Death Penalty

Full text: The Criminal law (Amendment) ordinance, 2018 signed by President which allows death for child rapists

Full text: The Criminal law (Amendment) ordinance, 2018 signed by President which allows death for child rapists

The Ordinance amends the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

Apr 22, 2018, 12:09 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti welcomes ordinance on death penalty for rape of minors, says will bring a similar law in J&K

Mehbooba Mufti welcomes ordinance on death penalty for rape of minors, says will bring a similar law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years.

Apr 21, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
India will join 8 countries having sex offenders database; information to be shared with states, UTs

India will join 8 countries having sex offenders database; information to be shared with states, UTs

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years.

Apr 21, 2018, 21:45 PM IST
Cabinet approves ordinance to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age

Cabinet approves ordinance to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age

In case of rape of a girl aged under 16 years, the minimum punishment to be awarded has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, which is extendable to life imprisonment. 

Apr 21, 2018, 14:13 PM IST
Respect Arvind Kejriwal's request but won't end fast: DCW chief Swati Maliwal

Respect Arvind Kejriwal's request but won't end fast: DCW chief Swati Maliwal

DCW chief Swati Maliwal is on a hunger strike to press for the enactment of a stringent law for convicted child rapists. 

Apr 20, 2018, 23:31 PM IST
After MP and Rajasthan, now Haryana passes bill to give death penalty to child rapists

After MP and Rajasthan, now Haryana passes bill to give death penalty to child rapists

Haryana on Thursday joined MP and Rajasthan by passing a bill to give a death penalty to the child rapists.

Mar 15, 2018, 13:43 PM IST
After MP, Rajasthan passes bill to award death penalty for those who rape girls under 12 years

After MP, Rajasthan passes bill to award death penalty for those who rape girls under 12 years

With this Rajasthan has become the second state after Madhya Pradesh to pass the bill.  

Mar 09, 2018, 16:50 PM IST
Uttarakhand High Court for death sentence to those who rape minors

Uttarakhand High Court for death sentence to those who rape minors

The HC bench observed that it is the state government which can bring an appropriate legislation to impose death penalties on convicts, who are found guilty of raping minors aged 15 or below.

Jan 06, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
From now, death penalty for hooch trade in Uttar Pradesh

From now, death penalty for hooch trade in Uttar Pradesh

The bill provides for death penalty, life sentence and fine to the tune of Rs 10 lakh and not less than Rs five lakh in case of death caused due to consumption of spurious liquor.

Dec 22, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

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