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Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Parents seek death penalty, to approach HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:33

Parents of murdered Mumbai-based lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha will appeal in Bombay High Court against the ruling of a special court which gave the 24-year old killer Sajjad Ahmed Mogal life sentence.

Egypt court signals death penalty for 12 accused of killing policeman

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:16

An Egyptian court signaled on Wednesday it wanted death sentences for 12 defendants charged with killing a police officer and belonging to a terrorist group, when it referred the case to the country`s highest religious authority.

Rape, murder of 4-year-old girl: Death row convict moves SC

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 18:37

Supreme Court agreed to hear on Tuesday the appeal of a 48-year-old man awarded death penalty by the Rajasthan High Court for abducting, raping and killing his four-year-old neighbour at Sriganganagar in 2012.

Judge refuses to postpone next US execution

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 08:14

A federal judge in the US state of Missouri refused Monday to postpone an execution, which would be the first since a botched lethal injection ignited a national debate.

Botched US execution may renew `cruel` challenges

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 01:13

The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the US Constitution and defined by the courts, piece by piece, over two centuries.

UN rights office condemns Maldives death penalty revival

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 02:52

The UN human rights office today voiced concern over moves to revive the death penalty in the Maldives, including for minors, after a six-decade freeze on capital punishment in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Bajwa proposes death penalty for drug smugglers

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 00:50

Punjab Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa Sunday said that he would bring in a legislation proposing death penalty for those indulging in drugs trade.

Shakti Mills gang-rape cases: Petition for confirmation of death penalty filed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 15:46

A petition seeking confirmation of the capital punishment awarded to three common convicts of the Shakti Mills gang-rape cases has been filed in the Bombay High Court.

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.