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Last salam to man who Ignited Minds

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The stage is all set to lay APJ Abdul Kalam to rest — the former President of India, who died in Shillong on Monday evening — in Rameswaram, 560 km from Chennai at 11 am on Thursday at a special graveyard allocated exclusively for the former President by the Tamil…

93 blasts’ victims get justice at last

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ended all escape routes for the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, paving the way for his execution early on Thursday morning. Late on Wednesday night, snuffing out Yakub’s last hope, President Pranab Mukherjee too rejected his second mercy plea after Maharashtra Governor…

Security beefed up as hangman awaits Mumbai butcher

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Having exhausted all his legal and Constitutional options, the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts’ convict Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon will go to the gallows at the Nagpur Central Prison on Thursday, which ironically is his 53rd birthday, at or before 7 am. Tight security arrangements have been made in and around…

Rajiv’s killers spared gallows as SC turns down curative petition

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s killers will not hang as the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected curative petition of the Centre and upheld its earlier decision to commute the death penalty of three death-row convicts into life.The death penalty of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan was commuted to life by the…

28 quake-hit Nepali girls rescued from trafficking bid

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Busting a well-entrenched human trafficking racket, a joint team of Delhi Police and IB arrested four people and rescued 28 Nepalese girls at IGI Airport here. Investigations revealed that the girls, affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal, were lured by unscrupulous agents to take them to West Asian countries…

Floods kill 29 in Guj, Rajasthan

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | NAYAN DAVE/PNS | GANDHINAGAR/Jaipur/ Bhubaneswar

Rain and floods wreaked havoc in several parts of Gujarat, Odisha, and Rajasthan on Wednesday amid warning of heavy downpour across several parts of West Bengal within the next 24 hours. Flood situation in the plains of the Ganga is alarming in UP too. At least 25 people died in Gujarat…

Chicken pecks man, sparks tension

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | PTI | Kanpur

In a bizarre turn of events, two communities clashed with each other after a chicken bit a man at Colonelganj area here, following which police arrested the fowl’s owner and his father.The chain of events was set in motion on Tuesday when the chicken bit a 17-year-old youth from the…

Cabinet’s nod to Consumer Protection Bill, changes in GST

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Consumer Protection Bill 2015, amendments to GST Bill as proposed by the Rajya Sabha Select Panel, and Anti-Hijacking Bill. The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved the creation of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. The Consumer Protection Bill seeks to…

Nation says farewell from heart

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

When the Indian Air Force aircraft landed at the Palam Technical area on Tuesday, former President APJ Abdul Kalam did not step out smiling and waving. Instead, wrapped in the Tricolour, he arrived in a casket, to a highly emotional reception led by the President, the Prime Minister, chiefs of…

Kalam's last tryst with hometown Rameswaram

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The last rites of APJ Abdul Kalam would be held on Thursday morning in Rameswaram, the hometown of the late President. K Nandhakumar, District Collector, Ramanathapuram, told reporters on Tuesday that the mortal remains of the late President would be brought home from New Delhi by Wednesday afternoon. The body…

Sunday Edition

Entering the walled city

26 Jul 2015 | Ankita Arora

Ahmedabad Writer: Amrita Shah Publisher: Bloomsbury Rs499 Amrita Shah is a perfect flneur who unfolds the city of Ahmedabad in front of the reader in a series of vignettes. This is a kaleidoscopic city which encompasses and locates itself between crisis, recollection and obliteration, writes ANKITA ARORA Ahmedabad, also known as Amdavad, is the seventh largest city in India...

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STATE EDITIONS

‘Managing People Successfully’ workshop by PHDCCI

30 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

A day-long Workshop was organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) on the topic “Managing People Successfully” here on Wednesday.The session was conducted by CM Krishna, Honorary Advisor to PHDCCI and Dr (Cdr...

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SOUND BITES

The alternative to the Iran deal is not some kind of unicorn fantasy that contemplates Iran's complete capitulation.

US Secretary of State | John Kerry

It is difficult to make an interesting promo of films such as Drishyam. The promo is gripping, but the film is more gripping.

Bollywood actor | Ajay Devgn

APJ Abdul Kalam's tenure as President had witnessed unprecedented growth in US-India relations. He was an inspiration.

US President | Barack Obama
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