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  • Jayalalithaa spends time in jail eating simple food, reading newspapers 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is keeping good health and eating simple food besides reading newspapers at the Parapanna Agrahara Central prison where she is lodged after conviction in the disproportionate assets case, according to a jail official. "Everything you are hearing outside, it is not true. She is stable and keeping...
  • Subrata Roy moved back to jail, special facilities withdrawn 15 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Wednesday was sent back to his cell in Tihar jail at the end of the period granted by the Supreme Court to stay at an air conditioned facility in the complex to negotiate sale of his overseas luxury hotels. The court had extended Roy's...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu government shifts to Bangalore jail 23 hours 55 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Ideally, one can't quote Hindi film producer Ram Gopal Verma to explain anything. He is notorious for his 'foot in mouth' tweets. For a change, he has tweeted something logical. He said, "New capital of Tamil Nadu is Bangalore and the secretariat is Parappana Agrahara." It makes some sense....
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa to stay in Bangalore jail as HC adjourns bail hearing till October 6 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will have to spend a week in prison as the Karnataka High Court adjourned the hearing of her bail plea in the disproportionate assets case till Monday, October 6. Jayalalithaa, three others were convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore corruption case by a...
  • Jayalalithaa to move Karnataka High Court seeking bail, stay on conviction in DA case 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who has been jailed for four years after a special court convicted her in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case will move Karnataka High Court on Monday seeking bail, said her advocate B Kumar. The AIADMK chief, who has bee fined Rs 100...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa's successor as CM likely to be decided today, say sources 4 days ago

    Chennai: Legislators of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam are likely to decide on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as they meet in Chennai on Sunday evening, say sources. A day after their party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65...
  • Odisha: Court asks jail authorities to produce Seashore CMD on October 14 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: A local court has directed the superintendent of Jeypore jail in Odisha's Koraput district to produce Seashore CMD Prashant Das before it on October 14. District and sessions court judge DP Choudhury issued the direction yesterday while hearing a petition of the Enforcement Directorate which wanted to take Das on...
  • Jayalalithaa seeks Centre intervention to secure release of jailed fishermen in Tehran 5 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Modi, urging him to secure the release of four Indian fishermen arrested and detained by the Iranian coast guard earlier this week. Jayalalithaa has requested the PM to direct the Indian embassy in Tehran to take all...
  • Egypt court jails 73 Muslim Brotherhood members 6 days ago

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 73 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to 15 years in prison for assaulting a police station a year ago. They were convicted of violence, sabotage, attempted murder, robbery of security headquarters equipment, and weapons possessions in the Delta province of Kafr-el-Sheikh following the...
  • 3 Venezuelans jailed for murdering former beauty queen 1 week ago

    Caracas: Three Venezuelans have been sentenced from 24 years to 26 years in prison for murdering a former Venezuelan beauty queen and her ex-husband. Monica Spear, 29, a famous actress and Thomas Berry, 39, were brutally killed after being attacked when their car broke down on a highway in central Venezuela...
  • SC fiat to government on POWs in Pakistan jails September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a...
  • 18th Indian jailed for rioting in Singapore's Little India September 23, 2014

    Singapore: A 24-year-old Indian was on Tuesday sentenced to 31 months in jail and three strokes of cane for rioting and abetting others during the Little India riots, becoming the 18th Indian to be jailed for his involvement in the country's worst street violence in 40 years. Prabakaran Chinnappa, a construction...
  • Provide status on list of Prisoners of Wars, efforts made for their release from Pakistani jails: SC to Centre September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a fresh...
  • Delhi to have three more jails September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the overcrowded Tihar Jail, which houses inmates twice its capacity, Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia on Sunday said three more jails will come up in the capital. Spolia, who was on a visit to review the progress of underconstruction Mandoli Jail, said the government planned to...
  • Delhi Chief Secretary seeks speedy completion of Mandoli jail September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia has directed the Secretary of the Public Works Department to take steps to speed up the construction of the Mandoli jail complex in order to decongest Tihar Jail. While carrying out an inspection at the underconstruction jail, Spolia stressed on the need for speedy...
  • Court acquits inmate in Tihar assault case September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a Tihar Jail inmate for grievously injuring a fellow prisoner during a fight over a cell phone as the victim turned hostile. The court freed Jagdev while coaccused Gajinder Singh was declared proclaimed offender in the case. "In the instant case, as per the...
  • Indian diplomat's daughter wins $225,000 settlement from New York City September 20, 2014

    New York: An Indian diplomat's daughter who was suspended, arrested and forced to spend a day in jail during her senior year in February 2011 on cyberbullying charges, has won a $225,000 settlement from New York City. The settlement agreement, approved by Manhattan federal judge John Koetl, also praised Krittika Biswas,...
  • Fifth death within fortnight in Tihar; family alleges foul play September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A 27yearold inmate of Tihar jail died under mysterious circumstances hours before he was to be released on bail, the fifth death in a fortnight, with family alleging foul play. Rinku Juneja, an undertrial who was recently sent to the jail, was granted bail last evening and was...
  • Delhi: Stricter vigil at Tihar after 4th inmate dies within fortnight September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have stepped up security at the facility and intensified frisking and other precautionary measures following the death of a fourth inmate within a fortnight at the prison. A prisoner in the special security ward died after he was attacked on Wednesday with a sharp weapon by...
  • Tihar jailer, son arrested for allegedly burning daughterinlaw September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar jailer Gyan Singh and his son Nitin have been arrested by the Delhi police for trying to kill a woman by burning her. The woman is the accused man Nitin's wife. They have been charged under sections 498, 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention). The...
  • Custodial torture: Madras HC impleads Home Secretary, DGP, SP September 17, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday suo motu impleaded the Home Secretary, the Director General of Police and the Superintendent of Police, Tiruppur district, as respondents in the case of alleged custodial torture of a woman at a police station at Udumalaipet in Coimbatore district. ...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: Defence lawyers oppose 'videolink' trial in Pakistan September 17, 2014

    Lahore: Defence lawyers in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday opposed the plea before a Pakistani antiterrorism court to hold the trial of the seven accused through a videolink or allow witnesses to submit their recorded statements. In the last hearing, the prosecution lawyers had filed an application in the...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000ashot drug to fight addiction, recidivism September 6, 2014

    Massachusetts: When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who had been released from jail a few weeks before...
  • Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates run a restaurant, serve mouthwatering dishes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no denying the fact that one's good conduct pays in the long run and that is what is exactly being experienced by Tihar Jail prisoners, some of whom have been given a chance to interact with the public. Located on the Jail Road in west Delhi...
  • Nithari killer Surinder Koli kept in high security Meerut jail September 5, 2014

    Meerut: Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli who is to be hanged in Meerut on September 12, has been placed in a highsecurity barrack in Meerut jail, prison authorities said. Koli was placed in the high security barrack on Thursday night and two armed guards deployed outside his cell in order to...
  • Free all undertrials who have served over half of their sentence, orders Supreme Court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of all undertrials who have served over half of the maximum punishment for the crime for which they have been charged with. The court also asked district judges to visit jails once in a week for two months in their respective...
  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail manual, newly...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release August 19, 2014

    A landmark directive from a sessions court in Manipur has come as a relief for antiAFSPA activist Iron Sharmila. The court has ordered her release from custody. ...
  • Three inmates booked for sodomising a minor inmate in protection home August 19, 2014

    Police have registered a case against three inmates for allegedly sodomising another inmate in a governmentrun protection home here. The three inmates who were accused in rape and loot cases, have also been booked for sodomising a 16yearold inmate in a protection home here, Assistant Superintendent of the Protection Home, A...
  • Criminal wanted in 16 cases among two held in UP August 12, 2014

    Two criminals, who were allegedly planning to kill an undertrial in a court, were on Tuesday arrested after a brief encounter with the Uttar Pradesh police in Bulandshahr court compound. Abid alias Mota and Ravi had come to kill one Arif who was to be produced in the court during a...