nominee John Brennan will face the Senate for his confirmation hearings on Thursday. Amrit Singh spoke to CNN's Christian Amanpour. ...
  • PM's daughter Amrit Singh blows the whistle on CIA February 7, 2013

    New York: Pakistani spy agency ISI's detention facilities in Karachi and elsewhere were used as an initial detention and interrogation point by the CIA during America's war on al Qaeda which was supported by over 50 countries following 9/11 attacks, a new report has claimed. The report authored by Amrit...
  • Bihar bandh: Lalu, Paswan detained October 15, 2012

    Patna: Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan were detained on Monday amidst the Bihar bandh as their party members continued to protest against the recent violence in Madhubani where two one youth was killed and several others injured in police firing. Shouting slogans...
  • Protest against Khurshid: How the day unfolded October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: 3.50 pm: Kejriwal and his supporters throw slippers at Khurshid's poster. 3.15 pm: Police sources say that the activists will be taken into preventive custody if they try to march towards the Prime Minister's residence or anywhere else. 1.58 pm: Kejriwal says the protests will continue till Khurshid resigns. 1.50 pm:...
  • Congress, BJP are a threat to the country: Arvind Kejriwal August 26, 2012

    Anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal were detained outside the residences of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday morning for violating prohibitory orders. ...
  • Coalgate: 'Congress, BJP are together in the scam' August 26, 2012

    India Against Corruption member Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's silence on the coal scam was indeed disturbing. ...
  • Will gherao PM's residence again, says a defiant Arvind Kejriwal August 26, 2012

    A defiant Arvind Kejriwal, who was detained on Sunday morning for flouting prohibitory orders and trying to gherao the PM's residence, said he would do it again. ...
  • SC to study order on petitioner against Rahul Gandhi August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court would go into the merit of an Allahabad High Court order imposing a cost of Rs 50 lakh and ordering a CBI probe against a former Samajwadi Party legislator who made an allegation of abduction and rape against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The high court imposed...