SC bid to explore better ways for death penalty than hanging, seeks data
A bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha said a relook would be possible only after considering better data.
NIA court sentences seven ISIS members to death, one gets life term
A special NIA court of Lucknow on Tuesday awarded death penalty to seven suspected Islamic State (ISIS) operatives and life term to one in connection with the Kanpur terror conspiracy case.
Convicted killer executed by lethal injection in Florida: Report
Dillbeck's execution is Florida's first in nearly four years and the third under Republican Gov Ron DeSantis.
Will seek death penalty for 11 Godhra train burning convicts: Gujarat government
The high court upheld total 31 convictions in the case and commuted the death penalties of the 11 convicts to life term, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said.
165 death sentences by trial courts in 2022, highest since 2000, says report
The highest imposition of death sentences in 2022 was influenced by the sentencing of 38 persons to death in Ahmedabad in a bomb blast case, the report said.
Gorakhnath temple attack case: IIT grad gets death penalty
An IIT graduate, Abbasi had tried to forcibly enter the Gorakhnath Mutt premises of which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the head priest, on April 3, last year.
Gorakhpur temple attack: ATS court hands death sentence to accused Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi
An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate, Abbasi had tried to forcibly enter the Gorakhnath Muthh premises of which UP CM Yogi Adityanath is head priest, on April 3, last year.
Haryana: Court awards death penalty to 56-year-old man for raping minor daughter
The accused, who worked as a labourer, returned home drunk one night in 2020 and thrashed his wife and forced her to leave the house, and then raped his minor daughter twice.
How uncertainty debilitates convicts on death row
The Law Commission in its report in 2015 stated that India must make the shift from hanging to more humane methods of execution.
Supreme Court affirms death penalty of LeT terrorist in 2000 Red Fort attack case
A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi said that it has accepted the prayers that electronic records be considered.
Gujarat trial courts sentenced 50 people to death in eight months in 2022
In February 2022, a special court had sentenced to death 38 convicts in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast case.
Death penalty: SC verdict Monday on case related to framing guidelines on mitigating circumstances
The case was titled as "Framing Guidelines Regarding Potential Mitigating Circumstances to be Considered While Imposing Death Sentences".
Main accused in murder of two Kolkata teens held; mothers seek death penalty
The case has now been handed over to the state CID.
Supreme Court initiates suo moto case to lay down guidelines for death penalty cases
The apex court sought assistance from Attorney General KK Venugopal, and also issued a notice to the National Legal Services Authority.
Son of man on death row in Bahrain sends new drawing to F1 champion Lewis Hamilton
The 12-year-old is the son of Mohammed Ramadhan, a former member of Bahrain's security forces facing the death penalty.
Rajya Sabha approves death penalty for child rape, also clears constitutional status to NCBC
A crucial bill seeking to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every case of rape, murder: Justice Madan B Lokur
Among those present at the function were Supreme Court Judge Dipak Gupta, MP High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and other legal luminaries.
Nirbhaya gangrape: Activists hail Supreme Court order; faith in judiciary reinstated, says victim's mother
The mother of Nirbhaya, the woman who was gangraped and murdered here on December 16, 2012, today said her faith in the judiciary was reinstated.
Nirbhaya gangrape case: Supreme Court rejects review petition of three convicts
The Supreme Court said the convicts were heard elaborately during appeals and no grounds have been made out for review of its verdict.
J-K Governor N.N. Vohra promulgates ordinance on death penalty for rapes against children
In view of the surge in sexual violence against women in various parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, the need was felt to carry out certain amendments in the Criminal Laws.
IIT Bombay student's death: Darshan's father alleges harassment by cops in FIR registration
Spouses of H-1B visa holders can work in US, says judge
26/11 Mumbai terror attacks accused Rana moves US court for status conference
IPL 2023: Vice-captaincy is a reward for my hardwork, says DC's Axar Patel
India records 3,016 new COVID-19 cases, highest in nearly six months
Bombay HC quashes scribe's 2019 complaint against Salman Khan alleging misbehaviour