India

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 07:39 IST

    How the end came: The last moments of Yakub Memon

    Less than 90 minutes after the Supreme Court turned down his final appeal, authorities at Nagpur central jail hanged 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. Here is the time line leading up to his hanging.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 06:51 IST

    Live: Yakub Memon executed at Nagpur jail for Mumbai blasts

    Yakub Memon, the lone convict sentenced to death in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was hanged to death at the Nagpur central jail on Thursday morning, less than two hours after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea in a dramatic legal tussle.

  • assembled at Sangam
    Jul 30, 2015 06:49 IST

    India to become world's most populous country by 2022: UN

    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.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 06:15 IST

    Yakub's body to be handed over to family, but conditions apply

    According to sources, the government is of the opinion that Yakub Memon's body should be handed over to the family members who made an application for the same to the Nagpur jail superintendent on Wednesday. Also, Yakub's body will be given to relatives only if they give an undertaking that the conditions laid down by the authorities would be followed.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 06:07 IST

    Yakub Memon hanging: Security stepped up in Mumbai, Nagpur

    The gates of the Al-Hussain building remained shut as the Supreme Court rejected the final plea of Yakub Memon on Wednesday, a day before his hanging is scheduled at Nagpur Jail and much before a three-judge bench of the apex court rejected a last-ditch appeal to save the 1993 serial blasts convict from gallows.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 04:58 IST

    SC rejects Yakub's final appeal after dramatic late-night hearing

    Just two hours before he was to be hanged, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court rejected early on Thursday a desperate plea by Yakub Memon's lawyers for staying the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict's death sentence after a dramatic late-night hearing.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 04:04 IST

    The schedule Nagpur jail has prepared for Yakub's hanging

    Yakub Memon was headed for the gallows after President Pranab Mukherjee dismissed a mercy petition by the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict late on Wednesday, hours after the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the death warrant, exhausting all his options.

  • Laxmikant Parsekar
    Jul 30, 2015 03:13 IST

    Will not pardon Louis Berger bribery accused: Parsekar

    Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday that those involved in the US firm Louis Berger bribery scandal would not receive any pardon from his government.

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy
    Jul 29, 2015 23:49 IST

    Air India wants Union minister Rudy on board as a pilot

    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
    Jul 30, 2015 01:48 IST

    Secret mission brought Memon family from Sharjah: Documents

    Nine family members of Tiger Memon, the fugitive main accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, were brought to India in 1994 from Sharjah in a highly classified operation on then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s watch, documents accessed by Hindustan Times reveal.

  • Manjhi
    Jul 30, 2015 01:28 IST

    Bihar elections: Manjhi’s party finally gets EC recognition

    After securing recognition as a political party from the Election Commission of India (ECI), former Bihar chief m

  • Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta
    Jul 30, 2015 01:18 IST

    This year's Magsaysay awards honour activism and integrity

    Goonj founder Anshu Gupta, whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi win ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’ or Magsaysay awards in protection of human rights.

  • PEB office
    Jul 30, 2015 01:18 IST

    MP govt attributes Vyapam deaths to failed love, liquor

    In a recently-released statement, the Madhya Pradesh government has cited alcoholism, liver disease and failed love as possible causes of mystery deaths associated with the Vyapam scam.

  • 1993 Mumbai serial blasts
    Jul 30, 2015 01:10 IST

    'Hanging one culprit can’t compensate the deaths I saw that day'

    For victims of the blast and relatives of those who died, the execution of the only blast convict on death row gives them a sense of justice served albeit a bit late.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 01:07 IST

    Kalam synergised missile and medical science to save lives

    While putting the country at ease with a ready arsenal, former President and Missile Man APJ Abdul Kalam also explored how defence or aerospace technology could be applied to save lives.