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DMK chief Karunanidhi hails SC`s judgement on death penalty

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 18:45

DMK President M Karunanidhi welcomed the Supreme Court judgement commuting death penalty of 15 convicts, and said he would rejoice if a similar ruling was made for the three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case also.

`Issue of marines on agenda for EU-India consultations`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 18:39

The trial of two Italian marines in India over the killing of two Indian fishermen will be on the agenda at upcoming EU-India political consultations, Italy`s Foreign Minister Emma Bonino has said.

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.