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Stalling Memon hanging would've been against spirit of law: Attorney General

Dismissing the argument that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution should have been stalled by 14 days after the rejection of his mercy plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said had that happened, it would have been against the "spirit of the law".

Jul 31, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Ban Ki-moon reiterates stand against death penalty after Yakub hanging

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon while emphasising that he stands against the death penalty, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Yakub had exhausted all legal, constitutional options: Maharashtra CM

The death warrant of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed after completing necessary judicial procedures and he had exhausted all available legal and constitutional remedies, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 23:07 PM IST

Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Central Jail; buried in Mumbai

Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, the lone death row convict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday, after a prolonged legal battle that continued till barely a couple of hours before his execution.

Jul 30, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

Maharashtra govt averted rumour mongering about Yakub's execution

Maharashtra government actively kept tabs on the Internet and social media to ensure that hate messages on platforms like Twitter and Whatsapp did not stir up passions, besides maintaining a close vigil on the law and order situation in connection with Yakub Memon's execution.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

Security of SC judges who dismissed Yakub Memon's plea beefed up

Security of three Supreme Court judges, who dismissed the petition to stay Yakub Memon's death warrant leading to his execution this morning, has been beefed up as a precautionary measure.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Why this unseemly hurry in Yakub execution: Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday questioned the "unseemly hurry" behind the execution of Yakub Memon saying no time was given to the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict to challenge the rejection of his mercy petition.

Jul 30, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Yakub got chance to express his views in all forums: Rajnath

Yakub Memon, the Mumbai blasts convict who was hanged on Thursday, got every opportunity to express his point of view in different forums, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said and asked people to be united on issues like terrorism.

Jul 30, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

There is no justice to hang one and leave the other 10, says Aiyar

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday said that there was no benefit to be gained from giving death sentences to convicts, and called for the practice of death penalty to be abolished, as it has never acted as a deterrent against terrorism.

Jul 30, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

Bihar govt names college, science city after APJ Abdul Kalam

Paying rich tributes to 'People's president' APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his last rites, the Bihar government today named Agriculture College at Kishanganj and the proposed science city after him.

Jul 30, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

The story behind Yakub Memon's arrest

Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict who was hanged till death at Maharashtra's Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning, was arrested in Nepal in 1994.

Jul 30, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

Yakub Memon first in 31 years to be executed in Nagpur jail

Yakub Memon on Thursday became the first convict in 31 years to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail and the fourth in the country in the last 10 years.

Jul 30, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Twitterratis slam Digvijay Singh over tweets on Yakub Memon's hanging

Congress leader Digvijay Singh has invited severe criticism for his series of tweets on the execution of Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Yakub Memon's family members also faced trial

Several family members of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who was hanged on Thursday for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, were among the accused in the case and some of them were discharged for want of evidence.

Jul 30, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict, hanged in Nagpur Jail

Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was hanged till death at Maharashtra's Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning.

Jul 30, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

This was Yakub Memon's last wish before being hanged

1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday morning.

Jul 30, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

Death penalty in 'peace-loving' India may not be right, says NCP

Commenting on 1993 Mumbai terror blast convict Yakub Memon`s execution, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that implementing capital punishment in `peace-loving` India may not be right.

Jul 30, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

Saddened by Yakub Memon's execution: Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was "saddened" by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

Delhi on alert after Yakub Memon's hanging

An alert has been sounded here following 1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Yakub Memon`s hanging in Nagpur jail on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 10:21 AM IST