LONDON, July 31: Three British teenagers were sentenced to a combined 42 years in jail by a judge on Friday for killing a policeman who was dragged behind a car for more than a mile, in a case that shocked the country.

Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s most popular TV personalities, faced a barrage of criticism on Wednesday after comparing her self-isolation in a multimillion-dollar mansion to being in prison.

Lawyers for former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted last month of rape and sexual assault, have asked a New York court to take into consideration his health and age and sentence him to prison for five years.

A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to keep businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala in jail, despite a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) call for his release, as his trial over his involvement in 2013 protests continued.

SEOUL DEC 16: - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) board chairman Lee Sang-hoon was sentenced to 1-1/2 years jail on Tuesday for sabotaging legitimate union activities, a South Korean court said.

HANOI, Nov 15: A court in Vietnam jailed a music teacher for 11 years on Friday for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were “anti-state”.

76 inmates fall sick in Ilam jail

September 21, 2019 15:15 pm

ILAM, Sept 21: A total of 76 prisoners at Illam jail have fallen sick since the last four days.

BAJHANG, July 20: Breaching the law, an inmate serving a jail term on the charge of rape was found carrying a spy pen camera inside the District Prison, Bajhang, police revealed.

KHOTANG, July 8: A prisoner has been found dead on Sunday evening in the toilet of Khotang District Prison.

ACHHAM, June 27: A person who killed his father has been sentenced to a jail term of 10 years and fined a penalty of Rs 100,000. ,

SYDNEY, June 6: Australian journalists could face jail for holding classified information, authorities and lawmakers said on Thursday, as police appeared to broaden the scope of their investigation after raids on two media organizations.

SAO PAULO, May 28: At least 40 prisoners in Brazil were found strangled to death on Monday in four jails in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, where a fight between rival prison gangs resulted in 15 dead the day before, authorities said.

ACARIGUA, May 25: Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.

DHADING, May 23: A committee has been formed to investigate into the unlawful activities being conducted in Dhading District Jail. A meeting of the officials of the District Administration Office in Dhading Besi on Wednesday formed a three-member investigative team under the coordination of Assistant Chief District Officer Arjun Kumar Sharma Guragain.

BEJHAD, May 18: Man Bahadur Nepali, a resident of Rampur municipality-5, has been languishing in a jail in Malaysia since the past two years. He had gone to Malaysia for employment three years ago. Nepali was jailed one year after he was in Malaysia.

Library established at Humla prison

April 7, 2019 13:20 pm

HUMLA, April 7: A library has been established at the district prison. The library was established by the 'Book for Prison campaign' sub-committee. As per the directive of the Prison Management Department, the 'Book for Karnali State prisons campaign' main committee was established chaired by head of Karnali Police Mahesh Bikram Shaha.

HUMLA, April 7: A library with 238 books was established at Humla Jail by the Book Campaign Sub Committee (BCSC) on Saturday. Chief District Officer Dholak Raj Dhakal informed Republica that the library was established with the aim of promoting positive thinking and educating the inmates. The 'Book Campaign' organized by the Community-Police Partnership Program, established the library in Humla after three months since its initiation. A library each was established in the jails of each district of Karnali on Saturday.

CAIRO, March 31: An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 30 defendants up to 25 years in prisons over terrorist charges and affiliation with the Islamic State (IS) militant group, official MENA news agency reported.

MELBOURNE, March 13: Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday by an Australian court for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s, and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 9: A Malaysian was sentenced to more than 10 years’ jail and three others were charged over insults against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on social media, police said on Saturday.

CHICAGO, Feb 26: R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld lower court decisions to keep Resham Chaudhary, the main accused in the Kailali carnage of August 2015, in judicial custody.

DHANGADHI, Jan 4: Locals of Tikapur have expressed deep dissatisfaction after lawmaker-elect of Kailali constituency-1 Resham Chaudhary, who is also the main accused in the Tikapur carnage, was sworn in as a member of parliament on Thursday.

Back to jail after oath

January 4, 2019 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Resham Chaudhary, who is in judicial custody on the charge of masterminding the 2015 Tikapur massacre, has been administered oath of office and secrecy as Member of Parliament on Thursday, more than a year after his election.  Seven policemen including an SSP and a toddler were killed by Tharu protestors in Tikapur of Kailali in August 2015.

Rajpal Yadav taken into custody

December 2, 2018 12:50 pm

INDIA, Dec 2: Bollywood actor and comedian Rajpal Yadav landed behind bars after he failed to repay a loan of Rs50 million which was taken by his company for the production of a film.

PARIS, Sept 26: A man has been jailed for three months for slapping a woman’s bottom in Paris. In a first under a new catcalling law, he was also fined for making lewd remarks about her body.

PORTO ALEGRE, July 9: The president of the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), Thompson Flores, has decided to keep Lula in prison. In an apparent turn in events judge Thompson Flores rules that the case returns to judge Gebran and that therefore its decision to maintain Lula in prison remains valid.

WASHINGTON, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

RASUWA, June 5: The district court has ordered to send a smuggler to jail on Tuesday.

RASUWA, May 26: Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

RAUTAHAT, May 20: The District Court of Rautahat has announced 52 years jail term to a man for raping and killing a minor.

Promoting Christianity in jail

May 10, 2018 08:15 am

SURKHET, May 10: Six years ago, a few Christians from Anugraha Church at Birendranagar Municipality-1 reached the District Prison Surkhet to extend their helping hands . Though they had gone there for providing some food to the prisoners, they have since used the prison as a center for promoting Christianity. They have been successful in doing so and have added hundreds of followers.

BHAKTAPUR, May 9: A youth proved guilty in a rape case has been sentenced eight years in prison.

JODHPUR, April 25: A Jodhpur court on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram of raping a minor girl, dashing the hopes of thousands of followers who claim he is innocent. The special court also convicted two others in the 2013 case amid watertight security, letting off two of his alleged accomplices.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Deepak Manange aka Rajiv Gurung, who was arrested on Thursday evening, has been sent to jail today.

Why 500 years in jail for two Goans shouldn’t stun you

UDAYAPUR, April 8: Udayapur prison, which was constructed almost four decades ago for accomodating 50 inmates,  currently squeezes in 123.

New Delhi, April 5: Actor Salman Khan was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail and fined IRs 10, 000 after a Jodhpur court convicted him for the killing of two blackbucks in the two-decade-old poaching case.

85-year-old jail bird dies

March 27, 2018 09:41 am

GAUSHALA, March 27: A jail bird serving his jail time in Jaleshwor prison house of Mahottari district died on Monday.

KATHMANDU Mar 20: "Mummy, I will come home soon, very soon.

BANEPA, March 5: Inmates at the Kavre District Jail have raised voice against utter high handedness of some of the 'leader' inmates. For internal management of jail, jailer appoints leader and assistant leaders from among the inmates. These leaders then pick few others for assisting them, eventually forming a group. According to the inmates, the entire group has been hard on other inmates.

BUTWAL, March 2: When persons who have committed crimes get out of jail, many expect them to develop a feeling of regret and strive to live in a better way. However, instead of repenting, many such people have been found to have returned to criminal ways.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Special Court slapped a seven-year jail term on former chief executive officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Subash Niraula on Thursday, for embezzlement at the country's tourism promotional body through the submission of fake bills.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: International serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who has been serving a jail sentence in Nepal since the last 14 years, has received a huge reprieve from the Supreme Court.

Six-year-old rescued from Jail in India

January 27, 2018 11:21 am

RUKUM, Jan 27: A Nepali girl forced to live with her mother in a prison in India has been rescued.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: CPN (Maoist Center) central leader Balkrishna Dhungel, who has been serving a jail term in the Dillibazaar prison, has accused the Supreme Court of being influenced by the media and human rights activists while imposing life term on him.

SC upholds five-years jail for Manange

January 17, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence handed down to newly elected member of the Provincial Assembly of Province 4, Rajiv Gurung alias Deepak Manange.

CIAA seeks Rs 1m fine, jail for DOFE DG

December 20, 2017 05:00 am

KATMANDU, Dec 20: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a corruption case against three Department of Foreign Employment (DOFE) officials including its Director General Bishwaraj Pandey at the Special Court on charge of receiving bribes from service seekers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court issued a show cause notice to government authorities today, demanding the reason why the Black Marketing and Some Other Public Crimes and Punishment Act, 1975 was amended to reduce the jail sentence for black marketers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Special Court has demanded Rs 10 million each in bail from the chief of Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) Lumbdhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal on Tuesday.