Bengaluru, July 29: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's body was taken to Palam airport today, from where the body will be taken to Rameshwaram for his last rites.
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11.10 pm: Yakub Memon's lawyers move Supreme Court seeking stay on his execution for 14 days.
10.52 pm: President rejects Mercy plea of Yakub Memon.
10.32 pm: President's meeting with Home Minister over. President is studying the Yakub Memon mercy plea.
10:25 pm: Yakub Memon tells Supreme Court that President should not decide on mercy plea overnight.
10.10 pm: Yakub Memon has filed yet another petition before the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Maharashtra Governor who had rejected his mercy petition.
The President of India, pranab mukherjee meanwhile is consulting with the solicitor general of india before passing an order on the mercy petition.
10.00 pm: Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam will be buried at 11 am tomorrow. PM Modi will be present there: Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP.
9:50 pm: Delhi: Nirmal Singh (Deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir) meets Health Minister JP Nadda. We discussed about having an AIIMS in J&K, said Nirmal Singh.
9:48 pm: Wanakbori dam (Kheda, Gujarat) overflows after incessant rains.
9:46 pm: Main accused in Sopore blast (which took place in a police vehicle near a restaurant) case arrested by the police.
9:45 pm: Water level in River Ganga rises, people living in low lying areas in Allahabad (UP) shift to safer place.
9:40 pm: In what is probably the end of the road for Yakub Memon, the Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh had advised President of India Pranab Mukherjee to reject the mercy petition.
The ball is now entirely in the court of the president who will take a final call on the matter.
9.10 pm: Birbhum (WB): Heavy rains cause NH 36 to get submerged in rain water.
9:00 pm: The government of India has recommended to the president of india to reject the mercy plea filed by Yakub Memon. The final decision now lies with the president of india. He is free to either accept or reject the recommendations of the government.
8.55 pm: The hanging of Yakub Memon is all set to take place tomorrow with the government telling the president of india to reject the mercy petition.
8.30 pm: Alert sounded in Ahmedabad after Sabarmati river flows above the danger mark.
8.15 pm: I am opposed to the action of Home Ministry; Central Govt should take State Govt's view into consideration: KC Tyagi on Pappu Yadav's security.
8.10 pm: Cabinet meeting at 7 RCR ends. AS per PTI reports:
Cabinet approves new Consumer Protection Bill, say sources. Cabinet approves amendments as proposed by Rajya Sabha Select Panel on GST Constitution Amendment Bill.
Cabinet approves creation of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. Cabinet clears amendments to anti-hijacking law, say sources.
7:55 pm: Home minister Rajnath Singh will meet president Pranab Mukherjee in person and is likely to convey that the mercy petition of Yakub Memon is rejected.
7:50 pm: The Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the mercy petition of Yakub Memon is still being considered. The home ministry is yet to send it's opinion to the president.
7:45 pm: Ambulances and medical equipment reach Nagpur Jail.
7:30 pm: Section 144 imposed within the radius of 500 metres of Nagpur Jail till tomorrow evening.
7:15 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address three more rallies in poll bound Bihar next month, beginning with one at Gaya on August 9.
7:00 pm: Suleman & Usman (brothers of Yakub Memon) reach Nagpur Central Jail to meet Yakub Memon.
Suleman & Usman (brothers of Yakub Memon) reach Nagpur Central Jail to meet Yakub Memon. pic.twitter.com/zYxmhgd4FY— ANI (@ANI_news) July 29, 2015
6:45 pm: Yakub Memon, MHA says no new grounds to fresh mercy plea.
6:25 pm: Yakub Memon should be hanged, says home ministry.
6:20 pm: The Home Ministry which was consulted by the president is likely to advise the president that there should be no interference in the hanging of yakub memon. the home ministry is also likely to tell the president that the hanging should not be delayed.
6:15 pm: The Union Ministry has advised the President not to delay the hanging of Yakub Memon. The Home Ministry is likely to stick to its earlier stand that Memon should be hanged.
6:00 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge to leave for Rameswaram,Tamil Nadu today.
5:30 pm: Militant hideout busted in north Kashmir's Kupwara district by army & police, arms and ammunition recovered.
5:00 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee is consulting with the Home Ministry on the mercy petition of Yakub Memon.
4.30 pm: Hanging of Yakub Memon as per schedule. He may be hanged anytime between 5 am and 7 am. Babu Jallad the man, who hanged Kasab, is already in Nagpur.
4.25 pm: Yakub Memon will be hanged on Thursday, July 30. The Supreme Court has upheld the death warrant issued by the TADA court against Memon. Further the Governor of Maharashtra too has rejected the mercy petition filed by Memon.
4:15 pm: Maharashtra Governor has just now rejected Yakub Memon's mercy petition, said Ujjwal Nikam, Special Public Prosecutor.
3:48 pm: Supreme Court has rejected the petition filed by Yakub Memon seeking mercy.
3.13 pm: Yakub Memon Case: Arguments over, order dictation has started in Supreme Court
2.50 pm: The Supreme Coammander of the Taliban, Mullah Omar is dead according to the sources in the Afghanistan government.
The BBC while quoting Afghan government sources has stated that Mullah Omar is dead. However there is no official statement as yet from the Taliban
2.34 pm: Mortal remains of Dr Kalam reach Rameswaram, last rites to be conducted tomorrow
2.22 pm: Yakub Memon Case: AG Mukul Rohatgi resumes his argument on validity of bench which heard Yakub Memon's curative petition
2.02 pm: 9 hurt, over 200 houses damaged
& thousands rendered homeless as storm lashes pockets of
three districts of West Bengal
1.37 pm: 2 CRPF Jawans injured in Grenade attack in Anantnag, J&K
1.23 pm: SC likely to deliver verdict on Yakub Memon today itself, SC to resume hearing post lunch
12.16 pm: Centre is monitoring the flood situation in Gujarat and other flood affected areas in the country: HM Rajnath Singh
11.48 am: Delhi HC exempts Union HRD minister Smriti Irani from personal appearance in a defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam - PTI
11.10 am: Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President a day before his hanging
11.03 am: Death toll of Thane building collapse rises to 9.
10.40 am: Yakub Memon Case: 3 Judge panel begins hearing
10.03 am: Former President Pratibha Patil, now settled in Pune, seeks official vehicle to travel outside the city
9.45 am: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa to skip the funeral in Rameswaram tomorrow, cites ill health as reason
9.08 am: Gurdaspur terror attack: Night vision devices recovered may have been smuggled from Afghanistan.
8.33 am: Special Ganga Aarti performed to pay tribute to late Former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Varanasi
(28/7/15) Special Ganga Aarti performed to pay tribute to late Former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Varanasi. pic.twitter.com/4MwzgJ5fuQ— ANI (@ANI_news) July 29, 2015
8.20 am: Larger bench of Supreme Court to hear 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea today.
8.07 am: PM will be present for Kalam's funeral, several CMs have also expressed their wish to be there: Venkaiah Naidu
7.50 am: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's body reaches Palam airport, to be taken to Rameshwaram for his last rites
Convoy carrying Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's coffin arrives at Palam Airport. pic.twitter.com/0E6sjweBPS— ANI (@ANI_news) July 29, 2015