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Yakub Memon

Shiv Sena taunts Sonia Gandhi, says Gopalkrishna Gandhi used all powers to save Yakub Memon

Shiv Sena on Monday hit out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for naming former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as the opposition candidate for the post of Vice President.

Jul 17, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa admitted to Mumbai hospital

He was admitted following chest pain and infection.

Jun 28, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee rejects two more mercy petitions before leaving office: Report

Pranab Mukherjee’s predecessor Pratibha Patil had accepted mercy pleas of 30 death row convicts.

Jun 17, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

No closure as long as Dawood Ibrahim is free: Former top cop M N Singh

The Mumbai court today convicted six persons including gangsters Mustafa Dossa and Abu Salem. In the earlier phase of trial, a hundred accused including Yakub Memon were convicted.

Jun 16, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

VK Singh counters Kanhaiya's 'Vemula idol remark', alleges dalit scholar supported Yakub Memon - Watch

Singh called upon the youth workers to spread nationalism and tell people how to take the country ahead when "fissiparous forces" are at work.

Mar 06, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

Rohith Vemula wasn't weak, he offered namaz for Yakub Memon, favoured beef party: BJP leader

Known for his controversial remarks, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday stoked another controversy when he said that the Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula was not that weak to have committed suicide.

Jan 30, 2016, 20:19 PM IST

'Rohith Vemula, his ASA friends opposed Yakub Memon's hanging, offered 'namaz' after execution'

Breaking his silence over Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide, ABVP leader Susheel Kumar on Wednesday spoke exclusively to Zee Media.

Jan 20, 2016, 23:43 PM IST

Rohith Vemula's suicide: Susheel Kumar's mother talks to Zee Media

Susheel Kumar's mother talked to Zee Media regarding the controversy revolving around Rohith Vemula's suicide.

Jan 20, 2016, 23:05 PM IST

Rohith Vemula's suicide: Exclusive interview with ABVP activist Susheel Kumar

Susheel Kumar, an activist of the BJP's youth wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad who is among the three accused of aiding the suicide of Hyderabad research scholar Rohith Vemula, has added a n

Jan 20, 2016, 23:01 PM IST

Shocked at Rohith Vemula's suicide; it was just student politics: ABVP leader Susheel Kumar

Susheel Kumar, an HCU student leader, has expressed shock over the death of Rohith.

Jan 19, 2016, 10:23 AM IST

Ex-foreign secretary​ Ranjan Mathai deposes in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

Ranjan Mathai, former Foreign secretary told the special TADA court that the Ministry of External Affairs hadn't held any meeting regarding the additional charges slapped against Abu Salem.

Oct 06, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Revealing expenditure on Yakub Memon against national security: Maharashtra

In the reply given to RTI activist Anil Galgali, the state Home Department has said that providing information on the query will affect the sovereignty, unity and security of the country.

Oct 02, 2015, 06:27 AM IST

Law Commission wants abolition of death penalty in all cases except those linked to terror

The Law Commission of India has recommended the abolishing of death penalty in all cases except those with charges of terrorism and waging war against the state.

Aug 31, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Law Commission to recommend death penalty only for terror convicts

The Law Commission of India will soon recommend abolition of death penalty in the country, said a report on Friday.

Aug 28, 2015, 09:53 AM IST

CBSE invites students to debate capital punishment

CBSE has invited students from across the country to join a debate on capital punishment, weeks after Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's hanging reignited the issue.

Aug 24, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Death penalty for heinous crimes can't be dubbed outrageous: Supreme Court

Rising incidents of kidnapping and abduction for ransom not only by ordinary criminals but even by terrorists necessitate a stringent punishment for those indulging in such activities, the Supreme Court said while upholding death sentence under section 364A of IPC.

Aug 23, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Muslims will weigh PM against gold if Babri mosque rebuilt: Farooq Ghosi

Days after his controversial demand for a Rajya Sabha seat for the wife of Yakub Memon, who was hanged in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, suspended Samajwadi Party leader Farooq Ghosi today said Muslims in the country would weigh Prime Minister Narendra Modi against gold if he rebuilds Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

Aug 21, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Supreme Court receives anonymous threat letter, security tightened

The security in and around the Supreme Court complex has been tightened after an anonymous letter threatening to blow up the highest court was received and forwarded to Delhi Police.

Aug 18, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Khadse slams Raj Thackeray for remarks over Yakub Memon's hanging

Slamming MNS chief Raj Thackeray for criticising BJP over the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, state Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse on Wednesday said everybody in Maharashtra knows who has the history of making "fiery" and "provocative" speeches.

Aug 12, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

Didn't go to Sanjay Dutt's house and give him weapons in `93: Gangster Abu Salem

Gangster Abu Salem has denied in his statement before the TADA court here that he went to the house of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and gave him two AK-47 rifles and hand grenades prior to the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Aug 11, 2015, 21:27 PM IST