Indian policemen guard outside the Nagpur Central Prison where the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon. Photo:PTI

School students pray during the condolence prayer of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Agartala, on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Indian activists light candles and hold banners urging the President to stop the scheduled death penalty of Yakub Memon. -PTI

Transport minister Gopal Rai, CM Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Transport Vision Conference . - PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence at Rajaji Marg. -PTI

Bureaucrat Sanjeev Chaturvedi and Human Rights activist Anshu Gupta whose names were announced among the five awardees. PTI

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. (Photo: AFP)

Business

General Motors lines up Rs 6,400 crore for India

US auto major General Motors (GM) on Wednesday announced new investment of $1 billion (Rs 6,400 crore) in India to turnaround its operations in the country.

India

SC sits up whole night to reject final appeal for life; Yakub to hang today

The three-judge bench of the Supreme Court has started to hear a last-ditch petition at in seeking a stay on the hanging of Yakub Memon scheduled at 7 am has started.

Metros

Sanjiv Chaturvedi mom: Award will encourage the honest

Expressing satisfaction over her son Sanjiv Chaturvedi being awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, Kalawati Chaturvedi said it was recognition of her son’s fight against corruption.

Newsmakers

Amid border tensions, Bajrangi Bhaijaan big hit in Pakistan

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan fever has gripped audiences in Pakistan and thanks to the positive Indo-Pak message in the movie, the Salman Khan-starrer has received phenomenal response, with people thronging

Editorial

Confusion reigns over Mullah Omar’s death

Rumours of the death of the Afghanistan Taliban’s one-eyed iconic leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, have swirled in the recent past, but nothing could be said one way or another considering that he has no

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