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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Top Headlines: Law panel wants 'gradual' stop to death penalty except in terror cases

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Saturday, August 29, 2015
Law panel wants 'gradual' stop to death penalty except in terror cases
Shying away from a blanket ban on death penalty the Law Commission is likely to recommend "gradual" abolition in all cases, except terror-related ones, as practiced in countries like the United Kingdom.
Sheena murder: Cops probe possible profit angle
Even as Sanjeev Khanna on Friday confessed to his role in Sheena Bora's killing, his friend Ajay Rawla (from whose residence he was arrested), told TOI that Indrani Mukerjea lured Sanjeev to Mumbai by saying she would let him meet their daughter, Vidhie just days before Sanjeev's birthday on April 26, 2012.
Sheena murder: Chargesheet to be filed in 33 days
Police commissioner Rakesh Maria is all set to complete the probe into the Sheena Bora murder case as early as possible and may even file the chargesheet in a record 33 days before his promotion as director general onSeptember 30.
Probe ordered in police's assault on Aurangabad youth
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry by the principal district and sessions judge, Jalna, against the erring police officials including the Jalna deputy superintendent of police for the unlawful detention of a 27-year-old man without arrest, custodial torture and non-compliance of mandatory provisions of law.
21,000 to donate blood, 1 lakh to take pledge on Sept 25
For one of the biggest donation camps in the state, the health department has stepped up preparations.
Dalit man forced into bonded labour in Madurai
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Madurai district collector to inquire a complaint filed by a dalit man who claimed that he was forcibly held as a bonded labourer at a brick kiln in the district.
Apple to launch new iPhones on September 9
Apple Inc has invited journalists to a September 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.
Indian-American founders: The next generation
A bunch of young, second-generation Indian immigrants is building some of the hottest tech companies in Silicon Valley.
Sony Xperia C4 review: A decent upgrade
The Sony Xperia C4 is the company's new selfie-focused smartphone.
Call off Indo-Pak cricket ties till border unrest ends: Akhtar
The proposed bilateral series between India and Pakistan due to be held in the UAE later this year should be postponed until long-standing border unrest between the two countries ends, said Shoaib Akhtar.
3rd Test, talking points: SSC goes green, India blue
TOI Sports looks back at few key moments from a damp opening day of the deciding third Test at the SSC.
BCCI adjourns WC meet over Srinivasan's presence
High drama was witnessed in the BCCI's crucial Working Committee meeting over the presence of N Srinivasan, prompting the president Jagmohan Dalmiya to adjourn the meeting sine die.
Forex reserves up by $920.6 million to $355.35 billion
Country's foreign exchange reserves rose by $920.6 million to $355.353 billion in the week to August 21, on account of higher foreign currency assets.
FDI may make India medical device production hub
'Soft loans for manufacturing plants can boost medical devices area'.
India is the world's largest importer of diamonds
India is still the world's largest rough diamond importing country as per the statistics published by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).
Less popular members of Kapoor Khandaan
Saluting the biggest filmy family of Bollywood which boasts of daughter-in-laws and sons-in-laws from all faiths and walks of life, we introduce the lesser known members of B-town's Kapoor khandaan.
Mahesh Bhatt films Alia could do better!
Although Alia Bhatt may not be in a hurry to work with her father, we list a few Mahesh Bhatt films that Alia could have done.
'Dil Dhadakne Do' to 'Josh': bhai-behen jodis
After the stereotyped rona-dhona of brother-sister ties, Bollywood caught up with more contemporary times with films like Dil Dhadakne Do.
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