Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCapital punishment

Topic: capital punishment

UP woman who axed family to death likely to become India’s first female to be executed

Shabnam and her lover Saleem have been convicted of killing seven members of her family, including her 10-month old nephew.

Consider making death penalty a punishment for corruption, Madras HC tells Centre

Madras High Court says corruption is deep-rooted, has spread like cancer, and, therefore, the punishment needs to be made more stringent.

For these 6 men on death row, freedom has been a 15-year-long wait

In an unprecedented judgment, the SC has set free six men accused of murder and rape in Nashik but not before they spent nearly two decades in prison.

It’s been 10 years, but India still doesn’t want to replace hanging with lethal injection

A decade after looking at options to replace death by hanging with a 'more humane' way, ministry says no such proposal being examined.

Swati Maliwal: The woman on an indefinite hunger strike that India hardly cares about

Maliwal is demanding the death penalty for rapists of minors, but the Centre or the BJP have taken no cognisance of her protest at Delhi’s Rajghat.

Seven other countries where the punishment for rape is death

Indian courts apply the principle of “rarest of rare” circumstances when they award capital punishment. RAJGOPAL SINGH

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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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