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Death penalty for Bangla Jamaat leader

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Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court today handed down death penalty to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 war crimes, revising a special tribunal verdict which had sente

Special: Not many cheers for death penalty

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Aubrey Menen, the well known writer with roots in Kerala, once noted that the famous ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech of Jawaharlal Nehru over the All India Radio on the midnight of August 14, 1947 was he

We're finally at peace: Delhi girl's parents

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New Delhi: "I can finally breathe, I am relieved and we are finally at peace. Our daughter has been given justice."
This is how the mother of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student, whose brutal rape

Delhi gangrape: Judge breaks pen's nib after giving death sentence

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New Delhi: Immediately after signing the order of death sentence to the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, the judge broke the nib of the pen, in keeping with a tradition. 
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SC wants to examine all death row cases

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In the wake of questions raised in the Supreme Court on home minister P. Chidambaram’s assertion that mercy petitions are decided one-by-one and RTI information that 17 such petitions had been shuttli

SC wants to examine all death row cases

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In the wake of questions raised in the Supreme Court on home minister P. Chidambaram’s assertion that mercy petitions are decided one-by-one and RTI information that 17 such petitions had been shuttli

SC wants to examine all death row cases

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In the wake of questions raised in the Supreme Court on home minister P. Chidambaram’s assertion that mercy petitions are decided one-by-one and RTI information that 17 such petitions had been shuttli

Saudi national beheaded for murder

A man convicted of murdering a fellow Saudi was beheaded on Sunday in Najran, southern Saudi Arabia, raising to at least 68 the number of executions in the kingdom this year, the interior ministry ann

Govindachamy sentence inappropriate: Krishna Iyer

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The eminent jurist, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, a vocal critic of capital punishment, has said that the Salem native Govindachamy who raped and killed Soumya deserved death sentence given the brutal cr

Two Saudi women, two Yemenis beheaded for murders

Two Saudi women and two Yemeni men were executed by the sword on Wednesday for separate murders, the interior ministry said, bringing the number of executions there to at least 62 this year.

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