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From vigilance on public health to revamp of judicial systems, coronavirus pandemic can bring about far-reaching changes
India

From vigilance on public health to revamp of judicial systems, coronavirus pandemic can bring about far-reaching changes

The coronavirus lockdown is perhaps the most testing time that India, and indeed the world, has seen in peace time.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 11,000 prisoners in Maharashtra to be released on parole for 45 days to reduce crowding, avoid COVID-19 spread in jails
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: 11,000 prisoners in Maharashtra to be released on parole for 45 days to reduce crowding, avoid COVID-19 spread in jails

Under-trial prisoners and those convicted and sentenced to up to seven years in jail, their combined figure stands at approximately 11,000, will be released on parole, initiatively for 45 days

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Home ministry to release around 600 prisoners not convicted for murder, rape, corruption from jails across India
India

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Home ministry to release around 600 prisoners not convicted for murder, rape, corruption from jails across India

Prisoners, including politicians, who have been convicted in cases of murder, rape or corruption, will not be released as part of the amnesty scheme

Firstpost Editor's Picks: INX Media case, GDP slowdown, Saaho review; today's must read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: INX Media case, GDP slowdown, Saaho review; today's must read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: INX media case and outcry against P Chidambaram, police torture in Haryana slowdown in GDP growth, Saaho movie review; today's must read stories

Nine Sudanese women sentenced to 20 lashes, a month in jail for participating in 'unauthorised' anti-govt protest
World

Nine Sudanese women sentenced to 20 lashes, a month in jail for participating in 'unauthorised' anti-govt protest

Nine female protesters in Sudan were sentenced to 20 lashes and one month in prison for rioting, the Democratic Alliance of Lawyers said

West Bengal govt shifts 14 Pakistani inmates to high-security cells amid India-Pakistan tension
India

West Bengal govt shifts 14 Pakistani inmates to high-security cells amid India-Pakistan tension

The state government's move comes days after a 50-year-old Pakistani convict was allegedly killed by fellow inmates in Rajasthan's Jaipur Central jail.

VK Singh tells Lok Sabha over 500 fishermen, 1,000 fishing boats believed to be in Pakistani custody
India

VK Singh tells Lok Sabha over 500 fishermen, 1,000 fishing boats believed to be in Pakistani custody

Over 500 Indian fishermen and more than 1,050 Indian fishing boats are believed to be in Pakistan's custody, the government said Wednesday

Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Wildlife to open Cannes Critics' Week; Carey Mulligan also part of Paul Dano's directorial debut
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Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Wildlife to open Cannes Critics' Week; Carey Mulligan also part of Paul Dano's directorial debut

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut Wildlife will open Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Five sub-jails in three districts of Telangana to be closed down due to insufficient prisoners
India

Five sub-jails in three districts of Telangana to be closed down due to insufficient prisoners

Five sub-jails operating below their sanctioned capacity are to be shut down in Telangana. The sub-jails at Armoor, Bodhan, Narasampet, Parkal and Madhira will be closed.

Byculla jail inmate death: Post-mortem report says Manju Shetye suffered injuries on head and body
India

Byculla jail inmate death: Post-mortem report says Manju Shetye suffered injuries on head and body

The detailed post-mortem report of Byculla jail inmate Manju Shetye has revealed that she suffered injuries on her head as well as body.

Byculla Jail violence: Bombay High Court recommends reassessment of prisoners' security across Maharashtra
India

Byculla Jail violence: Bombay High Court recommends reassessment of prisoners' security across Maharashtra

In the wake of the recent death of a woman inmate in Byculla jail, the Bombay High Court on Friday said the prisoners' security across the state needs to be looked into.

Gujarat HC says that elected representatives shouldn't make recommendations for bail for prisoners
India

Gujarat HC says that elected representatives shouldn't make recommendations for bail for prisoners

The Gujarat HC denounced the practice of elected representatives recommending bail for prisoners, saying it amounts to an attempt to influence the judiciary.

Turkmenistan president orders amnesty for over 1,000 prisoners ahead of Ramadan
World

Turkmenistan president orders amnesty for over 1,000 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

Tightly-controlled Turkmenistan has pardoned more than 1,000 prisoners ahead of festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

India repatriates 11 Pakistani prisoners at Wagah Border days after SCO Summit
India

India repatriates 11 Pakistani prisoners at Wagah Border days after SCO Summit

India on Monday released 11 Pakistani prisoners and handed them over to authorities of that country at the Wagah border post.

India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied
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India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied

In the criminal justice sphere, the introduction of “fast-track” courts, jail-adalats (“prison courts”), and plea-bargaining were introduced with much fanfare, although their success is yet to be demonstrated.

Kulbushan Jadhav row: Death sentence halts deportation of prisoners as Indo-Pak relations worsen
India

Kulbushan Jadhav row: Death sentence halts deportation of prisoners as Indo-Pak relations worsen

Pakistan's decision to award death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav has not only strained further the already thinned relations between India and Pakistan but also made things difficult for prisoners lodged in jails including those who have been cleared for deportation.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath asks officials to give same food to dons and petty criminals in jails
India

UP CM Yogi Adityanath asks officials to give same food to dons and petty criminals in jails

All convicts in the jails of Uttar Pradesh, whether petty criminals or notorious mafia dons, should get the same food and treatment, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has told state officials.

Kashmiri prisoners face physical abuse in jails outside state as conditions remain pitiable at home
India

Kashmiri prisoners face physical abuse in jails outside state as conditions remain pitiable at home

Kashmiris lodged in prisons in Jammu and Kashmir and outside the state are often attacked and thrashed by the jail staff and treated in most inhumane conditions, claims reports

Brazil: Third deadly prison uprising in a week leaves 4 people dead
World

Brazil: Third deadly prison uprising in a week leaves 4 people dead

Four people were killed in a riot at a jail in Brazil on Sunday, the nation's third deadly prison uprising in a week.