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Mulayam talking rubbish: Lalu Prasad on rape remark

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 14:31

Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases.

December 16 gang-rape: SC extends stay on two convicts` execution

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 21:30

Supreme Court on Monday extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of death penalty of two of the four convicts in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case, asking for a copy of the trial court judgement.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar`s mercy petition

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 08:34

The central government admitted there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar`s mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife`s plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

`December 16 gang-rape convicts should meet their ultimate fate`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 19:48

The ultimate satisfaction will be when the convicts meet their ultimate fate, parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim Thursday said, reacting to the Delhi High Court verdict upholding death penalty to the four men.

December 16 gang-rape: Delhi HC upholds death penalty of 4 convicts

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:56

The Delhi High Court upheld the death sentence of four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape case.

SC verdict on death sentence commutation patently illegal: Centre

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 15:19

The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict holding that undue delay by the government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence of a condemned prisoner.

Centre to take decision on Bhullar`s mercy petition

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 16:05

The central government Wednesday told the Supreme Court it will decide on the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, convicted of terror strike at the Youth Congress office in Delhi in 1993.

Uighur groups condemn China charge against academic

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:14

Rights groups condemned China on Wednesday for charging a prominent Uighur critic of government policy towards the mostly-Muslim minority with separatism -- which can carry the death penalty.

Italy, EU to `react` to India charge against marines: PM Letta

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 18:23

Italy on Monday warned it would "react" to India`s "unacceptable" move to invoke a severe anti-piracy law against two of its marines facing trial there since 2012 over the killings of two Indian fishermen.

Power of President to pardon convicts cannot be interfered with: HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 23:21

Dismissing a PIL, Madras High Court on Wednesday said the power of the President of India to pardon convicts or commute death penalty cannot be interfered with "as it is neither unfettered nor without constitutional checks and balances."

Man gets death penalty for human sacrifice

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:34

A court has awarded the death penalty to a man who beheaded a baby and drank its blood in West Bengal`s Bankura district two years ago.

Centre opposes Rajiv Gandhi killers` plea to commute death sentence

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 11:17

The Central government on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea by the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking to commute the death penalty to life sentence due to delay in deciding their mercy plea.