Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 17:50
Against the backdrop of December 16 Delhi gang-rape, a Parliamentary panel has recommended that mercy petitions should generally not be considered in cases of rape and murder.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 20:44
Mercy plea of four aides of Veerappan was not taken up by Supreme Court, as the apex body felt there was no proof that execution will take place on Sunday.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 19:38
Four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan moved Supreme Court against execution of their death penalty in connection with landmine blast that had killed 22 policemen in Karnataka 20 years ago.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 19:42
The office of the President has taken off the `mercy petition` section from its official website.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 19:22
Expediting the pending mercy petitions, the Home Ministry has sent to the President for final decision seven cases of multiple murders.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 19:19
Amnesty International Thursday urged India not to execute the four associates of the late forest brigand Veerappan whose mercy plea have been rejected.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 17:05
President Pranab Mukherjee has dismissed four more mercy pleas of late forest brigand Veerappan`s close aides, reports said on Wednesday.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 11:53
Merely five days after his mercy petition was rejected by the President, the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was carried out in the Tihar jail.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 19:15
Amid demands for early execution of Afzal Guru, the special public prosecutor in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case has made a strong pitch for a three-month deadline for the President to decide on any mercy petition.
Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 19:32
Files pertaining to mercy pleas of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru and six others will be looked into after the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Sunday.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 09, 2012, 10:23
Kim Kardashian`s snow-white kitten Mercy, which was a gift from rapper beau Kanye West three months back, has died from "a cancer-like virus often associated with breeding".
Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 15:49
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Friday said he will have a look at the mercy petition of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru only after the Winter Session of Parliament.
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