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The bout between the UFC star Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather is not being televised in the Indian sub continent. The decision to execute rests on caprice. For one former judges like Ajit Shah have argued that the Supreme Court has applied inconsistent criteria in its delivery of the death sentence and often erred in its understanding of precedent Even the judges who heard Memon’s clemency appeal after all were divided on whether he deserved it Then judges’ understanding of what constitutes a death penalty crime has varied widely Rabindra Pal who burned alive Graham Staines and his two infant sons was for example given a life sentence after judges held that the missionary’s proselytising was itself a mitigating circumstance Bias also stains the dispensation of the death penalty: of 385 prisoners handed the sentence between June 2013 and January 2015 three quarters belonged to economically or socially vulnerable communities WATCH VIDEO The great philosopher Moshe ben Maimon argued that to execute anyone on less than complete certainty of their guilt would reduce justice “to the judge’s caprice” That caprice is precisely what the death penalty is everywhere it is in effect In the United States over 145 people sentenced to death since 1939 have been released after new evidence emerged of their innocence The tide of acquittals of prisoners on death row has swelled as genetic science improves Nor does the death penalty serve any social purpose beyond vengeance The United States’ National Academy of Sciences in the most thoroughgoing meta-study to date has shown there is no correlation between the death penalty and violent crime Israel — beset like India by terrorism — hasn’t executed anyone since 1962 Its first application of the sentence was in the case of Meir Tobianski a soldier executed on treason charges in 1948 — and established a year later to have been innocent Though the US and China retain the death penalty the global trend is 58 for to 140 against Today is the right day for India to honour the liberal heritage on which great nations are built and take a step towards joining the right side of this divide For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 17 deaths Tuesday was the first dry day since Sept 24 in South Carolina’s state capital Columbia where a midnight-to-6 am curfew was in effect But officials warned that new evacuations could come as the huge mass of water flows toward the sea threatening dams and displacing residents along the way Latest from the Carolinas/ AP Of particular concern was the Lowcountry where the Santee Edisto and other rivers make their way to the sea Gov Nikki Haley warned that several rivers were rising and had yet to reach their peaks "God smiled on South Carolina because the sun is out That is a good sign but . we still have to be cautious" Haley said Tuesday after taking an aerial tour "What I saw was disturbing" At least 15 weather-related deaths in South Carolina and two in North Carolina were blamed on the vast rainstorm Six people drowned in their cars in Columbia and several died after driving around safety barriers onto flooded roads Flooding is a concern for any urban area where concrete covers soil that would otherwise act as a sponge in heavy rain But the multitude of waterways in Columbia — where the Broad and Saluda rivers come together to form the Congaree — made the city a prime target Georgetown one of America’s oldest cities sits on the coast at the confluence of four rivers The historic downtown flooded over the weekend and its ordeal wasn’t over yet In Effingham east of Columbia the Lynches River was at nearly 20 feet (six meters) on Tuesday — five feet (15 meters) above flood stage Water distribution was a challenge In the region around Columbia as many as 40000 homes lacked drinking water and Mayor Steve Benjamin said 375000 water customers will likely have to boil their water before drinking or cooking for "quite some time" The power grid was returning to normal after nearly 30000 customers lost electricity Roads and bridges were taking longer to restore: Some 200 engineers were inspecting about 470 spots that remained closed Tuesday including a 75-mile (120-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 95 that connects the southeastern US to the northeast Much-feared Hurricane Joaquin missed the US East Coast but fueled what experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called a "fire hose" of tropical moisture that aimed directly at the state Authorities have made hundreds of water rescues since then lifting people and animals to safety About 800 people were in two-dozen shelters but the governor expects that number to rise AP By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 11 2017 1:36 pm Atletico de Kolkata have won the Indian Super League title twice (Source: PTI) Related News Twice Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata are on the verge of getting abandoned by their Spanish stakeholders Atletico Madrid after just three seasons of the tournament The Madrid club had decided to become one of the entrepreneurs of Atletico de Kolkata to extend their brand in the Asian market Owned by Kolkata Games and Sports they were the first team to be announced during the tournament’s launch Other major investors in the team include former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly Madrid had taken 25% of the capital without disbursement among other things that went with the brand name like prestige jersey colour and experience to a competition that needed to grow According to a report by Marca a Spanish publication despite their success in the ISL the relationship between shareholders has seen a deterioration leading to discussions to part ways with their franchise The report further stated multiple reasons that pointed towards the two teams parting ways One the Atletico Madrid website hasn’t posted a single Atletico de Kolkata news item since last December Second Ashley Westwood was appointed the new technical director of the Indian team as opposed to the norm of a Spaniard staff – Antonio Lopez in 2014 and 2015 and Jose Francisco Molina in 2016 Sanjiv Goenka the majority shareholder of Atletico de Kolkata suggested that they are more focused on developing their own brand “For us India is a very important country and Calcutta a very dear city” the website quoted him as saying “But we either need to develop or leave” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: May 1 2015 12:00 am A look at the front page of Indian Express on May 1 published forty years ago Related News Vietnam War ends Saigon fell on April 30 and the Vietnam War ended The National Liberation Front captured the city four hours after a US helicopter evacuated the last of a dozen Americans who were waiting on the roof of the US consulate Saigon surrendered unconditionally ending 120 years of foreign occupation “One street scene perhaps epitomised Saigon’s abject fall today — a tank of the National Liberation Front smashed through the main gates of the presidential palace disregarding the attempts of an unarmed South Vietnamese soldier trying to open them first Minutes later the flag of the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) — red and white with a gold star — was waving from the palace” a report said Reuters’s Saigon correspondent writes the first NLF troops to enter the city centre were a Jeep load of barefoot teenage guerrillas followed by regular soldiers clad in jungle fatigues and carrying assault rifles and rocket launchers In Washington US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told the media that the US hoped to crystallise a new Asia policy in the wake of the fall of Saigon Outdated ideas Prime Minister Indira Gandhi congratulated the PRG on its victory and added that “the failure of the US policy” was “due to its propping up unrepresentative governments” The report adds that “in a veiled criticism of the foreign policy attitudes associated with Dr Henry Kissinger Indira Gandhi said that the balance of power model certainly did not provide an answer The idea that four or five or six great powers interacting among themselves could preserve peace in the world was an extension of the ideas developed in Europe in the 19th century The world has become extremely complex” A butterfly is born In Abu Abraham’s cartoon Vietnam depicted as a butterfly emerges out of its cocoon on an olive branch For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newswhich is closest to Khan Market,but today since the station was closed and all the roads in the area were barricaded I had to walk all the way to Central Secretariat. 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