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Prisons & Prisoners

SC Asks UP Govt To Explain Whether Its 2018 Policy Will Apply To Premature Release Of Life Convicts

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

“We are of the prima facie view that cases of these prisoners should have been considered under the 2018 policy as their names were not considered at that time,” the bench said.

Mukta Scheme: Maha Govt. To Release Women Prisoners Who Haven't Been Able To Pay Bail Amounts

Oct 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Under the Mukta scheme, the Maharashtra government aims to release the women(who committed minor crimes) who are in custody despite bail orders, as they are not able to pay the release amounts.

In A First, US President Joe Biden Transfers Guantanamo Detainee To Home Country

The transfer of Moroccan prisoner Abdullatif Nasser could suggest President Joe Biden is making efforts to reduce the Guantanamo population, which now stands at 39

Ghosn Escape: American Father, Son Jailed Over Helping Former Nissan Chairman

Jul 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A Tokyo court sentenced American father Michael Taylor and son Peter to prison for assisting Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, in fleeing to Lebanon while on trial in Japan.

American Journalist Remains Jailed, Court Denies His Claim Of Testing Covid Positive

Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to board a flight to go to the Detroit area in the United States to see his family.

24 June, 2021

McAfee Antivirus Software Creator John McAfee Found Dead In Spanish Prison

Associated Press (AP)

Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of the 75-year-old tycoon's extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.

18 June, 2021

Will Continue Our Struggle, Say Student Activists Freed From Jail In Delhi Riot Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Their friends and family members had gathered outside the jail before their release.

17 June, 2021

Delhi Riots 2020: Court Orders Immediate Release Of 3 Student Activists From Jail

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi Riot Case: Earlier in the day, the students had moved the Delhi High Court seeking forthwith release from jail saying that they had not been released even after 36 hours of obtaining a bail order.

06 April, 2021

Rajasthan: 16 Prisoners Escape By Throwing Chilli Powder On Guards

Outlook Web Bureau

Most of the prisoners who fled, face charges of murder and drug trafficking. An operation has been launched to nab them, police said

21 February, 2021

Israel Buys Covid Vaccines For Syria In Prisoner Deal: Reports

Associated Press (AP)

Syria released an Israeli citizen who entered the country illegally and Israel returned two Syrian shepherds that had entered the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights

01 January, 2021

Pakistan Shares List Of 319 Indian Prisoners


Reciprocally, the Indian government also simultaneously shared the list of 340 Pakistani prisoners in India.


22 December, 2020

Indian Woman Gets Over 6-Years Jail For Conning People Upto 6 Lakh Singapore Dollars


A 42-year-old woman was sent to jail for the third time in eight years after scamming her victims of more than 900,000, Singapore dollars

19 December, 2020

Covid-19 Positive Undertrial Handcuffed To Bed, Manages To Flee From Hospital


The 26-year old man was arrested on December 8 for allegedly stealing a mobile phone and was sent to judicial custody

17 December, 2020

Kashmir Court Allows Relatives To Meet Prisoners Without Court Permission

Naseer Ganai

Lawyers say every day around three applications are moved by relatives seeking directions to meet relatives in prisons.

08 December, 2020

Humanity Most Important: HC On Jailed Activist Gaurav Navlakha's 'Stolen' Specs


'Can all these small items be denied? These are all humane considerations,' says Justice SS Shinde

07 December, 2020

Transgenders To Have Separate Category In Prisoners Data, Centre Tells Delhi HC


The ASG said that the communication was issued on December 4 and therefore, nothing remains in the petition.

30 November, 2020

Eight Inmates Killed, 37 Others Injured In Sri Lankan Prison Riot: Official


The pandemic-related unrest has been triggered by a growing number of Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka's overcrowded prisons.


29 November, 2020

New Rule Could Allow Gas, Firing Squads For US Executions

Associated Press (AP)

Five executions lined up as new rule goes into effect on December 24

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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