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Yakub Memon's body sent for autopsy

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail here in Maharashtra early Thursday for the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has been taken for an autopsy. Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. and a medical team pronounced him dead a short while later. His body was sent for an autopsy by a team from a Nagpur hospital before being cleared for ...

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Premature to speculate origin of debris: Malaysia Airlines

Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines said on Thursday in a statement that it would be too premature for the airline to speculate the origin of the aircraft flaperon discovered at Reunion Island. With regards to the reports of the discovery of an aircraft flaperon at Reunion Island, Malaysia Airlines is working with the relevant authorities to confirm the matter, Xinhua news age...

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Yakub Memon hanged till death in Nagpur jail

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra on Thursday morning, officials said. He was sent to the gallows -- on his 54th birthday on Thursday -- after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts, including the Bombay High Court, the Supreme...

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Yakub Memon hanged at 6.35 a.m.

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged at 6.35 a.m. on Thursday, sources said. Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. and a medical team pronounced him dead a short while later. His body was sent for an autopsy by a medical team from a Nagpur government hospital, before being cleared for the last rites. ...

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Taylor Swift meets her godson

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift met her godson and best friend Jaime King's newborn baby for the first time. The Bad blood hitmaker had her first cuddles with King's two-week-old son Leo Thames on Tuesday and then she took to Instagram to post pictures of the moment, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The smitten godmother can be seen gazing lovingly at Leo whilst King lo...

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Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning, officials said. He was sent to the gallows -- on his 54th birthday on Thursday -- after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts. ...

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Midnight hearing: SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In an unprecedented hearing held at the Supreme Court at 3 a.m. on Thursday, the court rejected 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea seeking postponement of his hanging by 14 days. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy post-midnight rejected Memon's plea seeking 14 days' time before ...

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Three members of Yakub's family to attend hanging

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) At least three members of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon's family have been permitted to attend his hanging, sources said on Thursday. Yakub Memon is to hang at the Nagpur central jail. Sources said that three of his family members have been allowed to be present during his hanging. ...

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Yakub Memon woken up early, provided fresh clothes

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was woken up at 3.30 a.m. on Thursday, permitted a warm bath and provided a set of fresh clothes -- hours ahead of his scheduled hanging. Arrangements to offer namaz and read the Holy Quran were made for Memon at the Nagpur central jail. He was offered a breakfast of his choice and he then underwent a final me...

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English FA backs Platini to become FIFA chief

London, July 30 (IANS) The English Football Association expressed their support to UEFA president Michel Platini in his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of FIFA, a media report said. We support Michel Platini's candidacy, the FA chairman Greg Dyke said in a statement on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. We have a good relationship with him and hope he can gain the n...

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SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a reiteration of its earlier order passed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last ditch attempt by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon to stall his execution by 14 days. Memon had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the president. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant ...

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SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a reiteration of its earlier order passed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last ditch attempt by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon to stall his execution by 14 days. Memon had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the president. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant...

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Gwyneth Paltrow launches range of rapper-inspired bags

London, July 30 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a range of hip-hop themed bags, costing $1695 each. These are inscribed with the nicknames 'Hov' and 'Shady', 'Pac' and 'Biggie' on either side of each bag, paying homage to hip-hop stars Jay Z and Eminem and Tupac and Biggie Smalls, respectively. Paltrow has released the range of acrylic accessories exclusively on her l...

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SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a reiteration of its earlier order passed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last ditch attempt by 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon to stall his execution by 14 days. Memon had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the president. ...

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Winslet tells daughter she's lucky to have curves

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet says she teaches her daughter Mia Honey Threapleton to embrace her curves because she didn't get any positive reinforcement while growing up. I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky we have a shape. We're so lucky we're curvy. We're so lucky we've got good bums.' And she'll say, 'Mommy, I know, thank god', Winslet s...

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IS executes 38 in Syria in July

Beirut, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) has executed at least 38 people in July in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. The total number of deaths in the country in the hands of the IS has touched 3,065, SOHR said on Wednesday. The London-based NGO noted that those killed during the month of July included 22 civilians including two children, seve...

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SC begins hearing on Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court has commenced hearing on 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's petition seeking stay on the execution of his death sentence by 14 days. If not stayed, the death sentence will be carried out on Thursday morning. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy are hearing a last dit...

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Sam Smith 'upset' over gay rights

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has expressed his despair over how many gay men and women face discrimination in the world. The openly gay singer began pondering the plight of so many homosexual individuals after going to watch the movie Holding The Man, which is about a man's coming out journey, on Tuesday. Then, Smith urged his fans to do more to help gay men and w...

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Sabyasachi, Louboutin give thrilling start to AICW 2015

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) through a line that celebrated hand embroideries of different parts of India in the form of modern cuts and fine detailing. The signature red soles of French footwear designer Christian Louboutin added glamour to the show that took place here on Wednesday. T...

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SC may hear plea for putting on hold Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Hearing is likely to place at Supreme Court on a plea seeking to put on hold the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in the early hours of Thursday. Perhaps for the first time, the Supreme Court will be hearing a petition seeking a stay on the execution of death sentence at the court premises at such late hours of the night. Memon's mercy...

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