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Cold-blooded execution has never prevented terror attack: Shashi Tharoor on Yakub Memon's hanging  

Reacting to the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said that "cold-blooded execution has never prevented a terror attack anywhere." ...  MORE»

Yakub Memon hanged: Timeline of 1993 Mumbai blasts case  

Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail at 6.35 am on Thursday. ...  MORE»

Pak violates ceasefire along LoC again, Army jawan killed  

An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire. ...  MORE»

Show similar commitment in all terror cases: Digvijaya Singh  

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said the government should show "similar commitment" in all cases of terror as it showed in the case of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. ...  MORE»

Yakub Memon, third terror convict executed in 4 years  

Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict who was hanged to death today, became the third terror convict to have been sent to the gallows in the last four years. ...  MORE»

India to be world's most populous country by 2022: UN  

India in 2022 will be the world's most populous country, finally overtaking China, with about 1.4 billion residents. ...  MORE»

Capital punishment should be rare, says former President Pratibha Patil  

Former President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday said the death sentence should not be awarded as far as possible and recalled asking the Union home ministry to reconsider some long-pending cases of death ...  MORE»

Yakub Memon hanged on the most special day of his life  

Over 22 years after the 1993 Mumbai blasts, Yakub Memon, the sole convict on death row, was hanged on his 53rd birthday today after failure of last-gasp efforts by his counsels to stall the execution  ...  MORE»

No president was ever loved so much like Kalam: Mukherjee  

President Pranab Mukherjee has said no president was ever loved so much like A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was and the "people's president's" demise overwhelmed him with a sense of tremendous loss. ...  MORE»

It was an 'honest mistake': Anushka on misspelling Kalam's name  

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma who landed in a controversy after mis-spelling late former President A P J Abdul Kalam's name in her tweets, on Wednesday termed her action as "an honest mistake" whil ...  MORE»

Rishi Kapoor's 'joke' on Huma Qureshi earns him flak  

Actor Rishi Kapoor had to retract a Twitter post directed towards Huma Qureshi after courting flak from users of the micro-blogging platform for joking about her weight. ...  MORE»

Taliban chief Mullah Omar dead?  

Elusive one-eyed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 with an iron fist before US-led forces overthrew his government, has died, according to a media report on Wed ...  MORE»

Major setback to Sreesanth as BCCI refuses to revoke ban on cricketers  

The BCCI on Wednesday made it very clear that it was not having second thoughts on revoking the ban on former India pacer S Sreesanth and spinner Ankeet Chavan in the wake of a Delhi Court dropping al ...  MORE»

What about us, ask Muslim victims of 1993 Mumbai riots  

Amid claims of "justice" and "closure" for the families of the 257 people who were killed in the March 12 Bombay blasts, some of the victims of the January riots ask why 15,000 pages of evidence are n ...  MORE»

Rohit Sharma admits his Test spot in 'very tricky position'  

India's star batsman Rohit Sharma has admitted he is in a 'very tricky position' in his Test career but insisted that he wants to utilize the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and the subsequent series again ...  MORE»

Quick response team deployed outside Yakub Memon's house in Mumbai  

Police have tightened security in India's financial capital, a day before Yakub Memon's scheduled hanging in Nagpur. ...  MORE»

Yakub Memon sentenced to death as no political backing: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi  

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday contended 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon got a death sentence because he did not have any political backing, unlike the killers of former prime ministe ...  MORE»

'Sister' Smriti Irani to push PM Modi's pet plan  

Narendra Modi has picked younger sister Smriti Irani to push the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, his cheap insurance plan and flagship social scheme, ahead of Rakhi next month. ...  MORE»

Abdul Kalam was an ordinary scientist, says Pakistan's AQ Khan  

Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's well known nuclear physicist in his unworthy remarks said that former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday, was an ordinary scientist. ...  MORE»