Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, dashing the last hope he might have had of escaping the gallows.
It is not without reason that APJ Abdul Kalam is known as the people's president and touched everyone from the heads of states to that young girl in pigtails alike. In the HT poll, out of the 10, 533 readers who responded till 1:40pm on Wednesday, an overwhelming 98.23% respondents said Kalam was the best president India ever had.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the execution slated for Thursday of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, rejecting his last ditch plea to escape the gallows.
Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam had filed a complaint against Smruti Irani alleging that she made "defamatory and scurrilous comments" against on a TV debate on December 20, 2012, when assembly election results of Gujarat were announced. But Irani did not respond and counter filed a defamation lawsuit.
An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt reveals that the terror group has plans to trigger a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world,” according to a media report.
PM Modi will arrive early in Rameswaram on Thursday morning and attend the rituals at around 11am, sources said.
During his visits to Uttar Pradesh, former President APJ Abdul Kalam often ensured that his motorcade stopped at ‘dhabas’ so that he could get a cup of piping hot tea and conduct an unusual experiment on rural entrepreneurship.
Four people died in Kutch district after several houses collapsed, while more than 1,000 people there have been relocated to higher grounds. Six died in Ahmedabad and eight in other districts.
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An orphaned girl from Odisha remembers how he helped her HIV infected siblings, just in response to a letter she wrote her in 2005, when Kalam was the President.
Whistle-blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi and activist Anshu Gupta are the two Indians among the five people honoured on Wednesday with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015.
The US company Louis Berger bribed the ministers to win consultancy for water augmentation and sewerage line project executed under JICA funding, when Digambar Kamat was heading Goa.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday was hearing the plea of Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict, seeking the stay of his execution scheduled for July 30 even as he filed a fresh mercy petition with the President.
APJ Abdul Kalam, 83, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM-Shillong on Monday evening. His body was flown from New Delhi to Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning.
President Barack Obama remembers him as the People's President, for his humility and dedication to public service. The US media highlighted his role in advancing India's nuclear, space and missile programmes.