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Death for Child Rape : Lok Sabha Passes Criminal Law Amendment Bill

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On Monday, July 30, the Lok Sabha passed Criminal Law(Amendment) Bill making rape of girl below the age of twelve years an offence punishable with death. The Bill seeks to amend provisions of Indian Penal Code(IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure, Evidence Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). It replaced the Ordinance […]

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Police to court: Sunanda’s mail, messages taken as a “dying declaration”

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“I have no desire to live…all I pray for is death,” Sunanda Pushkar wrote in an e-mail to her husband Shashi Tharoor nine days before she was found dead in a luxury hotel room here, police has told a city court. The police also told the court that Sunanda’s death was due to poisoning and […]

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High Court reprieve for woman, her parents in harassment, death case

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Notices has been quashed by the Bombay High Court which were issued by a lower court against the three after observing that the deceased died due to natural reasons, to rescue of a woman and her parents, accused of causing mental harassment and death of her father-in-law, Justice K U Chandiwal was hearing a petition filed by […]

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”Take these men off death row”

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Prabha Sridevan   In no fewer than 13 cases, the Supreme Court has held the death sentence to have been wrongly given. The mistakes must be corrected before it’s too late. With a dark and chilling feeling we recently read about the wrong Carlos who was executed in the United States for a crime he […]

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Anna Hazare plans fast unto death for strong Lokpal bil

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare Monday said he is starting a “fast unto death” to press for the demand to involve civil society in formulation of the anti-graft Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill. “I will fast unto death, as announced earlier, as the prime minister has refused to form a joint committee with civil society members in […]

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Kachru ragging death: Convict moves high court

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Three weeks after a Dharamsala court held four senior medical students guilty and sentenced them to four years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Aman Kachru ragging-to-death case, one of the convicts Wednesday moved the Himachal Pradesh High Court against the decision. Naveen Verma’s petition challenging the conviction that was listed for admission in the court of […]

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Four convicted in Aman Kachru ragged-to-death case

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A court here Thursday held four medical students guilty of ragging to death their junior Aman Kachru in March last year. Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma from the Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital in Tanda in Kangra district were found guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder by Additional […]

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Man gets death sentence for raping, killing child

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A court in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district Wednesday sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a minor girl, police said. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Singh handed down the death sentence to Guddu alias Jitendra Kumar, a native of Gajnera village in Bareilly, some 250 km from here. Kumar had raped the […]

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Kasab death penalty: Case in high court Monday

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Unprecedented security arrangements have been made at the Bombay High Court where the hearing on the confirmation of the death sentence to Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab begins on Monday. Kasab will not be present in person but participate in the proceedings through related stories The day-to-day hearing will be taken up before a […]

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BKI terrorist Jagtar Hawara’s death sentence commuted to life

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday commuted to a life term the death sentence awarded to notorious Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara. Hawara was a mastermind of the assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh at the high-security state secretariat complex here Aug 31, 1995. The high court, however, upheld […]

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Kasab death penalty: Arguments in high court begin Oct 18

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The decks were finally cleared Thursday in the Bombay High Court for the commencement from Oct 18 of the second phase of the legal case against Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. The Maharashtra government’s counsel Ujjwal Nikam, who appeared in the trial in the special court which awarded Kasab the death sentence May 6, […]

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Death for six in double-murder case

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A local court in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district Friday gave death sentence to six people in a double-murder case of August 2000, an official said. The special sessions court in Bijnor, some 300 km from Lucknow, gave the death penalty to the six people in connection with the killing of Mubarak Hussain and his nephew […]

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Woman lawyer stabbed to death at K’taka HC

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A woman lawyer was stabbed to death at the Karnataka High Court in Bangalore on Thursday. Her assailant, reportedly her colleague at the court, is being treated at a city hospital after attempting suicide. According to the eye witnesses, Rajappa attacked Naveena, 25, in court corridor, who bled to death. After the attack, Rajappa stabbed […]

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