Ajmal Kasab hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune
Ajmal Amir Kasab, convicted for his role in the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, was hanged till death at 7.30 am in Pune's Yerwada Jail on Wednesday, 21st November.
Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil has confirmed the execution. After nearly a four-year-long legal battle, on August 29, the Supreme Court had confirmed the death penalty awarded to the LeT operative by the trial court and later upheld by the Bombay high court. Upholding Kasab's conviction, the apex court had said that he killed without "the slightest twinge of conscience".
Kasab was very discreetly moved from the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai to the Yerwada jail in Pune a week back. At the Yerwada jail, he was kept in an isolated cell and none of the inmates were aware of such a prisoner being shifted there. Kasab was kept under tight security until the time of his hanging.
All rules as per the jail manual were followed. He was even told to make a will and asked if he wished to contact any of his relatives. His body was kept hanging for half an hour. He was later certified dead by the medical examiner.
Although Kasab's faith states that he shall be buried, in this case it would be cremated by the jail authorities if there is no claim by any of his relatives.
There shall be no public glare of the cremation and in all possibility it is likely to take place this evening itself.
Kasab's execution: Wave of joy hits the country
The execution of Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab in the wee hours on Wednesday has been welcomed by people from all over India. After nearly a four-year-long legal battle, the Supreme Court had confirmed the death penalty awarded to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative by the trial court and later upheld by the Bombay high court.
Pople hold pictures of Kasab and India's national flag as they burn fire crackers during celebrations.
The families of police officers killed in Mumbai 26/ 11 incident have expressed satisfaction at Kasab's hanging. Smita Salaskar, wife of Vijay Salaskar and brother of sub-inspector Tukaram Omble felt relieved.
Clearly, Indians felt that justice has finally been done.
Manmohan Singh goes colourful for ASEAN
At one glance this might not look remotely like a dinner involving the top most political leaders of the world. After all, fuchsia, bright orange, silver or turquoise blue are not colours you see at a diplomacy meet.
However, Cambodia hosted a gala dinner for all the world leaders who attended Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) meet, at Cambodia's Diamond Island Convention Center on Monday. All the leaders looked cheerful and enjoyed a relaxed and fun evening in bright and colourful clothes.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was spotted wearing an orange shirt, something no one in India is used to seeing him in. Watch him in his colourful attire.
Kareena SIZZLES in 'Fevicol Se'
The first look of Kareena Kapoor's much-talked about item number 'Fevicol Se' in Salman Khan's Dabangg 2 has been unveiled. With those curves and flesh at the right places, Kareena's voluptuous look is making men go week on their knees.
Bebo is seen flaunting a sexy choli and a gorgeous ghagra in the first look but, going by the snapshots, Kareena is all set to make a splash with a sexy ethnic look that seems like a cross between Katrina Kaif 's 'Chikni Chameli' and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's 'Kajra Re', besides her own item number 'Halkat Jawaani' in Heroine.
Padma Lakshmi is the new PLAYBOY girl!
Top Chef Host and Model Padma Lakshmi steams up the pages of Playboy Magazine for its December issue.
Padma Lakshmi shows off her svelte figure in white lace underwear and a see-through lace overlay dress in the December issue of Playboy magazine.
In the accompanying interview, the 42-year-old Top Chef star admits that her model good looks makes her something of a man magnet, although she is usually unaware of her own attraction.