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Apex court seeks time frame for deciding mercy pleas

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 19:22

The Supreme Court asked the government to set a time frame for deciding death row convicts` mercy petitions pending before it.

SC`s fiat to Centre on death convicts` mercy pleas

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 20:47

Supreme Court asked the Centre to furnish details of the number of mercy petitions disposed off by the President in 2011.

R-Day: Special remission for 2,500 Tihar convicts

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 11:05

The Delhi government has remitted sentences of 2,500 inmates lodged in Tihar jail on the occasion of 63rd Republic Day.

Myanmar says 651 convicts to be freed under pardon

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 20:45

The video, posted on YouTube and other sites, shows 4 men in camouflage Marine uniforms urinating on three corpses.

Six convicts escape from jail, four re-arrested

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 20:38

Six prisoners serving life sentence in murder cases escaped from the Gangtok prison but four of them were rearrested, the police said on Thursday.

Russian president pardons 27 convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 20:40

Medvedev has made the liberalisation of Russia`s justice system one of his priorities as president.

1,100 convicts write Gandhi exam in jails

Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 17:20

Nearly 1,100 inmates of 13 jails in Maharashtra appeared for a Gandhi Peace Examination here on Sunday to mark the launch of the Gandhi Jayanti Week celebrations as India celebrated the 142nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Vaiko meets Rajiv assassins in prison

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011, 16:07

MDMK leader Vaiko met the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case at the prison here.

Two murder convicts escape from jail

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 16:30

The jail authorities did not report the incident to the police for nearly four hours, raising further suspicion on the circumstances leading to the escape.

Two murder convicts found loitering in Tihar jail

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 12:00

Two murder convicts sentenced to rigorous imprisonment were recently found loitering in Tihar jail by an inspecting judge who passed critical comments on lax rules in prisons.

Prez clears execution of 2 death row convicts

Last Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011, 00:14

After seven years, the go-ahead has been given for execution of two murder convicts that could start the process of clearing the long list of death row convicts, awaiting punishment.

Iran hangs five convicts in public

Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 22:26

Number of executions in Iraq climbed to 130 since the beginning of the year.