Jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrest: Reports

Vladimir Yevtushenkov, a Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets, has reportedly been released from under house arrest just hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised press conference.

Undertrial commits suicide in Mainpuri

An undertrial today allegedly committed suicide inside the district jail in Mainpuri, a police spokesman said here.

Govt awaits medical reports for shifting Kunal Ghosh from jail hospital

 West Bengal government would decide if suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh is required to be shifted from jail hospital only after going through his medical reports.

Sierra Leone to jail `entire families` in Ebola crackdown

 Sierra Leone warned on Friday it would jail entire families if Ebola victims who appeared to have been washed after death were discovered in their homes.

Greenpeace and photographer tried for Spain nuclear protest

Environmental group Greenpeace faces one of its toughest ever trials in Spain on Thursday with 16 members plus a photographer risking jail sentences of nearly three years over a protest at a nuclear plant.

Nepal court jails two orphanage workers for raping autistic girls

 A Nepal court has jailed two men who worked at a prominent orphanage in Kathmandu for repeatedly raping three autistic girls in their care, an official said Tuesday.

China jails Tibetan singer for political lyrics: Reports

China has sentenced a popular Tibetan singer to four years in prison for calling on Tibetans to unify and speak their language, reports said, highlighting tight cultural controls in the region.

Deceitful marriage through website: 7-yr jail for man for rape

A married man, who deceitfully tied a knot with another woman through a matrimonial website, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Delhi court which held his second marriage "invalid" and said his physical relation with her "amounted to rape".

South Asia Democracy Watch criticizes Veena Malik's jail verdict for blasphemy
South Asia Democracy Watch criticizes Veena Malik's jail verdict for blasphemy

The board of directors of South Asia Democracy Watch has recently condemned the verdict of Gilgit antiterrorism court to jail sentence Veena Malik for blasphemy, it has been reported.

Indian man jailed for molesting minor in Bahrain

A 31-year-old Indian man has been jailed for three years for molesting a minor girl in Bahrain.

CCTV, jammers to be installed in Jails: Home Ministry

To strengthen security in state prisons, Rajasthan Home Minister GC Kataria has said CCTV cameras and jammers would be installed to keep a strict watch on the inmates.

Nine sentenced in Philippines over deadly 1996 disco fire

 A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced nine people to jail for a fire that killed 162 people at a disco in 1996, in a decision that highlighted the country`s painfully slow justice system.

Chinese `quack` was freed to kill again: Reports

 A Chinese "quack" doctor who believes water causes all diseases and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again, state-run media reported on Thursday.

Singapore fixing suspect fails in detention plea
Singapore fixing suspect fails in detention plea

A Singaporean man accused of masterminding an international football match-fixing ring failed in a legal challenge against his detention without trial on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh discharged from hospital, brought back to jail

A day after surviving an attempted suicide at Presidency Central Jail, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has been discharged from SSKM hospital and taken back to jail on Sunday, police said.

Karnataka govt orders probe into alleged forced sex in jail

The Karnataka government on Friday directed the Department of Child and Women's Welfare officials to probe reports that women inmates of the central prison here were being pushed into "forced sex" with male convicts within its complex.

German court jails four over al Qaeda bomb plot Berlin

A German court today jailed four men for up to nine years for plotting to detonate home-made bombs in a crowd on the orders of jihadist militant network al Qaeda.

'Bigg Boss 8': Puneet Issar to get out of jail
'Bigg Boss 8': Puneet Issar to get out of jail

The actor known for his role of Duryodhan in 'Mahabharat' - Puneet Issar, has created quite a few wars inside the Bigg Boss house as well.

Afghan court increases jail term for Kabul Bank executives

 An Afghan court Tuesday increased the jail sentences for two executives convicted over the $900 million collapse of Kabul Bank to 10 years.

Guantanamo Bay prison closure by 2016 'unrealistic': Camp commander

The commander of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay believes there is little chance of the controversial facility being closed in the next two years, leaving Barack Obama struggling to achieve his goal of shuttering the jail before he leaves office.