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Nagpur: Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra on Thursday morning, officials said. He was sent to the gallows -- on his 54th birthday on Thursday -- after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts, including the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court, the Maharashtra ...

Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail

2015-07-30 07:07:50

Nagpur: Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning, officials said.He was sent to the gallows -- on his 54th birthday on Thursday -- after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts.Memon was found guilty for his role as co-conspirator in the 1993 Bombay ...
Birmingham, July 29 (IBNS) A fine spell of fast bowling by pacer James Anderson and a lack of aptitude by the Aussie batsman gave England an edge on the opening day of the third Ashes Test match here on Wednesday.England finished off the days play at 133 for three with Joe Root (30*) and Jonny Bairstow (1*) batting at the crease. Adam Lyth (10) failed yet again, gifted his wicket to Josh Hazlewood ...
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Dr. D.Y. Patil Cricket Academy from Mumbai raced to a comfortable innings and 114-run win over Andhra Cricket Association (CA) with a day to spare in the KSCA All-India tournament here on Wednesday. Having piled up 370 runs, the Mumbai outfit dismissed Andhra for 133 and 123 to pick up seven points in the four-day match. Brief scores: At Bangalore (Day 3): Dr. DY Patil Cricket ...
Security has been tightened in Mumbai in view of the execution of 1993 serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon, especially in Mahim area where his family resides and sensitive localities of the metropolis. Top police officers visited Mahim and reviewed the arrangements in the wee hours today. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting with senior police officials last evening on ...
Yakub Memon hanged in 1993 Bombay blasts case Mumbai, Jul 30 (PTI) A little over 22 years after 12 coordinated blasts rocked Mumbai, killing 257 people and injuring over 700, the lone convict on death row in the case --Yakub Abdul Razak Memon--was hanged after the Supreme Court this morning rejected his petition seeking stay of execution. Several conspirators and masterminds of the worst terror attack ...
Panama will lead Latin America and the Caribbean countries in economic growth that will average 0.5 per cent in 2015, according to United Nations projections released on Wednesday, which not that to reverse the region’s economic slowdown, more investments are needed to boost growth and improve productivity.Launching the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015 in Santiago, Chile, the ...
From Lalit K Jha Washington, Jul 30 (PTI) The US has issued a worldwide travel caution for its citizens including in India in the wake of increased threat coming in particular from the expanding global presence of the Islamic State. In its advisory, the US has mentioned that terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba poses a major threat in India. In August 2014, the US and regional partners commenced military ...

The girl behind 'Who is Kalam'?

2015-07-28 22:20:00

New Delhi: The book title "Who is Kalam?" may be intriguing but has a heart-warming story behind it -- of a teenaged schoolgirl who asked the tough question to the former president and was in turn inspired by him and went on to become a scientist. It was in 2001, that Sudarkodi Sukumar, a 14-year-old from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, sent a question to Kalam in a Tamil monthly for children, with ...
Jammu: It does not take long or very much for peace to be disturbed in Jammu and Kashmir. Till mid-summer, the feeling was one of peace with tourism in full swing, hotels fully booked and flights packed with tourists. Suddenly it began to change. In June ISIS and Pakistani flags made an appearance once again. The last time when ISIS flags appeared in Srinagar was in June last year.Recent incidents ...
(Adds police official, background) MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, July 30 (Reuters) - India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed at least 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court rejected a desperate overnight plea to delay his execution. Memon was sent to the gallows in a jail complex in Nagpur at around 7 a.m. (0130 GMT), an official in ...
MUMBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bomb attacks that killed at least 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, two Indian television channels reported. Memon was sent to the gallows on his 53rd birthday inside a jail complex in the western city of Nagpur at around 7 a.m. (0130 GMT), TV channels NDTV and CNN-IBN reported. (Reporting by Zeba ...
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline , which was fined a record 3 billion yuan ($483 million) for corruption in China last year and is examining possible staff misconduct elsewhere, faces new allegations of bribery in Romania. GSK confirmed it was looking into the latest claims of improper payments set out in a whistleblower's email sent to its top management on Monday. ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
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