3 Rajiv killers escape gallows
SC commutes death to life term
New Delhi, February 18
The Supreme Court today reduced to life sentence the death penalty awarded to three convicts, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, for their role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, citing the 11-year delay in the disposal of their mercy pleas.
SAD names six candidates for LS poll
Chandigarh, February 18
The Shiromani Akali Dal today announced six candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Sitting MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal has been re-nominated from Bathinda, while Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has been fielded from Sangrur again. Prem Singh
Chandumajra, who was fielded from Patiala last time, has been shifted to Anandpur Sahib this time. Pawan Kumar Tinoo has been nominated from
Jalandhar, while Kulwant Singh will be the party nominee from Fatehgarh Sahib.
Marines case: Italy recalls Ambassador
Rome summons Indian envoy, questions judicial system as SC defers hearing
New Delhi/Rome, February 18
Italy on Tuesday �recalled� its
envoy Daniele Mancini for consultations and summoned Indian Ambassador
Basant Kumar Gupta following �unacceptable� delay in trying two
Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala
coast in February 2012.