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  • Three men sentenced to ten years for gangraping a minor 9 years ago 15-04-2014 02:22 PM

    A local court has sentenced three men to ten years of imprisonment for abducting and gangraping a minor girl about nine years ago. Additional district sessions judge Lukmanul Haq yesterday held accused Imran, Saleem and Sanjay guilty of abducting and gangraping the 15-year-old girl in Bilaspur village of the district...
  • 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...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Court to pronounce sentence today 21-03-2014 08:14 AM

    Mumbai: The quantum of punishment to the five convicts in the Shakti Mill gangrape cases will be decided by a Mumbai court on Friday. The court had on Thursday convicted five people including two juveniles finding them guilty on 13 charges Three of the accused were common to both the...
  • 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...
  • Undertrial Naxal serving life sentence escapes from court 03-03-2014 11:05 PM

    Two prisoners, including a hardcore Maoist serving life sentence, escaped from court premises at Ghatsila, around 45 km from Jamshedpur on Monday, a senior police officer said. CPI (Maoist)'s Phogra Munda, serving life sentence in a murder case as well as facing trial in several other cases in Ghorabandha, Shyamsunderpur...
  • 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...
  • 24-year-old boy gets life term for kidnapping MP businessman, son 05-02-2014 07:38 AM

    A youth from West Bengal was on Tuesday awarded life sentence by a local court in a 2011 inter-state kidnapping case related to a Madhya Pradesh businessman and his son. Additional Sessions Judge DN Mishra found Abdul Momin guilty of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping for ransom and sent him to...
  • 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...
  • 9 get life sentence for murder in 3 year old case 23-12-2013 05:51 PM

    Nine people were awarded life imprisonment on Monday by a local court for kidnapping and killing a restaurant owner three years ago. Additional District Judge of Patna City court Suniti Kumar Singh found the nine guilty in the kidnapping of a restaurant owner for ransom in February 2010 and awarded...
  • Akal Takht upset over jail term to Lt Gen Brar's attackers 12-12-2013 11:54 AM

    The Akal Takht on Thursday described as 'inhuman and harsh' a British Court's sentencing of three Sikh men and a woman for carrying out a revenge attack on Lt Gen (retired) KS Brar in London. Jathedar Akal Takht, the highest Sikh temporal seat, Gyani Gurbachan Singh said he has directed...
  • Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Rajesh, Nupur sentenced to life 26-11-2013 10:19 PM

    A CBI Court in Ghaziabad has awarded life imprisonment to dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The court rejected the CBI's plea for death sentence saying there was no merit in their argument calling this the rarest of rare cases....
  • 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....
  • China's Bo Xilai allowed to appeal against life in jail 09-10-2013 01:41 PM

    A court in eastern China on Wednesday allowed ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai to appeal against a life sentence handed out last month on crimes of corruption and abuse of power. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles and cultivated a loyal following through his charisma and...
  • Lalu's sentencing is a sad time for RJD, says Rabri Devi 06-10-2013 09:51 PM

    Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Rabri Devi said party supermo Lalu Prasad's sentencing is a sad time for the party. She said, "Since Lalu Yadav's arrest, entire Opposition and media people are restless. It's a sad time for us. This has brought party members together." ...
  • Whether Lalu is outside or inside jail, he is still our leader: Rajniti 03-10-2013 05:31 PM

    Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Rajniti Singh said the party chief Lalu Prasad is still the leader and the party will appeal the decision in the high court. "Whether Lalu Yadav is outside or inside jail, he is till our leader. We will appeal this decision in the High Court. Nothing...
  • LIVE: Lalu Prasad gets 5 years in jail, Rs 25 lakh fine in fodder scam case 02-10-2013 08:32 PM

    After the arguments in special CBI court on sentencing of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, others convicted in fodder scam case was over, the court announced the quantum of punishment via video conference due to security reasons. The court had fixed Thursday for arguments on why the quantum of sentence...
  • 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...