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
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.
A leading human rights organisation renewed its call for India to abolish death penalty after it executed 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, saying there is no evidence that the 'cruel' form of punishment acts as a deterrent
Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to express their individual views about the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday
Political reactions flowed on Thursday over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's remark on death penalty. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that if Tharoor felt the way he said he should have intervened earlier.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said in a series of tweets that death penalty is wrong in practice and principle.
Here is the chronology of the events in over 22-year-old case
A day before being Yakub Memon is hanged, guard at Nagpur Jail tells mid-day that the convict told him that he was aware he was going to die and that only a miracle could save him
The union cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to anti-hijacking law providing for death penalty even if ground handling staff are killed, sources said
The Supreme Court early on Thursday morning rejected the petition by the lawyers of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon seeking stay on the execution of his death sentence by 14 days
In yet another last ditch action, lawyers for Yakub Memon, facing execution on Thursday, moved the Supreme Court late on Wednesday seeking stay of his hanging after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition
After the rejection of death row convict Yakub A.R. Memon's pleas by the Supreme Court and the Maharashtra governor, the state government is gearing up to execute him at 7 a.m. on Thursday in Nagpur Central Jail (NCJ)
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and senior advocate T R Andhyarujina today had heated exchanges at the fag end of the hearing on the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon when the former questioned the latter's locus to argue the case, calling the convict a "traitor"
Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, whose last-ditch effort to escape the noose at the Central Prison on his 53rd birthday was rejected by the Supreme Court, has not prepared any will so far, the convict's lawyer Anil Gedam