India

  • BSF
    Jul 30, 2015 09:37 IST

    J-K: Pakistan's sniper attack kills Army soldier in Poonch

    An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops on Wednesday, who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire.

  • AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa.
    Jul 30, 2015 13:25 IST

    Jayalalitha no-show at Kalam's funeral triggers health concern

    Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s absence from former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s funeral in Rameshwaram on Thursday because of a health condition has once again brought into focus her illness, already a subject of political concern in the state.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 12:05 IST

    Why Yakub Memon’s hanging diminishes the Indian State

    Yakub Memon was guilty. But in hanging him we passed up an opportunity to amplify the scope for grace and empathy in our justice system if a convict presented mitigating behaviour.

  • 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.

  • West Bengal
    Jul 30, 2015 13:33 IST

    Heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha as cyclone Komen nears

    A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal on Friday intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.

  • 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 11:49 IST

    'Good riddance' to 'Saddened': Who said what on Memon's hanging

    Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur central jail for the dozen explosions in Mumbai in 1993, killing 257 people and leaving more than 1,000 injured. Here's what top political leaders and representatives of the society had to say on the execution.

  • 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 11:31 IST

    Yakub's body given to family, burial to take place in Mumbai

    The Nagpur central jail authorities handed over the body of Mumbai bomb blasts convict, Yakub Memon, after a post mortem performed at the jail hospital by a team of doctors, on Thursday morning. It was being taken to Mumbai for burial.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam
    Jul 30, 2015 11:58 IST

    Kalam's last journey in pics: Bharat bids adieu to its 'Ratna'

    The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house in Rameswaram to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old --poured into the island town to pay their last respects.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 10:49 IST

    Yakub Memon hanged: Timeline of major events in last 24 hours

    Yakub Memon, who was convicted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was hanged to death inside the Nagpur Central jail on Thursday morning.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 12:56 IST

    Yakub hanging: Sleepless night for Nagpur security officials

    It was not just the Supreme Court judges, lawyers and members of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s family who spent a sleepless night ahead of his Thursday execution. Jail and police authorities in Nagpur didn’t get any shut eye either.

  • Shashi Tharoor
    Jul 30, 2015 10:43 IST

    Execution never prevents terror attack, says saddened Tharoor

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was saddened by the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon in Nagpur prison on Thursday.

  • 1993 Mumbai serial blasts
    Jul 30, 2015 10:44 IST

    Yakub Memon timeline: How the Mumbai blasts case progressed

    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 following a dramatic legal tug of war.

  • 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?