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Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal is no lasting solution

Aug 28, 2015

Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal is no lasting solution

The Supreme Court had already decreed that capital punishment should be reserved for the rarest of rare cases. What the Law Commission is basically saying is that is too fuzzy a definition and too many cases are ending up in the rarest of rare bucket even though higher courts eventually quashed many of those sentences. In fact the number of death sentences being quashed shows they are being imposed too arbitrarily. #ConnectTheDots #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Death row #Delhi gangrape #Yakub Memon #rarest of rare case. law commission
'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

Aug 28, 2015

'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

A Law Commission consultation process, headed by Justice (Retd) A P Shah, on a report on whether to retain the death penalty in India saw a majority opposing capital punishment. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Yakub Memon #A P Shah
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested for alleged death threats

Aug 26, 2015

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested for alleged death threats

West Ham's Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making death threats and intimidating his former girlfriend, the London police said. #Sports #football #KickingAround #arrested #girlfriend #West Ham United #Diafra Sakho #Death threats
Death toll in Nepal violence rises to 11, Modi condoles loss of lives and calls for dialogue

Aug 25, 2015

Death toll in Nepal violence rises to 11, Modi condoles loss of lives and calls for dialogue

Violence in Nepal continued unabated as thousands of people protesting the proposed new Constitution clashed with police in which one person was killed. #India #NewsTracker #Nepal #death toll #Curfew #Sushil Koirala #PM Narendra Modi #Nepal PM
Another veteran's health deteriorates on 72nd day of OROP protests

Aug 25, 2015

Another veteran's health deteriorates on 72nd day of OROP protests

Colonel Pushpender Singh, who was hospitalised after fasting for nine days over the non-implementation of OROP, is stable but the health of retired havildar Major Singh has worsened #India #NewsTracker #Fast unto death #Army veterans #OROP
OROP protest intensifies as second army veteran on fast till death is rushed to hospital

Aug 25, 2015

OROP protest intensifies as second army veteran on fast till death is rushed to hospital

Hawaldar (retd) Ashok Chauhan, on a fast-unto-death over the non-implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, was taken to hospital. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Defence minister #Manohar Parrikar #Ex-servicemen #Army veterans #PM Narendra Modi #OROP #One Rank One Pension scheme #fast till death
OROP row: Ex-serviceman on fast-unto-death shifted to Army hospital as protests continue

Aug 25, 2015

OROP row: Ex-serviceman on fast-unto-death shifted to Army hospital as protests continue

The 'One Rank One Pension' row escalated on Monday with Col Pushpendra Singh (Retd), on a fast-unto-death for the last eight days demanding its immediate implementation, being shifted to Army hospital in New Delhi after his medical report showed increased ketone levels. #BJP #Delhi #NewsTracker #Modi #Ex-servicemen #Fast unto death #OROP
Jains in Maharashtra, MP protest against Rajasthan HC verdict banning Santhara

Aug 24, 2015

Jains in Maharashtra, MP protest against Rajasthan HC verdict banning Santhara

The Jain community took out marches in Mumbai, Bhopal and other parts of Maharashtra and MP to protest against the verdict holding as illegal 'Santhara'. #India #Religion #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Bhopal #Jains #Santhara #self-starvation #fast till death
Death toll in China's Tianjin blast rises to 129

Aug 24, 2015

Death toll in China's Tianjin blast rises to 129

The toll in the deadly blasts in a warehouse in China's Tianjin city has risen to 129, with 44 still remain missing, the rescue authorities said on Monday. #China #NewsTracker #Police #death toll #Firefighters #Tianjin #China blast
#ChangeCricket: Demonstrators protest outside The Oval to protest 'Big Three' takeover

Aug 21, 2015

#ChangeCricket: Demonstrators protest outside The Oval to protest 'Big Three' takeover

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside The Oval ahead of the start of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia on Thursday in protest against the way in which world cricket is now run. #Sports #Cricket #Australia #protest #England #Oval #5th Test #Ashes 2015 #Sam Collins #Jarrod Kimber #Death of a Gentleman's game #ChangeCricket #DOAG