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December 14, 2008 | Associated Press
The alleged gunman captured in last month's Mumbai attacks had originally intended to seize hostages and outline demands in a series of dramatic calls to the media, according to his confession obtained Saturday. Ajmal Amir Kasab said he and his partner, who massacred dozens of people in the city's main train terminus, had planned a rooftop standoff, but abandoned the plan because they couldn't find a suitable building, the statement to police says.
July 12, 2006 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
With frightening precision, eight explosions struck a busy commuter railway in rapid succession Tuesday evening in this bustling port city, killing 190 people, injuring hundreds and turning the rush hour into a grisly tableau of carnage.
February 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Children broke into Bollywood dance numbers and crowds cheered in the narrow lanes of a teeming Mumbai slum Monday as their hometown heroes nabbed Hollywood's highest honors. Two of the child actors in "Slumdog Millionaire" were plucked from a desperately poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Mumbai to star in the rags-to-riches tale that stormed the Academy Awards.
November 26, 2009 | By Mark Magnier
In the last year, India has deployed rapid strike law enforcement officers in four cities and purchased night-scope equipment. Mumbai police increased the numbers of weapons and vehicles at police stations and created specially trained early response units. Dhananjay Srirang, 38, a constable, said he checks the identity cards of fishermen and boaters in the port, a new procedure, and B. Raman, director at Chennai's Institute for Topical Studies, said intelligence links with the U.S. have been strengthened.
November 27, 2008 | Josh Meyer and Sebastian Rotella, Meyer is a reporter in our Washington burea; Rotella is a Times staff writer.
The sophistication of Wednesday's assault in Mumbai and the targeting of U.S. and British citizens are the hallmarks of groups affiliated with Al Qaeda, but an array of other organizations have launched attacks in India and may also have played a role, officials and counter-terrorism experts said.
December 2, 2008 | Mark Magnier, Magnier is a Times staff writer.
With a bit of pluck, even if it was not always heartfelt, a touch of defiance and a dose of the city's famous resilience, Mumbai dusted itself off Monday from last week's terrorist attacks and headed back to work. The trains were reasonably packed, traffic was beginning to resemble its normally chaotic self and shoppers eased back into the stores, even if many still weren't buying a whole lot.
November 7, 2010
A transcript of remarks by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a town hall with St. Xavier College students in Mumbai, India, as provided by the White House: MRS. OBAMA: Hello, everyone. Namaste. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here in India. Everyone, please sit, who can sit. Rest. It's warm. We are thrilled to be here and to have a chance to spend time with so many outstanding young people from St. Xavier's College and so many other schools across Mumbai. Now, this is my first trip to India, but it is not my first exposure to India's wonderful culture and people.
December 16, 2009 | By Miles Clements
Pomegranate seeds spill from the sandwich after each bite, brilliant and glistening like freshly polished rubies. Peanuts tumble out too, speckled with flecks of cumin, cinnamon and ground chiles. They land with a percussive patter that completes the sensory experience that is the Indian snack dabeli , a White Castle-sized, potato-based slider that's a staple on the streets of Mumbai. At Artesia's Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se, dabeli is just one of Sailesh and Shruti Shah's edible odes to their former home.
March 6, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Sima enters the small storefront in Kamathipura, Mumbai's red-light district, and hands over some money she had hidden in her bra, then adjusts her fake Prada T-shirt. It was a national holiday the day before and business was good, so she's deposited two days of earnings, about $66. Along the wall, other women sit on cheap plastic chairs, chatting, in a bank with an unusual mandate: It serves only prostitutes. "My dream is to save a lot, go back to my village, build a house," says Sima, 25. "Well, maybe someday.
January 6, 2010 | By Tony Olivo
In Chicago's South Asian community, First World Immigration Services Inc. has operated as a walk-in center for recently arrived immigrants, helping with visas, citizenship applications and other matters, its proprietors say. But as part of a widening investigation into an alleged international terrorist plot rooted in the city, U.S. authorities are sharpening their sights on the agency in search of possible acts of immigration fraud, according to...
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