"My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed," said APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India who died on Monday during a lecture at IIM-Shillong.
Legal experts said Memon is unlikely to be executed on July 30 even if his petitions before the Supreme Court and the Maharashtra governor are dismissed. So, what are the probable scenarios for the lone convict sentenced to death for the 1993 Mumbai blasts?
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam congratulated a policeman for remaining vigilant through the 100-km drive from Guwahati to Shillong shortly before he collapsed at the IIM in the Megahalaya capital and died.
In the passing of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India has lost not just one of its most beloved elder statesmen, but a scientist who led from the front to help the country shake off its doubts and emerge stronger on the world stage. Prakash Chandra, former science writer with Hindustan Times, pays tribute to the former President.
At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, Kalam’s Twitter account changed from “APJ Abdul Kalam” to “In memory of Dr Kalam”.
In the wake of the terror attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal has "called off" his meeting with the Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit, an official spokesman has said.
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday evening in Shillong collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) at around 6:30 pm . HT Correspondent Saumya S pays tribute to the former president.
The air force plane carrying Kalam’s body is scheduled to arrive at the Palam airport in Delhi at 12.30pm. The mortal remains will be received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Manohar Parrikar and the three service chiefs, said defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar.
The Supreme Court bench of Justice AR Dave and Justice Kurien Joseph had divergent views, with the latter questioning the SC’s July 21 order rejecting Yakub Memon’s curative petition.
By gunning down three heavily armed terrorists in the dawn-to-dusk offensive at Dinanagar on Monday, Punjab Police have sent a strong message to terror groups about their ability to hit back hard.
During his speech at a rally held in Muzaffarpur, PM Modi had allegedly questioned the “political DNA” of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, drawing a sharp reaction from Kumar and his supporters.
There is unprecedented security in Nagpur to prevent a possible backlash to Yakub Memon’s execution, scheduled for July 30.
'APJ Abdul Kalma's behaviour was as informal as earlier with no distinction that he had been elevated as the first citizen of the country', writes K Kasturirangan.
Yakub Memon will mark his 53rd birthday with a few fellow inmates and officials of Nagpur Central Jail on the night of July 29.
With the passing away of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India has lost not just one of its most beloved elder statesmen, but a scientist who led from the front to help the country shake off its doubts and emerge stronger on the world stage.