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Delhi Traffic Police constable`s death: LG grants Rs 1 crore as compensation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 19:49

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday announced an exceptional amount of Rs 1 crore as financial assistance to the family of Delhi Police traffic constable Mana Ram, who was run over by a car after a heated argument with the driver while on duty in the national capital.

Two death row convicts in Dec 16 gang-rape, murder case move SC

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 20:49

Two out of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on their execution and reversal of the Delhi High Court verdict upholding their conviction and the punishment.

Taiwan executes five death-row inmates

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 23:07

Taiwanese authorities said they executed five death-row inmates on Tuesday, nearly a year after six prisoners were put to death.

World`s `longest-serving` death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:16

Shizuoka District Court decided to "start the retrial over the case" of Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted for the grisly murder of his boss and the man`s family, a court official said.

Indian-origin on death row in Singapore gets life sentence

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:31

Dinesh Pillai Reja Retnam, 31, was re-sentenced to life term in jail as his case became an exception under the revised Misuse of Drugs Act, which had previously carried a mandatory death sentence.

Recaptured death row JMB militant dies in crossfire in B`desh

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:12

A recaptured death row militant of the Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, who was a member of the banned group`s top policymaking body, was killed today in a "crossfire".

Terror attack on Bangladesh police

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 18:30

A policeman was killed Sunday and two others were injured when militants attacked them to snatch away three prisoners, including two death row militants, in Bangladesh`s Mymensingh district.

Govt asks states to implement SC order on death row convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:58

The Centre on Tuesday directed all states to take "urgent suitable action" in implementing the Supreme Court`s guidelines for safeguarding the interest of the death row convicts.

Centre to challenge SC ruling on commuting death sentences on grounds of delay

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:06

The central government will challenge the Supreme Court`s recent ruling in which it said that inexplicable, inordinate delays in deciding mercy pleas of death row convicts can be sufficient grounds for commutation of death sentence to life.

1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Bhullar moves SC to commute his death penalty to life term

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:20

Taking cue from the Supreme Court`s recent decision to commute sentences of 15 death row convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay in their execution, 1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has moved the apex court seeking commutation of his death penalty to life term.

Amnesty welcomes SC death row decision

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 22:25

Supreme Court`s decision to commute the death sentences of 15 convicts was a positive step for human rights in India, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Apex court relief to death row convicts welcomed

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:58

Human rights group People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s judgment commuting the death sentence of 15 convicts to life imprisonment.