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Virus-hit Mumbai largely unscathed by Cyclone Nisarga

Jun 03, 2020 - 5:21 PM

(UPDATED) The storm makes landfall near the coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometers south of Mumbai

CYCLONE NISARGA. Commuters drive along Marine Drive as rain falls in Mumbai on June 3, 2020, as Cyclone Nisarga barrels towards India's western coast. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Woman rescued as death toll rises in Mumbai building collapse

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Heavy monsoon rains trap more than 40 people after a building crumbled in southern Mumbai's congested Dongri area, with rescuers and volunteers struggling to conduct their search among the narrow lanes

RESCUED. Indian National Disaster Response Force and Indian fire brigade personnel rescue a survivor from after a building collapsed in Mumbai on July 16, 2019. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Frantic search for toddler who fell into Mumbai drain

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The one-and-a-half-year-old boy, who has gone missing from home, is seen on CCTV falling into a drain overflowing with monsoon rain

SEARCH. Indian commuters walk past the spot where a toddler fell inside a sewage drain in Mumbai on July 12, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Last straw for McDonald's, Burger King as Mumbai bans single-use plastics

Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The rules prohibit the use of disposable plastic items such as bags, cutlery, cups and bottles under a certain size in Mumbai


India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:24 PM

A Pakistani court on November 22 ordered the release of firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed after Islamabad failed to back the charges of terrorism with evidence.

FREED. Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organization Hafiz Saeed (C) speaks to the media after his release order outside a court in Lahore on November 22, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

India rail minister orders safety upgrades as toll rises to 23

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:17 PM

The stampede on a railway footbridge in Mumbai has raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks

RAILWAY BRIDGE STAMPEDE. Indian pedestrians walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge during a sudden monsoon downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged all at once, Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena says

6 die in mudslide, plane stuck as heavy rain lashes parts of India

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Authorities in the remote Himalayan state of Sikkim say the 6 died when their home was swept away by a landside following a monsoon deluge

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 33

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Officials say 22 men 8 women and 3 children died when the residential building gave way on Thursday morning August 31

MORE DEATHS. Indian firemen carry the body of a victim out of the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Heavy rains kill 5 in India's financial hub

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

UPDATED Days of intense monsoon downpours have deluged India s financial hub of more than 20 million people

SUBMERGED. Indians wade through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Stranded Cebu Pacific passengers decry 'terrible crisis management'

Jul 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Passengers of a diverted Cebu Pacific flight say the airline failed to assist them when they got stranded in Mumbai India

Photo by Rhoy Landicho

India court says women have equal right to enter temples

Apr 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

A court directive ordering government authorities to protect women s fundamental right of access to temples may pave the way for easing gender restrictions at places of worship

epa05237337 Indian women, holding prayer platters, perform rituals during a special prayer on the occasion of the Sheetala Ashtami festival in Bhopal, India 31 March 2016. Women devotees fast all day long for their families' happiness during the festival. EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA

Mumbai police take Twitter by storm with pun-filled tweets

Jan 27, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The term Mumbai Police trends on Twitter in India on Wednesday after the commissioner s official account posts its latest warning to mark anti drugs awareness week

MUMBAI POLICE PUNS. Mumbai Police use humor to get their points across. Screen shot from Twitter.

Singapore Airlines adds flights, launches new destination

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:07 PM

SIA increases flight frequencies to Bangkok Colombo Milan Rome Sydney Ahmedabad Mumbai and adds Düsseldorf to its network

ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS. An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be operated from Singapore to Bangkok, adding nearly 2,000 seats per week on the route. Photo from Singapore Airlines website

China firm wins bid for New Delhi-Mumbai rail study

Sep 24, 2015 - 3:26 PM

China Railway says bagging the bid fully reflects the approval of China s high speed rail technology by the international society and the global fast rail market

DEAL. China Railway, a spinoff from the former railway ministry, says the New Delhi-Mumbai line will be around 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) long but provided few other details

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Memon is executed for his role in a series of co ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993

Indian activists of hardline organization, Hindu Sena, hold posters and shout slogans in support of the death sentence for Yakub Memon, convicted for involvement in 1993 Mumbai attack, in New Delhi, India, July 29, 2015. Harish Tyagi/EPA

Mumbai toxic alcohol deaths reach 100

Jun 22, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The death toll from India s latest case of mass bootleg liquor poisoning rises to 100 as authorities in Mumbai pledge to crack down on the illicit trade

POISON. Relatives carry the body of Maan Singh, who died after consuming of poisonous liquor, during his funeral in Mumbai, India, 20 June 2015. Photo by Divyakant Solanki / EPA

Death toll from Mumbai liquor poisoning rises to 90

Jun 21, 2015 - 1:04 AM

The latest incident is the worst case of its kind to be recorded in Mumbai since 2004 when around 100 people died

HOMEBREW. Indian men unload so-called country-made liquor crates near a country-made liquor shop in Calcutta, Eastern India on October 23, 2013. File photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India marks 6 years since Mumbai attacks

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Families of victims and politicians lay flowers and wreaths at sites around the city to remember those slain in 2008 when Islamist gunmen stalked luxury hotels a popular cafe a train station and a Jewish center

IN MEMORY. An Indian policeman writes a message in memory of all those who lost their lives in the 2008 terror attacks,on a wall in Mumbai on November 26, 2014, on the sixth anniversary of the November 2008 attacks. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

22 passengers, crew injured as SIA plane hits turbulence

Oct 19, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The plane hit sudden turbulence during descent the carrier says in a statement

AIR TRAVEL. Technicians work on Singapore Airlines aircraft at Changi Airport Singapore in this file photo taken on 18 September 2013. File photo by EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

India PM's party confident of victory in testing state polls

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Vote counting began in two Indian states on Sunday October 19 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi s right wing party was confident of snatching victory

Indian voters hold up their IDs as they wait patiently in a long queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the Assembly election of Maharashtra state, in Mumbai, India, 15 October 2014.Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Mumbai Jewish center stormed in 2008 attacks to reopen

Aug 26, 2014 - 1:59 PM

A Jewish center in Mumbai reopens nearly 6 years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed 6 people inside

India orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED A loud and clear message needs to be sent to society

RAPE VERDICT. Double gang-rape convict Siraj Rehmat Khan (C) is brought to a police van before taken to court in Mumbai on April 4, 2014. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Changes at US embassy in Delhi offer chance to rebuild ties

Apr 01, 2014 - 9:22 PM

The reasons for her exit have been explained by the US State Department as her simply deciding to end her distinguished career early and retire to her home in Delaware state

Indian farmers take their lives after freak hailstorms

Mar 19, 2014 - 11:06 PM

The unusual weather struck parts of western Maharashtra state of which Mumbai is the capital from late February and went on to badly damage crops

AGRICULTURE. Indian farmers work in a tobacco plantation at Dhamasana village of Kalol Taluka. Over 70% of Indians depend on agricultural incomes. File photo by Sam Panthanky/ AFP

‘Mumbai Love’ Review: Lost in Bollywood

Jan 24, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Will you be seeing ‘Mumbai Love’ this weekend? Zig Marasigan reviews the film

EXERCISE GENRE? Mumbai Love showcases a kind of humor and candor that is neither Bollywood nor mainstream Philippine cinema. Screen grab from the trailer

Manila now world's 2nd top outsourcing hub

Jan 23, 2014 - 4:19 PM

A report by Tholons lists Manila Cebu and other Philippine cities among the top 100 outsourcing destinations in the world

THOLONS TOP 10. The top 10 overall ranked cities for outsourcing. Screen shot from 2014 Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations: Rankings white paper

Playing this week: monsters, talking animals, non-traditional love

Jan 22, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Playing this week: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Police Story 2013 I Frankenstein The Nut Job and Mumbai Love

Graphic by Mara Mercado

India marks 5 years since Mumbai attacks

Nov 26, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Five years ago militants arrived by sea on the evening of November 26 carrying out a massacre at hotels a railway station cafe and Jewish center as terrified civilians tried to escape the bloodbath

FIVE YEARS LATER. A general view of the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of the 26 November 2008 terrorist attacks, ahead of the fifth anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks, in Mumbai, India, 25 November 2013. EPA/Divyakant Solanki

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 45

Sep 28, 2013 - 2:48 PM

3rd UPDATE A 5 story apartment collapses leaving at least 45 dead Others may trapped under the rubble

TRAPPED. While 28 people are reported to have died after the collapse of a building in Mumbai, more people are feared to be trapped beneath the rubble. Photo from Agence France-Presse

7 dead, dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Sep 27, 2013 - 1:13 PM

4th UPDATE By sunset rescue workers managed to pull out more than 40 survivors from the debris of the flattened block owned by the city s civic administrative body the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

BUILDING COLLAPSE. A 5-story building in Mumbai collapsed, potentially trapping dozens. AFP PHOTO/Indranil Mukherjee

5 charged over Mumbai photographer's gang-rape

Sep 19, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Mumbai police charge 5 men over the gang rape of a photographer in Mumbai India

Entertainment wRap: The Emmys, Liam Gallagher, Bollywood

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Bollywood s underworld connection the nominees at the Emmys and What s the Story about ex Oasis singer?

WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE GOLD? Find out on September 22. Image from the Emmys Facebook page

Five killed in latest Mumbai building collapse

Jun 22, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The collapse that killed five people happened just a week after a five storey apartment also killed ten in central Mumbai

38 dead in India building collapse

Apr 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The building collapsed while under construction

American Mumbai attack plotter gets 35 years

Jan 25, 2013 - 6:59 AM

David Headley pleaded guilty in 2010 and then cooperated with US authorities to avoid execution

INDIA, MUMBAI : An Indian delivery boy walks past wall graffiti made after the 2008 terror attacks near the blast site at Opera house in Mumbai on July 15, 2011. Indian detectives scrambled for a breakthrough Friday into the Mumbai bombings that killed 17 people and left baffled police hunting for clues and suspects in the monsoon rains. There were fears that the torrential downpours that have hit the country's financial and entertainment capital since the rush-hour blasts on Wednesday evening may hamper the probe, washing away vital forensic clues. AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE

Death penalty confirmed for Mumbai attacks gunman

Aug 29, 2012 - 2:23 PM

India s Supreme Court on Wednesday August 29 confirmed the death sentence handed down to Mohammed Kasab the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed

India bans yoga gigglers

Jun 19, 2012 - 9:06 PM

The Bombay High Court told police to clamp down on the laughing yoga group

GIGGLING NOT ALLOWED just because it is getting too loud. Screen grab from a feature on YouTube