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Malaysia to abolish death penalty, says minister

Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking.

11 Oct 2018 2:59 PM

Chennai: 17 accused of raping teen may get death penalty

Charge sheet was filed before a Mahila court in Chennai for cases under POCSO Act, nearly two months after the incident came to the fore.

13 Sep 2018 10:56 AM

NY attack accused seeking to avoid death penalty cites President Trump's tweets

His lawyers asked that prosecutors be barred from seeking death penalty, saying Trump's tweets have made a fair legal process impossible.

07 Sep 2018 4:01 PM

Nagaon: 19-yr-old gets death for raping, setting 11-yr-old girl on fire

The court had convicted Zakir Hussain and acquitted five other accused for lack of evidence on September 4.

07 Sep 2018 3:53 PM

Sri Lanka to end execution moratorium soon: President

The five are among 18 people, including a woman, on death row for drug offences whose execution will go ahead, according to Sirisena.

23 Aug 2018 11:26 AM


13 individuals sentenced to death for raping minor girls: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh was the first state to promulgate a law to award death penalty to individuals accused in rape of minor girls.

22 Aug 2018 9:10 AM

Man out on bail for murder rapes woman in Madhya Pradesh, sentenced to death

The man had raped the woman at a deserted place, killed her by crushing her head with a stone and then disposed of the body in a well.

19 Aug 2018 8:54 AM

Madhya Pradesh 'role model' in dealing with rape cases of minors: CM

The earth needs to be rid of such 'demons', CM said after unfurling the national flag at the Independence Day function.

15 Aug 2018 5:09 PM

Parliament passes bill to provide death penalty to child rape convicts

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 30, was approved by a voice vote in the Upper House.

06 Aug 2018 9:25 PM

Pope changes Church teaching on death penalty, makes it 'inadmissible'

Capital punishment was earlier allowed 'if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.'

02 Aug 2018 7:03 PM


Tough law to deter child rape welcome

The legislation that will enable the death penalty to be awarded to rapists of children below 12 should be welcomed.

01 Aug 2018 12:17 AM

Bill on death to child rapists gets nod

The bill stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 12 years.

31 Jul 2018 1:36 AM

Juvenile convicts can't get death penalty for every rape, murder: SC judge

Justice Madan B Lokur, chairman of SC Juvenile Justice Committee, said judgement in such cases had to be delivered on the basis of evidence.

23 Jul 2018 1:36 PM

Rajasthan: 19-yr-old gets death penalty for raping 7-month-old under new law

Public prosecutor said that the case was fast-tracked and trial was completed after 13 hearings.

21 Jul 2018 6:19 PM

Bill on death for raping children below 12 to be presented soon: Cabinet

The decision was taken on Wednesday at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

18 Jul 2018 7:44 PM


President Ram Nath Kovind nod for death to child rapists

Kovind also gives assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance.

23 Apr 2018 1:16 AM

Death penalty for child abuse more harmful

The Kathua rape is not the norm; most cases of child abuse take place within our homes and in our neighbourhoods.

23 Apr 2018 12:26 AM

Swati Maliwal ends fast; terms ordinance a 'historic' victory

DCW chief had been demanding death penalty for rape of minors and setting up of fast-track courts to try rape cases and other demands.

22 Apr 2018 4:39 PM

Amid nationwide uproar, cabinet to bring in death penalty for child rape

Rape in Kathua and Unnao have provoked unmatched displays of public anger since 2012 gangrape murder of Delhi woman.

21 Apr 2018 9:23 AM

Trump's new plans to fight drug abuse in US includes execution of dealers

At an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump unveiled an anti-opioid abuse plan, including his death penalty recommendation.

20 Mar 2018 3:11 PM