India

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Abdul Kalam's last journey in pics: Nation bids a teary adieu

    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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

    Live: Thousands pay tribute to 'People's President' Kalam at Rameswaram

    Thousands of people bid an an emotional farewell to former president APJ Abdul Kalam who was laid to rest on Thursday with full state honours in his home town Rameswaram. Kalam was accorded full military honours, including gun salute and playing of the Last Post as the members of his family and local Jamath lowered his mortal remains into a trench.

  • 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 hanged in 1993 blasts case, body handed over to family

    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.