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WORLD
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.
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WORLD
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
FOOD
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.
WORLD
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.
NATIONAL
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...
WORLD
January 16, 2009 | Mubashir Zaidi and reporting from and Mark Magnier
A senior Pakistani official said Thursday that Islamabad has tightened the screws on Jamaat ud-Dawa, a charity created by the founders of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which India has accused of masterminding the Mumbai attacks. Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik told reporters in Islamabad that his government had shut down five training camps run by Jamaat ud-Dawa in Punjab province and the Pakistani-administered portion of Kashmir.
TRAVEL
April 27, 2008
As far as the gauche practice of reaching for food with one's left hand in Mumbai, India, and many Middle Eastern countries, I guess that leaves me and millions of other left-handers out for good. Guess I'll just stick to the good ole USA for now. Kyle Kimbrell Playa del Rey
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