Pakistan executes eight death row convicts

Eight death row convicts, including three men who hijacked an airplane in May 1998, were executed on Thursday in Pakistan.

382 convicts on death row in country's jails: Centre

New Delhi: There are 382 convicts serving death sentence in the country, by the end of 2013, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Govt asks states to implement SC order on death row convicts

The Centre on Tuesday directed all states to take "urgent suitable action" in implementing the Supreme Court`s guidelines for safeguarding the interest of the death row convicts.

Centre to challenge SC ruling on commuting death sentences on grounds of delay

The central government will challenge the Supreme Court`s recent ruling in which it said that inexplicable, inordinate delays in deciding mercy pleas of death row convicts can be sufficient grounds for commutation of death sentence to life.

Apex court relief to death row convicts welcomed

Human rights group People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s judgment commuting the death sentence of 15 convicts to life imprisonment.

"SC ruling gives hope for death row convicts in Rajiv case"

The Supreme Court verdict commuting death penalty of 15 convicts has given hope that the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case could get similar relief, MDMK leader Vaiko said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court commutes death sentence of 15 on grounds of delays

In an landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that inexplicable, inordinate delay in deciding on mercy plea of a death row convict is sufficient ground for commutation of death sentence to life.

Larger bench of SC hears pleas of death row convicts

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced hearing on a batch of petitions filed by condemned prisoners seeking commutation of their death sentence into life imprisonment on account of delay in carrying out the execution following dismissal of their mercy petitions by the President.

Execution of death row convicts: PIL filed in Madras

A PIL has been filed before the Madras High Court seeking to prohibit the Centre from executing any convict on death row before disclosing to the general public.

13 mobile phones among banned items seized from jail in Bihar

Thirteen mobile phones and 12 SIM cards were recovered during a raid at a divisional jail in Bihar`s Khagaria district on Monday, police said.

Apex court seeks time frame for deciding mercy pleas

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

Vaiko meets Rajiv assassins in prison

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

Prez clears execution of 2 death row convicts

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.