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Delhi on alert after Yakub Memon's hanging

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

Delhi Police has beefed up security.

Delhi Police PRO Rajan Bhagat told IANS that police personnel are already vigilant and watchful after the terror attack in Punjab and the alert is being maintained.

Additional police and other security personnel have been deployed around key public places, he said.

Memon was hanged after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts.

Google's black ribbon tribute to Kalam

New Delhi : Google on Thursday paid tribute to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, with a black ribbon on its homepage.

Kalam died of a cardiac arrest while addressing students at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong on Monday. His last rites took place at his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

खुद की सालगिरह के दिन याक़ूब मेमन ने फांसी को गले लगाया

TwoCircles.Net Staff reporter

मुंबई/ नागपुर: याक़ूब मेमन को आज यानी 30 जुलाई की सुबह नागपुर सेन्ट्रल जेल में फांसी पर चढ़ाया गया. सुबह होते-होते याक़ूब को बचाने के लगभग सारे प्रयास हो चुके थे. भोर 4:30 बजे सुप्रीम कोर्ट की तीन सदस्यीय खंडपीठ ने याक़ूब को बचाने का आखिरी प्रयास भी असफल कर दिया. तीन सदस्यीय खंडपीठ ने कहा कि याकूब को खुद का बचाव करने के पूरे मौके दिए गया. साथ में बेंच ने यह भी कहा कि डेथ वारंट पर स्टे लगाना न्याय का मज़ाक उड़ाना होगा.

Memon's execution misguided attempt to tackle terror: Amnesty

New Delhi : The execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday is a "misguided attempt to prevent terrorism", Amnesty International India said.

Memon was hanged till death in a Nagpur jail after his mercy petition was dismissed by the president and various courts.

"This morning, the Indian government essentially killed a man in cold blood to show that killing is wrong," said Aakar Patel, executive director, Amnesty International India.

Memon's hanging third in three years

New Delhi : Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday became the third person to be hanged till death in India in the last three years, a report said.

According to a National Crime Record Bureau prison statistics report, 1,303 capital-punishment verdicts were given between 2004 and 2015.

But only three convicts were executed over this period, one each in West Bengal (2004), Maharashtra (2012) and Delhi (2013). India saw an execution-free period of seven years between 2004 and 2012.

Protest demonstrations by dalits and adivasi intensifies over Kanhar dam construction

By, Staff Reporter

Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh): In a move intended to protest the alleged illegal land acquisition by the Uttar Pradesh government in the name of building a dam over the Kanhar river, dalit, adivasi men and women members of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have started an indefinite demonstration programme in front of the District Court premises here at Sonbhadra, the district headquarter town of Robertsgunj.

Vibrant, bubbling Detroit is now a ghost town

By Jaspal Singh

News reports have stated that there are wild dogs in Detroit that roam the streets and have at occasions attacked small children for food. It is said that the owners of the dogs abandoned them when they left the city and now these dogs roam among more than 40,000 abandoned properties, looking for food. Over the years they have bred and multiplied. Since city has cut back in all services, there are no dog wardens to catch stray dogs to take them to dog shelters.

Memon to be buried in Nagpur jail

Nagpur : Yakub Memon, the March 1993 Mumbai blasts convict, who was executed here early Thursday, will be buried inside the Nagpur Central Jail complex in Maharashtra, official sources said here.

The jail authorities declined a demand to hand over the body to Memon's family and will go ahead with the burial at an isolated area inside the sprawling jail premises after the autopsy report is received.

Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. after the Supreme Court rejected the last of his appeals in a special hearing which concluded around 5 a.m. in New Delhi.

Yakub Memon's body sent for autopsy

Nagpur : The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail here in Maharashtra early Thursday for the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has been taken for an autopsy.

Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. and a medical team pronounced him dead a short while later.

His body was sent for an autopsy by a team from a Nagpur hospital before being cleared for the last rites.

According to present indications, the body will not be handed over to the family and the burial will take place inside the jail premises after the autopsy report is received.

SDPI dismayed at no reprieve to Yakub Memon

By TCN News

Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) on Wednesday expressed dismay, disdain and displeasure at the way President of India has referred the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s latest fresh mercy petition to commute his death penalty to life sentence to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).