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The Morning Wrap: Law Panel Rules No Death Penalty, Except For Terrorism; Indians Living Longer Not Healthier

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MUMBAI, INDIA - JULY 28: Members of Committee for the Protection of Democratic Rights protest as they demand abolishment of death penalty of Yakub Memon at Dadar on July 28, 2015 in Mumbai, India. Yakub, the lone 1993 Mumbai blasts death convict, may not hang on July 30 after the Supreme Court on Tuesday referred a petition challenging his death warrant to a larger bench following a split verdict by a two-judge bench. On Tuesday, Yakub also filed a fresh petition challenging the validity of the SC's July 21 order rejecting his curative petition. Yakub can now be hanged only after the SC rejects his petition - unlikely to happen by July 30, when he is scheduled to be executed at the Nagpur Central Jail, the day he turns 53. Yakub, a chartered accountant and the only well-educated member of the Memon family, was found guilty of criminal conspiracy, arranging money for buying vehicles used by the bombers and organising air tickets to Dubai for some of them. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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