URGENT ¥¥¥ India upholds death sentence over 1993 Mumbai blasts

India's supreme court upheld the death penalty Thursday for a mastermind of a series of bombings which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, the deadliest set of attacks in the country's history.

Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld for his role in the 1993 blasts which also wounded more than 800 people.