India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Germany has refused to sign a pact for cooperation on criminal matters with Indian due to the death penalty provision in Indian law.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 4, 2015
The Home Ministry is likely to reject Law Commission's recommendation for abolition of death penalty, maintaining that time was not ripe yet to remove it completely from the statute book keeping in mind the threat from terrorism.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 30, 2015
The US state of Georgia executed its first woman in 70 years early Wednesday, despite an appeal for clemency by Pope Francis.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Pakistan on Tuesday hanged a man who said he was 15 when he was arrested for a murder he did not commit in the latest case to shine a spotlight on Pakistan's haphazard justice system.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Reinvigorated by a vibrant appeal from Pope Francis to abolish the death penalty, activists in the United States face the harsh reality of three executions scheduled in three days this week.
Mumbai News | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Wednesday September 23, 2015
The prosecution has sought the death penalty for eight of 12 men convicted for the Mumbai train blasts in July 2006 that killed 189 people and left over 800 injured. For the other four, they have sought a life term.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 12, 2015
UN human rights experts have welcomed recommendations made by India's Law Commission to abolish death penalty with the exception of terror offences and called on Indian authorities to move towards the complete abolition of capital punishment.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 4, 2015
South Carolina prosecutors said Thursday they intend to seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white alleged supremacist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in June.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 1, 2015
Death sentence of 306 convicts has been commuted by successive presidents so far out of total 437 such mercy petitions.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 31, 2015
The Law Commission today recommended by a majority "swift" abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases, noting it does not serve the penological goal of deterrence any more than life imprisonment.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday September 1, 2015
Death penalty in India should be abolished for all crimes except cases of terrorism, the top body that recommends legislative reforms in India, the Law Commission, has suggested. The abolition, it has also suggested, should be done in a "phased manner".
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday August 23, 2015
In the wake of the debate over the death penalty following the execution of Mumbai attack convict Yakub Memon, the Supreme Court has said the death penalty is not inhuman or barbaric and will not violate the right to life and liberty in heinous crimes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 13, 2015
Pakistan's army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six terrorists linked to an assault on a school in Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly school children, in the country's deadliest terror attack.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 13, 2015
A Texas inmate convicted for killing a police officer was executed on Wednesday, after he waived his appeals, saying he wanted to die, prison officials and local media said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 12, 2015
A court at Maihar in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has sentenced a 34-year-old man to death for rape and murder of a five-year-old girl.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 8, 2015
A Colorado jury sentenced movie rampage gunman James Holmes to life in prison on Friday, rejecting the death penalty for the 27-year-old who entered a midnight showing of a Batman film wearing a gas mask, helmet and body armour and shot dead a dozen people.
India News | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday August 5, 2015
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today defended the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, saying it was wrong to claim that Yakub was penalised as his brother Tiger Memon, the mastermind of the attack, was not caught.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 4, 2015
James Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 1, 2015
A Supreme Court Deputy Registrar has resigned attacking the judgement clearing the death penalty for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 1, 2015
A death row inmate in Oklahoma who unsuccessfully sought to ban a controversial drug used in lethal injections will ask the Supreme Court to consider if capital punishment is constitutional, his lawyer said Friday.
Opinion | Ashok Malik | Friday July 31, 2015
How does one compare wrongdoing? Why should an Ajmal Kasab hang if those who killed Rajiv Gandhi don't need to? How is Yakub Memon designated more evil and less capable of redemption than Surendra Koli, the child killer of Nithari?
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Friday July 31, 2015
As Yakub Memon was hanged today in a Nagpur jail, security has been added for the three judges who rejected his last-minute appeal in an unprecedented hearing that took place in the Supreme Court in the middle of the night.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2015
A 26-year-old Malaysian of Indian-origin has been sentenced to life for trying to smuggle drugs into Singapore, a crime that carries death penalty in the country.
Opinion | Shashi Tharoor | Thursday July 30, 2015
Should our society be practising the philosophy of 'an eye for an eye'?