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  • Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain

    09/29/2017 7:38:54 AM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | September 29, 2017 | BBC journalist
    A stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30, Indian officials report. The tragedy occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone station, which connects two major local lines. It was triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from monsoon rains, the officials said. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital and senior railway officials are at the scene. What happened? "The incident occurred as heavy rains lashed Mumbai and passengers took refuge on the foot overbridge. People at the front slipped and the huge crowd toppled...
  • This company is giving women a day off for their periods, which is perk we can get behind

    07/15/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hello Giggl ^ | July 15, 2017 | Karen Fratti
    It’s true that the first day of your period is usually the absolute worst. It’s different for everyone, but cramps, fatigue, and irritability are pretty common, and for some women, they can be crippling. That’s what the women of Culture Machine say, at least, in a new video announcing the company’s plan to give women the first day of their period off. Culture Machine is a digital media company in Mumbai, which makes this all the more progressive. In rural parts of India, women are often sent out to menstruation huts to wait our their period. The huts are very...
  • 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
    NDTV.com ^ | 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 FoxNews.com 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...