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Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:54

Sri Lanka`s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment.

Rape remark: Mulayam Singh Yadav writes to NCW, says is against blanket death penalty

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 19:58

In the midst of controversy over his comments on rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday while replying to a notice by NCW stated that rape is a heinous crime and that rapists should be dealt with sternly.

Boys err at times, wrong to hang rapists: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 17:21

In a highly insensitive and controversial statement at the time when security of women is a major issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that it was wrong to give capital punishment to rapists.

Congress, AIADMK clash in Lok Sabha on move to release Rajiv`s assassins

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 14:24

The move of the Tamil Nadu government to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case generated heat in Lok Sabha with Congress and AIADMK members clashing on the issue.

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi an attack on soul of India: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:36

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the government is moving a review petition in the Supreme Court on “fundamental issues of law” arising from the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Digvijay Singh condemns Tamil Nadu govt`s decision to release Rajiv Gandhi`s killers

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 08:48

A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced her decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh condemned the move.

I am extremely happy, I thank CM Amma: Perarivalan`s mother

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 14:15

The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Wednesday said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.

Release Rajiv Gandhi assassins, demands Karunanidhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:42

Expressing happiness at the Supreme Court`s decision to commute the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the central and state governments to release them from jail.

SC commutes Rajiv Gandhi`s assassins death sentence to life imprisonment

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 05:49

The Supreme Court commuted death sentence of three men, convicted for killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, to life in jail.

Eight students sentenced to death in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:24

A court sentenced eight Bangladesh Chhatra League activists to death and 13 to life imprisonment for killing tailor Bishwajit Das in Old Dhaka a year ago, media reported.

Oklahoma carries out US death row`s last execution of 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 08:26

A convicted murderer became the final person to be executed in the United States this year, after being put to death in Oklahoma, authorities said.

Bangladesh convicts UK Muslim leader, US citizen of war crimes

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 13:36

A Bangladesh war crimes court found a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen guilty in absentia for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence.