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PM Modi to receive Kalam's body

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with the three service chiefs, will receive the mortal remains of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the technical area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, an official said on Tuesday.

The body is scheduled to arrive at 12.30 p.m.

"The casket containing the mortal remains of Kalam will be taken from Palam to his residence in a gun carriage," defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said.

Kalam's family wants last rites to be held at Rameswaram

Chennai: The last rites of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam would most probably be held in his native town Rameswaram as per the wishes of the family members, said a senior official at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district.

"A large number of relatives, friends, well wishers and common people have gathered at Kalam's house at Rameswaram," A.P.J.M.K. Sheik Saleem, the former president's grandson told IANS over phone.

Saleem is the son of Kalam's brother A.P.J.M. Maraikayar.

Tributes pour in for Kalam; all recall contribution to nation

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying respects to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's leading scientists and later a hugely popular president.

Leaders from across the political spectrum, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP president Amit Shah and Lok Janshakti Party president and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan paid their tributes to Kalam who was president in 2002-07.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was among the first to pay his tributes.

Hajj pilgrim numbers as economic indicator for Indian Muslims

Muslims desirous of going for Hajj is not just a function of religious fervor but also an indication of their economic condition.The number of applications received for each state can tell a fascinating story of economic condition of Muslims of that state.

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Kalam's mortal remains reach Delhi

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: India's missile man, an indomitable spirit

New Delhi: An air force plane carrying mortal remains of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam landed here on Tuesday.

"IAF's C-130 J Super Hercules Aircraft carrying the mortal remains of Abdul Kalam arrives at Palam," defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted.

Kalam died in Shillong on Monday.

His body is being taken to 10, Rajaji Marg, his official residence here. It will be flown to Rameshwaram, his native place in Tamil Nadu. For last rites.

Vice president, Speaker condole Kalam's death

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying his contributions will be deeply cherished.

Ansari said he was saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of Kalam.

"Kalam was a true son of India and his contributions to the nation, in his capacity as a man of technology, a teacher and a leader will be deeply cherished by a grateful nation," he said.

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam no more

By Raymond Kharmujai

Shillong: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's leading scientists and later a hugely popular president, died here on Monday evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong, plunging the entire country in mourning.

Kalam, who occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2002-07, breathed his last at 7.45 p.m. at the Bethany Hospital where he was rushed to from the IIM where he was delivering a lecture on "liveable planet", officials at the premier institute told IANS.

Communal violence hit family in Maharashtra still awaits compensation

By Staff Reporter,

Washim (Maharashtra): The family of a murdered youth during a communal violence ignited under the pretense of ‘Love Jihad’ at Karanja town in this district is disenchanted with the state government as it has not received any compensation even after two weeks of his murder.

CLMC demands abolition of death penalty

“Stop the vengeful execution of Yakub Memon”, the NGO says

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: The Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC) on Monday came out strongly condemning the decision of the Indian government authorities stating that it explicitly disagrees with judiciary on the death penalty to Yakub Memon, who has undergone trial under a draconian law TADA and convicted by the TADA court.

Zain Masud named international director of art fair 2016

New Delhi: Zain Masud, a former assistant fair director to Art Dubai, was appointed the international director of India Art Fair 2016 here on Monday.

Masud has also dabbled in the art scenes of the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, China, Africa and the Western art world.

The four-day fair, slated to begin on January 28, will be held at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.

According to the organisers, the fair will be structured into five main sections.

The main section, Galleries, will feature leading Indian and international galleries.