Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed today to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces "shoot-to-kill" orders
More than three-fourths of death row convicts in the country belong to socially, economically and educationally backward section of the society, according to a report
Pronouncing its decision in the infamous Attingal double-murder case, Trivandrum Principal Sessions Court on Monday sentenced death penalty to Nino Mathew, the first accused in the murder, while life imprisonment was announced for Anu Shanthi
The family, which was returning from a birthday party on Sunday night, demands death penalty for driver, who was caught by passers-by before he could flee
Days after Bihar Government unanimously passed the Bihar Excise Bill, which holds stringent punishments, including death penalty for the country’s liquor makers and sellers, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Thursday said the decision was justifying and welcoming.
A sessions court on Thursday awarded death to two collegians guilty of kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old schoolboy in Nagpur two years ago
The Bombay High Court admitted an appeal filed by Chandrabhan Sanap, convicted in the rape and murder case of a Hyderabad techie, challenging the death penalty awarded to him by a special court last year
The court awarded death sentence to seven man convicted of gang-raping and murdering a woman in Rohtak earlier this year.
Pakistan today executed eight convicted murderers in different jails of its Punjab province, bringing the total number of executions to 310 since it lifted a moratorium on the death penalty following a terror attack on an army run school in December last year
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor demanded abolition of death penalty, describing it as an 'aberration in a healthy democracy'
Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thakre sought the death penalty for techie Esther Anuhya rapist and murderer Chandrabhan Sanap; the quantum of punishment will be announced on Friday
After Chandrabhan Sanap was convicted by a Mumbai Sessions court for raping and murdering Esther Anuhya on January 5, 2014, Esther’s father Singavarapa Jonathan Surendra Prasad (60) says that he is happy that the culprit has been convicted but he cannot get over his loss
Juveniles who are 15 years old too must get death penalty if they commit rape, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday
Prosecution asks for the death penalty for 8 of the convicts in the 11/7 trains blasts case, including the 5 who planted the bombs, saying they deserved nothing less than death
The prosecution demanded capital punishment for eight persons of the 12 convicted in the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts, while it sought life imprisonment for the remaining four
Opening its arguments for the quantum of sentence in the 11/7 train blasts case, yesterday the prosecution said it might not seek the death penalty for all 12 convicts, and would seek to classify which of them deserved capital punishment
Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Siddharth Das on Tuesday said that he wants death penalty for the people who killed Sheena Bora. He also alleged that Indrani Mukerjea can do anything for money.
Death penalty, even in rarest of rare cases, is "constitutionally unsustainable", the Law Commission said today as it recommended "swift" abolition of capital punishment except in terror cases, noting it does not serve as a deterrent any more than life imprisonment
A Pakistan military court has awarded death sentence to six "hardcore terrorists" involved in a deadly attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, it was announced said on Thursday
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon while emphasising that he stands against the death penalty, his spokesperson said today. "We have taken note of what happened