Review 'no-detention' policy: Education panel to govt

An education panel constituted by CABE, the highest decision-making body on education in the country, has recommended the government to review the no-detention policy till class VIII under the RTE Act which has come under a lot of criticism.

Bahrain activist detained for 'insulting' the king

Human rights organizations say a Bahraini activist who is eight months pregnant has been detained for "insulting" the king after she tore up his photograph in court.

Alleged match-fixing kingpin, Dan Tan challenges detention
Alleged match-fixing kingpin, Dan Tan challenges detention

A Singaporean businessman suspected of running a global football match-fixing syndicate has filed a legal challenge against his nearly year long detention without trial, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Israeli police seek to extend US teen`s detention

Spokeswoman Luba Samri says police are asking the Jerusalem district court today to extend the detention of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir.

Indian in Saudi to return home after year-long detention

An Indian expatriate in Saudi Arabia, who remained behind bars for nearly an year as he failed to prove his identity, will be sent back to India soon, a media report said today.

Released Russian journalists claim beatings in Ukraine

Two journalists working for Russian state television, who were released after three days of detention in Ukraine, on Tuesday claimed that Ukrainian nationalists beat them and extorted money.

Sudan opposition leader freed after month`s detention: Report

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.

OSCE chief slams observer detentions as `sabotage`

Swiss President and OSCE chief Didier Burkhalter slammed the detention of observers in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as "acts of sabotage," as a team of monitors remained missing.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

North Korea `detains US tourist`

North Korea has put a US tourist in custody after having caught him trying to enter into the country, state media reported Friday.

100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy

Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed by Israel, protested on Sunday in a Tel Aviv square against a new open-ended detention law which allows migrants to be sent to a desert prison.

Four immigrants sew mouths shut in protest at Italy detention

Four North Africans held in a migrant centre on the outskirts of Rome have sewn their lips together in protest at their lengthy detention, Italian news agency ANSA reported on Saturday.

Chinese man compensated for 12 years of wrongful detention

A Chinese man who was wrongly detained and jailed for more than 12 years for rape and murder of a teenaged girl will receive 980,000 yuan ($161,000) in compensation, a court in China announced Tuesday.

Protests as Greenpeace activists mark two months in detention

Greenpeace organised protests in 263 cities around the world today to mark two months since 30 of its environmental activists were jailed in Russia over a demonstration against Arctic drilling.

Kenya detaining eight people in connection with Nairobi mall attack

The Kenyan authorities are holding eight people in connection with a weekend attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, while three others who had been held have now been released, the interior minister said on Friday.

Baba Ramdev cleared, suspects UPA hand behind London detention

In a sensational claim, Ramdev claimed that British officials had received a red alert notice against him. He also pointed a finger towards the Indian government for his “illegal” detention in London.

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev detained for six hours at Heathrow

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was on Saturday detained and questioned at Heathrow Airport here for over six hours by British customs officials.

Baba Ramdev detained for six hours at Heathrow Airport

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was on Friday detained and questioned at Heathrow Airport here for over six hours by British customs officials.

India petitions IOMOU to review detention of ship by Iran

India has filed an appeal with the IOMOU, a grouping of 16 maritime nations, to review the 26-day detention of its crude tanker by Iran, which ended earlier this month.