Friday, 2 December, 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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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.