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Yakub Memon executed on his birthday

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.

Midnight hearing: Know how SC rejected Yakub Memon's plea to stall execution

In an unprecedented hearing held at the Supreme Court at 3 a.m. on Thursday, the court rejected 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea seeking postponement of his hanging by 14 days.

Raj Thackeray slams Owaisi for sympathising with Yakub Memon

 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray criticised All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi and actor Salman Khan here on Wednesday for opposing Yakub Memon's execution.

I know I'm going to die, want to meet my daughter: Yakub Memon
I know I'm going to die, want to meet my daughter: Yakub Memon

'I know that I am going to die. Only miracle can save me' – This is what 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon reportedly told a home guard posted near his barrack on Wednesday morning.

`Chikki scam': Council chairman asks Munde to submit reply

 The Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar today asked the Women and Child Welfare minister Pankaja Munde to submit a written explanation on the allegations of irregularities in the purchases worth Rs 206 crore by her department.

Law will take its own course, says Maharashtra CM on Yakub execution

Law will take its own course on the issue of execution of Yakub Memon, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Wednesday.

Maharashtra braces for Yakub Memon's execution

After the rejection of death row convict Yakub AR Memon's pleas by the Supreme Court and the Maharashtra governor, the state government is gearing up to execute him at 7 a.m. on Thursday in Nagpur Central Jail (NCJ).

Maoists kill former deputy sarpanch of village in Maharashtra

A former deputy sarpanch of Godalwahi village in Dhanora taluka of Maharashtra was allegedly murdered by the Maoists as they suspected him to be a police informer.

He has not made his will so far: Yakub Memon's lawyer Anil Gedam

Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, whose last-ditch effort to escape the noose at the Central Prison here on his 53rd birthday tomorrow was rejected by the Supreme Court, has not prepared any will so far, the convict's lawyer Anil Gedam said here on Wednesday.

Yakub Memon is physically, mentally fit to be executed: Nagpur jail officials

A day ahead of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution, the Nagpur jail authorities on Wednesday reportedly declared that he is mentally and physically fit.

Teenage girl raped by teacher in Maharashtra

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 31-year-old teacher at his tuition class, police said on Wednesday.

Yakub Memon's mercy plea rejected by Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao

Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao has rejected the mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said on Wednesday.

Yakub Memon's fate: Here's all that we know
Yakub Memon's fate: Here's all that we know

1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon is due to be hanged on July 30. His curative petition was on Wednesday categorically rejected by the Supreme Court. Here are the latest developments in the case.

Stage set for Yakub Memon's execution; hangman arrives in Nagpur jail

The hangman, who executed Ajmal Kasab in Yerawada prison in Pune, is likely to hang Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the sole death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Hang Yakub Memon, demand kin of blast victims

Family members of some of the victims of 1993 Mumbai blasts Wednesday demanded that Yakub Memon be hanged and submitted a mass petition to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in this regard.

Maharashtra govt hikes stipend for anganwadi workers

Maharashtra government has hiked the stipend for anganwadi sevikas and attendants by Rs 950 and Rs 500 respectively.

Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President
Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President

On a day when a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the plea of Yakub Memon seeking stay on his execution, the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on Wednesday filed a fresh mercy plea with the President, as per reports.

Thane building collapse could have been averted?
Thane building collapse could have been averted?

At least nine persons were killed and 10 others injured after a four-storey building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the Thane district.

SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened
SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened

Summary of SC judgement: The Supreme Court's three-judge bench has rejected Yakub Memon's plea against the dismissal of his curative petition and said that the same was disposed off rightly without any procedural lapse. The apex court also held that there was no lapse in the death warrant issued to Yakub Memon. Lastly, the SC has refused to stay Memon's hanging scheduled for tomorrow.

6 killed, 10 injured in building collapse in Thane
6 killed, 10 injured in building collapse in Thane

The death toll in the four-storey building collapse in Thakurli town in Thane rose to six on Wednesday. Ten others were injured after the building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the district on Tuesday night.

Will 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be hanged tomorrow? Supreme Court to decide today
Will 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be hanged tomorrow? Supreme Court to decide today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether death row convict Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30.

Thane building collapse; four dead, over 50 feared trapped

At least four people died after a multi-storey building collapsed on late Tuesday night in Thane.

'Sena to be neutral if allegations against BJP ministers are discussed'

 Shiv Sena will remain "neutral" if the allegations of corruption against Maharashtra BJP ministers come up for discussion in the state legislature this week, a Sena legislator said here today.

Minor fire at Mumbai's Taj Hotel

A minor fire today broke out in the basement of the iconic Taj Hotel in South Mumbai.

Kalam was co-authoring book on education: Vikhe Patil

Late APJ Abdul Kalam was co-authoring a book on education with a leading educationist in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Assembly pays homage to Kalam, Gavai

 The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and veteran Dalit leader RS Gavai.

BJP, Sena have betrayed Maharashtra, says Manikrao Thakre

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) betrayed the people and also went back on its assurances to farmers in Maharashtra, former Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and sitting MLC Manikrao Thakre said here on Monday.

Banking most vulnerable to cyber crime: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday recognised banking as the "most vulnerable" sector to cyber crime and expressed the need to employ appropriate remedies to counter the menace.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Shiv Sena burns Pak flag

 Several activists of the Shiv Sena on Monday burnt the Pakistani flag here to protest "Pak-sponsored" terror attack at Dina Nagar area of Gurdaspur district.

Shiv Sena workers protest alleged misbehaviour of police in Maharashtra

 Scores of Shiv Sena workers along with Ambarnath Sena MLA Balaji Kinnikar held a protest at the Hill Line police station in the district against the alleged misbehaviour of police with a local Sena leader.