New jail in Goa to be opened on Saturday, to replace Fort Aguada

A new jail at Colvale in Goa would open on Saturday, replacing the century old Fort Aguada jail.

Barman sentenced after Frenchman does 56 shots and dies

A French barman got a suspended jail sentence on Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death. 

Mobile phones seized in UP jail; jailor suspended

Five jail personnel, including the jailor of a divisional prison, have been suspended after mobile phones and other electronic accessories were recovered from inmates during raid by the local administration, an official said here on Wednesday.

`Vile and repulsive` Australian backpacker rapist jailed

 An Australian man who repeatedly raped and degraded a terrified Dutch tourist during a six-week ordeal, including carving a cross into her forehead, was sentenced to 17 years in jail Monday.

South Korean court orders release of ex-Korean Air executive in ''nut rage'' case

A South Korean appeals court ordered the release on Friday of a former Korean Air Lines executive convicted after an outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts, suspending her jail sentence.

Two income tax officials get four years in jail for graft

A special court here on Thursday sentenced then deputy commissioner and inspector of Delhi's income tax department to four years in jail in a bribery case.

Clooney jokes about landing in jail for playing pranks on Brad Pitt
Clooney jokes about landing in jail for playing pranks on Brad Pitt

Hollywood actor George Clooney recently joked that he is afraid that his feud with Brad Pitt might land him in jail.

Allahabad: SDM sends man to jail for clicking selfie with her

A man in Allahabad has been sent to jail after he clicked a selfie with the SDM.

Egypt`s Morsi faces death penalty in spy, jailbreak trials

Egypt`s ousted president Mohamed Morsi, already jailed for 20 years for inciting violence against protesters, faces the death penalty Saturday for espionage and jailbreak nearly two years after his overthrow.

Maoists claim police threatened to kill them in Kerala, sent to jail

Five Maoists, arrested near here recently in a joint police operation, claimed in a court that police during interrogation threatened to kill them in an 'encounter'.

Hamas jails Gazan for 15 years for spying for Israel

A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday jailed a Palestinian convicted of "spying" for Israel to 15 years, judicial sources said.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case shows VIPs can avoid jail: Kiran Bedi
Salman Khan hit-and-run case shows VIPs can avoid jail: Kiran Bedi

Former Delhi Police officer Kiran Bedi says she feels that the bail given to Bollywood star Salman Khan has given the impression that VIPs and the rich can avoid jail with "best legal aid".

Six prisoners escape from Meghalaya jail

Six prisoners, including five militants and a rape convict, escaped on Sunday from Williamnagar district jail in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills by overpowering the prison guards, police said.

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Set up separate jails for terrorists: MHA to states

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday issued advisory to states and union territories asking them to set up new and separate prisons, outside the city area, for housing only terrorists.

Set up separate jails for terrorists, segregate them from ordinary prisoners: MHA to states

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday issued an advisory to states and union territories asking them to set up new and separate prisons, outside the city area, for housing only terrorists.

Russia jails three for WWII memorial `twerk`

A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with "twerk" moves in front of a war memorial and posted a video online, prosecutors said on Sunday.

Egypt to punish tunnel diggers with life in jail

Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday issued a decree making the digging or use of illegal tunnels in border areas punishable by life in jail.

28 mobile handsets, 15 batteries recovered from Nagpur jail

As many as 28 mobile handsets and 15 cellphone batteries were recovered from the high security Central Prison here during a check conducted after five inmates escaped from the jail last week, police said.

Deputy jailer of Muzaffarnagar district jail transferred

The deputy jailer of the district jail here has been transferred to Banda jail, officials said on Friday.