- Jul 30, 2015 09:13 IST
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?
- Jul 30, 2015 09:38 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 09:27 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 08:27 IST
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”.
- Jul 30, 2015 08:14 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 07:36 IST
As Yakub Memon makes headlines, here is a look at five prominent executions in the last 25 years which made headlines and history.
- Jul 30, 2015 07:39 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 06:51 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 06:49 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 06:15 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 06:07 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 04:58 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 04:04 IST
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.
- Jul 30, 2015 03:13 IST
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.
- Jul 29, 2015 23:49 IST
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.