Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicDeath sentence

Topic: Death sentence

‘Murderer’s mom’—Not just the prisoner, their family also goes on death row in India

Life of Indian families with a prisoner on death row stops on its tracks. It will 'start again only when he comes back…or goes away forever'.

‘False evidence, tainted cops’: Why 15 HC verdicts freed 30 death row convicts last year

6 different HCs pulled up investigators for ‘manufactured’ FIRs & coached witnesses, prosecutor for hiding evidence, and lower court for using 'vaishi darinda' in judgment.

6 Islamist militants in Bangladesh get death penalty for killing gay rights activist

Xulhaz Mannan, an editor of Bangladesh’s first gay rights magazine, and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy were hacked to death by the militants in April 2016.

Batla House convict Ariz Khan gets death penalty for murder of Delhi cop MC Sharma

The court also imposed a total fine of Rs 11 lakh against Ariz in the case and said Rs 10 lakh should be immediately released to Sharma's family.

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.

‘Rarest of rare’ — history of death penalty in India and crimes that call for hanging

Four convicts in 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case are to be hanged at 5.30 am Friday. This is the first time that four convicts will be hanged together on the same platform.

Why it’s wrong to question ‘delay’ in hanging of convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case

Those clamouring for immediate hanging forget that it's not just the prisoners on death row who can file a mercy plea – anyone can do so on their behalf.

Pakistan court annuls Musharraf’s death penalty, calls tribunal’s ruling ‘unconstitutional’

The Lahore High Court ruled that the treason case against former Pakistan PM Pervez Musharraf was not prepared in accordance with the law.

All 4 convicts of 16 December gang rape will be hanged together in a row — a first in India

A hangman from Meerut will execute the 16 December convicts in Tihar jail, where the platform has been renovated and the well deepened and widened.

Drag Musharraf’s body to Islamabad chowk & hang it for 3 days, if he is found dead: Court

Special court in Pakistan Tuesday awarded death penalty to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who was convicted for high treason.

On Camera

YourTurn

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.

Defence

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.