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1993 Bomb Blasts case acussed Tahir Merchant alias Taklya brought at Session's Court in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

1993 Mumbai blasts death-row convict Tahir Merchant dead

Indo Asian News Service, Pune | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Merchant, who was lodged in the Yerawada Central Jail here, suffered a heart attack in the prison around 3 a.m. and was rushed to the Sassoon Hospital.
People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, near Jammu and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh , in New Delhi, April 12(REUTERS)
People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, near Jammu and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh , in New Delhi, April 12(REUTERS)

There is little evidence to suggest that the death penalty is an effective deterrent for rapists

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2018 04:31 PM IST
Better prosecution, the certainty of conviction and the severity of the sentence will work far better
Protestors handed over a memorandum to the officials at the deputy commissioner’s office. Through the memorandum, addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the residents demanded death penalty for the accused .(HT PHOTO)
Protestors handed over a memorandum to the officials at the deputy commissioner’s office. Through the memorandum, addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the residents demanded death penalty for the accused .(HT PHOTO)

Hundreds march for Kathua minor, demand stronger laws

Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 11:28 PM IST
The eight-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped for days and murdered
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal extends support to DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who is sitting on a hunger strike demanding death penalty for rapists in New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal extends support to DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who is sitting on a hunger strike demanding death penalty for rapists in New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Kejriwal says Delhi govt to amend law to ensure death for minors’ rapists

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 09:46 PM IST
The Delhi chief minister attacked the BJP over Unnao and Kathua rape cases, saying a dangerous message was being relayed that if the accused belonged to the party ruling at the Centre, the entire machinery would step in to shield him.
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on an indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on an indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi on Sunday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

DCW chief Maliwal’s fast demanding death penalty for rapists enters Day 3

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 07:53 PM IST
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal launched the protest at Rajghat on Friday in the wake of the horrific rape incidents in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua districts.
Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi said she was “deeply disturbed” by the Kathua rape case.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi said she was “deeply disturbed” by the Kathua rape case.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Maneka Gandhi says govt will amend law to ensure death penalty for child rape

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Minister speaks about the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu.
The last time India had carried out an execution was in 2015 when Yakub Memon was hanged after being found guilty in the 1993 Mumbai terrorist bombings that killed 257 people.(HT File Photo)
The last time India had carried out an execution was in 2015 when Yakub Memon was hanged after being found guilty in the 1993 Mumbai terrorist bombings that killed 257 people.(HT File Photo)

Indian courts gave 109 death sentences in 2017 but none executed: Amnesty

Indo Asian News Service, United Nations | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 10:30 AM IST
China remained the world’s top executioner in 2018 with death penalties running into thousands.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has assured her government will not allow the law to be obstructed and justice will be delivered in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district.(PTI File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has assured her government will not allow the law to be obstructed and justice will be delivered in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district.(PTI File Photo)

Mehbooba Mufti assures justice in Kathua rape, says will bring law to award death penalty for rape of minors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By N Manasa Mohan
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:51 PM IST
A minor disappeared close to her home in the forests next to Rasana village in Jammu’s Kathua district on January 10. Her body was found a week later, with the police saying she had been repeatedly raped.
Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad, Pakistan.(Reuters File)
Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad, Pakistan.(Reuters File)

Pakistan army chief approves death penalty for 10 terrorists

Press Trust of India, Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2018 07:10 PM IST
The military’s media wing said the terrorists were involved in killing of 62 people and heinous crimes including attack on security forces and a five-star hotel in Peshawar.
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on March 14.,(AP File Photo)
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on March 14.,(AP File Photo)

‘Hang in there’: Florida school shooting suspect gets ‘piles’ of fan letters in jail

Associated Press, Fort Lauderdale (Florida) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Lawyer of Nikolas Cruz said his client has indeed received “piles of letters.” Additionally, $800 has been deposited into a commissary account which can be used by inmates to buy snacks, radios and personal hygiene products.
Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel (R), along with Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Vidhan Sabha in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel (R), along with Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Vidhan Sabha in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Delhi Assembly passes resolution for Bill to make stalking non-bailable, award death to rapists of minors

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 07:28 PM IST
Bill to be sent to Centre once passed by the assembly.
As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures for 2016, Assam witnessed 1779 cases of rape of women and 821 cases of sexual offences, including rape, against minors.(File Photo/For Representation)
As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures for 2016, Assam witnessed 1779 cases of rape of women and 821 cases of sexual offences, including rape, against minors.(File Photo/For Representation)

In Assam, rape and murder of minor takes a ‘Bangladeshi’ turn

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 06:23 PM IST
The 12-year-old girl, a class V student, was allegedly gang-raped raped and set on fire by a 21-year-old and his two accomplices—both minors—on Friday.
Jagtar Singh Tara was awarded a life imprisonment till death in connection with the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, on Saturday.(HT File)
Jagtar Singh Tara was awarded a life imprisonment till death in connection with the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, on Saturday.(HT File)

Beant Singh assassination: Ideological differences no justification for murder, says court

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Bedi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
The court also took into account the fact that Tara showed no remorse over the killing of Beant Singh and he instead tried to justify his action in written.
The car belonging to trader Alimuddin alias Asgar Ali that was burnt by a mob in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh town last June.(HT file)
The car belonging to trader Alimuddin alias Asgar Ali that was burnt by a mob in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh town last June.(HT file)

Jharkhand court convicts 12 cow vigilantes for lynching Muslim trader

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 09:15 AM IST
A 100-strong mob last year lynched Alimuddin alias Asgar Ali, a 45-year-old Muslim trader, on the suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car.
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