Death Row

  • Verdict on plea of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case tomorrow 17-02-2014 06:49 PM

    The fate of three death row convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will be sealed on Tuesday when the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on their plea for commutation of their sentence to life imprisonment on ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered...
  • Arguments for and against death sentence 21-01-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: The debate on the death penalty is a never ending one. While some are in favour of it, others give various reasons to abolish it. The debate has been revived after the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay...
  • December 16 gangrape: HC issues production warrant to death row convicts 23-09-2013 12:18 PM

    The Delhi High Court on Monday issued production warrants for Tuesday to four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case on the trial court's reference for confirmation of the capital punishment given to them. A bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani directed Tihar Jail...
  • Rajiv Gandhi case: TADA court notice to CBI on death row convict's plea 20-09-2013 07:19 AM

    Chennai: A special TADA court ordered issue of notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation on a petition by death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, AG Perarivalan, seeking a direction to the agency to investigate the 'left out area' of earlier probe. After more than 30-minute long...
  • HC dismisses PIL seeking justice for late Sarabjit Singh in International Court of Justice 14-09-2013 07:47 AM

    The Gujarat High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the central government to approach the International Court of Justice over the murder of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan jail. The division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala held that the...
  • Death row convict attempts suicide in Belgaum 21-08-2013 01:54 PM

    A death row convict in a rape and murder case on Wednesday allegedly attempted suicide at a prison in Belgaum amid preparations by jail authorities to hang him along with another convict. Shivu Munishetti slashed his private parts and hand with a blade, officials at Hindalga jail where he and...
  • Larger bench of SC to hear pleas of death row convicts 26-07-2013 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: A larger bench of the Supreme Court will hear from October 22 a batch of petitions seeking commutation of their death sentence into life imprisonment on account of delay in carrying out the execution following the dismissal of their mercy petitions by the President. "Death sentence matters will...
  • Convicts' families should be informed about execution in advance: CJI 07-04-2013 11:14 PM

    New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the hanging of Afzal Guru, Chief Justice of India(CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday said the families of death row convicts should be informed in advance about their execution. However, he sought to play down the controversy on the issue saying the past incidents should...
  • SC stays execution of 8 on death row, cites Afzal's case 07-04-2013 10:02 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of eight prisoners for a month after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy plea. The apex court has said that it wants to make sure whether the family has been duly informed and the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru episode isn't...
  • 26/11: Home Ministry rejects mercy plea of Ajmal Kasab 23-10-2012 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Tuesday recommended the rejection of the mercy petition of Pakistani terrorist and 26/11 lone survivor Ajmal Kasab. Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam has welcomed the development, saying "President has to study the recommendation of MHA. It's a positive phase in the case. It's a good...
  • Death penalty only in extreme cases: Kalam 10-10-2011 03:52 PM

    Former president APJ Abdul Kalam said that the death penalty should be abolished. ...
  • Sarabjit's sister meets him in Lahore jail 01-07-2011 12:34 PM

    Jalandhar: The sister of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row in Pakistan, has met him for the second time in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, according to his daughter. Dalbir Kaur met Singh in the Jail on Friday and the two exchanged presents. An emotional Singh sent wishes for...
  • 1 crore offered for 17 Indians in Dubai death row 19-05-2011 07:35 PM

    Dubai: Blood money to the tune of Rs 1 crore was offered in a Dubai court on Thursday to save the 17 Indians on death row for murdering a Pakistani following which the case has been adjourned till June 16. Local businessman, S P Singh Oberoi, who is founder president...
  • New lease of life for another death row convict 26-08-2010 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has pardoned the death sentence of Shobit Kumar, who was convicted for killing six people of a family. Shobit Kumar has been in jail for the last 21 years. His mercy petition filed with the President in 1998, was the oldest pending application. Earlier, CNN-IBN...
  • 30 minutes: Hung between life and death 22-08-2010 03:53 PM

    Inside India's Central jail, more than 300 prisoners are waiting for their death sentences. ...
  • UAE death row convicts' kin pray for their safety 07-04-2010 10:43 PM

    The families are hoping against hope for the safety of their relatives. ...
  • Govt to appeal for condemned Indians in UAE 07-04-2010 12:07 AM

    17 Indians are on death row in the UAE for killing a Pakistani in January 2009 over an illegal alcohol business. ...
  • Centre to look into UAE death row case 31-03-2010 11:06 PM

    17 men have been convicted in Sharjah for the murder of a Pakistani. ...
  • 300 death row convicts hang on to life 06-08-2009 05:37 PM

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  • Sarabjit case: Key witness retracts statement 27-04-2008 09:26 AM

    Mirpur: Chittagong Kings notched up their fifth victory in eight outings in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League, beating the Dhaka Gladiators by 13 runs at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The win takes them to 10 points and in second place behind Khulna Royal Bengals. Darren Bravo struck...
  • Sarabjit's sister carries 18 rakhis to Lahore prison 25-04-2008 12:16 AM

    London: A fourth cricketer in four months was sent to a British jail on Friday for fixing part of a match, as a judge dealt a fresh blow to the sport's integrity. Former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield was jailed for four months after admitting taking 6,000 pounds ($9,200) to intentionally...