Thursday, 20 January, 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

On Camera

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Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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