As Yakub Memon was hanged today in a Nagpur jail, security has been added for the three judges who rejected his last-minute appeal in an unprecedented hearing that took place in the Supreme Court in the middle of the night.
The Afghan Taliban have appointed Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as leader of the insurgency, two Afghan commanders present at a meeting of the militant movement's most senior figures said today, following reports that Mullah Omar is dead.
Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday July 30, 2015, Rameswaram
Shakila is a 26 year old teacher of maths - a favourite subject of President APJ Abdul Kalam. She teaches in his old school and despite the massive crowds, she knew she had to come and pay her respects on the day of his funeral.
Heavy rains have been forecast in southern West Bengal by the meteorological department due to the cyclonic storm, Komen, which is likely to make landfall in Bangladesh. Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee cut short her visit to London and landed in Kolkata at 5pm today to personally oversee relief operations.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said today that plane debris washed up on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean was "very likely" from a Boeing 777, and would be shipped to French authorities in Toulouse to verify if it came for Flight MH370.
An unknown number of Londoners might have been put at risk by the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of the British capital, an inquiry heard on Thursday.
Indian States and Union Territories will be penalised for any delay in transfer of funds to urban local bodies (ULBs) under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Yakub Memon -- who was convicted for playing a crucial role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts -- was executed today by the same constable who had carried out the hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in Pune's Yerwada jail three years ago.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has blamed what he called the Opposition Congress' "petty politics" for disruptions today during Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement in Parliament on the Gurdaspur terror attack this week which prevented a discussion on national security, he said.