India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 23, 2015
The Supreme Court has upheld death sentence for kidnapping for ransom and said that a surge in such incidents by criminals, terrorist organisation necessitates a stringent punishment.
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 | Written by A Vaidyanathan | Thursday August 6, 2015
Citing the release of Gopal Vinayakram Godse in the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, the Tamil Nadu government today tried to drive home the point for release of former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi's killers in the Supreme Court.
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?
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 31, 2015
A woman was jailed for three weeks for contempt of court on Thursday after shouting "Don't kill him!" at jurors deciding whether to pronounce a death sentence on "Batman" theater gunman James Holmes.
Blog | Mohd Asim | Thursday July 30, 2015
Let there be a collective outrage on all injustices and a demand for that collective conscience to be satisfied.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Friday July 31, 2015
Yakub Memon was hanged a little before 7 am on Thursday morning in a Nagpur prison, less than two hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his final appeal against his hanging in an unprecedented hearing that was held within the court premises in the middle of the night.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Thursday July 30, 2015
"I know that I am going to die. Only miracle can save me," Yakub Memon, convicted as a terrorist, reportedly told a guard in the Nagpur jail hours before he was hanged.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, whose last-ditch effort to escape the noose at the Central Prison here on his 53rd birthday tomorrow was rejected by the Supreme Court, has not prepared any will so far, the convict's lawyer Anil Gedam said here today.
India News | Edited by Sanjeev Singh | Wednesday July 29, 2015
The Supreme Court today confirmed its decision of commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment of three persons convicted of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday July 30, 2015
The families of those who died in the 1993 Mumbai blasts had met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, demanding that Yakub Memon, on death row in the case, must be hanged. The outlook was bleak for Memon after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Memon's mercy plea on Wednesday. Hours later, in a 5 am verdict, the Supreme Court, too, refuse...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by A Vaidyanathan and Ketki Angre, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai is expected to hang early tomorrow morning in a Nagpur jail. His last-minute mercy petition was rejected today by President Pranab Mukherjee, sources told NDTV. Memon's lawyers, meanwhile, say they have moved the Supreme Court again tonight.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday July 29, 2015
1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon has filed a fresh plea for mercy with the President just a day before his hanging.
India News | Reported by Sanjay Ramakant Tiwari, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Usman Memon, the cousin of death row convict Yakub Memon, said he was not allowed to meet him today. He had been turned away after a more than two-and-a-half-hour wait at the Nagpur Central Prison, where Memon is currently lodged, Usman told NDTV.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday July 28, 2015
A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son Saif al-Islam today for suppressing peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Tuesday July 28, 2015
Our plea is for "mercy to season justice".
India News | Agencies | Monday July 27, 2015
On 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's petition to stop his hanging on Thursday, the Supreme Court today took no decision but said it would take up the case again tomorrow.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday July 27, 2015
On the eve of the hearing of '93 Mumbai blast death row convict Yakub Memon's appeal by the Supreme Court, a group of eminent citizens - including politicians, jurists and retired judges - submitted a fresh mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee, urging him to commute the death sentence.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 26, 2015
Former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd.) Markandey Katju today said that there has been "gross travesty of justice" in the case of Yakub Memon, the sole death row convict and a co-conspirator of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
India News | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday July 26, 2015
Days before Yakub Memon -- the man convicted for the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that killed over 250 people -- is to be executed, his wife Rahin has appealed to the judiciary and the government to commute his death sentence to life term.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday July 24, 2015
One of India's most-respected counter-terror officers, B Raman, who led the operation to bring Yakub Memon back to India from Pakistan in 1994, wrote several years ago that he did not believe that Memon deserved to hang. His previously unpublished article has been run today by news website rediff.com.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 21, 2015
A jail in Maharashtra's Nagpur is preparing for the execution of Yakub Memon, the only convict to be hanged for the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, after the Supreme Court today rejected his final mercy plea.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The Supreme Court is today expected to take up 1993 Bombay blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative petition seeking commutation of his death sentence. The plea is the last legal option available to Memon who is likely to be hanged on July 30 if the top court rejects his petition for mercy.