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BJP, SAD for abolition of death penalty

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 17:48

BJP and SAD on Friday made a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for abolition of death penalty by asking Government to bring legislation.

Rajoana hanging row: Sikh youth commits suicide

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 14:00

A Sikh youth allegedly committed suicide apparently in support of Babbar Khalsa militant Balwant Singh Rajoana, a claim denied by the police.

SC slams ‘drama’ over Rajoana’s execution

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 16:00

The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the Centre and the Punjab govt for politicising and delaying the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

Rajoana case: Shutdown in Gurdaspur today

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 13:49

A number of traders Thursday closed their shops following a bandh call given by some right-wing organisations here to protest the registration of case against 14 members of their community.

Three protest marches banned, crackdown against Panthic bodies

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 00:38

The detentions were made from various districts, including Bathinda, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana and Amritsar.

Family relieved: Beant`s grandson

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 00:35

Kotli, a Congress MLA from Khanna, said the family felt relieved and satisfied over the decision.

Centre puts on hold Balwant Singh’s execution

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 19:38

The Centre stayed the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

Rajoana row: Badal meets Prez, seeks intervention

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 19:01

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal met President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to seek her intervention in saving Balwant Singh Rajoana from the gallows.

Halt Rajoana execution: Human Rights Watch

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 14:48

Human Rights Watch Wednesday demanded that India should not hang terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana.

Life or death? Verdict on 31st

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 14:18

India is set to bring alive the capital punishment debate.

Punjab shuts down to protest Rajoana’s execution

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 09:12

Nearly 60,000 Punjab police personnel and 15 companies of para-military forces have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident ahead of Rajoana’s execution.

APSCC appeals Prez to grant clemency to Rajoana

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 22:47

APSCC chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina appealed to Pratibha Patil to grant clemency to Balwant Singh Rajoana.