• Kalam with Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi
    Jul 29, 2015 21:32 IST

    Kalam was not against swearing in Sonia as PM: Manmohan Singh

    In the first interview he has given since he demitted office as prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has said that its “a complete canard” that Dr APJ Adbul Kalam, as president, was reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as prime minister. Dr Manmohan Singh said this is “totally untrue and I cannot understand how this story has spread.”

  • Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan
    Jul 29, 2015 20:32 IST

    Rajiv Gandhi killers will not be hanged, confirms SC

    The Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the centre’s curative petition against its 2014 judgment commuting the death sentence of three convicts to life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

  • Yakub Memon 1993 Mumbai blasts
    Jul 29, 2015 19:44 IST

    In pics | Yakub Memon's execution: Here's how the events unfolded

    The 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy petition was dismissed on Wednesday with the Supreme Court stating that there was no "legal fallacy" in the procedure followed for issuing the death warrant by the TADA court.

  • Nagpur Jail Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 19:51 IST

    Nagpur jail gets ready to hang Yakub Memon

    A constable who executed 26/11 attacks terrorist Ajmal Kasab at Pune’s Yerawada jail in 2012 will be the hangman for Memon while the rope has been sourced from outside, jail officials revealed.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 18:10 IST

    MHA advises President to reject Yakub mercy plea: Reports

    Yakub Memon, who is scheduled to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail on Thursday at 7 am, sent a fresh clemency plea to the President.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 17:05 IST

    Maharashtra governor rejects Yakub Memon's mercy plea

    Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, dashing the last hope he might have had of escaping the gallows.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 29, 2015 16:51 IST

    Kalam set the bar higher than highest, say HT readers

    It is not without reason that APJ Abdul Kalam is known as the people's president and touched everyone from the heads of states to that young girl in pigtails alike. In the HT poll, out of the 10, 533 readers who responded till 1:40pm on Wednesday, an overwhelming 98.23% respondents said Kalam was the best president India ever had.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 16:09 IST

    SC rejects Yakub Memon's mercy plea, all eyes on President

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition of Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict, rejecting his argument that correct procedure was not followed in his case.

  • Smriti Irani
    Jul 29, 2015 15:17 IST

    HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case

    Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam had filed a complaint against Smruti Irani alleging that she made "defamatory and scurrilous comments" against on a TV debate on December 20, 2012, when assembly election results of Gujarat were announced. But Irani did not respond and counter filed a defamation lawsuit.

  • IS flag in J-K
    Jul 29, 2015 14:25 IST

    IS document reveals plans to spark war in India: Report

    An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt reveals that the terror group has plans to trigger a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world,” according to a media report.

  • A man pays tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam outside his home in Rameswaram
    Jul 29, 2015 14:24 IST

    PM Modi to attend Abdul Kalam's last rites in Rameswaram

    PM Modi will arrive early in Rameswaram on Thursday morning and attend the rituals at around 11am, sources said.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam at a dhabha in Uttar Pradesh
    Jul 29, 2015 13:54 IST

    When Abdul Kalam stopped at 'dhabas' for tea and experiments

    During his visits to Uttar Pradesh, former President APJ Abdul Kalam often ensured that his motorcade stopped at ‘dhabas’ so that he could get a cup of piping hot tea and conduct an unusual experiment on rural entrepreneurship.

  • Ahmedabad
    Jul 29, 2015 15:52 IST

    Flash floods in northern Gujarat kill at least 26

    Four people died in Kutch district after several houses collapsed, while more than 1,000 people there have been relocated to higher grounds. Six died in Ahmedabad and eight in other districts.

  • Gurdaspur
    Jul 29, 2015 13:24 IST

    Poll | Should India continue its engagement process with Pak?

    Poll | Should India continue to engage with Pakistan in light of firing at LOC and Gurdaspur attack?

  • AJP Abdul Kalam
    Jul 29, 2015 13:17 IST

    How 'Kalam uncle' saved HIV affected siblings

    An orphaned girl from Odisha remembers how he helped her HIV infected siblings, just in response to a letter she wrote her in 2005, when Kalam was the President.