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Vietnam hands death penalty to 30 drug smugglers: Judge

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 15:07

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.

Pakistan court rejects plea to arrest Musharraf

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 18:17

The Pakistani special court conducting the treason trial of Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected the prosecution`s plea to order the "symbolic arrest" of the former military ruler.

Eight Awami activists sentenced to death in B`desh for murder

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 14:28

Eight activists of the Awami League were awarded death penalty and 13 others were given life terms by a Bangladeshi court for the murder of a tailor during an opposition enforced blockade last year.

December 16 gang-rape case: Convicts claim FIR was illegal

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 22:22

Two of four death row convicts in December 16 gang-rape case claimed before Delhi HC that police had registered FIR on basis of a "false" story narrated by girl`s male friend against them.

Delhi gang rape: Two convicts say arrest process not followed

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 00:35

Two convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape case told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that police did not follow the proper procedure while arresting them.

Delhi gang rape: Two convicts say arrest process not followed

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 23:48

Two convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape case told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that police did not follow the proper procedure while arresting them.

Dec 16 gang-rape: HC displeased by absence of defence counsel

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 20:00

Delhi High Court is displeased with continued absence of the advocate representing two of the four death row convicts in December 16 gang-rape case.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi opposes death penalty

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 23:58

Opposing death sentence, former Governor Gopalkrishan Gandhi on Monday demanded that government appoint a high-level commission comprising former Chief Justices and eminent personalities outside law to examine its utility as a deterrent and validity as a punishment.

Odisha teacher death: Father demands death penalty for culprits

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 23:09

Rejecting the ex-gratia payment announced by Odisha government, father of the lady teacher who was allegedly burnt to death for not withdrawing a molestation case against her senior, demanded capital punishment for the culprits.

Courts should give special reasons for awarding death penalty: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:28

Courts should record "special" reasons while awarding death penalty and "must" take into account the crime, the Supreme Court has ruled.

152 Bangladeshi soldiers sentenced to death for 2009 mutiny

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 14:46

A Bangladeshi court today handed down death penalty to 167 former paramilitary soldiers after convicting them guilty of killing 74 people, including 57 army officers, during a mutiny in 2009.

Dec 16 gang-rape: HC begins hearing arguments on death reference

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 20:20

The Delhi High Court on Friday commenced hearing final arguments in the trial court`s reference to it for confirmation of death sentence awarded to four convicts in December 16 gang-rape case.