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Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in US-prison over embezzlement
World

Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in US-prison over embezzlement

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for being convicted of mail fraud and embezzlement (theft of employer's funds).
Win for India: After 6-years in Pakistan-jail, Ansari returns home
India

Win for India: After 6-years in Pakistan-jail, Ansari returns home

After six harrowing years in a Pakistani prison, Hamid Nehal Ansari, an Indian national, crossed the Wagah border on Tuesday evening, setting foot on Indian soil.
UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L
World

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.
Barrack 12: All about the jail which will house Mallya
India

Barrack 12: All about the jail which will house Mallya

Fugitive Vijay Mallya will be extradited from the UK to India, ruled a London court delivering its verdict after a year-long trial.
Maharashtra: Women prisoners, open jail inmates can now make video-calls
India

Maharashtra: Women prisoners, open jail inmates can now make video-calls

Women prisoners and inmates of open jails across Maharashtra can now make video calls to their families and relatives.
SC constitutes three-member committee to look into jail reforms
India

SC constitutes three-member committee to look into jail reforms

The Supreme Court today constituted a three-member committee headed by its former judge Justice Amitava Roy to look into the aspect of jail reforms across India and suggest measures to deal with them.
Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka
India

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.
Prisoners in UP will soon be able to watch TV
India

Prisoners in UP will soon be able to watch TV

Prisoners lodged in Uttar Pradesh jails will soon be able to enjoy shows on the latest LED televisions as authorities are providing education and entertainment to prisoners in 64 jails.
Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up
India

Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

As many as 929 District Courts under 24 High Courts of India have been equipped with video-conference facility for speedy trial in cases in which the accused are lodged in different jails, whereas the corresponding number of prisons having similar provision is far less, Law Ministry data said.

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