Mumbai Attacks

India marks fifth anniversary of Mumbai massacre with prayers

The widow of a policeman who died places a floral tribute. Photo: AFP

India marked the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai attacks yesterday with memorial services and prayers to honour the 166 people killed in the three-day assault by Pakistani militants.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 12:27am

Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt heads to jail over guns case

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is escorted by his security staff as he arrives to surrender at a court in Mumbai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt surrendered on Thursday to serve three-and-a-half years in jail for illegal possession of weapons, in a case linked to deadly bombings in Mumbai 20 years ago.

16 May 2013 - 9:24pm

India upholds death sentence over 1993 Mumbai blasts

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt leaves a special court trying the cases of those accused in the 1993 Mumbai bombings in Mumbai, India, in 2006. Photo: AP

India’s top court upheld the death penalty on Thursday for a mastermind of a series of bombings which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, the deadliest set of attacks in the country’s history.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:00pm

India slams leniency for man who scouted targets for Mumbai attacks

A courtroom sketch of David Coleman Headley during his sentencing in a Chicago court for his role in the Mumbai attacks. Photo: AP

David Coleman Headley, 52, pleaded guilty in 2010 to 12 charges related to the carnage in Mumbai and a second plot to attack a Danish newspaper that sparked outrage over its publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

India executes lone surviving gunman from 2008 Mumbai terror attack

One man’s picture to celebrate the execution. Photo: Reuters

India executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai terror attack yesterday, four years after Pakistani gunmen blazed through India's financial capital, killing 166 people and throwing relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours into a tailspin.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Mumbai gunman seeks Indian president’s mercy

Indian soldiers patrol outside Mumbai's Arthur Road Prison where the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks is being held. Photo: AFP

The lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks applied for clemency on Tuesday from the Indian president in a final bid to avoid the gallows.

18 Sep 2012 - 6:25pm

Death penalty upheld for Mumbai attacks

Mohammed Kasab is captured on camera during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was sentenced to death in May 2010. Photo: AP

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

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Visiting ambassador calls on New Delhi to provide new names and hard evidence

Pakistan yesterday urged India to provide fresh names and information on the Mumbai attacks, with a senior envoy warning that New Delhi's list of fugitives it believes are hiding in Pakistan was old.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'The idyllic setting made a terrorist attack unimaginable'

While walking out across the lobby towards the ballroom to attend a function organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board on the night before the attack, I noticed a rabbi standing in the centre.

Rather than seeming lost in a foreign culture, the rabbi was deep in discussion with other Indian men dressed in smart western suits.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Restraint needed after mayhem in Mumbai

The co-ordinated attacks in India's commercial capital, Mumbai, are to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. No cause or grievance can justify such an outrage against civilians. The perpetrators must be hunted down and swiftly brought to justice. Security has to be stepped up so that there can be no repeat.

28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Sectarian ghosts haunt peace efforts

Mumbai is the most populous and commercially vibrant city in India, the world's largest democracy. It is home to a stock market as well as a movie industry whose output rivals that of Hollywood. And it is also nowadays, sadly, mired in sectarian violence.

27 Aug 2003 - 12:00am