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SC to examine plea to bar criminals from voting


September 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday decided to examine a plea seeking to bar people with criminal background from getting registered as voters and contesting elections to ... Read more...

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Two murders convicts escape from Gurgaon jail


September 1st, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 31 (IANS) Two murder convicts escaped from the Bhondsi district jail Friday as the jail complex was being cleaned, a police official said.They were identified as Zile Singh, ... Read more...

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Gujarat riot victims hail life terms for accused


August 31st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Survivors and kin of victims have hailed the life imprisonment awarded to those convicted for their involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra Naroda Patiya riots and ... Read more...

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BJP legislator, 31 others get life terms for Naroda Patiya carnage (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) A special Gujarat court Friday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in ... Read more...

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BJP lawmaker, 31 others get life terms for Naroda Patiya killings


August 31st, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) A special Gujarat court Friday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in ... Read more...

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Hawara, four held guilty for Delhi twin blasts in 2005 (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara and four others were Thursday convicted by a Delhi court for their involvement in the 2005 twin blasts ... Read more...

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Iraq executes five over terrorism


August 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday executed five convicted prisoners over terrorism charges, including a Syrian and Saudi national, the justice ministry announced.On Tuesday, Iraq executed 21 prisoners, including three ... Read more...

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Give death to Nitish Katara killers, police tell court


August 28th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Seeking death penalty for the convicts, police Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that Nitish Katara and Bharti Yadav were in an "intense relationship" and ... Read more...

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When a dancer reformed a hardened criminal (With Images)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) He was a hardened criminal who had resisted all attempts at rehabilitation - till a renowned dancer visited the Presidency Jail here and began a therapy ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging case: Convicts may return to college


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The four medical college students convicted of ragging to death their junior, Aman Kachroo, in Himachal Pradesh may soon return to the classroom.The state government freed the ... Read more...

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Escaped criminal recaptured in Rajasthan


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS) A criminal was recaptured Tuesday a day after he and nine other prisoners escaped from a jail in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district after beating up six guards, ... Read more...

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10 prisoners escape from Rajasthan jail


August 20th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Ten prisoners escaped from a jail in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district after beating up six duty guards Monday. Three of the jail-breakers were later recaptured while others ... Read more...

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Convicts freed early, ragging victim’s father slams system


August 18th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Four medical students who were convicted of ragging Aman Kachroo to death in a Himachal Pradesh college, are out of jail before completing the four-year rigorous ... Read more...

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Indonesia cuts sentence of over 50,000 prisoners


August 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) More than 50,000 convicts, including those sentenced for graft, murder and drug running, have been granted sentence reductions as the country celebrated Independence Day Friday, media ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging case: Convicts set free before term


August 18th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The four youths who were convicted of ragging medical student Aman Kachroo to death in a Himachal Pradesh institute are out of the jail before completing ... Read more...

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Iran pardons 130 inmates ahead of Eid al-Fitr


August 16th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 130 convicts held on treason charges have been released in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Nineteen prisoners attempt group suicide in Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nineteen inmates of a correctional facility in Russia's eastern Siberian republic of Yakutia have attempted to commit suicide by cutting their veins, the regional prosecutor's ... Read more...

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Russia to crack down on prisoners’ mobile phones


August 7th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) Russian authorities are considering tougher punishment, including extra prison time, for inmates who use mobile phones, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.According to the Izvestia daily, an official ... Read more...

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Five Pakistani Army officers jailed for terror links


August 4th, 2012 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Five Pakistani Army officers, including a brigadier, have been jailed for having links with a banned extremist group.The Field General Court Marshal convicted them for having ... Read more...

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Five prisoners break free in Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five convicts managed to escape from a prison in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region Wednesday by breaking open their barrack's lock, Online news agency reported.According to ... Read more...

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Four Iranians get death for $2.3 bn bank fraud


July 31st, 2012 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Iranian citizens charged with defrauding Iranian banks of $2.3 billion have been sentenced to death, the Mehr news agency reported."The convicts will be informed ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging death: Justice in suspended animation


July 17th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Justice seems to be in a state of suspended animation in the sensational case of of medical student Aman Kachroo who died after being ragged by ... Read more...

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SC admits plea against acquittal in Bihar massacre (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday admitted a Bihar government plea challenging the acquittal of 23 accused in the massacre of 20 Dalits by the Ranvir Sena ... Read more...

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Inmates set prison on fire in Turkey


July 15th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 15 (IANS) Inmates of a prison in southeastern Turkey set ablaze their jail Sunday morning, local media reported.According to Today's Zaman newspaper website, the incident took place ... Read more...

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Region is not larger than nation, says court


July 15th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) A Delhi court has said that a region cannot be larger than the nation while awarding 10 years' imprisonment to five people who had killed ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... Read more...

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Delhi crime spurt threat to people’s safety: Court


June 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Sending two robbers to jail, a Delhi court has expressed concern over the security and safety of the public due to a spurt in crime ... Read more...

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British woman cop writes erotic letters to inmates, jailed


June 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) A woman prison officer in Britain -- reportedly of Asian origin -- admitted writing erotic letters and making phone calls to four convicts, and has been ... Read more...

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The World’s nicest prison is located in Bastoy


May 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastoy, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Opened in 1982, Bastoy prison, a summer-camp-like jail situated in the South of Norway. More similar to tourist destination than a detention centre, in Bastoy prison there ... Read more...

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Gandhi killers pass Plus 2 exams


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Even as they face the gallows, two convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case have come out with flying colours uin the Plus 2 ... Read more...

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Iran sentences 13 for spying for Israel: TV


May 14th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 13 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced 13 people found guilty of spying for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Press TV reported Sunday.Branch 15 of Tehran's Revolution Court delivered ... Read more...

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Now Pakistani men face revenge acid attacks from women


May 12th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Using acid as a weapon to disfigure women has become a worrying trend in Pakistan. But now the tables seem to have been turned on them ... Read more...

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4 to 7 years’ jail for 40 convicted in fodder scam case


May 7th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 7 (IANS) A CBI court in Ranchi Monday awarded four to seven years imprisonment to 40 persons convicted in a fodder scam case and also slapped fines ranging ... Read more...

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Fodder scam: 34 get 1 to 6 years


May 5th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 5 (IANS) A CBI court Saturday awarded one to six years imprisonment to 34 people in a multi-million animal husbandry department scam known as the fodder scam.The Central ... Read more...

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Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins’ mercy pleas (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself petitions seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on ... Read more...

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