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Modi may have won release of fishermen, but ties with SL are far from perfect
World

Modi may have won release of fishermen, but ties with SL are far from perfect

If Indian diplomacy has worked with a neighbour like Sri Lanka where Indian influence steadily waning, it is a diplomatic win for the Modi government.

Pakistan: Family given death sentence for honour killing outside court
World

Pakistan: Family given death sentence for honour killing outside court

Pakistan currently has a moratorium on executions, meaning death row prisoners are effectively sentenced to life imprisonment.

After filing appeal, India wants 'immediate' release of fishermen by Sri Lanka
World

After filing appeal, India wants 'immediate' release of fishermen by Sri Lanka

A day after it filed an appeal against the Sri Lankan high court verdict giving death sentence to five Indian fishermen, India on Wednesday said it wants "immediate and unconditional" release of its nationals.

Fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka: Rudy says talks on, promises 'good outcome'
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Fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka: Rudy says talks on, promises 'good outcome'

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday said "some good outcome" would soon emerge on the issue of five fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, in which India has filed an appeal.

TN fishermen in Sri Lanka on death row would be freed, says CM Panneerselvam
Politics

TN fishermen in Sri Lanka on death row would be freed, says CM Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday assured the families of five fishermen who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court that they will be freed through appropriate measures.

Families fast demanding Sri Lanka release fishermen on death row
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Families fast demanding Sri Lanka release fishermen on death row

The five fishermen, all hailing from Tamil Nadu, were apprehended in 2011 by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of smuggling drugs.

Death row convict's review petition to be heard by 3-judge bench: SC
India

Death row convict's review petition to be heard by 3-judge bench: SC

Supreme Court has held that in the death sentence cases, the convict's petition seeking review of the verdict be heard by 3 judges bench in an open court.

Grisly child killers will be first women in independent India to be executed
India

Grisly child killers will be first women in independent India to be executed

Masterminded by Anjana, who died in 1998, they formed a ring where they would steal purses and pickpocket in temples, fairs, markets etc and if they were caught in the act, the other sister, who would be carrying a baby, would throw it on the ground or bang its head on the wall to make it cry distract the crowd.

SC stays execution of death row convict in rape, murder case
India

SC stays execution of death row convict in rape, murder case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution of death penalty of a 48-year-old man whose conviction has been upheld by the Rajasthan High Court for for abducting, raping and killing his four-year-old neighbour in Sriganganagar in 2012.

Wrongly convicted US man freed after decades on death row
World

Wrongly convicted US man freed after decades on death row

Ford walked out the maximum security prison at Angola on Tuesday afternoon, said Pam Laborde, a spokeswoman for Louisiana's Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

LTTE’s messages show why Rajiv Gandhi's murder should be re-probed (Part-1)
India

LTTE’s messages show why Rajiv Gandhi's murder should be re-probed (Part-1)

The LTTE, which planned and executed the assassination, had sent a series of coded wireless messages before and after the assassination.

Govt asks states to implement SC order on death row convicts
India

Govt asks states to implement SC order on death row convicts

The Centre today directed all states to take "urgent suitable action" in implementing the Supreme Court's guidelines for safeguarding the interest of the death row convicts.

After long delay, Pranab disposed of 16 pleas in 9 months
India

After long delay, Pranab disposed of 16 pleas in 9 months

There was a long delay in deciding mercy pleas by the Presidents, which was also highlighted by the Supreme Court on Friday, but the situation changed when Pranab Mukherjee took charge on 25 July last year, disposing of petitions of 16 condemned prisoners within nine months.

SC stays execution of 8 death row convicts denied mercy by President
India

SC stays execution of 8 death row convicts denied mercy by President

The urgent hearing took place as the petitioners feared they would be executed following the rejection of their mercy petitions by the President.

Afzal Guru, Kasab: Why India's secret hangings raise concerns
India

Afzal Guru, Kasab: Why India's secret hangings raise concerns

India has hanged two men in the past three months, its first executions in eight years. In a departure from past practice, both were done in secrecy.

Is UPA trying to abolish death penalty through backdoor?
India

Is UPA trying to abolish death penalty through backdoor?

The outgoing President is commuting death sentences at a frenetic pace. Is she doing this at the urgings of a UPA government that's afraid to hang terrorists?