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German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 02:08

A German court today sentenced a Somali pirate chief to 12 years in jail for hijacking a ship off the Horn of Africa and tormenting its crew, mostly Indians, during an eight-month ordeal.

China jails blogger in online `rumour` crackdown

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 01:34

A Chinese court today jailed a blogger for three years, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours.

Egypt court jails 120 Morsi backers over clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 00:38

An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said.

Gautam Buddha Nagar gets its first jail

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 23:51

More than 16 years after its creation in 1997, Gautam Buddha Nagar district on Wednesday got its own prison as the district jail here became operational.

Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 01:21

Morocco Tuesday jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said.

US man wrongly jailed for 25 years sues state for USD 25 mn

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:32

A man in the US who was wrongly locked up in prison for nearly 25 years has sued the state for USD 25 million, a million each for the years he spent behind bars.

Indonesian lawmaker jailed in Alstom-Marubeni bribe case

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:09

Indonesia`s main anti-corruption court sentenced a lawmaker to three years` jail today for accepting bribes from French company Alstom and Japan`s Marubeni in a multimillion-dollar contract.

Saudi Arabia jails 13 for aiding overseas fighters

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 16:40

A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday jailed 13 men to sentences ranging from one to 10 years for aiding and financing militants fighting abroad, conspiring inside Saudi Arabia and harbouring wanted suspects, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

HIV patient, wife get seven years jail for robbery

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 09:40

A Delhi court sentenced an HIV-positive man along with his wife to seven years of jail for robbery and house trespassing while rejecting any leniency on health grounds saying such crimes need to be curbed.

Delhi court jails two youths for robbing shopkeeper

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 09:37

Two youths have been sentenced to varying jail terms by a Delhi court for robbing a shopkeeper of his mobile and over Rs 42,000 at gun point.

Subrata Roy to stay in jail as SC rejects plea for house arrest

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 18:07

Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy will continue to remain in Tihar jail as the Supreme Court today rejected his plea that he be put under house arrest to enable him negotiate deals for arranging money to repay investors.

SC declines Sahara's plea to keep Subrata Roy under house arrest

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 13:40

Subrata Roy will stay in Tihar jail for some more time as the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined Sahara's plea to keep Subrata Roy under house arrest instead of in Tihar Jail.