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2012 Delhi gangrape: All legal routes closed, four convicts set to hang at 5.30 am today
India

2012 Delhi gangrape: All legal routes closed, four convicts set to hang at 5.30 am today

All legal routes to escape the noose closed on Thursday for the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case who are now hours away from being hanged, seven years-three months after brutalising a young woman in a Delhi bus with a barbarity that shook the nation

Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says it's quicker and safer than other forms of execution
India

Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says it's quicker and safer than other forms of execution

The Centre said it didn't want to make the execution "overly comfortable", since it's a punishment meant to be handed out only in the rarest of rare cases because the crime was barbaric and abhorrent in nature.

Islamic State militants behead three brothers in eastern Afghanistan, say officials
World

Islamic State militants behead three brothers in eastern Afghanistan, say officials

Three brothers have been beheaded in restive eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, blaming the gruesome executions on Islamic State group fighters.

Iraq executes 13, including 11 convicted on charges relating to terrorism; killers of security forces personnel among those punished
World

Iraq executes 13, including 11 convicted on charges relating to terrorism; killers of security forces personnel among those punished

Iraq has executed 13 people, including 11, convicted on charges relating to "terrorism", the justice ministry said on Monday.

Pakistan executes 465 people since lifting of death penalty ban, ranks fifth in the world
World

Pakistan executes 465 people since lifting of death penalty ban, ranks fifth in the world

At least 465 people have been executed in Pakistan since the country lifted the ban on death penalty in December 2014, said a NGO working for prisoners' rights.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: A timeline of when to expect what as India, Pakistan spar at The Hague
India

Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: A timeline of when to expect what as India, Pakistan spar at The Hague

The ICJ interim order that was passed on Thursday is just the beginning of a long legal battle. Here are some important dates and events that are crucial in the case

Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Key observations made in interim order by world court
India

Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Key observations made in interim order by world court

Here are some key points from the ICJ interim order that not only told Pakistan to put on hold the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav but also rejected it claims of "no jurisdiction" of the world court in the matter

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death: Subramanian Swamy says Pak should be ready for consequences
India

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death: Subramanian Swamy says Pak should be ready for consequences

India should prepare for taking "stringent action" against Pakistan and warn it of negative consequences if Kulbhushan Jadhav is executed, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said on Tuesday.

North Korea executes vice-premier for showing 'disrespect' during meeting led by Kim Jong-Un
World

North Korea executes vice-premier for showing 'disrespect' during meeting led by Kim Jong-Un

North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said on Wednesday

'Qadri, your blood will bring the revolution': Islamist supporters during the funeral of Salman Taseer's killer
World

'Qadri, your blood will bring the revolution': Islamist supporters during the funeral of Salman Taseer's killer

Tens of thousands of Islamist supporters of Mumtaz Qadri chanting provocative slogans on Tuesday attended his funeral, a day after the ex-police commando was executed for killing liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer who sought reforms in Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law.

'We will make the earth shake under your feet': Outrage against Saudi Arabia after Shiite cleric's execution
World

'We will make the earth shake under your feet': Outrage against Saudi Arabia after Shiite cleric's execution

Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric and 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay a "high price".

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives
India

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing

'I forgive you': Here's what jail officials say were Yakub Memon's last words
India

'I forgive you': Here's what jail officials say were Yakub Memon's last words

There are several versions of what happened minutes before Yakub Memon was hanged and the latest reports suggest that he had told the jail officials that he would forgive them because they were only doing their duty.

States shouldn't act like murderers: Shashi Tharoor on death penalty
India

States shouldn't act like murderers: Shashi Tharoor on death penalty

Under attack over his tweets after Yakub Memon's execution, Shashi Tharoor on Sunday stuck to his opposition to death penalty even for terrorists.

Supreme Court bench split over Yakub Memon's mercy plea, refers it to Chief Justice
India

Supreme Court bench split over Yakub Memon's mercy plea, refers it to Chief Justice

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a split verdict on a plea by Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30 and referred the matter to the Chief Justice to take call on it.

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memon's walk to the gallows
India

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memon's walk to the gallows

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execution targets, what will slowly grip the country in the next couple of weeks are the creepy details of his execution.

Will follow SC directive: Fadnavis on execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memom
Politics

Will follow SC directive: Fadnavis on execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memom

Amid reports that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who is on death row, will be hanged this month end, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said his government would follow the directives of the Supreme Court on the issue.

Team building gone horribly wrong: HSBC fires staff for mock IS-style execution video
World

Team building gone horribly wrong: HSBC fires staff for mock IS-style execution video

British bank HSBC fired six staff after they filmed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

Killed red sander 'smugglers' taken off bus: Witness account punches holes in police's story
India

Killed red sander 'smugglers' taken off bus: Witness account punches holes in police's story

The Andhra police version of events with regards to the killing of 20 red sanders smugglers in Chittoor district has received a crippling blow

Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analysing video
World

Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analysing video

Japan was working on Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.