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Updated:Jul 31, 2015 11:45 PM

Jubilant crowds celebrated on Saturday as Bangladesh and India exchanged enclaves ending nearly four decades old deadlock.As the clock struck one minute past midnight, thousands of people erupted in cheers of celebration for their new citizenship."We have been in dark for 68 years," said Russel Khandaker, 20, as he danced...

Updated:Jul 31, 2015 11:44 PM

Two of the four Indians abducted in Libya have been "brought back safely" to the University of Sirte, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)."Welcome news from Libya. 2 of the 4 detained Indians brought back safely to University of Sirte. Our efforts continue for the remaining two," tweeted...

Updated:Jul 31, 2015 11:42 PM

NEW DELHI: Attraction to radical ideologies such as those propagated by the Islamic State (IS) terror group and ways to prevent Indian youth from coming under the sway of extremist doctrines are on the agenda of a high-level meeting convened by the Home Ministry today.

Updated:Jul 31, 2015 12:06 AM

A furious Shakeel called up TOI to say that India's "betrayal" had snuffed out the possibility of Dawood and other fugitives ever contemplating to return India in exchange of promises of leniency. "Dawood bhai would have been meted the same fate if he would have come at that time... it...

Updated:Jul 31, 2015 12:03 AM

  The execution of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday sparked a debate over death penalty with prominent opposition leaders joining activists in calling for a ban and the government saying it cannot afford to take the leap at present. The chorus was led by Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor who said...

Updated:Jul 30, 2015 03:18 AM

  Following the Supreme Court's rejection of Yakub Memon's mercy plea, a little after 5 a.m. today, he was executed at Nagpur jail at 6:35 am. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy heard a last-ditch attempt by Memon to get some reprieve...

Updated:Jul 30, 2015 03:16 AM

  Thousands of people bid an an emotional farewell to former president APJ Abdul Kalam who was laid to rest on Thursday with full state honours in his home town Rameswaram. The body of Kalam was buried in the middle of a 1.5 acre piece of land earmarked for the purpose at...

Updated:Jul 30, 2015 12:03 AM

The last rites of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will be held on Thursday in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The funeral is expected to begin at 11am. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the ceremony. Kalam, 83, passed away on Monday in Shillong after suffering a massive cardiac...

Updated:Jul 29, 2015 11:59 PM

With the Supreme Court rejecting a final plea on Thursday morning, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged in Nagpur central jail. Yakub’s body will be handed to his family after jail authorities complete the postmortem procedure. His body will be brought to Mumbai for burial by his family...

Updated:Jul 29, 2015 12:16 AM

  The mortal remains of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam were on Wednesday flown to his hometown Rameswaram from New Delhi in a special aircraft. The special aircraft took off from the Palam airport at around 08:15 a.m. after all three forces gave a sendoff to the former Head of the state. Union...

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