Email By state political reporter Alexandra Humphries Updated November 19, 2019 16:54:02 Photo: Risdon Prison is holding an increasing number of inmates. (ABC News) Related Story: Prison staff paid average of $16k overtime in 10 months Related Story: 'It's a powder keg': How Tasmania's rental crisis adds to prison pressures Related Story: Sharing a street with Tasmania's maximum-security prison — this couple says it's paradise Map: TAS Tasmania's auditor-general is blaming a 30-per-cent surge in prisoners over the past five years on the Government's family violence and mandatory sentencing agenda, leaving an understaffed Tasmanian Prison Service (TPS) unable to operate efficiently. Key pointsA report reveals a 30-per-cent increase in inmate numbers over five yearsThe Tasmanian Prison Service has not operated within its allocated budget for five years, requiring millions of dollars in additional fundingThe number of hours prisoners spend in lockdown has increased … [Read more...] about Inmate lockdowns skyrocket in understaffed Tasmanian prison system, auditor-general report says
Indrani and Peter Mukerjea seemed more at ease on Wednesday, maybe with the INX Media interrogation over temporarily, chatting cheerfully and easily between themselves, and with former husband Sanjeev Khanna, at the back of the courtroom, in the accused enclosure.Rediff.com Temperatures outside Mumbai city civil and sessions court's Courtroom 51 soared to 32 degrees C, with 71 percent humidity, on the afternoon of April 4 in south Mumbai. Temperatures inside the courtroom, where the Sheena Bora murder trial was taking place, were not any less. For a good reason. Sudeep Pasbola, Indrani Mukerjea's defence lawyer in the last lap of his cross-examination, sharply turned up the heat on Witness One, Sub-Inspector Ganesh Dalvi, on Wednesday. Through the 120-minute hearing, Pasbola -- who closed his cross-examination of Dalvi a little less than a month after he started it -- established two realities for anyone observing this case. The lawyer, who is not given to flamboyance, proved that his … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: What accounts for Indrani, Peter bonhomie?
Central Railway has recently introduced a lubricating system on the wheels of local trains which prevents it from damage due to curvatures on the harbour and trans harbour line. “The Central Railway is running 52 rakes on harbour and trans harbour line currently. Due to curvatures on harbor and trans harbor lines, rake wheels friction is almost three times the normal amount. Hence, frequent wheel changes are required apart from scheduled wheel changes,” said SK Jain, Divisional railway manager of Central Railway Mumbai division. The harbour and trans harbour lines have many curvatures which create friction, resulting in damaging the wheels of a local train on a regular basis. This leads to the railways having to send the affected train to the car shed for wheel replacement. This results in delay and disruption. “On the harbour line, there are 39 sharp curvatures. The trans harbour line also has over dozen curvatures, which is why the wheels of local trains running … [Read more...] about CR introduces new system to prevent wear and tear of a trains’ wheels
DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the over 10 lakh Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar to her country in the wake of "persecution" are a "threat to the security" of the entire region as she urged the global community to resolve the issue. According to the UN, as of May 24, 2018, more than 9,00,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar's restive Rakhine State since 2017 after large-scale violence following a military crackdown. The exodus of refugees in large numbers has resulted in a major crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh. Addressing the three-day 'Dhaka Global Dialogue-2019' here, Hasina said, "In terms of regional security, I would like to say that more than 1.1 million Rohingya citizens of Myanmar fled to Bangladesh in the face of persecution and they are a threat to the security not only for Bangladesh but also for the region." "I urge the world community to take appropriate action realising the gravity of the threat. It will not be possible to ensure development … [Read more...] about Rohingyas ‘threat’ to national and regional security: Bangladesh PM Hasina
COLOMBO: Voting concluded at 5 pm in Saturday's presidential election in Sri Lanka, which is still reeling from the wounds of the nearly three-decade-long civil war and also the brutal Easter Sunday terror attack that took place just seven months ago. The voting, which began at 7 a.m., held across 12,845 voting centres. There were a total of 139 incidents of election violations, including illegal campaigning and voter intimidation, reported across the island country till afternoon, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence said. Saturday's contest was focussed on the two front-runners -- Sajith Premadasa (52) from the ruling New Democratic Front (NDF) alliance and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa (70) -- in a crowded field of a record 35 candidates. This is the highest number of contenders since the first presidential election in 1982. In 2015, only 18 had contested. Gotabaya (70) is retired soldier who took over Sri Lanka's defence portfolio during the … [Read more...] about Voting concludes in Sri Lanka presidential polls