Penalty

  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape 17-04-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world....
  • Lalu Prasad calls Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark 'rubbish' 11-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is derailed now," Lalu Prasad told reporters here before leaving for campaigning. He said Mulayam Singh...
  • Despite furore, a defiant Mulayam says his rape remark not wrong 11-04-2014 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has refused to back down. "What have I said? What is incorrect in my statement?" he asked, proceeding to say that there is a debate the world over on death penalty. "There...
  • Mulayam in trouble, EC demands CD of his controversial 'rape' speech 11-04-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday stepped in after a huge furore over Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape comment. The poll body sought a CD of the leader's speech in Moradabad where he seemingly defended rapists. "The EC has asked for the CD of Mulayam Singh Yadav's...
  • Mulayam's rape remark: Son Akhilesh differs, backs 'stringent action' 11-04-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has stirred a hornet's nest with his rape remarks on Thursday. At a rally in Moradabad, Mulayam seemed to be defending rapists when he questioned the need for a death penalty. "Rape cases mein faansi di jayegi? Ye ladke hain, galtiyan ho...
  • Shakti Mills photojournalist rape: Three convicts get death penalty 04-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court has handed death penalty to the three repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The three - Vijay Jadhav (19), Kasim Bengali (21) and Mohammed Salim Ansari (28) - have already been awarded a life term in another gangrape case in which a...
  • Nitish Katara murder: HC upholds conviction, life term of the Yadavs 02-04-2014 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order sentencing three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case to life imprisonment. The court dismissed the appeals of the three convicts - son and nephew of politician DP Yadav, Vikas and Vishal, and contract killer Sukhdev -...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo handed 10-place grid penalty 30-03-2014 05:40 PM

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was handed a 10 place grid penalty for next week's Bahrain Grand Prix after Formula One stewards ruled he had left the pits in an unsafe manner in Sunday's Malaysian race. The Australian driver, who had been in fourth place, pulled away from a stop before...
  • Photojournalist gangrape: Hearing on sentencing adjourned till April 1 28-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the quantum of sentencing in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case till April 1. The court was hearing the trial of three accused after it had allowed an additional charge of repeat offenders to be added against them after their...
  • Seven get death penalty for murdering 2-year-old as part of a tantrik ritual 28-03-2014 12:18 AM

    A court in Durg on Thursday awarded death penalty to seven people on charges of kidnapping and murdering a two-year-old boy as part of a tantrik ritual in 2010. District and Sessions Judge Gautam Chaurariya awarded death sentence to Ishwari Yadav (42), who claims to be a tantrik, his wife...
  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty 27-03-2014 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC stays death penalty of convicts Mukesh, Pawan till March 31 15-03-2014 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the Delhi gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the execution of two convicts, Pawan and Mukesh, till March 31. Pawan and Mukesh had moved the apex court challenging their conviction and death sentence a short while ago. The SC order comes...
  • Delhi gangrape convicts Mukesh, Pawan move SC against death penalty 15-03-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court upheld their death sentences in the December 16 gangrape case, two of the convicts have now approached the Supreme Court challenging their conviction and the death sentence. The apex court will hear their pleas shortly. Mukesh and Pawan are among the six men...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions 12-03-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition by the Centre which sought that the top court revisit its January order of commuting death sentences if there is a delay in deciding mercy petitions. The Supreme Court had commuted death penalties of 15 convicts to life sentences...
  • Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed 26-02-2014 09:16 PM

    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...
  • Ugandan President signs anti-gay bill, defying the West 25-02-2014 01:29 PM

    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a US warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for...
  • Sandeep Singh always ahead of Rupinder, Raghunath as penalty corner specialist: Jamie Dwyer 22-02-2014 03:43 PM

    Sandeep Singh remains India's best drag-flicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, five-time world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith of...
  • TN decision to release Rajiv killers sets wrong precedent: Congress 19-02-2014 07:45 PM

    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,...
  • 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...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi killers to life imprisonment 18-02-2014 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement was delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which...
  • Delhi govt files affidavit against Bhullar's death penalty 14-02-2014 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing terror attack convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's death penalty. "The government is opposed to giving death penalty to Bhullar as he is suffering from mental illness," the affidavit read. The Delhi government added that the...
  • Italian marines case: Death clause dropped, Kerala fishermen protest 08-02-2014 01:51 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Independent Fish Workers Federation staged a protest in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram against the Home Ministry dropping death clause against the Italian marines who had shot dead two Indian fishermen. They burnt the effigy of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and even shouted slogans against...
  • Kerala fishermen killing case: MHA drops clause on death penalty 07-02-2014 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday revised the sanction given to prosecute the two Italian marines in Kerala fishermen killing case. The clause on death penalty is being dropped in the case. Revising its earlier decision, the Home Ministry gave sanction to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to prosecute the...
  • SC stays execution of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar 31-01-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: In what may be welcome news for some Sikh organisations, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, a convict in the 1993 Delhi bomb blast case. The court also directed the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, where Bhullar...
  • Bangladesh court gives death to ULFA chief Paresh Barua, 13 others in arms haul case 30-01-2014 01:47 PM

    A Bangladeshi court on Thursday handed down death penalty to 14 people, including the Jamaat-e-Islami chief and a top leader of India's separatist outfit ULFA, in the country's biggest ever weapons haul case, nearly 10 years after the seizure took place. "The Metropolitan Special Tribunal-1 has handed down death penalty...
  • Arvind Kejriwal seeks clemency for Khalistani terrorist Bhullar 29-01-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is bound to raise the Congress's hackles once again. He has written to the President, seeking clemency for Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar who is on death row for the September 1993 bomb blast that killed nine people, including a youth Congress...
  • Bhullar moves SC to commute his death penalty to life term 24-01-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has approached the Supreme Court seeking commutation of his death penalty to life term. The court has listed his curative petition for hearing on January 28. Bhullar's petition comes just a few days after judgement where the Supreme Court ruled that a...
  • Cases that may be affected by Supreme Court judgement 21-01-2014 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy plea of the convicts. While the...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness 21-01-2014 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • MHA may deny Italian marines' prosecution under law that gives death 15-01-2014 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen under a law which provides only death penalty. If the Home Ministry denies sanction to NIA to prosecute the two Italian marines under the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against...