Thursday, June 20, 2013
UN to discuss abolition of death penalty in June
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the growing momentum against capital punishment.
US backs peaceful protests, calls for fair trial in Bangladesh
A special Bangladeshi tribunal handed down death penalty to Muhammad Quamaruzzaman for collaborating...
Devinderpal Singh Bhullar`s wife moves SC for stay on his execution
The wife of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on the execution of the 1...
Send Sarabjit Singh to third country for treatment: India to Pak
The Indian government on Wednesday appealed to the Pakistani authorities to release death row prison...
Drug courier escapes gallows after Singapore reforms
Singaporean Abdul Haleem Abdul Karim was saved from the gallows because he was a mere courier.
Florida executes man for girl`s 1980 killing
Florida executed a man for abducting and murdering a 10-year-old girl in 1980, prison authorities sa...
Bali court upholds death sentence for British grandmother
An Indonesian court upheld the death sentence handed down to a 56-year-old British grandmother found...
SC stays execution of eight convicts denied mercy by President
The Supreme Court stayed for four weeks the execution of eight convicts, whose mercy petitions were ...
President Pranab rejects five mercy pleas, commutes sentence of two
Out of seven people convicted for heinous crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has upheld execution in...
James Holmes ready to plead guilty in Colorado massacre
James Holmes allegedly killed 12 people during the screening of `The Dark Knight Rises` at a movie h...
Saudi Arabia beheads, crucifies Yemeni for murdering Pakistani
Yemeni citizen Mohammed Rashad Khairi Hussein killed a Pakistani, Pashteh Sayed Khan, after he commi...
Sufi shrine bombing mastermind gets death
An anti-terrorism court in Dera Ghazi Khan district gave the death sentence on 52 counts to Behram a...
Govt school student thrashed by teacher; hospitalised
A class V student of a government school here was hospitalised after he was allegedly thrashed by a ...
China executes Myanmar drug lord for killing 13 sailors
China executed a Myanmarese drug lord, along with three other accomplices from Thailand and Laos, fo...
War crime trial: Bangladesh violence toll rises to 46
Violence continued unabated in Bangladesh on Friday as at least 46 people were killed in clashes tha...
Bangladesh’s President OKs amendment in war crimes law
A landmark amendment will allow the prosecution to try and punish any individuals and organisations ...
Bangladesh Parliament moves to ban Jamaat-e-Islami
The Bangladesh Parliament amended the war crimes law to allow the prosecution to try and punish any ...
Centre should abolish capital punishment: CPI
Demanding abolition of capital punishment, the CPI today said the four aides of sandalwood smuggler ...
Admire young people expressing their concerns: Salman Khurshid
As Dhaka remained jammed for nearly two weeks because of protests by students and youth who are dema...
Violence over war crimes trial in Bangladesh kills 3
At least three persons were killed and several others injured as fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami acti...
Mercy petitions: UPA playing appeasement politics, says BJP
Charging the UPA Government of playing politics of appeasement amid decisions on the various mercy p...
Afzal Guru’s execution was done as per law: Sushilkumar Shinde
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the family of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal ...
Two days after Afzal Guru’s hanging, family receives speed post
Two days after Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged in the Tihar jail, his family on Mond...
Tihar Jail witnessed hanging after 24 years
The Tihar Jail, the largest prison of India, witnessed a hanging Saturday after 24 years, when the 2...
Afzal Guru hanged: Home Ministry asks states to tighten security
The Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory to all state police forces to keep a tight vigil and ...
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged for eight minutes
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged at 8 am Saturday in front of eight people in the Tih...
Afzal Guru hanged: Scuffle between VHP cadres and Kashmiri youths
A scuffle broke out between VHP cadres and Kashmiri youths here on Saturday over the hanging of Parl...
Kin of Parliament attack martyrs ready to take back medals
Nearly seven years after they returned the gallantry medals protesting delay in hanging of Afzal Gur...
Scuffle in Delhi over Afzal Guru`s hanging
Members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal scuffled with Kashmiri youths at Jantar M...
Afzal Guru’s life should become extinct, ruled SC
Holding Afzal guilty of the conspiracy culminating in the attack on Parliament House, the apex court...
Mumbai on alert after Afzal Guru`s hanging
An alert has been sounded and extensive security measures were taken across the metropolis by city p...
Afzal Guru conspired and was in touch with terrorists before attack: SC
Afzal Guru`s close contacts with slain `Fidayeen` terrorists before Parliament attack alongwith circ...
Shinde scores with Afzal Guru, Kasab hangings; signals firmness
Sushilkumar Shinde`s nearly six months in office as the Union Home Minister have seen hangings of tw...
Honour our rights, allow us to perform last rites: Afzal`s wife
The family of Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Tihar Jail Saturday, sought permission from the authorit...
Nitish Kumar welcomes Afzal Guru`s execution
A mastermind of the terror attack on Parliament in 2001, Afzal Guru was hanged today at the high-sec...
`Afzal Guru executed to appease communal fascist forces`
Terming the hanging of Afzal Guru as "travesty of justice and democracy", the CPI(ML) on S...
RSS welcomes execution of Afzal Guru
RSS on Saturday welcomed the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru though it came after ...
Afzal Guru hanged: Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir
Authorities on Saturday snapped the mobile internet services in Kashmir valley following hanging of ...
Gravest crime of enormous severity: SC on Afzal Guru’s terror act
The Supreme Court had while upholding Afzal Guru`s death sentence had termed the attack on Parliamen...
People`s sensitivity should have been considered: PDP on Afzal Guru
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday expressed disappointment over the hanging of Parliam...
Afzal Guru`s execution has sent strong message: Congress
Congress on Saturday said the message of "zero tolerance" against terrorism has been sent ...
Political parties in Maharashtra welcome Afzal Guru`s execution
Political parties in Maharashtra today welcomed the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Moha...
Security beefed up in West Bengal following Afzal
In the backdrop of the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru Saturday morning, the West Be...
Afzal Guru hanged: Victims’ families relieved but question delay
Families of those killed in the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament on Saturday hailed the h...
CPI-M welcomes Afzal Guru`s hanging
The "law of the land has been finally completed" with the hanging of Parliament attack con...
I signed file on Afzal Guru`s hanging on Feb 4: Shinde
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy plea of Parl...
Afzal Guru hanging better late than never: Narendra Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was be...
From Parliament attack to Afzal Guru hanging: A chronology
Parliament attack convict Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged on Saturday at the Tihar jail.
Law took its course in Afzal Guru’s hanging: RK Singh
Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Saturday confirmed the hanging of Afzal Guru, the main accused in t...
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru hanged in Tihar jail, remained ‘remorseless’
Mohammed Afzal Guru has been hanged to death at the Tihar Jail in New Delhi.
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