Amid the 1993 blasts convict Yakub Menon’s hanging row, there was an unusual but sweet thing trending on Twitter on Thursday morning: #RasagolaDibasa.
Yakub Memon’s last wish was to meet to his daughter after he was told he had exhausted all hope of stalling the execution but the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict had to be content with a telephone conversation, jail authorities said on Thursday.
An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops on Wednesday, who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire.
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s absence from former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s funeral in Rameshwaram on Thursday because of a health condition has once again brought into focus her illness, already a subject of political concern in the state.
Yakub Memon was guilty. But in hanging him we passed up an opportunity to amplify the scope for grace and empathy in our justice system if a convict presented mitigating behaviour.
Google is known for remembering past icons and marking important occasions and anniversaries through its characteristic doodles, and in the past has paid tribute to several Indians, including filmmaker Satyajit Ray, mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi and cine icon Raj Kapoor among others.
A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal on Friday intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.
State-owned Air India (AI) wants union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on board as a pilot and has made an informal proposal to the senior Bharatiya Janta Party MP.
Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur central jail for the dozen explosions in Mumbai in 1993, killing 257 people and leaving more than 1,000 injured. Here's what top political leaders and representatives of the society had to say on the execution.
India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country by 2022 - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
The Nagpur central jail authorities handed over the body of Mumbai bomb blasts convict, Yakub Memon, after a post mortem performed at the jail hospital by a team of doctors, on Thursday morning. It was being taken to Mumbai for burial.
The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house in Rameswaram to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old --poured into the island town to pay their last respects.
Yakub Memon, who was convicted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was hanged to death inside the Nagpur Central jail on Thursday morning.
It was not just the Supreme Court judges, lawyers and members of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s family who spent a sleepless night ahead of his Thursday execution. Jail and police authorities in Nagpur didn’t get any shut eye either.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was saddened by the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon in Nagpur prison on Thursday.