Killer

  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer August 23, 2014

    New York: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • Police bust criminal gang run by suspended constable July 27, 2014

    The police on Sunday claimed to have cracked nine unsolved incidents of crime in the steel city after it busted a criminal gang, led by an alleged "psychopathic killer". DIG (Kolhan) Md Nehal and East Singhbhum Senior Superintendent of Police Amol V Homkar told a press conference here that the gang...
  • Colin Firth to play a gentleman spy in the upcoming film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' July 26, 2014

    San Diego: Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a blood-hating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.' The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at Comic-Con to present an early look...
  • Gang of four contract killers arrested in Patna; two pistols seized June 4, 2014

    A gang of four contract killers, planning to kill a man, were arrested on Wednesday by the police in Patna. "The operation was conducted on a tip-off. During interrogation they told us that a jailed criminal Dharmendra Kumar had given them a contract to kill Chandan Kumar for Rs 2 lakh...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 25, 2014

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  • Sons hire contract killer for murdering 70-year-old father March 3, 2014

    A 70-year-old man was murdered by contract killers allegedly hired for Rs nine lakh by his two sons who suspected him of having an extra-marital affair. The victim, Om Prakash, was beaten to death on February 18. His sons Rajesh and Neeraj were arrested last night in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. The...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 27, 2014

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  • Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed February 26, 2014

    A Missouri man was executed early on Wednesday for raping and murdering a 15-year-old school girl, authorities said after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a flurry of petitions seeking a stay. Michael Taylor died by lethal injection 25 years after he and an accomplice abducted Ann Harrison while she was waiting...
  • Pardon to Rajiv killers can serve Jaya's political purpose February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court restraining Tamil Nadu government from releasing three killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi may look like a setback for Chief Minister J Jayalalithha. Even the media and some analysts are saying that it is a huge setback. But, a very clever politician Jayalalithaa had anticipated...
  • TN's decision to free Rajiv killers not legally tenable: PM February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination an attack on the soul of India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all the seven killers shouldn't be proceeded with as it is not legally tenable. Singh made the points in statement even...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 19, 2014

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  • Rajiv assassins to be released: Is there politics in terror cases? February 19, 2014

    It is a political masterstroke by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. In a clever move, she announced the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, sending shockwaves in the Congress camp, its archrival in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. ...
  • News 360: TN's decision to release Rajiv killers shocks Congress February 19, 2014

    It is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's masterstroke. Jayalalithaa has now put the ball in the Centre's court by ordering the release of all 7 Rajiv Gandhi killers from jail. She has given just three days' time to the Centre to ratify the decision. The Centre is shocked by...
  • TN decision to release Rajiv killers sets wrong precedent: Congress February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After many of its leaders including Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Rajeev Shukla criticised Tamil Nadu government for its decision to free the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the All India Congress Committee on Wednesday issued a formal statement condemning the state's move. The statement read, "The...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Mamata in PM race with Anna's endorsement? February 20, 2014

    The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that a non-UPA, non-NDA federal front will form the government next. Earlier in the day, she met with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who said that there was no other leader like Mamata Banerjee. Mamata too said Anna will select her party's...
  • Rahul criticises Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    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 am...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 18, 2014

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  • News 360: Lok Sabha passes Telangana Bill by voice votes February 18, 2014

    After days of protest and an unprecedented decision to black out the live telecast of the proceedings, Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) by a voice vote even as several MPs called it the "murder of democracy." ...
  • Death penalty for 'most stupid' Indian killer in UAE February 1, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man, described by his lawyer as the "most stupid" person he has encountered in 40 years, has been sentenced to death by a UAE court for murdering a maid. The man, who worked as a cook for a UAE government official, beat the maid, who he had been...
  • We should carry an AK-47 to improve killer instinct, jokes MS Dhoni January 7, 2014

    Sunil Gavaskar found India lacking killer instinct on their recent tour of South Africa, but skipper MS Dhoni's response to the comment added a lighter note to Gavaskar's analysis: "We should carry an AK-47," Dhoni said. India lost the ODI series 2-0 and then were defeated in the final Test to...
  • Stanley Kubrick's 'Killer's Kiss' actress Irene Kane dies November 8, 2013

    Los Angeles: Irene Kane, who played the lead in Stanley Kubrick's second film 'Killer's Kiss', has died. The actress died on October 31 of pancreatic cancer at her home in New York City, The Hollywood Reporter said quoting her family. Kane was her stage name. She later became known for her writing...
  • Pakistani assailant knifes 25 women victims in October October 28, 2013

    A young man has stabbed at least 25 women this month in a small Pakistani town, police said on Monday, and many women and girls are afraid to leave their homes. "Most of the incidents have happened after sunset, but some schoolgirls were also attacked while going back home after school,"...
  • Odisha: Man hacked to death by 4 contract killers he had hired to kill his sister September 23, 2013

    A man was allegedly killed in a Odisha town by four hitmen he had hired to kill his sister, police said on Monday. The crime took place at Angul, 160 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, on Sep 7 but came to light after police arrested three accused on Sunday. Samar Das,...
  • Allow morphine as pain-killer, say doctors September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A fight has been going on for two decades to help patients dealing with excruciating pain as they have been denied access to a simple, pain relief, cost-effective drug morphine because of a stringent Act. The proposed amendments to the 1985 Narcostics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,...
  • Woman along with 3 contract killers arrested for brother's murder August 18, 2013

    A woman, along with three persons, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing her younger brother in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad district. 45-year-old Manoj Choudhary, a property dealer, was shot dead by three persons in Jalalabad area of the district on August 11. According to police, Choudhary's elder sister Shakuntla had...
  • Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer is a cracker of a thriller July 31, 2013

    There are times when you just want to read a cracker of a thriller. With work taking its toll on me, I wanted to read something that really makes me sit straight and finish the book in a single go. Thanks to Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer, I got what...
  • Mumbai: Hearing in Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case on Monday July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday will hear the CBI's petition seeking the cancellation of bail granted to NCP leader Padamsinh Patil in the 2006 Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case. Padamsinh had allegedly hired killers to kill his political rival Nimbalkar. Nimbalkar along with his driver, was shot dead on...
  • Honeymoon murder case: Accused Dewani assured of fair trial in South Africa July 26, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa has assured UK-based Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani of a fair trial if he returns to the country to face the law for allegedly masterminding the brutal murder of his wife while on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010. "We welcome the judgement as it evidently reaffirms our strong...
  • Extract: Compass Box Killer by Piyush Jha July 5, 2013

    Compass Box Killer book is a crime thriller, set in the by-lanes of Mumbai. One muggy afternoon, a senior police officer is found murdered at his desk. When Inspector Virkar from the Crime Branch arrives at the scene, he finds a cryptic note that spills out of a student's compass...
  • 6 people killed in 2 months at Kolhapur Railway station June 18, 2013

    Kolhapur: Terror has gripped the people visiting the Kolhapur Railway Station in Maharashtra. In the last two months, six people have been murdered there and all of them have been killed with their heads crushed by a stone. The deaths have sparked fears of a serial killer. "At this spot of...