PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 11:08 AM IST
Tihar jail officers are making preparations for the hanging of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 10:28 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Andhra Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed on Friday, envisages an amendment to Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It also mandates a reduction of the judgment period to 21 working days with the investigation to be completed in seven days and trial closing in 14 days.
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 02:46 AM IST
The first bill seeks to award death penalty for rapists and the second to take stringent action for atrocities against women by setting up special courts to deal with such offences.
By Amit Anand Tiwari
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:01 PM IST
The ends may justify the means for many. But it opens up the door for vigilante justice and can harm innocents
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:36 PM IST
The police had filed a petition in the court on Monday seeking custody of the accused for 10 days. But after hearing the arguments of the prosecutor for three consecutive days, the court granted the police custody of the accused only for seven days.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 04:08 AM IST
The incident took place at a slum inhabited by a group of labourers in the industrial area of Rakhamtali late on Monday.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:18 PM IST
In a majority judgment of 2:1, a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman dismissed the plea filed by the convict Manoharan and said there are no grounds to review the verdict.
Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 06:50 AM IST
For the 29-year-old founder of SheSays, which provides legal, medical and other assistance to survivors of sexual violence, and is one of the safety partners of social media platform Twitter, the experience was transformative.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:20 AM IST
The gesture will go a long way in assuaging the sentiments of the Sikh community, Badal said in a press statement.
New York/Kapurthala | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Robert Soli, driver of the car 42-year-old Dhaliwal had pulled over for checking, was charged with murder and faces the death penalty if found guilty.
By Shireen Vakil
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:24 PM IST
Rather than stricter provisions, enforce the current law, be sensitive to victims, and ensure certainty of punishment
Los Angeles | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Robert Bowers, is an accused of busting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle and shooting 11 people to death, while shouting “all Jews must die”.
Starke | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The execution itself proceeded with nothing unusual happening, other than Bowles speaking to himself perhaps in prayer before the procedure was carried out.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:35 PM IST
A year ago, Irfan, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh who was convicted in December 2016 gang-rape case was awarded “life imprisonment until death” in another gang-rape case from November 2017.
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 12:09 PM IST
Rajasthan is the first state in India to have a special law to deal with hate crimes against couples, and second after Madhya Pradesh to make a law against mob lynching. The bill on hate crimes also provides punishment for holding assemblies to condemn inter-caste, inter-community marriages in the name of family honour.
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:55 AM IST
The Rajasthan Prohibition of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill, 2019, was tabled in the Assembly on July 30.
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:48 AM IST
Justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant confirmed Manoharan’s death sentence while justice Sanjiv Khanna dissented saying the case did not fall under the rarest of the rare category to warrant capital punishment.
Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions starting in December for five men, all accused of murdering children. Although the death penalty remains legal in 30 states, executions on the federal level are rare.
By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | By HT COrrespondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:05 AM IST
Rajesh will, however, have to serve the three jail terms separately, the court said. He will also have to pay a fine of Rs 3.20 lakh to the girl’s family members, many of whom were present in the court.
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given to former Indian navy official Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:33 PM IST
Delivering the quantum of punishment, the court said he was spared the death sentence considering his age. But he has to undergo three life terms and an additional jail term of 26 years. The court also observed that all three life terms will have to be served separately.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 06:39 PM IST
A district court in Punjab’s Pathankot had in June this year convicted six men for the gang rape and murder of the nomadic Muslim girl, crime which stirred nationwide outrage and pushed the central government to introduce the death penalty for convicted child rapists.
By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:52 PM IST
The death penalty presents a unique kind of threat to individual rights – and for this reason, the court should have engaged in stricter scrutiny than it did
Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 03:58 PM IST
In Mirza Waheed’s new novel a physician grapples with dark memories and the guilt that overwhelms him
New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Murtaja Qureiris, was detained in September 2014, has received an initial 12-year prison sentence with time served since his arrest and four years suspended for his young age.
Columbia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 09:10 AM IST
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.
Seoul, South Korea | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:50 AM IST
The group didn’t reveal the exact locations of the sites because it’s worried that North Korea will tamper with them, but said 267 of them were located in two northeastern provinces near the China border.
Hindustan Times, Pathankot | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Mubeen Farooqi, the lawyer of the girl’s family, called the verdict a victory of truth. He said they wanted the death penalty.
New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 06:56 AM IST
Sanji Ram, a retired revenue department official, Deepak Khajuria, a special police officer and Parvesh Kumar have been awarded the life imprisonment.