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Nirbhaya's juvenile rapist's release order done, to walk free today; parents to protest at Jantar Mantar

Nirbhaya's juvenile rapist's release order done, to walk free today; parents to protest at Jantar Mantar

The juvenile convict in the December 16 gangrape and murder case is all set to walk free on Sunday as the release order form has been completed.  

Indian-origin doctor couple convicted of fraud in US

An Indian-origin doctor, who was a supporter of Khalistan movement, has been convicted along with his wife of defrauding the US government to the tune of USD 2.5 million in a healthcare fraud in which they claimed for procedures that were not performed.

Storm over interview of Dec 16 gang-rape convict in jail, Govt takes a serious view

A British film maker's interview of one of the December 16 gang-rape convicts for a documentary in which he showed no remorse kicked up a storm on Tuesday with Government taking a serious view of the matter and seeking an explanation from Tihar jail authorities.

Convict commits suicide in Belagavi Jail

A convict, sentenced to death for rape and murder, committed suicide by hanging in Hindalaga prison premises here, a police official on Sunday said.

Undertrial prisoners should be released on bail: NHRC Chief

Maintaining that prisons are for convicts and not for undertrials, National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said that after filing of chargesheets, the undertrial prisoners should be released on bail to reduce overcrowding in jails.

Two convicted murderers executed in public in Somalia

Two men convicted of murdering a journalist and a security official were executed in public in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, officials said.

Convict sentenced to over 10 years not to be released without hearing prosecutor: SC

The appellate court shall not release a convict, sentenced to punishment for death or life imprisonment or for a period of ten years or more, without hearing public prosecutor, SC ruled.

Saudi executes 10th convict this year

A Saudi citizen convicted of murder was beheaded on Sunday, the interior ministry announced, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to 10.

Iran minister says no need to re-hang convict

An Iranian news agency says the justice minister has concluded there is "no need" to finish off a convict who survived his hanging. A report today by the semi-official ISNA quoted Mostafa Pourmohammadi as saying there is "no need for re-execution" of the 37-year-old convicted of smuggling drugs who only was identified by his first name, Alireza.

Former convict Nigel Akkara to star in `Anyo Na`

Mirroring his search for acceptance in real life, Nigel Akkara, a former convict turned actor is playing the role of a filmmaker in `Anyo Na` who is unacceptable to the showbiz world because of his dark past.

1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict dies

An 85-year-old convict in 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, whose seven years` sentence was enhanced to life imprisonment by Supreme Court recently, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness.

Saudi Arabia denies sentence to paralyse convict

Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday reports that a court in the kingdom has ordered a punishment of paralysis for a man who committed a crime that paralysed another man.

Mercy plea: Prez commutes sentence of death row convict

In a first case of pardon by Prez Pranab Mukherjee after assuming office, death sentence of a convict, Atbir, has been commuted to life imprisonment.

Man convicted within 29 days of rape,murder of 7-year-old girl

A court in Odisha has convicted a driver for rape and murder of a seven-year-old daughter of a wage-earner,within 29 days of occurrence of the crime.

Garg murder: Oz court rejects convict`s appeal

An Australian court rejected an appeal of the Melbourne teenager who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for killing Indian student Nitin Garg.

Rajiv assassination:TN challenges parole to convit

P Ravichandran was found guilty of participating in criminal conspiracy to assassinate the former PM and was sentenced to death.

Shivani case: HC notice on parole plea of convict

Delhi HC sought a response from the city police on a plea of sole convict in journalist Shivani Bhatnagar murder case that he be granted parole.

Punjab: Convict beaten to death in prison

A life convict was on Thursday
beaten to death allegedly by two other inmates in Sangrur jail
here following a row over over watching a TV channel.

Court convicts 24 people for Kandhamal riots

A fast-track court in
Orissa`s Kandhamal district on Friday sentenced 24 people to three
years of rigorous imprisonment.

Another death row convict gets reprieve

After the three killers of Rajiv
Gandhi, another death row convict Mahendra Nath Das got some
reprieve today when Gauhati High Court stayed his execution
till November one on his plea similar to that made by them.