An Indian-American professor is at the helm of a unique initiative launched by the prestigious New York University (NYU) to bring college education to criminals imprisoned at a correctional facility here.
Punjab Police DGP SS Saini on Thursday said a lot of "disinformation and wrong information" is being circulated over the issue of premature release of prisoners even as he maintained that no laxity would be permitted on issues of peace and communal harmony.
Autopsy reports Wednesday confirmed that six prisoners in Taiwan who took hostages in a prison standoff this month to demand their freedom had committed suicide, following intense speculation over how they died.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that she will raise the issue of 11 Indians - currently in jails in Oman - during her meetings with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership tomorrow.
Malaysian authorities have removed detainees suspected of supporting the Islamic State group (IS) from the general jail population after some were found preaching the extremist IS ideology to fellow inmates, the home minister said Thursday.
Washington: Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as agreed under last month`s US-Cuban rapprochement and Washington wants to see the rest released soon, the US State Department said on Tuesday.
China`s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday sought immediate intervention of union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the release, on compassionate grounds, of over 100 Sikh political prisoners in various jails who have completed their sentences.