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US hands over key prison to Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 10 (IANS) US forces in Afghanistan Monday handed over full control of a key US-run prison - the Bagram Detention Centre - to the Afghan defence ministry, ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Pakistan (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday left for Pakistan on a three-day visit that will see India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various ... 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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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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Gambia confirms execution of nine prisoners


August 28th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Banjul, Aug 28 (IANS) Gambia has confirmed that nine prisoners being held on death row have been executed after the country's president vowed to carry out all death sentences by ... Read more...

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Prisoner escapes from Jammu high security jail


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) A prisoner escaped Wednesday from a high security jail in Kathua of Jammu region which houses many hardcore militants, an official said.A jail official told IANS ... 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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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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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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15,000 people in Sri Lankan jails over unpaid fines


August 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) There are over 15,000 people in detention in Sri Lankan jails for failing to pay fines, an official revealed Wednesday.Over the year 2011, a total of ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan grants amnesty to 1,300 prisoners


August 13th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has granted amnesty to more than 1,300 inmates during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.This year "Laylat al Qadr", also known ... Read more...

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Jammu prisoners participate in kite flying festival


August 10th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 10 (IANS) The staff and prisoners of Kot Bhalwal Jail, on the outskirts of Jammu city, together celebrated the Janmashtami, birthday of Lord Krishna, by taking part in ... Read more...

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Don’t use British jails as hotels: Indian-origin MP


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Jails in Britain should not be used as hotels for ­foreigners, Indian-origin Conservative MP Priti Patel said after reports emerged that the public was paying 400 ... Read more...

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13 prisoners escape from prison van in Uttar Pradesh


August 9th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) Thirteen prisoners who were being driven back to jail after a court hearing overpowered their guards and escaped at gun point in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district, ... 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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We all are prisoners of fame: Mahesh Bhatt


July 31st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Stardom is a kind of addiction and actors, who attain it, fear losing it, says seasoned filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and adds that this is the ... Read more...

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Jailor shot at, escapes unhurt


July 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 27 (IANS) A jail official was shot at by unidentified criminals in the Bihar capital Friday but he escaped unhurt, police said.Amarjeet Singh of Beur Jail was fired ... Read more...

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Andhra prisoners to grow herbs for Himalaya Drugs


July 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Prisoners in Andhra Pradesh will grow herbs for the Himalaya Drug Company, India's leading herbal health and personal care company.The company will impart training to the ... Read more...

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UAE’s Fujairah pardons 45 prisoners


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Fujairah, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Fujairah Saturday pardoned 45 prisoners for showing good behaviour while serving their jail terms.Fujairah ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi ordered their ... Read more...

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UAE releases over 80 prisoners


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The rulers of the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Qaiwain have ordered the release of more than 80 prisoners in total ahead of the Islamic ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues lack of coordination to fight terror


July 13th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) The lack of coordination among security forces has given extremises more opportunities, a Pakistani daily said Friday, a day after nine police personnel were gunned ... Read more...

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Myanmar grants amnesty to 80 prisoners, to deport 34


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 3 (IANS) The Myanmar government has granted a general amnesty to 80 prisoners, including 34 foreigners, who will be freed starting Tuesday, according to an order of President ... Read more...

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No parole for Haryana prisoners in first 5 years


June 29th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Hard core criminals lodged in Haryana jails would not be able to avail parole for the first five years of their sentence, a senior police officer ... Read more...

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Prison guards taken hostage in Sri Lanka


June 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military Friday prepared to launch an operation to rescue three prison guards taken hostage by inmates of a prison in the north of ... Read more...

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Bihar to computerise jails


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) Bihar has roped in the National Informatics Centre(NIC) to develop a software to computerise all prisons."NIC is developing a software for the computerization of prisons and ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh confesses being a spy


June 28th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Minutes after stepping on home soil after spending over 30 years in Pakistani jails, Surjeet Singh admitted that he was a Indian spy sent to ... Read more...

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Surjeet appeals for release of prisoners on both sides


June 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was released from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail after three decades Thursday, said that prisoners on both sides of the border should ... Read more...

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Russian ex-servicemen sentenced for stealing MiG parts


June 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two former servicemen from a Russian city of Rostov-on-Don have been sentenced to three years in a penal colony for stealing navigation gears from MiG-29 ... Read more...

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13 die in Turkish prison fire


June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 17 (IANS) A fire in a Turkish prison has killed 13 prisoners, Xinhua reported Sunday.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the died when a fire engulfed the ... Read more...

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Bihar jail to auction 500 mobile phones


June 11th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) The Beur Central Jail here plans to auction more than 500 mobile telephones seized from inmates in recent months, officials Monday said."It is the first such ... 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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A President of India cannot come through ‘reservation’ (Comment)


June 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Come July and there will be a new occupant at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The journey seems more exciting than the destination itself.Presidential elections have changed in recent years. Conventions like a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to exchange prisoners with four countries


June 5th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka has signed prisoner exchange agreements with four countries, including India and Pakistan, and will start its implementation by sending back 22 Pakistanis detained ... Read more...

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British prison officer shared ‘love’ with 7 inmates


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Police in Britain have seized a number of sexually charged love letters from a woman prison officer's house, written to her by dangerous inmates. She had ... Read more...

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