PUNISHMENT

  • Jaipur: Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up November 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here. Dilkush Saharia, a Class...
  • Two-year-old dies after father puts her in a scalding-hot shower November 11, 2014

    Vienna: A two-year-old Austrian girl died on Monday after allegedly being put in a scalding-hot shower by her father as a punishment, the hospital where she was being treated said Monday. "Despite all the doctors' efforts the child died at midday from her serious injuries," said Christoph Mierau, a spokesman for...
  • Karnataka to recommend capital punishment for rapists November 3, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government would recommend to the Union government to take steps to provide for capital punishment to rapists, women and child welfare minister Umashree said on Monday. Amid growing public outrage over increasing sexual assaults, particularly of minor girls in schools in Bengaluru, Umashree told reporters in the...
  • India should follow law to ensure fishermen release, says Sri Lankan minister November 1, 2014

    Chennai: High drama was witnessed in Tamil Nadu as fishermen associations protested against Sri Lanka court's capital punishment to five Indian fishermen in alleged drugs smuggling case. The protest was carried outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai. Sri Lanka Minister of Mass Media and Information Dr Keheliya Rambukwella...
  • Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi to ensure release of Indian fishermen given death penalty October 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the government to ensure the release of the five fishermen who have been sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs. He has said that the people of Tamil Nadu have...
  • Sri Lanka court gives death to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in drug smuggling case October 30, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lankan court on Thursday gave capital punishment to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in an alleged drugs trafficking case. The fishermen were arrested in 2011 by Sri Lankan Navy. The fishermen have been given time till November 14 to appeal at the Sri Lankan Supreme Court. The five...
  • Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune' for punishing students; punishment included being pelted with rubber balls October 20, 2014

    Seattle: A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said. The Stevenson High School science teacher used the wheel to punish "low-level misconduct"...
  • Iran suspends sentences for participants in 'Happy' video October 2, 2014

    Tehran: Iranian authorities have suspended for three years the tough sentences handed to seven Iranian youths who filmed a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy". The sentence, which included three years in jail, 91 lashes and a fine, will be definitively lifted if the group stays free from "intentional criminal activity",...
  • Kerala school locks up UKG student in dog house, principal arrested September 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking incident in Kerala, a school locked up a UKG student in a dog house for talking in the classroom. The incident happened last week and was reported by the child's elder sister. The school, Jawahar English Medium in Kodapanakunnu, has denied the allegations. The police, however, has taken...
  • Delhi: Parents-in-law get 7-year jail term in dowry death case September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced parents-in-law of a woman to seven years in jail for treating her cruelly and harassing her for dowry, saying that the "victim died an unnatural death." Additional Sessions Judge Virender Kumar Goyal held 64- year-old Krishan Anand and his wife Veena, 63, guilty for...
  • Rajasthan: 8yearold girl dies after being beaten up by teacher August 28, 2014

    Dausa: An 8yearold schoolgirl in Dausa, Rajasthan, died after being allegedly beaten up by her teacher. The incident happened on Thursday. The child was referred to a Jaipur hospital but she died on the way. The police is now questioning the teacher and school authorities. The child's postmortem report is awaited. ...
  • School takes 'action' against teacher who remained absent for 23 years August 5, 2014

    A 46yearold school teacher from Madhya Pradesh has created a record by remaining absent for the last 23 years in her 24yearold long 'career', after which the school education department claimed to have formally initiated what it called "disciplinary action" against her. "Out of her total 24yearlong career, teacher Sangita Kashyap...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a twomember team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • Corporal punishment: Will deal with the guilty teacher firmly, says CM July 21, 2014

    The teacher who was caught on camera beating visually challenged children mercilessly in a school in Andhra Pradesh would be dealt with firmly, said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Naidu. ...
  • AP: Teacher, one other arrested for caning visually challenged children July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The teacher of a school for blind, another person, who were seen in a video mercilessly caning visually impaired children have been arrested by the police on Monday. The incident, which took place two days back, came to light on Monday after local TV channels showed a video footage of...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visuallyimpaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Man gets 10 years jail for raping neighbour July 12, 2014

    A local court has sentenced one person to ten years imprisonment?for raping a 40yearold woman. Additional District Sessions Judge Harish Tripathi held Akhilesh guilty under Section 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC for raping the woman six years back. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on...
  • Father beats daughter to death for copying homework in China May 21, 2014

    Beijing: An 11yearold Chinese girl was beaten to death by her father for copying her classmate's homework, media reports said on Wednesday. The father, surnamed Zhang, ordered the girl to kneel down, tied her hands and beat her at about 8:30 pm on Monday when he discovered she had copied...
  • North Korea vows to punish South Korean official May 13, 2014

    North Korea warned on Tuesday that a South Korean official would pay a high price for saying the North "must disappear soon" in an escalation of rhetoric between the rivals. South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Minseok made the remark during a briefing on Monday, when he said that North Korea...
  • Punjab: Majithia given religious punishment for distorting 'Gurbani' May 2, 2014

    Amritsar: The Five Takht Jathedars have pronounced religious punishment to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia for allegedly distorting the Gurbani while canvassing for BJP's Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley. Majithia will undergo religious sewa (religious service) at all Five Takhts, and three days at Akal Takht in Amritsar, the highest temporal...
  • Man sentenced to death for setting ablaze his wife, 3 daughters in 2008 April 23, 2014

    A man has been sentenced to death by a local court for killing his wife and three children six years ago. Additional district judge SM Haseeb on Tuesday said that the case fell in the "rarest of rare category" and awarded capital punishment to Hashim Sheikh. Sheikh had burnt alive his...
  • Children misbehave within 10 minutes of spanking, study finds April 17, 2014

    Washington: Children in the US are being spanked for trivial misdeeds which causes them to misbehave within 10 minutes of punishment, according to a new study. Advocates of corporal punishment have outlined best practices for responsible spanking. Real-time audio recordings of children being spanked found that parents fail to follow...
  • World's 'longest-serving' death row inmate to have a retrial in Japan March 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the release and a retrial of an ageing prisoner accused of murder who served on death row for over 30 years, amid doubts about the evidence used to convict him. Japan and the United States are the only two Group of Seven rich nations...
  • Saudi man to get 2400 lashes publicly for breaking mother's tooth February 23, 2014

    A Saudi Arabian man who punched out his mother's tooth during a fight will have his own tooth broken as punishment, in addition to being imprisoned and publicly lashed. The man, in his 30s, broke his mother's tooth while he beat her when she was travelling with him in a car....
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes December 12, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his lastminute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month. Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator in Dhaka, said Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged at...
  • India will not be satisfied till 26/11 perpetrators punished, says AK Antony November 25, 2013

    India will not be satisfied unless Pakistan gives maximum punishment to the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Monday. "We have explained many times. They (Pakistan) should book the culprits and unless these culprits are given maximum punishment, I don't think our nation will...
  • More than 16,000 punished in China for violating guidelines November 18, 2013

    Around 16,699 people were punished for violating the frugality guidelines of the Communist Party of China (CPC) amid anticorruption efforts, the party disciplinary watchdog said Monday. Among them, 3,721 received party or administrative punishment by the end of September, according to the CPC disciplinary panel, Xinhua reported. In December 2012, the Political...
  • Gandhi's nonviolence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar November 10, 2013

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of nonviolence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of nonviolence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar said...
  • Man ends life after Panchayat makes him lick spit as punishment October 20, 2013

    A man, who was punished by the panchayat and made to lick the spit of the villagers off the ground in Bihar's Samstipur district ended his life as he was unable to bear the ignominy, police said on Saturday. Ranjit Mahto (40) of Gorai village in Samstipur district committed suicide at...
  • Ex Punjab DSP jailed for 35 years for abducting 7 persons September 23, 2013

    In an unusual punishment, a former DSP and a constable of Punjab Police have been sentenced to 35 years each by the Supreme Court for abducting seven persons of a family in 1991 when terrorism was at its peak in the state. Though the court set aside the conviction of the...