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Murder of 35 in 1992: SC commutes death of two to life term

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:37

: The death penalty awarded to three men, for being part of a mob which in February 1992 murdered 35 persons of village Bara in Bihar, has been modified by the Supreme Court which acquitted one and sent the other two to prison for their entire lives.

Dec 16 gang-rape: File in HC for confirmation of death penalty

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 19:00

A fast-track court, which has sentenced four convicts in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case to death, has sent the case file to the Delhi High Court for confirmation of the capital punishment.

In a book, Afzal Guru praised Taliban chief Mullah Omar

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 18:27

In a book released seven months after his execution, Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had praised Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar for standing up to the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan.

Naroda Patiya case: Gujarat govt asks SIT not to seek death penalty for Kodnani

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:41

The Gujarat government has refused permission to the Supreme Court-appointed SIT to file an appeal in a higher court seeking death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case.

Delhi gang-rape trial: As it happened

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 09:08

Nine months after the gang-rape of a 23-year-old trainee paramedic shook India, a fast-track Delhi court will on Wednesday announce the sentences of four men.

Life term is rule, death penalty exception: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 20:26

Life imprisonment is the rule and death penalty an exception and courts should also consider socio-economic compulsions such as poverty while awarding the extreme sentence to a convict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held.

HC commutes to life term death penalty in murder case

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:36

A man`s death penalty for killing his foster parents and his pregnant wife for opposing his extra-marital affair was on Friday commuted to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court.

Court awards death penalty to three in triple murder case

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:39

Three men have been awarded death penalty by a Delhi court for brutally murdering three family members, including a child, with a motive to rob their house nearly a decade ago.

Poland abolishes death penalty

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 15:08

Poland`s President Bronislaw Komorowski has signed a bill on the ratification of regulations abolishing death penalty in all circumstances.

EU delegation warns Pakistan over death penalty

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 16:42

An EU human rights delegation on Wednesday warned Pakistan that resuming executions would be seen as a "major setback" as the European parliament considers the country`s application for preferential trade status.

Indian man given death penalty in UAE for raping 7-year-old

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 21:03

An Indian man was on Monday sentenced to death by a UAE court for raping a seven-year-old Emirati girl at an Abu Dhabi school where he worked as a cleaner.

Indian man given death penalty in UAE for raping 7-year-old girl

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 20:51

An Indian man was today sentenced to death by a UAE court for raping a seven-year-old Emirati girl at an Abu Dhabi school where he worked as a cleaner.