Death Sentence

  • Delhi gangrape: SC extends stay on death sentence of two convicts 31-03-2014 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of the death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, two of the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape, as it sought a copy of the trial court judgment. The death sentence of...
  • Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death 24-03-2014 01:43 PM

    Cairo: A court in southern Egyptian has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police. The court in Minya issued its ruling on Monday after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had...
  • Delhi gangrape: HC order on convicts' death penalty confirmation today 13-03-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: More than a year after the brutal December 16 Delhi gangrape, the Delhi High Court is expected to give its verdict on confirming the death sentence and the appeals of the four convicts in the case. The court verdict is expected at 2 pm on Thursday. The prosecution...
  • DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes abolition of death sentence 11-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Chennai: Abolition of death sentence, statehood to Puducherry, implementation of Sethusamudhram project and making Tamil the local official language are some of the promises made by the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) in its Lok Sabha election manifesto which was released on Tuesday in Chennai. The M Karunanidhi-led DMK has been...
  • SC asks Tamil Nadu not to free 4 other Rajiv killers serving life term 27-02-2014 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four other convicts serving life sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court observed that the Tamil Nadu government could be 'rushing' the matter. The case will now be heard on 6 March. After the...
  • Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram 21-02-2014 08:48 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient...
  • Haryana gangrape-murder: Family gets justice after a 2-year fight 20-02-2014 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: It's been more than a year after the brutal December 16 gangrape, another family has been fighting for justice. Their 19-year-old daughter was brutally raped and murdered two years ago and a court on Wednesday gave all three convicts a death penalty. Intense media coverage and unprecedented protests...
  • Rahul criticises Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers 19-02-2014 05:52 PM

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has criticised Tamil Nadu government's decision to release the assassins of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul while addressing a rally in Amethi on Wednesday expressed his displeasure over the state's decision. He said, "PM of the country was killed, I...
  • Haryana gangrape-murder: Court gives death sentence to convicts 19-02-2014 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Dwarka fast-track court has given death sentence to all the three convicted for the gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in Haryana. The three men were convicted for the murder and gangrape of a 19-year-old girl in February 2012 in Haryana. The decomposed and mutilated body...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today 18-02-2014 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief...
  • Government opposes commuting death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi killers 04-02-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday opposed commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers to life term. The government argued against showing any leniency to the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case saying that the President's office cannot be blamed for delay. "There was a delay by the...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear death convicts' plea today 04-02-2014 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up the pleas of the three death convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking commutation of their death sentence to life imprisonment citing delay of over 11 years in deciding their mercy petitions by the President. The petition has come...
  • SC to hear final plea of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinderpal Bhullar today 31-01-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear in an open court the final plea of 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment. A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and justices R M Lodha, H L Dattu and S...
  • Centre to seek review of SC verdict on commuting death sentence 29-01-2014 08:51 PM

    New Delhi: In a clear signal that the apex court's verdict holding that death sentence of condemned prisoner can be commuted to life due to delay in deciding mercy plea is not acceptable to it, the Centre on Wednesday said that it is considering to seek review of the judgement....
  • DMK welcomes SC order commuting death sentence 21-01-2014 11:57 PM

    Chennai: DMK today welcomed Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of four aides of forest brigand Veerappan. "I welcome it," said DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin when reporters asked him about the apex court ruling. The Supreme Court has given life term to 15 death...
  • Arguments for and against death sentence 21-01-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: The debate on the death penalty is a never ending one. While some are in favour of it, others give various reasons to abolish it. The debate has been revived after the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay...
  • December 16 gangrape: HC begins hearing arguments on death reference 02-11-2013 11:50 AM

    The Delhi High Court on Saturday commenced hearing final arguments in the trial court's reference to it for confirmation of death sentence awarded to four convicts in December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani heard prosecution's argument on the reference case as well as...
  • Commute all death sentences to life imprisonment: Amnesty urges India 09-10-2013 03:13 PM

    Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Indian authorities to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment and impose a moratorium on executions. The Amnesty appeal came a day ahead of the World Day Against Death Penalty on Thursday. Amnesty said at least 23 people in India were at risk of execution....
  • Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentences 7th opposition leader to death 01-10-2013 01:30 PM

    Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior opposition leader and lawmaker to death on Tuesday in the seventh such verdict by the body set up to probe abuses during the country's bloody struggle for independence. Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a legislator from the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found...
  • Parents of 2 Delhi gangrape convicts blame media for death sentence 14-09-2013 08:39 AM

    In the wake of the verdict in the December 16 gangrape case, the parents of two convicts on Friday cried foul and alleged the punishment was given under media pressure. "You have got what you wanted. Now never come here again," said Champa, mother of Vinay Sharma before fainting at...
  • Delhi gangrape convicts get death, but it's not all over yet 14-09-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: A fast track court in Delhi on Friday gave a landmark judgement sentencing all the four convicts to death in the infamous Delhi gangrape and murder case of a 23-year old physiotherapy student in December 2012. Looking at the gravity of the crime and the inhuman torture meted...
  • Delhi gangrape: Reactions to the death sentence for convicts 13-09-2013 03:18 PM

    Many are seeing the death sentence to the Delhi gangrape and murder convicts as a 'landmark judgement'. All the four convicts - Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta - have been sentenced to death in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case in what the judge called a...
  • Justice has been done, say Delhi braveheart's parents 13-09-2013 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: 'Justice has been done' is what family of the Delhi braveheart had to say after a fast-track court in Delhi sentenced the convicts in the December 16 case to death. The court on Friday announced that all four convicts - Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh and Pawan...
  • Delhi gangrape: Sentencing order on Friday, prosecution demands death 11-09-2013 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: The quantum of punishment in the Delhi gangrape case will be pronounced on Friday by a fast track court. The prosecution is arguing for the death penalty saying the four convicts don't deserve any mercy. The braveheart's family is also hoping that the court will pronounce death penalty....
  • Delhi gangrape: Prosecution seeks death; sentencing order on Friday 11-09-2013 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: The arguments on the sentencing of the four convicts in the Delhi gangrape case ended on Wednesday and the fast-track court in Delhi reserved its order for 2:30 pm on Friday. During the arguments on Wednesday, the prosecution demanded death for the convicts while the defence sought leniency...
  • Delhi gangrape: How defence and prosecution argued in the court 11-09-2013 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: 2:05 pm: The order on the sentencing of the Delhi gangrape convicts has been reserved for 2:30 pm on Friday. 1:59 pm: The convicts have completed their defence in court and the prosecution's rebuttal has now begun. Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishan has begun his rebuttal. 1:51 pm:...
  • WB: Local court orders death sentence to man for rape and murder of minor 26-08-2013 06:43 PM

    A man was sentenced to death on Monday by a local court for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at a village in Birbhum district in December, 2011. Additional district Judge, Bolpur court Justice Manas Basu sentenced the man, Binay Majhi,a neighbor of the hapless girl, to death....
  • Two get death sentence for rape and murder 24-08-2013 04:51 PM

    Chhattarpur:A court in Bijawar town has awarded death sentence to two persons on the charges of rape and murder of a woman. The sentence was awarded on Friday by Additional Sessions Judge J P Singh. Ganesh Lodhi (24) of Baskwah town and Ramji Lodhi (24) of Angor village were accused...
  • India urged not to hang bombing mastermind Devinder Pal Bhullar 23-08-2013 09:16 AM

    India must not go ahead with the imminent execution of a professor convicted of charges related to bombing the All Indian Youth Congress in 1993, the International Commission of Jurists said on Thursday. Devinder Pal Bhullar, a German-based Sikh, was sentenced to death in 2001 for masterminding the bombing, which...
  • Nawaz Sharif orders immediate halt to executions of death sentences 18-08-2013 09:47 PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday, ordered an immediate halt to death sentences, including that of many hard-core militants, till he has discussed the matter with President Asif Ali Zardari, an official spokesman said. Sharif made the decision after Zardari wrote to him, saying he wanted to discuss next...