2006 Mumbai train blasts: Five sentenced to death, seven get life term

A court on Wednesday sentenced five people to death for a series of blasts that ripped through packed trains in Mumbai in 2006, killing 188 people.

2006 Mumbai train blasts convicts want to be spared the noose; seek leniency

All the 12 convicts in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings case on Monday requested the trial court not to award them death sentence on humanitarian grounds as arguments started on the quantum of punishment for one of the deadliest terror attacks on Indian soil.

Capital punishment to 339 convicts during 2011-13: Govt

A total of 339 convicts were awarded capital punishment during 2011-13 and five cases of mercy petitions, involving nine convicts, were pending with the President, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Pakistan executes four more convicts

Pakistan today hanged four death- row prisoners, taking to 59 the number of executions carried out since the country resumed the death sentence in December.

Dansuese Alakananda Roy works with convicts again, this time on Christ

Danseuse Alakananda Roy, who introduced 'culture therapy' for prisoners with a Tagore dance drama about seven years ago, is back with a production on Jesus Christ to be performed again by inmates of correctional homes of West Bengal.

Pakistan hangs seven more convicts

Seven more convicts were hanged in Pakistan Tuesday taking the total number of executions to 17 since December last year, a media report said.

Punjab CM wants premature release of convicts in terror cases

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to his counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat seeking premature release of 13 terrorists convicted in various cases, including assassination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh.

China mulls recalling convicts 'illegally' released from jails

Beijing: China may recall over 700 convicts, including 76 "corrupt officials", whose sentences were commuted "illegally" as the country's top prosecution body stumbled on largescale unlawful reduction of sentences.

SC restrains states on giving remission to life convicts

The Supreme Court today restrained all states from exercising power of remission for releasing convicts from jail who are serving life sentence.

SC acquits 6 convicts in 2002 Gujarat Akshardham attack case

The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted all six convicts, including three condemned prisoners, in 2002 Akshardham temple attack case and pulled up the Gujarat Police for shoddy investigation in the case in which all the accused faced prosecution under the stringent anti-terror law POTA.

Send convicts` parole pleas to DGP Prisons, says Bombay High Court

All pending applications of convicts seeking release on parole must be referred to the Director General of Police (Prisons) for a decision, the Bombay High Court directed.

Dec 16 gang-rape: Two death row convicts get new counsel

An advocate informed the Delhi High Court he will represent two death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape, but the court rejected his plea for recusal of one of the judges from the case.

White kurta pyjamas for gang rape convicts

The four convicts in the Delhi gang rape on Friday returned from court to jail and donned white kurta pyjamas, indicating they were no more undertrials.

Send convicts to their states in cases transferred to Maharashtra: HC

The Bombay High Court has ruled that the accused should be sent to jails in their respective states after they are convicted.

Katju`s appeal to Prez for respite for Mumbai blast convicts

Press Council of India chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has made a plea to the President seeking respite for convicted actor Sanjay Dutt and four others.

MP HC acquits two death row convicts

Madhya Pradesh High Court Wednesday acquitted a married man and his girfriend, who were given death sentence by a local court for murdering his wife.

Two old convicts challenge Guv`s order rejecting early release

Two women convicts, aged 80 and 90, have filed an appeal in the Bombay HC against the order of Maha Guv rejecting their plea for premature release from prison.

`Excessive fine should not be imposed on convicts`

Fine amounts imposed on convicts should not be excessive but decided keeping in view their financial condition, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Open jails for convicts who have served their term

In an effort to re-integrate prisoners with the society, the department of prisons plans to set up "open jails" in Jammu and Kashmir.

Myanmar says 651 convicts to be freed under pardon

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