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Mumbai experienced a worst terrorist attack at seven major locations in the city on the night of Wednesday November 26, 2008 when a series of synchronised terror strikes hit the finance capital of India killing 164 and injuring at least 308. This is the eight major bomb attack in India in 2008. A terrorist outfit Deccan Mujahideen claimed the responsibility for the activity. The blasts are the worst in Mumbai since the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 and injured over 700 people.
The firefighting between Indian security forces and the militants went on fiercly particularly at the Oberoi Trident and the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel. As many five explositions are heard within five minutes of the Army taking charge of the site. A three layer joint operation involving the Maharashtra Police, Indian Army and the National Security Guard are involved in the operations at the hotel site. All Taj Hotel hostages are rescued earlier. The clashes between the security forces and the terrorists looked like those of the scenes in the movies Die Hard and A Wednesday. Fire flared up at the old wing of the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel making the situation more worse. Few experts say the fire scene is an intentional distractor by the terrorists. The Taj Hotel is under Government control but Nariman House and the Oberai Hotel are still under hostage by terrorists. Black Cat commandos are continuing their operations to storm into the buildings.
Two blasts are heard on the early hours of Friday, November 28, 2008. Later in the morning, NSG Commandos are air dropped using a helicopter as the stair care at the Nariman House is narrow preventing entry of the commandos. A helicopter moved through the area atleast three times. One commando is believed to be injured. It is unsure if he was injured during taking position or during clashes with the terrorists. Eight persons are belived to be held up in the Nariman House building. The building is popular amongst the Israeli community as the Chabad House. Jewish Centre Rabbi is still believed to be inside the building.
SEBI said that the Indian stock markets will open today but will review the situation just before opening time to take further decision. NSG DG is reviewing the operations from a chopper. A television channel reported that NSG would be completing the operation by 2 PM today. Local people say the terrorists rented house near Nariman House months before.
Blasts of minor intensity are reported at the Trident hotel.
About 15 people are believed to be still trapped inside Taj Hotel. 7 militants reportedly killed in Taj operation
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Mumbai saying he canâ€™t stay away from Mumbai and has come to extend moral support. He blamed Pakistan for the attacks saying Pakistan has violated UN conventions and announced Rs. 1 crore to the kin of the slain security men. He spoke with the media outside the Oberoi hotel.
BSE, NSE resumed trading today.
Taj new building flushed out. Smoke still seen at the Taj Hotel dome. Few hostages still believed to be inside the hotel.
30 hostages freed, many foreigners comes out safe
NSG Commandos takes position at Nariman house. Fresh gun firing at Nariman House
People flock upstairs of surrounding buildings to witness action.
Mission accomplished; NSG Commands takes control of Nariman house. Takes control of the building floor by floor. Terrorists inside believed to have been killed in the operations. Police controlling crowds outside the Nariman house. Atleast 4 terrorists shot dead inside the Nariman house. NSG Commandos still inside the building. Media people allowed near to the big. Mumbai Police Commissioner says 24 bodies recovered today and 6 yesterday from Oberoi. Narrow stair cases made the Nariman House rescue operation extremely difficult. No information of bystanders being injured in the operation.
Fresh fire reported from the 1st floor of Taj Hotel. Commandos take position. Grenede lobbed from the Taj. Media people asked to step a bit backward again. Security personnel vehicles rushing inside the lane of the Nariman house. Police personnel says the operation is in â€˜final stagesâ€™ but â€˜not yet overâ€™. Three, including a journalist from AFP (an international media outlet) injured at Taj. 5 hostages killed at Nariman. NSG DG says last floor to be taken into control. 2 terrorists killed at Nariman house. 3 more exchanging fire with commandos as they get to the 4th floor.
NSG Commandoes combing on the 3rd floor at Nariman. Lights near the Taj put down as commandoes continue their operations there. Atleast 1 terrorist is believed to be moving from Ground floor and First floor switching on-off the lights of the building.
One stretcher is taken inside the Taj. A person is brought out and taken away in an ambulance. Climate in the region changes with signs of possible drizzle. Hundreds of people comes nearer to the Nariman building.
Three gun shots heard at the Nariman house. Fire exchange continues at Taj. More than one terrorist likely inside the Taj. Operation seems to be not yet over.
Television media channels say terrorists used sophesticated communication devices to stay in touch with their heads. The list also included usage of Blackberries. Further, atleast 3 telephones calls before and 2 after the first capture of the Taj hotel are made to Karachi which shows a link between the operatives and the Pakistan.
DG of NSG confirms having clearing Nariman house. No more dead bodies recovered.
Television media channels are reporting more information about militants.
Group of terrorists stayed in Karachi for 4 days
Communication made from telephones was actually to Lashkar commander
Coast Guard, on November 18, picked up hints of possible use of water route by militants
About 8 to 10 boats are used by 40 Ã¯Â¿Â½ 50 militants to enter into Mumbai
Operation at Nariman house over. 1 NSG Officer and 1 NSG Soldier killed in the operation.
15 policemen lost lives in the operations so far.
Exchange of fire still on at Hotel Taj
Operation at Taj still under way. Huge army troops deployed in the region. Detonators placed under bodies of dead defused. Terrorist lobs granades from inside.
Two terrorists gunned down in the last battle at Taj. Taj hotel completely under control. Fire tenders on job putting down fire. Taj Hotel handed over to Mumbai police. Sanitisation process on way. 59 hours of battle comes to an end.
Official death toll at 156 and is likely to increase. Doctors and Medical professionals from across Maharashtra called up to speed up post-mortem process so that the dead bodies can be handed over to their relatives quickly. Relatives asked to visit hospital with valid proof of identity to claim a body. Policemen in large numbers approaches the Taj building to recover dead bodies from inside the Taj. Director General of NSG, JK Dutt briefed the media about the operation at the Taj Hotel this morning. Says operation not yet over. Thorough checking of the premises on way. Three terrorists gunned down in the last few hours of the battle. AK-47 was recovered from the place. A bomb was defused.
Bomb Detection Squad of the Indian Army at the Oberoi House conducting bomb detection and defusement operation. Santisation process still on at Taj. Management of Taj Hotel allowed access to the Hotel. To assist the security forces.
Two live bombs are identified and defused at the CST Railway station.
While the terrorist activity is seen all across Southern Mumbai, the selection of major activity is done in a strategic manner. The terrorists have chosen posh luxury hotels and regions where the stay and movement of foreigners and other high profile personalities is usually high. The region is few kilometers away from the residences of ministers. All this points out that the terrorist want to make a big impact and gain quick international attention out of their acitivities.
An estimated 125 people are killed and 327 injured in the attacks. Taj Hotel sources say that atleast 5 of its chefs are killed. Many hotel staff, including senior hotel management are at the hotel at the time of the attacks. The wife and three children of the General Manager of the hotel were amongst those killed. Speaking with the press, Ratan Tata said that the militants are freely moving inside the hotel indicating they know the hotel plan well and that the attack was well planned and master minded.
Dead bodies scattered all over in pools of blood are located at the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminal. A body of a man was located in a small boat off the Mumbai coast and is believed to be of one of those involved in the terror strikes.
Two Australians are confirmed dead. Brett Taylor, 49, a timber marchant from Turramurra, Sydney North Shore, and Doug Markell, 71, a former deputy mayor at Woollahra Council, Sydney East. Australian media reports two more are dead. Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said that up to 26 are in the two hotels where the terrorist activity occured. Television star Brooke Satchwell is among several Australians trapped in Mumbai. Satchwell managed to catch a flight to Singapore along with her boy friend David Gross. Earlier on Nov 27, Six members of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of State and Regional Development are reported to be unaccounted for in Mumbai.
Two Candana nationals are said to have been injured while six others are still trapped as hostage. One of the injured but safe is actor Michael Rudder.
47 New Zealanders are believed to be iregistered as being in the Mumbai area at the time of the incident. The New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said that attempts are made to contact them. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said relatives can call 04 439 8000 for information in this regard.
As many as seven South African nationals are believed to be trapped in the Oberai Hotel.
Anil Gunness, CEO of the State Bank of Mauritius was killed in the attack at Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel. He is on a business trip and is one month away from retirement.
The terrorists at the hotel are believed to have said, Put your hand up if youâ€™re British or American. The hostages were marched off to undisclosed locations within the hotel. 40 British and other foreigners are believed to be inside the hotel at the time of the incident. According to the sources, the terrorists looked for people with British or American passports. However, Maharashtra Chief Minister said they have no clear information if the attacks are targeted at foreigners.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reviewed the condition of the injured at the JJ hospital. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Opposition leader Advani also visited the hospitals in Mumbai.
A little known terrorist outfit Deccan Mujahideen claimed the responsibility for the blasts by sending an e-mail to news organisations. One of the gunmen has told a television channel that he belonged to an Indian Islamist group that is seeking an end to the persecution of Indian Muslims. Two terrorists, Shadullah and Imran Babar, rang up India TV twice during the siege on Thursday using cellphones of their hostages to place their points of view. Claiming to have worked as a medical representative in a multinational company, Babar said the attacks were to avenge â€œtorture and injusticeâ€.
A senior army officer involved in the army operations at the hotel site said that the terrorist are conversing in Punjabi language and pretend to be belonging to Hyderabad.
Western intelligence experts says had all the markings of a strategy designed by the Osama-bin Laden-led al Qaeda and picked on vulnerable Western â€œsoft targetsâ€ but not in a country where there would be maximum security such as India where they have sufficient resources to carry out an attack on this scale.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the militants are from outside India indirectly pointing fingers at Pakistan. Pakistan denied any involvement.
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley has helped plan 2008 attacks in Mumbai. As of 2015, he is serving a 35-year term at an undisclosed US prison for the attacks that killed 166 people. As part of plea bargain Headley made with US courts in 2010, in return for cooperating with the authorities completely, Headley is granted immunity from the death penalty and protection from extradition to face trial in a foreign country. However his testimony can help prosecute Jundal.
In June 2010, Headley was interrogated by officials from India's National Investigating Agency for seven days where he was said to have cooperated fully.
On 10 December 2015, a local court has pardoned David Headley and accepted him as a prosecution witness. This will help the prosecution help nail Abu Jundal, another key accused in the case.
Abu Jundal is another key planner of the attacks. He is extradited from Saudi Arabia in 2012.
Coast Guard officials have reportedly found a ship, M V Alpha, a Vietnamese registered ship, which is believed to have been used to ferry terrorists from Gujarat into Mumbai ahead of the blasts. The ship is being searched and two aircraft, choppers are used to scour the area near the ship. The Indian Navy is on high alert following the Mumbai terror strike. The chief of Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Sunil Damle told reporters onboard INS Tir that there is a possibility that few of the terrorists may have escaped through the sea route after the attacks, and added that Indian Navy has already started investigating the issue.
Earlier in the morning of Thursday, November 27, 2008, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange, Commodities exchange, money market and many smaller stock exchanges across the country had a no trading day since the situation is panicky even before the stock markets opened for trading. Kingfisher Airways said it has reduced its morning flights from Mumbai in the wake of attacks after few ticket cancellations are reported.
President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil condemned the series of bomb blasts and said Such acts are highly condemnable. The President who is on visit to Indonesia has cut short her visit to Indonesia and headed to Mumbai to visit relatives of the police officials and survivors.
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari expressed deep shock at the scale of the attacks and said Such terrorist acts are aimed at destabilizing the nation and urged all citizens to unite in this critical hour.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in his address to the nation (Read: Text of PM address to the nation) said that terror strikes are done as an act to destabilise nation and assured the countrymen that no guilty person behind the terror attacks would escape punishment. He emphasised the need to set up a Federal Investigation Agency immediately to handle terrorism in the country. He saluted the courage and patriotism of the police officers, including the Chief of the Anti-Terror Squad, Shri Hemant Karkare and men who have laid down their lives in fighting these terrorists.
Leader of Opposition Lal Krishan Advani said, â€œTerrorism is a global menace. Mumbai being the economic center of the country is chosen by terroristsâ€. Dr. Manmohan Singh and LK Advani will be together visiting Mumbai after the former called upon Advani and asked him to reschedule his visit and join him. He appealed to the people of the country to stay united, calm and maintain communal harmony at a difficult time, especially when the nation has been stuck by a terror attack.
Meanwhile, Senior BJP Leader Arun Shourie blamed the government for not coming out with a strong anti-terror law in the country.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh earlier in the morning of Thursday, November 27, 2008 told the media that the terrorists came in boats and struck at 10 places but their number is not known immediately. The terror attacks began between 9 pm and 9.15 pm (of November 26) with indiscriminate firing and bomb blasts. At least two sten guns have been recovered from the terrorists, the Chief Minister said. To a question, he said it was not immediately known as to who was involved in the attacks as the entire police force is concentrating on saving lives. He said around 200 National Security Guard (NSG) commandos had been dispatched from Delhi for the operation to flush out terrorists.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi in her message said We shall not allow such incidents to deter our firm resolve to combat terror in all its manifestationsâ€¦.Indiaâ€™s one billion people have the strength and courage to defend themselves against the assault on its unity and secular fabric.
Rata N Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and chairman of Indian Hotels Co, which owns the Taj hotel in Mumbai, called for unity to fight terror and said: We cannot replace the lives that have been lost and we will never forget the terrifying events of last night, but we must stand together, shoulder to shoulder as citizens of India, and rebuild what has been destroyed.
All India Minorities Front National President S M. Asif termed the Mumbai terror attacks as a cowardice act of anti-Islamic persons because there is no room for terrorism in Islam.
The Kolkata Police has issued a notification directing the house owners to maintain a complete database of tenants. The Police has requested the West Bengal Government to comeup with a special anti-insurgenct commando force. A Pakistani young man believed to have links with the terrorists has been detained at Lucknow.
Forensic experts and Mumbai Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) has confirmed several slain Jews were tortured in the attacks.
Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist captured in the attacks is treated and information from him is in the process of being recovered.
Despite being a small group, the NSG has played an important role in the entire operation. With the success of its operation, the NSG decided to include its Mumbai anti-terror lessons in its training schedule.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband called on Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Nawaz Sharif and said there is need for the Pakistani authorities to showcase urgency in taking action against those responsible for the attacks.
On September 19, 2009, Pakistanâ€™s Interior Minister Rehman Malik rejected Indiaâ€™s sixth dossier saying Pakistan wants more proof against Hafiz Saeed is not enough to arrest or prosecute in a court of law. On September 21, 2009, Saeed is placed under house arrest. Pakistani authorities have also barred him from leading Eid prayers. On September 21, 09, Chidambaram said Saeed should be interrogated for 26/11 attacks. Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries and External Affairs Ministers discussed about progress in Mumbai terror attacks in New York.
On November 20, 09, personnel of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) platoon who were deployed at the Gateway of India in Mumbai to guard the Taj Mahal Hotel - one of the prime targets of the terror attacks, were sent back to their barracks. With less than a week to go before the first anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Defence Minister Antony reviewed the security scenario in the country in a high level meeting. Stressing that pending issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved amicably by both countries, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that a resumption of bilateral talks is very important.
When bullets were flying thick and fast at Cama Hospital on the night of 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, a girl was born in the hospital. Her parents have aptly named her Goli (Bullet) in memory of the bullet shots fired.
The first anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was observed on November 26, 2009. Prayers and candle-light vigil are being held in Mumbai and various parts of the country to pay homage to the victims on the ocasssion. Ms. Sonia Gandhi has said that the country has come out stronger learning many tough lessons from the strikes.
With the first anniversary of the Mumbai massacre approaching, some of the unsung heroes of the 26/11 attacks recalled their experiences.
The Indian Parliament paid tributes to the martyrs of 26/11. Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar said the horrific memories of the tragic attack were still etched in the minds. Rajya Sabha speaker Mohammed Hamid Ansari condemned the attacks and said such incidents have firmed our resolve to fight terrorism.
Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday said that 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was a grim reminder of the perilous state of our neighbourhood.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram paid tribute to those killed in the 26/11 terror attacks by laying a wreath at the martyrsâ€™ memorial at the Police Gymkhana in South Mumbai.
External Affairs minister SM Krishna called upon Pakistan to punish the perpetrators.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that his Government would redouble efforts to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice.
India has sent a fresh Letter Rogatory to Morocco for questioning of Faiza Outalha, estranged wife of Pakistani-American David Headley. The letter is yet another attempt to expose the role of Pakistanis in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Jan 20, 2013
Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna leaves to Pakistan on a three-day visit
The leaders will discuss on various issues including visa agreement and the bringing the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice
Pak must lunch serious probe into Mumbai attacks to prevent further global isolation: Report
If Pakistan wants to avoid being a completely isolated country it has no choice, but to launch a serious investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks and punish those who were involved in the heinous act, according to a report.
Abu Jundalâ€™s Mumbai attack revelations might land Pak in deep water: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistani daily has said if the Mumbai 2008 carnage turns out to be a state-sponsored attack, Pakistan would be in deep water, as the U.S. Congress, which is already hostile to Pakistanâ€™s role in militancy, might cut off all aid to the country.
Jundal Case: Pakistan rubbishes Indiaâ€™s state actors role in 26/11 strike
The Pakistan Government on Wednesday dismissed Indiaâ€™s charge of Pakistani state institutions being involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Mumbai Crime Branch hails Supreme Courtâ€™s verdict on Kasabâ€™s death sentence
Union Home Secretary RK Singh welcomes verdict
Supreme Court uphelds Ajmal Kasabâ€™s death sentence
Supreme Court rejects Kasabâ€™s plea to commute death sentence to life imprisonment
Home Minister expresses concern on Social Media sites being misused
Sushil Kumar Shinde conveys Eid wishes to Rehman Malik
India to raise Jundalâ€™s issue during Pak Foreign Secretaryâ€™s visit
The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Jalil Abbas Jilani, will arrive here today on a three-day day visit during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Ranjan Mathai.
Yasin Malik wants Kashmir issue to be prime focus of Indo-Pak talks
The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday said that he would like both India and Pakistan to take up the Kashmir issue very seriously so that future generations do not continue to suffer.
Pakistanâ€™s support to Kashmiri separatists is preposterous
Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan is expected in New Delhi for a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Ranjan Mathai, on July 4 and 5, as a part of the ongoing dialogue.
BJP asks Centre to investigate about those providing shelter to Jundal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asked the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre to inquire as to where did 26/11 handler Abu Jundal stay and from which political leaders did he get shelter.
Jundalâ€™s arrest an â€œimportant developmentâ€ in 26/11 investigations: P. Chidambaram
Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday called the arrest of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative and the alleged 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal â€œan important development as far as the investigation is concernedâ€.
Abu Jundalâ€™s mother claims her son is innocent
Rehana Begum, the mother of Abu Jundal, an alleged conspirator in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, has said that her son is innocent and has not been associated with any militant organisation.
India not interested in slanging match with Pak: Krishna
A day after Pakistanâ€™s Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik dismissed Indiaâ€™s assertion of â€˜state supportâ€™ to the terrorists behind 26/11 massacre, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday New Delhi does not want to get into any kind of slanging match with Islamabad, and added that there is a need to look at the brighter side.
India asks Pakistan to release Sarabjit on humanitarian grounds
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Wednesday requested the Pakistan Government to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh on humanitarian grounds.
â€˜State actors supported 26/11 massacreâ€™: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said India has got enough information that there was state support for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
India-Pakistan foreign minister-level talks deferred
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishnaâ€™s visit to Pakistan, which was planned for July, is now expected to take place in August since the dates were clashing with the presidential election here.
Abu Jundalâ€™s arrest an achievement: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday described the arrest of key Mumbai terror attack suspect and Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abu Jundal as an achievement.
Krishna promises follow up action after Delhi Police investigation of Abu Hamza
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday lauded the Delhi Police for arresting key Mumbai terror attack suspect and Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abu Hamza, and said New Delhi will take an appropriate follow up action on this matter only after receiving the investigation report.
Delhi Police arrests 26/11 accused at IGI Airport
Delhi Police on Monday arrested key Mumbai terror attack suspect and Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abu Hamza from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here.
Pakistan judicial commission to visit India in January
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said Pakistan judicial commission will visit India in January 2012 .
India, Japan condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
India and Japan has condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purpose.
26/11 probe: India awaits Pak judicial commission
India has reportedly nominated a judicial commission to work with the Pakistan Government in investigating the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.
â€˜26//11 Mumbai attacks were a heinous act against humanity,â€™ says Hazare
On the third anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, veteran anti-graft activist Anna Hazare condemned the attacks and called it a heinous act against humanity and added that the locals should remain alert and contribute in averting such assaults in future.
Humanity still shivers when recalling 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that humanity could not forget 26/11 ever, and added that measures should be taken to improve maritime security to avert such attacks in the future.
Israel blames Pak, Iran of using terrorists as proxies to promote fanatic political aims
Countries like Pakistan, and Iran should â€˜not be allowedâ€™ to use terrorists as proxies to promote their fanatic political aims, a spokesman of the Israeli embassy in New Delhi has said.
Three years after 26/11, Mumbai residents say city is still unsafe
Residents of Mumbai continue to maintain that the city is still unsafe because of the poor level of security.
India remembers 26/11 martyrs on third anniversary of terror strike
Rich tributes were paid to 26/11 martyrs on the third anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks by Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and a host of other leaders on Saturday.
ISI frontman pleads guilty, but will US act against ISI?
The US dossier against Pakistanâ€™s spy agency is growing and the latest â€œwhistle blowerâ€ is Ghulam Nabi Fai, a Kashmiri frontman who pleaded guilty to receiving millions of dollars from the ISI to influence American politicians.
Pak textile traders say MFN status to India will wipe out industry
Textile industry leaders in Pakistan have said granting the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India will eliminate value-added sector, which is providing jobs to millions and contributing more than any commercial sector of the economy to export earnings.
FBI failed to act on Headleyâ€™s wifeâ€™s terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks
The key figure in the Mumbai attacks David Coleman Headleys wife had informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at least three years before the November 2008 attack, that he was undergoing terrorist training in Pakistan, but the US failed to act on the tip off. ANI
NYPDâ€™s mock drill in preparation for 26/11 Mumbai-style Al-aeda attack
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has conducted a drill to simulate a 26/11 Mumbai-style attack in the city. ANI
French Muslims feeling targeted over 26/11 Mumbai-style attack threat in Europe
Many Muslims in France have said that they feel increasingly targeted amid growing concerns of 26/11 Mumbai-style attacks in Europe. ANI
Eight Germans, two Brits behind Pak-based Mumbai-style terror threat to Europe
Eight Germans and two Brits are at the heart of the Al-Qaeda-linked terror plot against European cities, a Pakistani intelligence official has said. ANI
20 Britons training in Pak to launch 26/11 Mumbai-style attacks in UK
At least 20 Brit Muslims are reportedly undergoing terrorist training in Pakistan to launch 26/11 Mumbai-style shootings and suicide attacks in the United Kingdom. ANI
26/11 Mumbai-style Al-Qaeda threat to Britain â€˜still activeâ€™
The threat of 26/11 Mumbai-style Al-Qaeda attacks across Britain, France and Germany is still active, Brit security officials have warned. ANI
Cancer of terrorism is in Pakistan, Obama tells Zardari through his NSA
US President Barack Obama has reportedly told President Asif Ali Zardari through his National Security Adviser, retired Marine General James L. Jones, and CIA Director Leon Panetta that the cancer of terrorism is in Pakistan and emanating from that country. ANI
Blackwill suggests military retaliation to counter Pakistanâ€™s cross-border terrorism
As the 26/11 Mumbai attacks still haunting the nation, former U.S. Ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill has advised India to employ military reprisal against Pakistan to counter cross-border terrorism. ANI
India ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan, says Nirupama Rao
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said here yesterday India is ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan despite the relationship between the two countries being complicated by the issue of terrorism. ANI
Indian Navyâ€™s three fast attack crafts welcomed at Kochi port
The Indian Navys three fast attack crafts received a warm ceremonial welcome on Kochi port on Monday. ANI
500 Indian Sikh devotees going to Pak for Guru Nanakâ€™s death anniversary
About 500 Indian Sikh devotees are going to Pakistan to attend events marking Guru Nanak Devs 471st death anniversary. ANI
US firms set to pitch for homeland security business in India
With the Indian Government moving rapidly to improve and augment its homeland security infrastructure, American companies are hoping to be the first to be called in for providing modern surveillance systems, sophisticated mine detectors, anti-hacking software and guns etc. ANI
Salman Khan apologies for remarks on Mumbai terror attacks
Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Sunday evening apologised for his controversial remarks about November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks made during an interview with a Pakistan channel. ANI
Salman Khan invites flak over â€™Mumbai terror attack remark
As Dabbang makes an impressive beginning at the box office, its main hero, Salman Khan, has courted an unwanted controversy again by speaking insensitively about the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that had left over 166 people dead and over 300 others injured. ANI
Mumbai ATS nabs two German Bakery blast suspects
The Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two people in connection with the blast that ripped Punes German Bakery on February 13 this year. ANI
Pak says Indian reply to its queries on Headley â€˜hardly relevantâ€™
Pakistan is not satisfied with the Indian reply to about 50 questions related to terror suspect David Coleman Headley, which were sent to New Delhi last month. ANI
Indian judge says police promoting links between sport betting rings, organised crime
An additional sessions judge of the Indian judiciary has said police are promoting links between organised crime and sports, specifically cricket. ANI