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Explained: In the Supreme Court, some questions of Life and Death

SC will hear Monday petitions challenging death warrants issued against Amroha couple Shabnam and Salim, who killed 7 of her family in 2008.

Supreme Court confirms death penalty for 2 from UP

They were sentenced to death by the lower courts which was appealed against by the duo.

In this April 15, 2013, file photo, medical workers aid injured people following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (Source: AP Photo)

Parents of Boston Marathon bombing victim say take death penalty off table

The Richards’ daughter, Jane, lost a leg in one of the explosions, and they both suffered injuries.

Nebraska may repeal death penalty amid shortage of lethal injection drugs

US state to replace capital punishment with life imprisonment amid lethal injection shortage.


President Pranab Mukherjee commutes death penalty of Assam man

Earlier, President Mukherjee had rejected mercy petitions of 22 death row convicts at a stretch.


Bill in RS to provide for death penalty for hijackers

Legislation to amend anti-hijack law is to incorporate global treaties like the Beijing Protocol, 2010.


China clears man 18 years after his execution

China is believed to execute more people for crimes than the rest of the world combined.


India votes against UNGA resolution on death penalty

India voted against the resolution as it goes “against our statutory law”.


Revenge isn’t sweet

A UN resolution in 2012 has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, which was adopted by 111 member states.


Bangla media tycoon gets death for 1971 war crimes

Amid heavy security, the court simultaneously sentenced him to a 72-year imprisonment for several other charges.


Don’t blame judges for death penalty: SC

Sharma represented convicts Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, whose death sentences have been stayed by the SC, pending their appeal.

Centre to file curative petition in apex court

A three-judge Bench had passed an order on January 21 commuting the death penalty.

SC junks Centre’s plea against commutation of death penalty

The Centre, however, filed a review petition contending it was beyond the powers of the court to sit over appeal in such matter


Centre files petition in SC for review of its verdict on Rajiv Gandhi killers

The Supreme Court has commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.


Delhi court awards death penalty to three convicts in gangrape, murder case

Three youths were held guilty of kidnapping, gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in 2012.