Death Penalty

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India, Pakistan face-off likely at ICJ hearing today

30 to 17:00 and Pakistan is given time slot from 18:00 to 20:00. The decision is expected today itself in Kulbhushan Jadhav's death penalty case.

May 15, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

Won't consider it justice until convicts receive death penalty: Nirbhaya's parents

Four convicts of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case also known as Nirbhaya case or December 16 gang rape case have challenged the death penalty.

May 05, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
Nirbhaya gang-rape: Death penalty or life-term for four convicts? SC to decide today

Nirbhaya gang-rape: Death penalty or life-term for four convicts? SC to decide today

Six people, including a juvenile, had brutally assaulted the 23-year-old paramedic in a moving bus in South Delhi on December 16, 2012.

May 05, 2017, 08:33 AM IST
China remains world`s biggest executioner: Amnesty

China remains world`s biggest executioner: Amnesty

China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said Tuesday, even as death penalties in the world decreased overall.

Apr 11, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Pakistan cricket great Javed Miandad calls for death penalty for match fixers

Pakistan cricket great Javed Miandad calls for death penalty for match fixers

Miandad's views came after PCB suspended 5 Pakistani cricketers for alleged involvement in PSL spot-fixing scandal.

Mar 18, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

Philippine house passes death penalty bill

The Philippine House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a controversial bill to restore death penalty in the country.

Mar 07, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
Hyderabad Dilsukhnagar blasts: Five Indian Mujahideen terrorists sentenced to death; court calls case 'rarest of the rare'

Hyderabad Dilsukhnagar blasts: Five Indian Mujahideen terrorists sentenced to death; court calls case 'rarest of the rare'

A special NIA court on Monday said that all the five convicts including Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal will be hanged.

Dec 19, 2016, 17:22 PM IST

US Supreme Court takes up death penalty and mental disability

On Tuesday, the justices seemed unconvinced by the Texas method, which critics say is too subjective.

Nov 30, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

Pakistan cleric given death penalty by anti-terrorism court for burning Christian couple

A cleric was among five persons who were today handed down death penalty by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan for burning alive a Christian couple after accusing them of committing blasphemy here in 2014.

Nov 23, 2016, 23:12 PM IST

India opposes UN resolution for moratorium on death penalty

The United States also opposed the resolution, saying that capital punishment was legal under international law and dealing with it was a domestic matter.

Nov 19, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

Capital punishment was abolished in Turkey in 2004 as the nation sought accession to the European Union.

Oct 30, 2016, 02:39 AM IST
Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

"In our opinion, rules relating to mental sickness are not subjugative to delay the execution of death sentence,” the Pak court observed.

Oct 21, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

Death penalty for tribal youth for rape and murder of 5-yr-old

A tribal youth was awarded capital punishment by a court here on Tuesday for raping and killing a five-year-old girl 10 months ago.

Sep 06, 2016, 17:14 PM IST

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane, death penalty for drug peddlers

Fearing that the coastal state may turn into an "Udta Goa", Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane on Monday recommended death penalty for drug peddlers.

Jul 25, 2016, 17:20 PM IST
Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

There is growing worry in the West about Turkey's widening crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after last week's failed military coup.

Jul 22, 2016, 18:20 PM IST
Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

There is growing worry in the West about Turkey's widening crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after last week's failed military coup.

Jul 22, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

Erdogan says Turkey will consider reinstating death penalty

"We cannot delay this anymore because in this country, those who launch a coup will have to pay the price for it," he told supporters after attending funerals for the putsch victims." Turkey president said. 

Jul 18, 2016, 00:13 AM IST
Charleston church shooting case: US seeks death penalty for shooter Dylann Roof

Charleston church shooting case: US seeks death penalty for shooter Dylann Roof

The US government is seeking the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which killed nine people last year.

May 25, 2016, 12:50 PM IST

Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Togadia wants death penalty for cow slaughter

Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia said the central government should enact a law for punishing cow slaughter with death penalty.

Feb 27, 2016, 22:06 PM IST

Nine ''hardcore terrorists'' set to be hanged in Pakistan

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed the death sentences on the nine men who were sentenced for terror offences.

Jan 01, 2016, 14:49 PM IST