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Govt asks states to implement SC order on death row convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:58

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:06

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:58

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"

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:59

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:28

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 19:59

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 23:07

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.

MP HC acquits two death row convicts

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 23:30

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.

13 mobile phones among banned items seized from jail in Bihar

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 14:02

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 19:22

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

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011, 16:07

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011, 00:14

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.