Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: prisoners

Pakistan, India exchange list of nuclear installations, prisoners as part of annual ritual

According to the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities ratified in 1991, both countries have to inform each other of the nuclear facilities annually.

Prisoners released during Covid second wave to not surrender until further orders, SC says

The top court also asked the High Powered Committees of states to file within 5 days the norms adopted in implementing its 7 May orders on prisoners' release to decongest jails.

Cases rise but over 87% inmates in Delhi’s prisons can’t get Covid shot. Age is the culprit

Currently, the Delhi government has only approved vaccination for jail inmates above the age of 45. Prison authorities have written to the AAP government to extend it to those between 18-44 years.

21 states yet to decide on over 1,600 prisoner pleas for premature release — NALSA tells SC

In jail for over 14 years, these convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment by various courts, mainly for murder charges.

When India sent scores of prisoners to Iraq as sweepers during World War I

In ‘The Coolie’s Great War’, Radhika Singha writes about the British recruiting Indian prisoners and ‘criminal tribes’ to do menial jobs in Mesopotamia.

How prison populations can be protected from Covid-19

More than 61,000 Indian prisoners have been released as an emergency response to Covid-19. But many continue to be exposed to the infection in overcrowded facilities.

15 inmates, staffer test positive for Covid-19 at Delhi’s Rohini jail, are asymptomatic

Delhi Prison Department tested 19 inmates from the barrack of a prisoner who had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 in the prison.Delhi Prison

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

This is how prisons across India plan to release and track 34,000 inmates

Decision on prisoners was made after Supreme Court ordered states to consider releasing some inmates on parole to reduce overcrowding because of coronavirus outbreak.  

Let prisoners and their spouses meet privately: Madras HC directs prison authorities

‘Conversations between prisoner and spouse should be unmonitored’, says Justice G.R. Swaminathan in an order relying on right to privacy judgment.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.