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Jail term teaches tough lessons


Hyderabad: Their stay at the Chanchalguda jail is a short one but for those incarcerated here on drunken driving charges, it’s a memorable one. Most of those convicted are students or working profess

Reformed murderer gets int’l acclaim

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Alappuzha: It is a classic tale of an evil man who has transformed his life and is now the model of a good person. And no, it’s not a film but the real life story of Albin Mathew, 62, the founder of

Gunmen attack Nigerian police unit, inmates escape

Gunmen attacked a Nigerian police unit believed to be holding suspected Islamist extremists in the capital Abuja on Monday, killing two officers and leading to the escape of 30 detainees.


Four prisoners escape from Kerala jail

Four prisoners, including amurder case accused, escaped from a sub-jail here early Tuesday morning after attacking and injuring the warden, police said.

The four, who were assigned kitchen duties, st

Militants seize control of Iraq prison

Militants seized control of a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Thursday night after fierce clashes with guards that left at least two dead and allowed some prisoners to escape.

The assault comes

Swindler’s software to run prisons better


Eight months back, Bhoopathy Manoharan, 29, a techie from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, didn’t know a software he just developed would revolutionise the administration of prisons of another state.

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Prison makes me fat, says Brit inmate

A jailbird has complained that prison food is making him fat - after being fed a diet of chips, pies and rice.

In a letter to lags' mag Inside Time this week, John Bowskill said he was desperate for

Prison raid frees 40 inmates in restive Nigerian city

Attackers with guns and explosives raided a jail in a restive Nigerian city on Sunday, leaving four prison guards dead and freeing 40 inmates, authorities said.

The raid occurred in the northeastern

Dying a slow death in prison


Abu Tahir, 33, languishing in the Coimbatore Central Prison for the last 15 years for a murder he committed when he was 18, will soon die behind bars. Doctors from the Coimbatore Medical College have

‘Clean-up’ in Kerala jails begins


In a smooth operation, around 350 portraits of political leaders and social figures including Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, AKG, EMS and Pinarayi Vijayan were removed from Kannur Central Jail on Sunday

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.