Bengaluru, July 30: 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central jail today. Yakub Memon was executed after spending 21 years in jail.
Meanwhile, former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was laid to rest at his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
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10.30 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in KG sector of J&K, unprovoked firing by Pak, security forces retaliating.
10.22 pm: Flash flood in Kheda district of Gujarat, relief & rescue operations underway.
Flash flood in Kheda district of Gujarat, relief & rescue operations underway. pic.twitter.com/vL09x7pog1— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2015
9.45 pm: Heavy rains disrupt normal life in various parts of Rajasthan, vital roads blocked.
9.30 pm: Fire breaks out in New Market area of Kolkata (West Bengal), 10 fire tenders at the spot.
8:35 pm: 3 persons arrested under NDPS act during the course of search operation.
8:30 pm: DRI officers recover 121 kgs of Alprazolam (Psychotropic drug) worth Rs 24.25 lakh from a factory in Jeedimetla, Hyderabad.
8:00 pm: AIIMS coordination committee, continues with their protest calls for 72hrs shutdown of Jammu for the demand of AIIMS.
7:40 pm: Suspicious bag found near a bus stop in Gurdaspur (Punjab): Bomb found in the bag defused by Bomb disposal squad.
7:35 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keri sector of J&K, unprovoked firing by Pak along LoC, security forces retaliating.
7.00 pm: Pakistan Govt categorically rejects the baseless allegations made by Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh in Parliament today: Pak MoFA.
6.45 pm: DU fake admission racket busted: 4 accused persons arrested produced before Saket district court.
6.30 pm: The way ppl are coming to the well holding placards,it's not as per established behavioral standards to be followed in Parliament, says Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
6.15 pm: More than 90 children,including 20 minors rescued by Telangana Govt Railway police at Secunderabad railway station
6:00 pm: Gujarat Medical Panel gives go-ahead for abortion to the 14-year-old sexual assault victim.
5:55 pm: Yakub Memon has been buried. He was hanged to death for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed over 200 innocents.
5:45 pm: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to interact with students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune tomorrow.
5:30 pm: All Party meeting in Parliament ends.
5:15 pm: A constable from the Yerwada jail who hanged Kasab was the one who hanged Yakub Memon as well. He has been in the Nagpur jail for a week.
5:00 pm: Yakub Memon's body has been taken to the Bada Kabaristan. He will be buried there.
4:45 pm: Forecast of heavy rains in West Bengal, cyclone 'Komen' expected to hit the region.
4:30 pm: The intelligence bureau has issued an alert stating that some elements may try and attack the three supreme court judges who issued the final verdict on yakub memon this morning. This has promoted the police in delhi step up their security.
4:15 pm: Robert Vadra responds to Lok Sabha notice, invokes 'Right to Expression'.
4:00 pm: Government kept the country in dark over Gurdaspur attack, Congres.
3:45 pm: I think there cannot be a more transparent system, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
3:30 pm: Gurdaspur attack a very serious incident because a major cross border attack has recurred after a significant period of time, Arun Jailey
3:15 pm: Over a 1000 people have gathered at Mahim, Mumbai and will offer Namaz ahead of Yakub Memon's funeral.
3:00 pm: Suspicious object found near a bus stop in Gurdaspur district of Punjab
2:40 pm: 30 most wanted red sandal smugglers arrested by police in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
2:20 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow.
2:15 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes statement on the Punjab terror strike amidst ruckus in Rajya Sabha.
2:00 pm: Delhi University fake admission racket busted, 4 arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch.
1:45 pm: It is a sad day for Indian democracy and also Indian judiciary, Prashant Bhushan
1.25 pm: Yakub Memon's body arrives at his residence in Mahim, Mumbai.
1.20 pm: Those supporting Yakub Memon are wrong and want to divide society, says SP leader Azam Khan.
1.15 pm: Hereby order that nobody will photograph/videograph Yakub Memon's corpse during transportation: Mumbai Police statement
1.00 pm: "A Congress leader has called our judiciary 'state killers'. This is shocking", says MJ Akbar on Digvijaya Singh's tweet.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria reaches Yakub Memon's Mahim (Mumbai) residence. pic.twitter.com/Is5bbZRKv2— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2015
12.45 pm: "I am rather shocked with the bizarre statement & if it is true what Tharoor has tweeted. Can the process of justice be discarded with a tweet of a senior member of Parliament?", says BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
12.30 pm: "Which terrorist will get deterred by death penalties? We as a democratic and civilized nation must abolish this punishment", says Manishankar Aiyar.
12.15 pm: People offer prayers after the burial of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
Rahul Gandhi & Shahnawaz Hussain at the last rites ceremony of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam. pic.twitter.com/mSxalfHuee— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2015
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam being buried. pic.twitter.com/cfgSL9tKZr— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2015
12 noon: Burial of the former President APJ Abdul Kalam takes place.
People climb trees to watch Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's last rites ceremony pic.twitter.com/SqAR1vVgKF— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2015
11.45 am: Last rites ceremony of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam underway.
11.30 am: PM Modi meets family members of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at the former president's last rites ceremony.
11.15 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm and Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.
11.00 am: My position is that Death penalty is wrong in principle and practice. Lot of studies have been conducted which confirm that death penalty has no deterrent effect, statistics suggest that", says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
10.50 am: Delhi HC dismisses pleas of Congress MPs Ambika Soni and Kumar Selja against Centre's decision to evict them from type 8 bungalows.
10.45 am: If one of our jawans is killed then we should target on of their(Pak) jawans,this is what I believed when I was Home Secy too-RK Singh,BJP
10.40 am: "I am not commenting on the merits of any case because that is for the SC to decide", says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
10.35 am: As nation mourns Dr Kalam, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi plays snooker at Nagaon.
10.30 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
10.24 am: PM Modi en route to Rameshwaram from the national capital for Abdul Kalam's funeral.
10.12 am: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam's mortal remains taken to Rameswaram burial ground for last rites
9.42 am: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to take place at Rameshwaram. Funeral with full military honours for ex-president
9.36 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to chair a 'party strategy meeting' for the Parliament at 10:30 am.
9.10 am: Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being: Shashi Tharoor
8.46 am: One jawan killed in ceasefire violation in KG sector, Poonch
8.35 am: No funeral procession for Yakub Memon keeping security concerns in mind
8.22 am: Yakub Memon's body to be flown to Mumbai in air ambulance at 10.45 am
7.53 am: Mumbai police have detained 405 persons under various preventive provisions; these are people with criminal records.
7.48 am: Sensitive installations across the country put on high alert
7.27 am: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis likely to make a statement on the issue in Assembly today.
7.21 am: Yakub Memon declared dead by medical authorities at 7:01 am.
7.09 am: Yakub Memon's post mortem being conducted at Nagpur jail: Jail sources
7.00 am: Yakub Memon hanged at around 6.35 am. Judicial Magistrate, DIG Maharashtra witness hanging.