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Fierce fighting rages in Mumbai
NSG rescue operation under way as death toll touches 125, hundreds evacuated from hotels

Political India responds unitedly
New Delhi: Political and official India reacted calmly and unitedly to the terrorists’ assault in Mumbai. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went on the air, talked tough, asserted that a group “based outside the country” ...

Three Lashkar fidayeen captured
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Police investigators say they have evidence that operatives of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out the fidayeen-squad attacks in Mumbai — a charge which, if proven, could have far-reaching consequences for ...

V.P. Singh passes away
NEW DELHI: The former Prime Minister, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, died here on Thursday afternoon after a prolonged illness. He was 77. He is survived by his wife, Sita Kumari, and two sons. His mortal remains will be taken to Allahabad on Friday ...

Vulnerability of coastline in focus
Ships being intercepted and checked along coast from Mumbai to Gujarat

Lashkar was planning fidayeen attacks in Mumbai
Despite warnings that Oberoi Hotel and BSE were among targets, prominent businesses did not step up security

Heart-rending scenes in hospital
MUMBAI: Heart-rending scenes were witnessed outside the four hospitals, which took in the bulk of the injured and the dead, on Thursday morning. As anxious and shocked relatives arrived to claim bodies or look for the injured, social ...

Mumbai policemen who led from the front
MUMBAI: Three top Mumbai police officials and 14 policemen were killed in combat operations against the terrorists who attacked the metropolis on Wednesday. The biggest shock for the personnel was the killing of the Maharashtra ...

Caught in the crossfire, 9 foreign nationals killed
Mumbai: Nine foreigners were killed and 11 injured in the multiple terror attacks here, hospital sources said on Thursday. The dead included an Australian, a Briton and a Japanese who have been identified with their nationality while four have ...

Symbols of inhumanity will be pursued: Congress
Attacks bear the hallmark of a carefully planned terrorist strike: CPI(M)

“Full-scale war, let’s stay united”
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party has described the terrorist attacks in Mumbai as a “full-scale war on India” and said the need of the hour was for “the entire country to stay united and calm” to face the ...

Hospitality industry as soft target
Inherent perils that the nature of the business bring with it

Those tense hours
MUMBAI/MELBOURNE: The young gunmen roaming the corridors of two luxury hotels in Mumbai were shooting wildly, but they knew exactly what sort of guests they intended to take hostage. “They told everybody to stop and put their ...

Manmohan talks tough, warns neighbours
NEW DELHI: Asserting that the group which carried out the terrorist assault on Mumbai is “based outside the country,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned the neighbouring countries that “there would be a cost if suitable ...

NSG closing in on Jewish centre
Mumbai: After almost 12 hours of attempting to flush out at least two terrorists, who are hiding and holding hostages in Nariman House, at Colaba, the NSG has sent its troops to storm the building. More than a dozen black cat commandos entered ...

We must rebuild what was destroyed: Ratan Tata
MUMBAI: Corporate India, already shaken by the global financial meltdown, has reacted cautiously. Ratan Tata, Chairman of Indian Hotels Co. (Taj) and of Tata Sons, said, “The terrible wanton attacks last night on innocent people and the ...

Their brush with death
Mumbai: Australian tourists David Coker (23) and his partner Katie Anstee (24), who were among the first to come face-to-face with the terrorists in the metropolis’ bar ‘Cafe Leopold’ in Colaba, have described them as young ...

We heard gun sounds for 15 minutes, then it was quiet; when they opened the shutters, we saw bodies and blood
MUMBAI: At 10.55 p.m. on Wednesday, a crowd gathered at the Metro Cinema junction as word had spread that terrorists were holed up at the Cama and Albless Hospital close to the cinema. The road to the hospital had been cordoned ...

Bush, Obama condemn Mumbai terror attacks
President-elect calls up Ronen Sen for details

“I’ve never seen so much blood”
BANGALORE: Stuvart Corera, general manager of the Hyderabad office of a Japanese multinational giant, bade his dinner guests goodbye on Wednesday night. Nothing unusual about that, except that the venue was the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, ...

U.K. intelligence suspects Al-Qaeda hand
LONDON: British intelligence agencies suspect Al-Qaeda is behind the Mumbai attacks, pointing out that taking Western hostages fits in with the pattern of its previous operations, especially the 2002 Bali bombings when ...

Beastly act, say Muslim bodies
NEW DELHI: Strongly condemning the terror attacks in Mumbai, minority bodies on Thursday demanded that the perpetrators and planners be brought to justice. “The whole Indian Muslim community is saddened by the terrorist attacks. We ...

U.S. offers assistance
NEW DELHI: Several countries including the U.S., Britain, Japan, Canada and Kazakhstan have condemned the killing of civilians in Mumbai with Presidents of some countries sending in their condolences. Secretary-General of the Arab League ...

Industry captains express shock
Seek stringent laws to deal with terrorism

Attack targeted at tourists
Adds more woes to an economy which is slowing down

One-Day International series called off
England team stays put in Bhubaneshwar

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