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07 Apr 2017

6 jail-mates from Tihar can now work outside of prison

Delhi News Digest

In a first, 6 inmates from Tihar jail will be allowed to look for employment outside of prison on the grounds of good behavior.

Housed in Tihar's semi-open jail section, the inmates are serving life-sentences.

They would be allowed to work for 12 hours (from 8am-8pm) but have to report back to the prison at night.

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Approximately 15 teams have been designated per ward, which also has one door-to-door co-ordinator assigned.


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According to doctors, if not paid careful attention to, the illnesses could be life-threatening.

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In Noida, it has been installed at the Amity University premises (Sector 126) whereas in Ghaziabad, it was set up at Vasundhara.

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India's wins at the game stood at 37 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 26 bronze medals.

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The panel also added that the Delhi Government was overlooking rules requiring the L-G's approval for many decisions.

Most trips were taken for short/long-term study programmes under different departments.

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