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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.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Sanjay, Zaibunnisa deserve mercy, says Katju

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 13:47

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju on Wednesday raised his voice to seek mercy for Zaibunnisa Kazia, a co-accused in the 1993 bomb blasts case who was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Sanjay Dutt`s mercy plea should be considered positive: NCP

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 20:02

Actor Sanjay Dutt deserves to be pardoned after the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years` imprisonment and his mercy petition ought to be considered positively, spokesman D P Tripathi said here on Monday.

Parl panel disfavours consideration of mercy in rape cases

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.

SC refuses urgent hearing for Veerappan`s aides against execution

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.

Veerappan`s aides move SC against execution of death penalty

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.

`Mercy petition` page removed from Prez office web

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 19:42

The office of the President has taken off the `mercy petition` section from its official website.

MHA sends mercy petitions of seven cases to Prez for decision

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.

Don`t execute Veerappan associates: Amnesty

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.

Prez Pranab rejects mercy pleas of Veerappan aides

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.

Govt acts swiftly after Prez rejects Afzal Guru`s mercy plea

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.

`Provision for 3 month deadline to decide on mercy petition needed`

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.