The biggest stories of February 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Rajiv Gandhi's killers to be set free?
Feb 19, 2014
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Feb 18, 2014
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 1, 2014
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced two persons to death and awarded life imprisonment to four others for killing a journalist.
India | A Vaidyanathan | Saturday March 1, 2014
The Centre today filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its verdict that said death sentence can be commuted over delay in deciding mercy petition.
World | Associated Press | Thursday February 27, 2014
Two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed next month sued state corrections officials Wednesday for details about the drugs that will be used to execute them, including their source.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Wednesday February 26, 2014
The Centre today told the Supreme Court that 1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar won't be executed because of his health.
World | Press Trust of India | Friday February 21, 2014
An Indian and a Pakistani have been sentenced to death by a court in Dubai for killing the wife of the Indian national last year.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 20, 2014
The Centre today moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its judgement commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on the ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday February 18, 2014
There's one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won't allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capita...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday February 18, 2014
With the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuting the death sentence awarded to three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, political parties DMK, MDMK and CPI along with the convicts' relatives demanded their release from prison.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 18, 2014
The Supreme Court today commuted the death sentence of three men convicted of killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi to life in prison and left it to the Tamil Nadu government to decide whether to release them by granting them remission.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 18, 2014
The fate of three death row convicts in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case will be sealed today when the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on their plea for commutation of their sentence to life imprisonment on ground of delay in deci...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 17, 2014
A policeman in China was sentenced to death on Monday for fatally shooting a pregnant woman and injuring her husband while drunk, authorities said.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 16, 2014
Reflecting its president M Karunanidhi's long-stated position, the DMK today pitched for abolition of death sentence, emphasising that capital punishment would "neither eradicate nor reduce" crimes.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday February 14, 2014
In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court today, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government said that 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's death sentence should be to be commuted to life in prison.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday February 12, 2014
The Florida Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for a man who raped and killed a 9-year-old boy in Miami-Dade County 18 years ago.
India | Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday February 5, 2014
The mother of Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has pleaded the government to commute the death sentence and all the convicts.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Tuesday February 4, 2014
The Supreme Court today will take up the petitions of the three assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to commute their death sentence to life imprisonment due to the inordinate delay in the President deciding their mercy petition.
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.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 30, 2014
The condemned prisoners convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case deserve death sentence, the Supreme Court today said.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday January 30, 2014
Paresh Barua, leader of the anti-talk faction of the ULFA, is among the 14 people awarded the death sentence by a Bangladesh court today in connection with a 2004 arms smuggling case.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Thursday January 30, 2014
The three men convicted of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi moved the Supreme Court today seeking commutation of their death sentence.