Chhath ushers festive fervour, communal harmony in Bihar jails

Prisoners in different correctional homes across Bihar are making arrangements for celebration of the Chhath festival on Wednesday.

SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.

SC asks Centre to convene meet on undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to convene a meeting of Home

296 Indian nationals in Pakistan jails

Pakistan on said that 296 Indian nationals, mostly fishermen, are being held in various jails in the country.

UAE jails 6 Arabs for forming `Qaeda` cell

A UAE top court today jailed six Arabs for seven years after convicting them of forming an "Al-Qaeda" cell and raising funds for Al-Nusra Front, the jihadist network`s Syrian affiliate.

Egypt court jails more than 160 Brotherhood supporters

An Egyptian court jailed more than 160 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to up to 15 years in prison on Sunday, pressing a crackdown on the Islamist group before a presidential election former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win.

HC tells Maharashtra govt to take security measures in jails

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to inform it by October 24 what security measures the state proposed to take in Mumbai Central jail and Taloja prison in Navi Mumhai.

386 Pakistanis in Indian prisons

Around 8,000 Pakistani nationals are being held in the jails of different countries, including 386 in neighbouring India, officials said on Tuesday.

Speed up video conference facility in jails: HC to Maha govt

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted six weeks` time to Maharashtra government to inform it about steps being taken to ensure that video conference facilities were in place in jails.

Goa food poisoning: Statement of inmates recorded

The inquiry committee looking into the last month`s food poisoning incident at two Goa jails has recorded the statement of some of the affected inmates, who have ruled out any foul play.

Protest over fate of Indian ‘Prisoners of War’ languishing in Pak jails

A protest on Sunday saw demonstrators here slam the Union government for allegedly failing to take steps to secure the release of Indian Prisoners of War (PoWs) languishing in Pakistani jails.

China jails Tibetan man

A court in China`s Qinghai province sentenced a Tibetan man to four years in prison for inciting secession.

6,000 Indians languishing in jails abroad

External Affairs Salman Khurshid, replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, said a total of 6,293 Indians are imprisoned in various countries.

Phone facility for prisoners planned in jails in AP

After introducing telephone at the Cherlapally Central Prison ,AP Department of Prisons has planned phone facilities for prisoners in other jails in AP.

Open jails for convicts who have served their term

In an effort to re-integrate prisoners with the society, the department of prisons plans to set up "open jails" in Jammu and Kashmir.

369 persons languishing in 13 jails of J&K

As many as 369 people, including 249
undertrials, have been languishing in 13 jails of the state,
the Prison Department has said.

Gujarat: Gaushalas to be set up in jails

The Gau Seva Ayog has joined handswith various educational institutes and district jails in Gujarat for setting up of Gau-Shalas in their premises.

Over 100 Pakistanis in Spanish jails

As many as 101 Pakistanis were lodged in jails in Spain, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

Youth Congress for probe into `brutality` in jails

Bihar Youth Congress leaders Friday
petitioned State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) for an inquiry into alleged brutalities on inmates by Beur Jail authorities.

252 Indian fishermen languishing in Pak jails

There are 252 Indian fishermen in
the jails of Pakistan, an issue which was raised by External
Affairs Minister SM Krishna during the meeting with his
Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar here last week.