The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday evening, was being flown to Delhi from Guwahati on Tuesday by a special aircraft.
The Supreme Court bench of Justice AR Dave and Justice Kurien Joseph had divergent views, with the latter questioning the SC’s July 21 order rejecting Yakub Memon’s curative petition.
By gunning down three heavily armed terrorists in the dawn-to-dusk offensive at Dinanagar on Monday, Punjab Police have sent a strong message to terror groups about their ability to hit back hard.
During his speech at a rally held in Muzaffarpur, PM Modi had allegedly questioned the “political DNA” of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, drawing a sharp reaction from Kumar and his supporters.
There is unprecedented security in Nagpur to prevent a possible backlash to Yakub Memon’s execution, scheduled for July 30.
'APJ Abdul Kalma's behaviour was as informal as earlier with no distinction that he had been elevated as the first citizen of the country', writes K Kasturirangan.
Yakub Memon will mark his 53rd birthday with a few fellow inmates and officials of Nagpur Central Jail on the night of July 29.
With the passing away of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India has lost not just one of its most beloved elder statesmen, but a scientist who led from the front to help the country shake off its doubts and emerge stronger on the world stage.
A defence scientist and a Bharat Ratna before he was elevated as President, India’s bachelor president APJ Abdul Kalam had spoken out against death penalty on at least on three occasions while in office and sent back nearly 50 cases of capital sentences back for reconsideration.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, 83, who reached Shillong via Guwahati in the morning, collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) around 6:30 pm.
In spite of the aura of the office of president, being a Bharat Ratna and an eminent scientist, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was humane and humble.
The Maharashtra government was put in a tight spot after the Supreme Court deferred its hearing of a petition filed by 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon to Tuesday.
Fighting terror runs deep in this Kapurthala family's genes. Gurdaspur superintendent of police (detective) Baljit Singh, who died battling militants in Dinanagar on Monday, had lost his father, also a cop, in a 'terror' attack nearly three decades ago.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was a great scientist, an inspiring leader and above all a truly extraordinary human being. He touched the lives of everyone who worked with him. I recall the time we were preparing to test the Agni technology demonstrator in 1989.
Of the 59 widows, only six received the government’s compensation of Rs 1 lakh that was promising to families of distressed farmers who have committed suicide. Thirty-seven of these deaths were declared to be ‘ineligible’ suicides.