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Supreme Court stays death penalty in Coimbatore double murder case

A bench headed by Justice RF Nariman stayed the execution of convict Manoharan till October 16.

Sep 17, 2019, 16:51 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Modi govt okays death penalty for aggravated sexual assault under Pocso Act

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, further strengthening the law to safeguard minors in the country. The provision of death penalty has also been included for those found guilty of aggravated assault on a child.

Dec 29, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

Haryana Court gives death sentence to man convicted of raping, murdering 8-year-old girl

As per reports, the judge termed the incident as a "rarest of rare" and even equated it with the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya case stating that this case too deserved a similar punishment. 

Dec 23, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Yashpal Singh awarded death penalty, Naresh Sherawat gets jail for life

A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded death sentence to Yashpal Singh and life imprisonment to Naresh Sherawat, both convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Nov 20, 2018, 16:35 PM IST

India votes against UNGA draft resolution on use of death penalty

India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution on the use of death penalty, saying it goes against the statutory law of the country where an execution is carried out in the "rarest of rare" cases.

Nov 14, 2018, 11:42 AM IST

Parliament passes bill to provide death to child rape convicts

Parliament on Monday passed a stringent legislation prescribing death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years and making the law against such sexual offences harsher.

Aug 06, 2018, 20:43 PM IST

Vatican changes stance on death penalty as Pope makes it 'inadmissible' in all cases

The Pope has made the death penalty inadmissible whatever may be the circumstance.

Aug 02, 2018, 20:21 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet passes ordinance approving death for child rapists

The main feature of the ordinance passed by J&K Cabinet is capital punishment for those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age.

Apr 24, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

Class 11 student gang-raped in Greater Noida

The Union Cabinet on Saturday cleared Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance stipulating stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years.

Apr 23, 2018, 21:31 PM IST

Did you carry out any study that death penalty is deterrent to rape, Delhi HC asks Centre

 Union Cabinet on Saturday cleared Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance stipulating stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. 

Apr 23, 2018, 19:45 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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