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Huge attack on Iraq prisoner convoy kills at least 60: Police

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:46

Suicide bombers and gunmen Thursday attacked a bus transferring convicts from a prison north of Baghdad in a huge onslaught that sparked clashes with security forces and left at least 60 dead, police said.

Kendrapara youth in Iraqi jail likely to be released soon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:57

It was a nightmarish ordeal overseas for an unemployed youth from a village in Odisha`s Kendrapara district.

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 05:28

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.

American who hijacked jet to Cuba gets 20 years

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 02:45

An American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island was sentenced today to 20 years in US prison but will be eligible for early release on parole, an acknowledgement by prosecutors of the years he spent behind bars in Cuba.

Briton sentenced 12.5 years in US for Taliban support

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 02:15

A US judge sentenced a British computer engineer to 12.5 years in prison today for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Separate cell for women; HC seeks response from Centre, others

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:37

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking separate police lock-ups for women detainees in order to protect them from "sexual abuse" and "ill-treatment".

Rajat Gupta's release date from prison is March 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:37

According to information on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, Gupta's "release date" from prison is March 3, 2016.

Man jailed for beating to death elderly Indian-origin roommate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:48

A 67-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for beating his 71-year-old Indian-origin roommate to death with a wheelchair footrest at a nursing home here.

Drone crashes in Dublin prison

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 03:35

An investigation was launched today after a remote-controlled helicopter, suspected to be carrying drugs, crash-landed in an exercise yard at one of Dublin`s largest prisons.

Indian Bank to employ Tihar inmates at its prison branch

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 09:52

Tihar Jail inmates with proven good conduct and qualifications will soon be working at "non-sensitive" positions at the Indian Bank branch at the prison.

Murderers wander with machetes at idyllic Philippine prison

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 09:36

One hundred convicts armed with machetes wander through a vast prison without walls in one of the Philippines` most beautiful islands, a unique approach to reforming criminals.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders to life in prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:04

A Turkish court today handed life sentences to two ageing generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey`s coup-ridden history.