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Bombay High Court stays execution of two Kolhapur sisters

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 22:23

In a relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by President, Bombay HC stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation to life imprisonment.

Sisters from Kolhapur awaiting death sentence for mass murders move HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 23:11

Two sisters from Kolhapur whose mercy petitions against capital punishment were rejected by President, moved the Bombay HC praying their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Two Kolhapur sisters may become first ever women to be hanged in India

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:05

Two sisters from Kolhapur, who were awarded death sentence in 2001 for kidnapping and murder, are likely to become the first women ever in India to be hanged after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy pleas.

HC reserves order in case of bus driver who killed 9 people

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 23:23

Bombay High Court reserved its order on Thursday, on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to a driver who mowed down nine people and injured 36 others while driving a state transport bus in 2012 even as the state demanded the death sentence for him and the defence pleaded for leniency.

Iran jails academic for crimes against regime

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 13:40

A well-known Iranian academic who had a death sentence overturned a decade ago has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail for spreading propaganda against the regime.

Acid attacker gets death sentence in Madhya Pradesh

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 14:16

In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died.

China`s woman tycoon wins reprieve from death sentence

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:07

A 34-year-old Chinese woman tycoon, convicted for raising USD 121 million illegally, got a reprieve Friday after a court commuted her death sentence to life imprisonment.

Nitish Katara murder case: Mother seeks death for convicts

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 22:33

The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and killed in 2002, today sought death penalty for the three convicts including UP politician D P Yadav`s son Vikas.

SC commutes death sentence of 26-year-old youth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 23:32

The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a 26-year-old youth to life term for killing a woman and her son saying that the convict is an educated person so there are chances of his reform.

China`s Supreme Court overturns death sentence for victim of domestic violence: Lawyer

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:46

China`s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.

Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, nearly 200 supporters

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:31

An Egyptian court confirmed death sentences on Saturday against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, in a mass trial of Islamists who ruled Egypt for a year but face a fierce crackdown under the new president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt confirms 183 death sentences including Brotherhood chief

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:40

An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences for 183 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie, a prosecutor said, after a speedy mass trial that sparked an international outcry.