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  • Indian man stabs 14 family members to death, hangs self

    02/28/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | February 28, 2016, 8:06 AM | CBS news
    <p>Hasnain Warekar, 35, went on his overnight killing spree following a Saturday evening family gathering at his home, said Gajanan Laxman Kabdule, a spokesman for the police in the city of Thane, located outside of Mumbai. He said a motive was not known.</p>
  • Mumbai Court pardons David Headley, makes him approver in 26/11 case

    12/10/2015 1:14:31 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 10, 2015 | PTI
    From the order of the US court, which convicted Headley for his role in 26/11 conspiracy, it can be seen that the plan could not have reached its logical end without his involvement, the judge noted, saying this was one of the aspects to be considered while tendering pardon to Headley. Mumbai - A Mumbai court on Thursday pardoned Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley, who had surveyed targets for the 26/11 attacks, and made him an approver in the case, a move that may unravel the conspiracy behind the brazen terror assault. "Accused David Headley is tendered pardon as per...
  • Yakub Memon Hanged in Nagpur Jail

    07/29/2015 7:27:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Cheat Sheet
    Video: Yakub Memon was convicted for helping finance the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993 in which 257 people were killed. NEW DELHI: Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, was hanged a little before 7 am at Nagpur Central Prison. At 5 am, the Supreme Court had rejected his last-minute petition to stop his hanging after an unprecedented middle-of-the-night hearing. Here are the 10 latest developments: 1. President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy petition sent to him on Wednesday. 2. Activists and Memon's lawyers told the Supreme Court in a late-night appeal...
  • Mumbai liquor poisoning death toll rises to 90, Indian police say

    06/20/2015 3:43:04 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 6-20-2015 | unknown
    The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 90, Mumbai police say. Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, said it was possible the number of dead from drinking the illicit moonshine could reach three figures. "Ninety people have now died," he said. "More than 40 are being treated in hospital and the death toll may reach 100." Victims first started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illegal booze and new patients were still being admitted to hospital on Saturday, Mr...
  • Alleged Mastermind Of Mumbai Attacks That Left 166 Dead Leaves Pakistan Jail

    04/10/2015 10:44:48 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-2015
    April 10, 2015 Indian leaders are strongly protesting a Pakistan court's Friday release of the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, 55, said to be the operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terror group blamed for the deadly attacks—was released on a court order that he be free pending trial, his lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi,said. As Lakhvi was freed from an Islamabad jail, an Indian envoy met the Pakistan foreign secretary in the city to protest his release, the Times of India reported. The Indian envoy told Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry that...
  • In a first, Indian state bans possession and sale of beef

    03/06/2015 9:18:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The state that includes Mumbai, India’s financial capital, this week became the first in the country to ban the possession and sale of beef, imposing fines and up to five years in prison for violations. The ban in the populous western state of Maharashtra, which was passed this week, came as an amendment to a 1972 law prohibiting the slaughter of cows, which has been expanded to ban the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves. The slaughter of water buffaloes will still be allowed, subject to permission from the authorities.
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

    12/22/2014 7:09:11 PM PST · by cold start · 5 replies
    Frontline ^ | 21st December 2014 | James Glanz of The New York Times, Sebastian Rotella of ProPublica, and David E. Sanger of The NYT
    n the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem. Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants the routes to their targets in the city. He set up an Internet phone system to disguise his location by routing his calls through New Jersey. Shortly before an assault that would kill 166 people, including six Americans, Mr. Shah searched online for a Jewish...
  • Two stuck to MRI machine for 4 hrs

    11/12/2014 3:53:06 PM PST · by steve86 · 77 replies
    Mumbai Mirror ^ | Nov 11, 2014 | Lata Mishra
    The ward boy fractures his arm, while his colleague sustains serious injuries, including a punctured urinary bladder and severe internal bleeding. Two employees of the Tata Memorial Hospital's treatment and research centre in Khargar in Navi Mumbai suffered grievous injuries on Saturday evening when one of them walked into the centre's MRI room holding an oxygen cylinder, activating the machine's monstrous magnetic field. The two employees - one a technician and the other a ward boy - were pulled to the machine like a toy magnet pulls a pin and remained stuck to it for nearly four hours before an...
  • Not Allowing Wife to Wear Jeans, Kurta Amounts to Cruelty, Court Rules

    06/28/2014 2:40:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 28, 2014
    Court grants woman divorce for forcing her to wear sariObjecting to wife wearing kurta and jeans and forcing her to wear sari amounts to cruelty inflicted by husband and can be a ground to seek divorce, a family court here has ruled. The wife pleaded that after marriage in December 2010, her husband did not buy her any clothes and therefore she had purchased kurta and jeans from her salary. However, the husband did not allow her to wear them, saying she should wear only saris. In her order was passed on June 24, Principal Judge of Family Court, Dr...
  • Seattle’s Socialist Councilwoman On Why Capitalism Offers Nothing for Young People

    04/25/2014 4:28:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | April 23, 2014 | Kshama Sawant
    Editor’s Note: Kshama Sawant is a Seattle councilwoman. And a Socialist. She was elected last fall on a $15-an-hour minimum wage platform. That wage, which is 62 percent higher than this year’s inflation indexed state minimum wage of $9.32, already the highest in the nation, comes from what researchers at the University of Washington have calculated as the wage it takes to be self-sufficient in the area. The Seattle suburb of SeaTac, home of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, narrowly approved a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative last fall, but as we recently explored, most airport workers have yet to see a...
  • Mumbai Monorail News: India’s First Monorail Service Inaugurated

    02/12/2014 5:11:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    The much-awaited Mumbai monorail was inaugurated by Maharashtra's Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday. The service will be open to the public on Sunday, making Mumbai the first Indian city to ever use such a transport facility. The monorail service that will link the city to major stations will begin its first phase of 8.93 km between Wadala and Chembur in the eastern fringes of the Commercial Capital. The second phase (to be completed in 2015) will cover a distance of 11.2 km and will include the following 11 stations: Chinchpokli, Chembur Naka, Wadala...
  • Shabaab plot to attack London planned to be 'similar to ... Mumbai'

    09/27/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 27, 2013 | By Bill Roggio
    A document found after Somali troops killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's former leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, details a plot to conduct multiple Mumbai-like attacks that target civilians in London. The plot highlights how al Qaeda and Shabaab seek to strike civilian targets outside Somalia, and foreshadowed Shabaab's attack on the Eastgate Mall in Kenya this week. -------------------------------------------------------------------snip--------------------------------------- Fazul said that the "first target" in London would be "Jewish communities with tens of thousands of Jews crammed in a small area" in the Golders Green and Stamford Hill neighborhoods of the city. "Our plan is...
  • Explosion, fire on Indian Navy Sub in Mumbai; 18 personnel missing

    08/13/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 2 replies
    Times of India ^ | 14 August 2013 | Staff
    Report: On 14 August 2013 an explosion took place on the INS Sindhurakshak while the submarine was docked at Mumbai. The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight. Many sailors on board the submarine reportedly jumped off to safety. "However, there is likelihood of some personnel being trapped inside.." an official defence ministry statement ... said.
  • Pakistan Gives $4 Mil to Terrorist Group Behind Mumbai Massacre

    07/08/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/8/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    How dare you say that Pakistan supports terrorism? Pakistan is our partner in combating violent extremism. Just ask the head of their anti-terrorism force, who used to bring Osama bin Laden his morning coffee. And here Pakistan is providing money to terrorists. Would they do that if they supported terrorists? Pakistan has just allocated over $4,000,000 for a Center, a “Knowledge Park” and other initiatives for the Islamist parent body of the banned terrorist group that attacked Mumbai, India, in 2008. The Pakistani provincial government of Punjab included in its budget for fiscal 2013-14 a sum of 61.35 million Pakistani...
  • US secret surveillance programme failed to track Headley: Report

    06/13/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    The US officials have repeatedly mentioned Headley's case to defend the controversial spying programme, saying the surveillance had been critical in thwarting potential terror attacks and also to track the 2008 Mumbai attack convict. Washington: Questioning the effectiveness of America's secret surveillance programme, a top investigative publication here has said the US intelligence failed to track Mumbai attack convict David Headley and he was arrested only after a tip off was provided by the British intelligence. The US officials have repeatedly mentioned Headley's case to defend the controversial spying programme, saying the surveillance had been critical in thwarting potential terror...
  • U.S. Hired al_Qaida-Linked Group to Defend Benghazi Mission

    05/02/2013 9:46:10 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/02/13 | John Rosenthal
    The Libyan militia group that the State Department hired to defend its embattled diplomatic mission in Benghazi had clear al-Qaida sympathies, and had prominently displayed the al-Qaida flag on a Facebook page for months before the deadly attack. That organization, the February 17th Martyrs Brigade, was paid by the U.S. government to provide security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. But there is no indication the Martyrs Brigade fulfilled its commitment to defend the mission on Sept. 11, when it came under attack.
  • Boston bombings witness recalls Mumbai attacks

    04/16/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | PTI
    An injured woman is tended to at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, in Boston. (AP) Boston - A woman, who witnessed the horrific Boston bombings, was reminded of the deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, a city she was visiting when Pakistani terrorists went on a rampage killing 166 people. Stephanie Douglas, had come to cheer her friend Linda Claire Willits at the Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring over 140 yesterday. The two blasts occurred within seconds on a sidewalk along the 42-kilometre route of the marathon, where thousands of people had lined...
  • US snubs India: Death penalty not sought as Headley cooperated, says statement

    02/03/2013 4:50:17 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Daily Bhaskar
    New Delhi: Coming under increasing criticism from India for not awarding the death penalty for 26/11 Mumbai Attacks plotter David Headley, US Authorities defended on Friday that Headley hadn’t been awarded death penalty as he had ‘cooperated with the security agencies during the investigation process’. “This decision was taken because of Headley's willingness to cooperate with law enforcement authorities -- American, Indian and others -- to help bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent other terrorist attacks," read a US embassy statement. The statement is being viewed as veiled snubbing to India's requests to award death penalty to Headley, or...
  • US government seeks 30 to 35 years imprisonment for David Headley

    01/22/2013 6:21:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Washington - The United States has sought a jail term of 30 to 35 years for American born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley for his role in Mumbai attack and other terror activities. "The government submits that a sentence of 30 to 35 year's imprisonment strikes a fair and just balance between the aggravating and mitigating factors applicable to Headley." "While there is no question that his criminal conduct was deplorable, his decision to cooperate, and the uniquely significant value that cooperation has provided to the government's efforts to combat terrorism, support the government's recommendation," Attorney Gary S Shapiro said in...
  • David Headley, Rana sentencing rescheduled by US court

    01/02/2013 10:31:41 AM PST · by Jyotishi
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Chicago: A US court on Wednesday rescheduled the sentencing of Pakistani American LeT terrorist David Headley, accused of involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, from January 17 to January 24, while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for a second time to January 17. Headley, who conducted reconnaissance of the targets of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks for Lashker-e-Taiba, had entered a plea bargain with the FBI, saving him from a possible death penalty or extradition to India or Denmark. Rana, on the other hand, was acquitted of involvement in the Mumbai attacks but was held guilty on...
  • Alienating India: Obama Administration gives immunity to Mumbai massacre #savage masterminds...

    12/20/2012 8:52:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 19, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The last of the Mumbai Muslim terrorists was executed recently in India. Good. The Fort Hood jihadi is still on the government payroll. That is heinous, a crime against civilized society. Another ally alienated, more jihadi horror and mass murder sanctioned by the Islamophliac in the White House. On November 26, 2008, jihadists staged 11 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, India killing 164 people and wounding at least 308. The carnage was unimaginable, the torture unspeakable. Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker who was captured alive, confessed upon interrogation that the attacks were conducted with the support of Pakistan's...
  • US: David Headley, Tahawwur Rana to be sentenced in January 2013

    11/28/2012 7:32:21 PM PST · by Jyotishi
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Chicago - The sentencing of American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley, accused of involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been fixed for January 17, 2013 while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for January 15 from December 4. According to Chicago court spokesperson Randall Samborn, US District Judge Harry Leinenweber will announce the sentence of the two accused, who have been charged with conspiracy of 2008 Mumbai attack and plan to attack a Denmark newspaper. "The sentencing date for Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled from December 4, 2012, to January 15, 2013, and the sentencing of David Coleman...
  • Op X-ecution: Kasab hanged, buried

    11/21/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Swatee Kher, Sushant Kulkarni
    Pune; Mumbai - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was executed and buried in Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday, five days before the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks in which 165 people were killed. The Pakistani terrorist, the lone surviving 26/11 gunman, was hanged to death at 7.30 am, soon after The Indian Express reported in its print and online editions that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy petition. Kasab was moved to Yerawada prison from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail on Monday night as part of a top secret manouvre codenamed Operation X. “The transfer was done with...
  • Killed on Mumbai Anniversary

    11/15/2012 11:03:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 11/15/12
    Three Lubavitchers have been killed in a grad rocket attack on a Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel Thursday morning. The victims were identified as Ahron Smadga, 50, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), 25, who was 7 months pregnant. Scharf's husband Shmuel was critically injured, as were their 3 children. The Scharfs were active in the Jewish community in New Delhi, India. Her funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem. Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Mumbai Shluchim Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg obm, murdered in a terrorist...
  • D'Souza, '2016' Receives Standing Ovation in Chicago (VIDEO)

    09/25/2012 9:34:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | William Kelly
    This weekend, “2016” hit the $32 million mark, earning it a coveted distinction: top grossing documentary of the year and the second biggest political documentary of all time. Fans and foes alike agree that it is D’Souza that is to blame for the film’s success. It is an artistically compelling – if controversial – approach that weaves D’Souza’s personal experiences growing up in Mumbai, India with a disturbing psychoanalysis of Obama’s words from the memoir, “Dreams from My Father.” D’Souza’s conclusion: Obama’s dream is to fulfill the anti-colonialist mission of his father. A mission that seems contrary, even hostile, to...
  • US tightens screws on Pakistan with $10 million bounty

    04/03/2012 6:04:47 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    The US has offered a $10 million bounty for the Pakistani militant accused of plotting the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, which killed 166 people, including several US citizens. The move was welcomed in India, but could anger rival Pakistan, which has been considering changes to its fraught relationship with the US. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed lives openly in Pakistan, occasionally giving speeches and appearing on talk shows, and founded the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1980s. The US considers it a terrorist group and Pakistan officially banned LeT in 2002 under US pressure, but the group still operates...
  • Mumbai terror attack survivor to be flag bearer at London 2012 Olympics

    03/31/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 1, 2012 | Naomi Canton
    A British Asian man who narrowly escaped death and feared he may never walk again after being shot at in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks has been selected as a flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympics. Chartered surveyor Harnish Patel was fired at by gunmen while dining at Leopold Cafe on that horrific night of 2008 when Pakistani terrorists besieged the city. With bullet wounds to his legs and chest and in chronic pain, Patel was operated on at a Mumbai hospital before being airlifted back to the UK. Patel, a British Asian of East African Indian heritage who...
  • Mumbai Strategy Revealed By Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorist David Headley

    01/11/2012 11:30:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1-11-10 | Diane West
    Somehow, the face of American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Daood Sayed Gilani, aka David Coleman Headley, comes as news to me. Don’t know how I missed it, but it seems that news stories detailing his poisonous international career as a star facilitator of jihad in Mumbai, in Copenhagen and elsewhere generally carry photos of someone else, a more distinctly Pakistani-looking accomplice — often AQ jihadist Illyas Kashmiri. Anyway, there Headley is (top photo), son of a Pakistani employee of Voice of America who also worked in the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, and, on his American mother’s side, grandson of a University of...
  • FBI, Cops Arrest Suspected Filipino Terror Hackers

    11/26/2011 5:47:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER ^ | 5:16 am | Friday, November 25th, 2011 | By: DJ Yap
    SNIPPET: "MANILA, Philippines—A group of suspected Filipino hackers allegedly financed by a Saudi-based terrorist cell was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) disclosed on Thursday." SNIPPET: "The group was allegedly behind attacks on the US telecommunication firm AT&T that resulted in $2 million in losses to the company in 2009. In a statement, the CIDG said the group also had links to the Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)." SNIPPET: "ATCCD chief Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa identified the suspects as Macnell Gracilla,...
  • Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist video (Jubair Ahmad)

    09/05/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/03/11 | Justin Jouvenal
    Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist videoBy Justin Jouvenal, Published: September 3 A Woodbridge resident is facing terrorism-related charges after he allegedly produced a violent jihadist video with the help of the son of a leader of a Pakistani group that the United States has deemed a terrorist organization. Jubair Ahmad, 24, a native of Pakistan, was arraigned Friday in federal court in Alexandria on charges that he provided material support to the militant group known as Lashkar-i-Taiba and made false statements during a terrorism investigation. **SNIP** Federal authorities allege that Ahmad created the video in...
  • Antiquated rifle being phased out

    08/10/2011 8:44:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    Times of India ^ | 9 Aug 2011 | Prashant Dayal
    AHMEDABAD: The city police has begun phasing out the antiquated.303 rifle, often compared to the Lee Enfield guns used in World War-I, as part of its comprehensive anti-terror plan. In its place, the police will only be armed with much lighter automatic weapons like carbines, AK-47s and INSAS rifles. City police commissioner Sudhir Sinha has also decided to deploy four commandos trained in antiterror tactics in all the police control room (PCR) vans. The city police had deployed 28 PCR vans after the July 26, 2008 serial bomb blasts. These vans used to have only 3 constables, including the driver...
  • Pakistan offers to help India in blasts probe

    07/16/2011 7:25:33 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 15 replies
    Dawn News ^ | 16 July 2011 | Dawn News
    Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik offered his heartfelt condolences on the loss of lives in the recent Mumbai blast and expressed his sympathies to the Government of India and bereaved families of the victims of tragedy. – File Photo ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday offered to assist India in investigations into the Mumbai triple bombing that left 19 dead. Interior Minister Rehman Malik, during a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart P Chidambaram, expressed the confidence that the culprits would be unmasked and brought to book. He hoped that cooperation and good neighbourly relations between the two governments and the nations...
  • TG&M Editorial: India must stop being a soft target

    07/15/2011 6:42:26 PM PDT · by kelsiejackson · 2 replies
    In words made famous by Ronald Reagan during a presidential debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980, here we go again. Three blasts within 15 minutes of each other tore through India’s commercial capital Mumbai on Wednesday evening, leaving 18 dead and 133 injured. Can any other major world city match Mumbai’s record as the terrorists’ serial target of choice?
  • In Karachi, jihadists plot war against Mumbai

    07/15/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 15 July 2011 | Praveen Swami
    In Karachi, jihadists plot war against Mumbai Praveen Swami Pakistani-American jihadist David Headley's testimony could cast light on who carried out the bombings in the city — and why. Four weeks after a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone ended his life on May 21, 2010, Said al-Masri's spoke to his followers from the grave, through a posthumous audio tape his followers posted online. “I bring you the good tidings,” al-Qaeda's third-in-command declared, “that last February's India operation was against a Jewish locale in the west of the Indian capital [sic., throughout], in the area of the German bakeries...
  • City ignores blood, bombs; rushes in to help and heal

    07/13/2011 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 14 Jul 2011 | TNN
    Panic and shock gripped the food bazaars of South Mumbai and the busy weekday market of Dadar as a series of explosions rocked the crowded locations on Wednesday evening. At Zaveri Bazar as well as Opera House, it was the peak-hour rush at the two khau gallis that became the target. Dadar Market, on any day, is a sitting duck.From the scenes of crime to the halls of healing , ordinary citizens sidestepped glass shards and pools of blood to cart corpses, injured persons and severed body parts to hospital. Volunteers diverted traffic and gave right of way to ambulances...
  • India says no leads in Mumbai bomb attacks

    07/13/2011 10:43:34 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Signs on San Diego ^ | 14 Jul 2011 | Nirmala George
    ...The attacks were the worst terror strike in the country since the siege of Mumbai that killed 166 people 31 months ago, and government officials struggled to reassure Indians over their safety. "I want to assure everyone both in India and outside, that India will continue to work and grow and prosper," Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said a news conference Thursday after an emergency security meeting.No one has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attacks, which came just months after peace talks resumed between India and Pakistan. Indian officials have so far refused to speculate on who might be behind the blasts....
  • Mumbai: Explosions shake India's financial hub

    07/13/2011 1:52:37 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 13 July 2011 | BBC
    Twenty-one people were killed and 113 injured, said Maharashtra state's Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan. He called the explosions, during Mumbai's busy evening rush-hour, "a co-ordinated attack by terrorists". One explosion was reported in the Zaveri Bazaar, another in the Opera House business district and a third in Dadar district in the city centre. Police sources were reported as saying the explosions were caused by home-made bombs. The attacks are the deadliest in Mumbai since November 2008 when 10 gunmen launched a three-day coordinated raid in which 166 people were killed.
  • At Least 10 Reportedly Dead After Explosions Rock Mumbai Markets

    07/13/2011 8:44:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Three separate explosions tore through a business district in India’s Mumbai Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead and over a dozens injured, reported. The country’s Home Ministry reportedly confirmed a terrorist attack and placed the entire city on high alert.
  • Reports of two explosions in Mumbai

    07/13/2011 7:13:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7/13/11
    Mumbai: There are reports of two explosions in Mumbai -one at Opera House in South Mumbai, the other at Dadar. More details are awaited.
  • 5 years after 11/7 Mumbai serial blasts, comatose victim talking to family

    07/09/2011 4:56:51 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 10, 2011 | The Times of India
    MUMBAI: A glassy-eyed Parag Sawant, with a deep dent on his forehead and a food pipe fixed to his throat, is an unforgettable face of the trauma left behind by the train blasts that hit Mumbai on July 11, 2006. As we approach the fifth anniversary of the serial terror attacks, 32-year-old Parag's miraculous recovery to a fully conscious state emerges as a story of hope and a testament to Mumbai's undying spirit in the face of adversity. At one time, he had been written off as a coma patient. Parag was in a Churchgate-Virar train when a bomb went...
  • Militias and Mumbais

    07/06/2011 4:09:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 July, 2011 | John Longenecker
    Anti-gun groups are quick to link Militia to state governments, but, as usual, they mislead the electorate. When the Supreme Court and lower courts grapple with the second amendment as a concept of state militia, they err. Still, many wins for the individual right were made possible by a greater adherence to Original Intent than ideas that the Document is a 'living document', that a militia must be a state entity, or that a militia is a hate group. The United States is a living, breathing entity only because the Constitution and Original Intent are firm. If they were flexible,...
  • Hotels Warned Of Terror, Potential Terror Threats

    06/17/2011 9:02:38 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 7 replies
    MyFOX NY ^ | 6/17/11 | NEWSCORE
    WASHINGTON - Authorities are warning hotels in major US cities to be vigilant after intelligence recently obtained in Somalia shows al Qaeda was planning to launch a Mumbai-style attack on an upscale hotel in London, FOX News Channel reported late Thursday. The intelligence emerged from computer accessories and other materials gathered at the checkpoint in Mogadishu where Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the al Qaeda operative who masterminded the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, was killed Saturday, according to sources. The warning came as US intelligence officials confirmed they had translated some 95 percent of materials obtained from Osama bin...
  • Jury clears Chicago businessman in Mumbai attacks

    06/09/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after two days of deliberations, finding Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to terrorism in Denmark and to the Pakistani militant group that had claimed responsibility for the three-day siege in India's largest city that left more than 160 people dead, including six Americans.
  • "Cannot defend Hafiz Saeed in US lawsuit." - Pakistani government to court

    05/30/2011 10:29:42 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 30, 2011 | The Times of India
    LAHORE: The Pakistan government on Monday informed a court that it could not defend Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in a US lawsuit filed by relatives of two Jewish victims of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Deputy attorney general Naseem Kashmiri, in a written reply submitted on behalf of foreign ministry to Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore high court, said: "The government is defending the ISI before the US court being an institute of the government while the JuD or its chief are not part of the government." "Therefore, the government cannot provide legal assistance to him or...
  • US terrorist links Pakistani ISI to Mumbai attacks

    05/24/2011 3:29:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- An admitted American terrorist who scouted sites where militants went on a deadly three-day rampage in Mumbai in 2008 speaks so softly that at times he's difficult to hear. But echoes of David Coleman Headley's testimony alleging close coordination between Pakistan's main intelligence agency and militants are reverberating far beyond the Chicago courtroom where he is the government's star witnesses in a terrorism trial at a pivotal moment in U.S.-Pakistan relations and the global fight against terror.
  • Pakistan's ISI fights lawsuit linking it to Mumbai attacks

    05/10/2011 9:22:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/10/2011 | Michael Isikoff
    Pakistan's ISI fights lawsuit linking it to Mumbai attacks US lawyers seek dismissal of allegations against embattled intelligence agency By Michael Isikoff National investigative correspondent NBC News NBC News updated 5/10/2011 7:33:15 PM ET 2011-05-10T23:33:15 Pakistan’s embattled ISI intelligence service has retained U.S. lawyers to block a lawsuit alleging that its current and former directors helped one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist groups conduct the Nov. 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, killing 164 people, including six Americans. The lawsuit, filed late last year in U.S. federal court in New York by American family members of the victims and one...
  • Torch Lighters Excited Towards Independence Day Ceremony

    05/09/2011 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/11 | Hezki Ezra & Gil Ronen
    Some of the Israelis who were chosen to light Independence Day torches shared their emotions and revealed their warm personalities when they spoke with Arutz Sheva Sunday. Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg - whose daughter and son-in-law, Rivki and Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, were murdered in Mumbai - will be accompanied by his grandson Moishie when he lights the torch. He spoke of his feelings and those of Moishie.
  • Jesus on moon sparks doomsday fears in Mumbai

    01/28/2011 8:06:04 AM PST · by FromLori · 27 replies
    DNA India ^ | 1/22/2011 | Manoj R Nair
    Reports of sightings of the image of Mother Mary and infant Jesus on the moon on Thursday and Friday in Mumbai, Goa and Bihar has fuelled fears about an impending apocalypse. While priests asked people not to take the issue seriously, the news set off stories about the end of the world. Many saw the images as a message to prepare for doomsday. Those who saw the image said it was surprisingly clear for a smog-saturated winter evening. Joseph Dias, from Santa Cruz, who saw the image, said, “There was a semblance of a crown on the mother’s head. The...
  • CIA Pulls Its Chief From Pakistan

    12/18/2010 4:05:59 AM PST · by deks · 30 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | December 18, 2010 | Claire Bigg
    The CIA has recalled it top officer from Pakistan after his cover was blown and his life threatened. The alleged name of the CIA's station chief in Islamabad was revealed by a Pakistani man, Kareem Khan, who has threatened to sue the intelligence agency over the death of his son and brother in a U.S. missile strike. Khan and his lawyers told a news conference in November that they would seek a $500 million payment for his family members' deaths and warned they may sue CIA director Leon Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and the man they identified as...