India

  • A battle lost for apartment owners?
    Jul 30, 2015 09:13 IST

    Poll | SC hears Memon plea at night: Proves he got fair hearing?

    Yakub Memon's execution, at around 630am on Thursday, came two hours after a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court rejected early on Thursday a desperate plea by his lawyers for staying the death sentence after a dramatic late-night hearing. Does this prove that Memon got a fair hearing?

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 09:38 IST

    Live: President Kalam's funeral in Rameswaram today, PM Modi to attend

    Preparations are on for the final journey of former president and India's 'Missile Man' APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday, with large number of people gathered outside his residence in Rameswaram. Kalam who died on July 27 in Shillong due to cardiac arrest will be accorded state funeral.

  • Google's tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 09:27 IST

    Google pays tribute to Kalam with 'black ribbon'

    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.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 08:27 IST

    Petitioning for Yakub Memon: From Gopal Gandhi to Ram Jethmalani

    Hours before the hanging of Yakub Memon for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi had appealed to the President to spare his life because doubts about his case had made the death penalty “completely inappropriate”.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 08:14 IST

    Yakub Memon did not make a will

    Yakub Memon, the only convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case who was hanged to death on Thursday morning, did not make a will.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 07:36 IST

    Kasab to Memon: Five executions in India that hit headlines

    As Yakub Memon makes headlines, here is a look at five prominent executions in the last 25 years which made headlines and history.

  • 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

    Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail, security stepped up in Mumbai

    Yakub Memon, the lone convict sentenced to death in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was hanged 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.