Two killed as Cyclone Nisarga largely spares Mumbai

India’s financial capital, Mumbai, has largely escaped a cyclone that barrelled through the country’s western coast, despite early forecasts indicating possible destruction in the dense city of 18 million. Cyclone Nisarga was initially forecast to be the first storm of its kind to batter Mumbai since 1948, prompting citizens to[…]

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Deaths reported as Mumbai building collapses

At least three people died and dozens were feared trapped when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Thursday, after days of heavy rain swamped the city. Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40am[…]

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India revokes passport of Muslim preacher Zakir Naik

The Indian government has revoked the passport of the famous Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik, who is known for his non-violent and anti-terror discourse, Indian news agencies reported on Tuesday. An official statement said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had made a request several days ago to revoke Naik’s[…]

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India executes plotter of 1993 Mumbai bombings

A man convicted of taking part in India’s worst-ever attack, the 1993 bombings in Mumbai, has been hanged, Indian TV stations reported. India’s president and Supreme Court rejected last-ditch pleas to stay the execution of Yakub Memon over his role in the bombings, clearing the way for him to be[…]

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Pakistan frees alleged Mumbai attack mastermind

A Pakistani court has freed on bail the alleged mastermind of a 2008 assault on India’s financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the neighbouring countries. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was released late on Thursday, according to an official at Adiyala Prison in Rawalpindi, next to Islamabad.[…]

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