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.
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.
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.
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.
After securing recognition as a political party from the Election Commission of India (ECI), former Bihar chief m
Goonj founder Anshu Gupta, whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi win ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’ or Magsaysay awards in protection of human rights.
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.
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.
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.
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi has drawn flak from the opposition parties after he was seen dancing with two girls during a function in Golaghat district of the state despite the announcement of seven days of mourning by the Centre following the death of former President Abdul Kalam.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons against two former directors of Jaipur-based Anand Heritage Hotels Private Limited (AHHPL) -– a firm of former cricket czar Lalit Modi -– with regard to the foreign exchange violation case.
A three judge bench of the Supreme court was hearing at 2.30 am Thursday a last-minute plea by lawyers and activists for staying the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon.
The Centre may hand over the Gurdaspur attack probe to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), given its international ramifications.
A day after he advocated hot pursuit against terrorists across the border, senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said as long as there is an absence of a proper deterrent against the Pakistani Army, it will continue to sabotage peace in India.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has reached out to several party veterans and sought their views on strengthening the organisation.