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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to decide on commutation of death penalty on Thursday

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 06:47

Supreme Court will take up the plea to commute the death sentences of three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case taking into account long delay of their mercy petitions on Thursday.

Retribution has no constitutional value in India: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 21:45

Retribution has no constitutional value in India, the Supreme Court said while commuting to life term the death sentence awarded to 15 convicts over offences under penal and anti-terror laws.

Gwyneth Paltrow fortifies herself with Mercy!

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 14:26

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she fortifies herself with a special vitamin cocktail against getting a hangover. Mercy!

Former athletes protest over deletion of Joseph`s name

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 20:14

Kerala sportspersons today came down against the controversial deletion of the name of Tom Joseph, former International spiker from the list of those selected for Arjuna award.

President may form own opinion on mercy pleas: SC

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 22:25

The Supreme Court has said that while the president or a governor cannot overturn its final verdict, in appropriate cases they can form an opinion whether a case is made out for grant of pardon or reprieve.

Statistics on pending mercy pleas disturbing: SC

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 20:42

"Disturbing" is how the Supreme Court termed the statistics which showed that 17 mercy pleas filed between 1999 and 2011 remained pending for periods ranging from one year to 13 years.

All hopes shattered: Bhullar`s wife

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 16:29

Bhullar`s wife expressed sympathy with the families of the policemen who were killed in the car bombing and added that "how can a single person do such a large scale bombing".

SC rejects Bhullar`s mercy plea, upholds death sentence

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 09:27

In a judgement that will lay precedence for others, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the mercy petition filed by Punjab militant Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who was convicted of killing nine people with a car bomb in Delhi in 1993.

Matter closed now: Mahesh Bhatt on Sanjay Dutt`s mercy plea

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 21:00

Amidst growing demand from various quarters seeking pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case by Supreme Court, eminent producer-director Mahesh Bhatt today said the matter is closed now as Dutt did not seek mercy.

Dharampal to be hanged in Ambala jail: DGP

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 17:48

Dharampal, a rape convict who murdered five members of the victim`s family while out on parole in 1993, will be hanged in Ambala prison, Haryana jail authorities said Thursday after the President rejected his mercy petition.

President Pranab rejects five mercy pleas, commutes sentence of two

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 08:22

Out of seven people convicted for heinous crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has upheld execution in five cases.

Madonna takes adopted kids to native place

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 10:46

Madonna has taken her two adopted children David, 7, and Mercy, 8, to their native land Malawi for the first time in last two years.