The biggest stories of April 03, 2014
Apr 4, 2014
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 16, 2014
Prosecutors filed a death penalty murder charge on Tuesday against a white supremacist accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas over the weekend, judicial sources said.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 11, 2014
Actors Vidya Balan and Dia Mirza have reacted strongly to Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark that the death penalty in rape cases is "unfair" as "young boys make such mistakes".
Election 2014 | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 11, 2014
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.
India | Varun Singh, mid-day.com | Friday April 11, 2014
In a bizarre and grotesque statement, the state Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Abu Azmi said women who were raped should also be punished.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Mala Das | Monday March 31, 2014
The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, convicted for a 1993 blast in Delhi, to life in jail.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Saturday March 15, 2014
The Supreme Court has stayed the death penalty of two of the four men convicted for the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a young medical student in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Monday February 24, 2014
The Centre today withdrew the contentious anti-piracy charges in Supreme Court against the two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
India | Reuters | Monday February 10, 2014
Italy said on Monday that India's relations with Rome and with the European Union could suffer if two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen are tried under an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism act.
India | Agencies | Friday February 7, 2014
India has decided that the two Italian marines charged with murdering a pair of Kerala fishermen will not be tried under a maritime security law that carries the death sentence.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 7, 2014
Italy's special envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday that his country would "forcefully oppose" any move by Indian authorities to press charges against the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen under an anti-terror law that...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday January 31, 2014
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 domestic help.
World | Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times | Friday January 31, 2014
The Justice Department said on Thursday that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the man accused of killing and maiming people with homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line last year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 31, 2014
The United States is to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is convicted of involvement in the deadly attack, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 22, 2014
DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement commuting death penalty of 15 convicts, and said he would rejoice if a similar ruling was made for the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case also.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 20, 2014
Vietnam on Monday sentenced 30 drug smugglers to death in the communist country's largest ever narcotics case, involving scores of defendants and nearly two tons of heroin, a judge said.
World | Reuters | Sunday December 29, 2013
A Saudi prince who murdered a fellow Saudi may be executed, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 12, 2013
Bangladesh's highest court upheld the death penalty for a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday November 26, 2013
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been sentenced to life in jail after being convicted in the 2008 killing of their teen daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The CBI had sought the death penalty for the dentist couple, classifying this case as the "...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Tuesday November 26, 2013
The CBI today sought the death penalty for Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who have been found guilty of murdering their only child Aarushi and their domestic help in May 2008. The couple are due to be sentenced soon by a court in Ghaziabad near Delhi.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday November 26, 2013
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who have been found guilty of killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, will be sentenced by a court in Ghaziabad shortly.