There are two dates that Divya Salaskar will never forget — November 26, 2008, the day her father Vijay Salaskar was killed and November 21, 2012, the day the man who shot him was hanged to death. HT reports.
As India celebrated the execution of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab on Wednesday, in Israel, a Jewish family was just as thrilled with the news. Mugdha Variyar
Over the past four years, residents of JR Boricha Marg and Sane Guruji Marg, near the Arthur Road prison, have been hassled as their neighbourhood transformed into a fortress owing to the tight security cover in the area. Farhan Shaikh
The heavy security deployment at the Arthur Road jail where Mohammad Aamir Ajmal Kasab was kept can now be used for other high-profile under trials who may be lodged at the prison, Mohamed Thaver
India requested greater security for its missions in Pakistan and the home ministry directed all states to move to a higher state of alert following Ajmal Kasab's execution on Wednesday. HT
The hanging of Ajmal Kasab has generated uncertainty about the fate of Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row in Pakistan on charges of spying. Imtiaz Ahmad
Until he came face to face with the instantly recognisable terrorist, the hangman who carried out the death sentence on Ajmal Amir Kasab had no idea whom he had been called in to execute, Satyajit Joshi reports.
Contrary to popular perception, the President's power to decide on mercy petitions of death row convicts is not discretionary, but he is bound by the advice of the council of ministers, making it a collective government decision. Nagendar Sharma
reports. Letter of law
To prevent any leaks, only 17 people in the state government were involved in the planning and execution of Ajmal Kasab, after the Centre conveyed to the state that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy plea.
Mainstream parties in Pakistan will not make an issue out of the execution of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab though extremist elements there may use it to whip up passion, New Delhi feels. HT
Under fire for a barrage of alleged omissions and commissions, the timing of the execution of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab has generated a win-win situation for the Congress at both national and the state levels. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
and Ketaki Ghoge
report. The tacky bill
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It was a rope weaved by skilled prisoners of Buxar central jail in south-central Bihar that served as the noose for hanging Ajmal Kasab. HT
Top Indian jurists on Wednesday rejected international human rights organisations' criticism of the government's decision to hang Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving attacker of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Nagendar Sharma
At a time when the BJP was trying to corner the government on FDI in retail, it was caught by surprise on Wednesday when the hanging of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab came to light. Vikas Pathak