Thousands Pour Into Rameswaram for President Kalam’s Funeral; PM Attends

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Thousands Pour Into Rameswaram for President Kalam’s Funeral; PM Attends
NEW DELHI: Thousands of people poured out on the streets of Rameswaram on Thursday morning as the body of the People’s President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, was taken through the Tamil Nadu town where he was born At about 11 am, Dr Kalam will be buried with full state honours at Pei Karambu, about two...

Thousands gather in Rameswaram to bid adieu to APJ Abdul Kalam

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Thousands gather in Rameswaram to bid adieu to APJ Abdul Kalam
New Delhi: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the ‘People’s President’, will be laid to rest in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The former president, who died of cardiac arrest in Shillong, will be laid to rest with full state honours in presence of PM Narendra Modi,...

Yakub Memon hanged: These terrorists were executed before him

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Mumbai: India on Thursday morning executed Yakub Memon, who was convicted for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Executions are rare in India and Memon has become the third terror convict to be hanged till death in the last four years. Memon was sent to the gallows on a day when he turned...

Yakub Memon executed on his birthday

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
New Delhi: 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. In what is apparently an irony of fate, he was hanged on July 30, also happens to be his birthday. He was sent to the gallows...

What Yakub Memon did in minutes before being hanged

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Nagpur: Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was hanged to death in Nagpur jail on Thursday morning. Memon, woke up at 3.30 am on Thursday, was permitted a warm bath. He offered namaz and read the Holy Quran at the Nagpur central jail before his scheduled hanging. He was provided a set of...

Yakub Memon, 1993 blasts convict, hanged in Nagpur jail; body being flown to Mumbai

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Nagpur/Mumbai: Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning, a few hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his last-minute attempt to escape the gallows by rejecting his plea for a stay on the death warrant. Here...

Saddened by Memon’s execution: Tharoor

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was “saddened” by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s execution on Thursday. “Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too,” Tharoor...

SC may hear plea for putting on hold Memon’s execution

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Exercises are on for constituting a bench to hear a petition by Yakub Memon seeking postponement of the execution of his death sentence by 14 days. In the early hours of Thursday, a senior registrar of Supreme Court has reached the residence of Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu in connection with exercising...

Yakub Memon’s pleas rejected, Maharashtra braces for hanging

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon seemed set to go to the gallows with the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissing his petition against his July 30 execution and a fresh plea for clemency being rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. However, in a last ditch effort, a group of senior lawyers including...

CJI asked to defer Memon hanging

Published on Jul 30 2015 // India
Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon’s execution for 14 days.

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