October 1, 2006 |
The police officer leading the investigation of train bombings in July that killed more than 200 people in Mumbai accused Pakistan's spy agency of masterminding the attack. Tariq Azim Khan, Pakistan's minister of state for information, denied the claim, calling it "sad and unfortunate." Mumbai police Commissioner A.N. Roy said an intensive investigation that included using truth serum in the interrogation of suspects revealed that Pakistan's top spy agency was behind the bombings.
September 19, 2006 |
A court found two more men guilty of playing a part in India's deadliest terrorist attack, a string of bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. Judge Pramod Kode found Asgar Mukadam and Shah Nawaz Qureshi guilty of planting a car bomb at a movie theater in central Mumbai, formerly Bombay, that killed 10 people and wounded 37. They could face the death penalty.
September 15, 2006 |
An Indian court found Mohammed Ghansar guilty of planting one of the bombs that ripped through Mumbai in 1993, killing more than 250 people in India's deadliest terrorist attack. Twelve bombs placed in scooters, cars, jeeps and hotel rooms killed 257 people, exploding over a two-hour period in India's commercial and entertainment capital. Ghansar, 42, was accused of leaving an explosives-laden scooter outside a bazaar, where its blast killed 17 people. He could face the death penalty.
July 28, 2006 |
True or false: The people of this bustling city are the rudest on the planet, men and women who could learn a lesson in good manners from New Yorkers, those paragons of politeness. True, says Reader's Digest, the world's most widely read magazine. Fuhgeddaboudit, say Mumbaikars. (Yes, that's their name. Got a problem with that?) They're outraged by the New York comparison -- or, at least, being on the unflattering end of it.
July 25, 2006 |
Indian police have arrested a fourth suspect in the Mumbai train blasts that killed more than 200 people, police said. The suspect, Tanvir Ahmed Ansari, is a Mumbai-based practitioner of traditional medicine, investigator K.P. Raghuvanshi told reporters. He was formally arrested late Sunday. Raghuvanshi said that Ansari came into contact with Islamic militant groups during a 2001 visit to Bahrain and in 2004 visited Pakistan, where he allegedly learned to make bombs.
July 18, 2006 |
Investigators said the powerful military explosive RDX, often used by Islamic militants in India's portion of Kashmir, was used in the deadly July 11 attack on Mumbai's commuter rail system. Some Indians saw the announcement as further evidence of a link between Pakistan-based militants and the seven blasts on Mumbai's commuter train network that killed 182 people and injured more than 800.
July 13, 2006 |
Ward 1 of Hinduja Hospital treats male patients with psychiatric and skin disorders, but not the kind seen here Wednesday. There was the man suffering such mental anguish that he emitted terrified, bone-chilling screams every few minutes. Propped up in beds around him were other dazed-looking patients with fragments of metal embedded in their skin -- along their backs, in their arms and legs.
July 12, 2006 |
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.