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Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

Aug 01, 2015

Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

On second thoughts, Yakub could have insisted on live telecast of his own death. Maybe nobody told Yakub that his ailing mother won't be able to make it to the 'phansi yard' of the Nagpur jail in time and he was wasting his last wish. #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #islamic-state #Jihadi John #Indian Execution #Yakub
Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Aug 01, 2015

Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Opposition to the death penalty is founded on the belief that retribution is unworthy; it should be abolished because we are a civilised society. These assertions appeal to what Aristotle called the pathos, or emotions, of the public. #InMyOpinion #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Yakub Memon #death punishment #Case for Death Penalty #Yakub Memon Hanging
Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memons execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who dont. #India #France #Europe #CriticalPoint #Death Penalty #Saudi Arabia #Yakub Memon #anti-Death Penalty movement #capital punishments
Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Democracy #Maqbool Butt #1993 Mumbai blasts #ideas #Right to life #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence
Chad reintroduces death penality in face of Boko Haram activity

Jul 31, 2015

Chad reintroduces death penality in face of Boko Haram activity

Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition Thursday, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks. #World #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Africa #Boko Haram #Chad
Pakistan resumes capital punishment after Ramadan break

Jul 27, 2015

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after Ramadan break

Pakistan on Monday resumed executions by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that ended last week. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Ramadan #executions
Wife, daughter spend time with Yakub Memon at Nagpur prison

Jul 23, 2015

Wife, daughter spend time with Yakub Memon at Nagpur prison

Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who has sought a stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for 30 July, on Thursday spent some time with his family members, including wife and daughter, at the Central Prison in Nagpur amid tight security. #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Mumbai serial blasts #Yakub Memon #Nagpur Prison
Brazil's opposition calls for Rousseff probe in Petrobras scandal

Mar 18, 2015

Brazil's opposition calls for Rousseff probe in Petrobras scandal

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's main opposition party said on Tuesday it would call on the Supreme Court to investigate President Dilma Rousseff's involvement in a corruption scheme at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA ( PETR4.SA ). The motion comes a day after prosecutors charged the treasurer of Rousseff's Workers' Party, Joao Vaccari, with corruption and money laundering, saying that Vaccari was aware that donations he sought for the party were bribe money stolen from Petrobras. Rousseff has denied knowing about corruption at Petrobras as chairwoman of its board from 2003 to 2010 when much of the alleged graft occurred and has urged a thorough investigation. #Business #United States #Brazil #Technology #Capital punishment #markets #Iran #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
UK's Osborne readies final budget before knife-edge election

Mar 18, 2015

UK's Osborne readies final budget before knife-edge election

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne will try to make voters feel that the economy's recovery is finally working for them when he delivers an annual budget on Wednesday, seven weeks before a national election that remains too close to call. Five years into his austerity plan to fix Britain's public finances, Osborne has said he will not indulge in pre-election gimmicks and will instead stick to tough spending cuts if his boss, Prime Minister David Cameron is re-elected on May 7. But with his Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party deadlocked in opinion polls, Osborne is under pressure to ease the squeeze on households whose earnings remain below their level at the 2010 election, when adjusted for inflation. #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Capital punishment #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion