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Trying to give 30-minute legal interviews twice a week to Pinjra Tod activist: Tihar tells HC

The authorities had filed a status report in response to Natasha Narwal's allegations that inmates were prohibited from getting in touch with anyone outside prison.
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As Covid cases rise in jails, experts say health should have been primary criteria for interim bail

On 23 March, the Supreme Court had directed states to decongest prisons via interim bail but arbitrary exclusions and absolute discretion by committees have hindered the process.
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Freed to decongest Tihar jail amid Covid, many inmates re-arrested after returning to crime

Even though 130 prisoners released on bail earlier were caught again, many more are said to have returned to crime.
Manu Sharma

Reasons govt panel is giving for early release of Jessica Lal killer Manu Sharma

Sharma is currently out on parole. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court in December 2006 for killing Lal, a model, in 1999.
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No, lockdown isn’t like a prison. I was in Tihar, Dasna and Rohtak Jails for 14 years

Md Aamir Khan was wrongly imprisoned for 14 years. He writes India’s lockdown is nothing like imprisonment or living in an 8x6-feet cell.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC seeks CBI reply on parole plea by 1984 riot convict Balwan Khokhar

The former Congress leader, serving a life sentence in Tihar jail, has sought interim bail, citing various ailments that make him vulnerable to Covid-19.
CBI headquarters in Lodhi Colony

Bail pleas, paperwork, case files — ED and CBI have not been shut down by lockdown

The ED and CBI, India's top investigative agencies, aren't out conducting raids and chasing criminals, but the grind hasn't stopped.

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.
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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.  
16 December gangrape convicts | Illustration Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Days before hanging, 16 December rapists have ‘lost appetite, are watching Bollywood films’

Tihar jail official says the four 16 December gang-rape convicts have made no special demands, have been meeting their families.

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People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.


IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.