Those awarded the death penalty were Kamal A. Ansari, 37; Ehtesham K. Siddiqui, 30; Faisal Attaur Rehman Sheikh, 36; Asif Khan alias Junaid, 38; Naved Hussain Khan, 30.
The incident occurred on Friday when a group of youngsters from Sarrafa Bazaar had gone for Ganesha idol “visarjan” in a canal and they lost their balance to gushing water at Sular Ghaat near Sunam village.
Radical Sikh organisations, Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardani), held a silent protest outside the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, to object to the pardon.
The musical theatre star — who spellbound audiences as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" and became well-known to hockey fans for his stirring renditions of "O Canada" — died Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
All prime ministerial visits are calibrated for a specific goal, be it economic, diplomatic, political or cultural. That is true of all Indian prime ministers but it is especially true of Narendra Modi.
The average number of international trips by Indians is set to increase by 45 percent in 2015, according to a study by travel site TripAdvisor.