India oil and gas plant fire kills 3 firefighters, 1 worker
NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion triggered a fire Tuesday at a state-run oil and gas processing plant in western India, killing four people, officials said.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers in India on Saturday safely evacuated all 700 passengers from a train after it got stuck in monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai, the country's home...
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Firefighters rescued 89 people after a nine-story office building caught fire on Monday in Mumbai, India's financial capital, an official said. No injuries were...
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the drugging and killing of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found on a Goa beach in...
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister...
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rescuers found 14 bodies and pulled out 11 survivors as they began winding down operations at the site of a dilapidated building that collapsed in India's financial capital of...
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story dilapidated residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people, an official said. Rescuers...
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rescuers in western India recovered three more bodies on Thursday morning, raising the death toll to 15 after a small dam breached and flooded half a dozen villages following...
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A dam overflowed and flooded half a dozen villages in western India after heavy monsoon rains, leaving at least 12 people dead and 11 others missing, officials said...
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials...
LONDON (AP) — Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted an Air India plane to London's Stansted Airport on Thursday after a security alert, officials and the airline said.
London’s Stansted Airport says an Air India aircraft flying from Mumbai to New York landed safely after being diverted
LONDON (AP) — London's Stansted Airport says an Air India aircraft flying from Mumbai to New York landed safely after being diverted .
MUMBAI, India (AP) — India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who was voted player of the tournament at the 2011 World Cup, has retired from cricket.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians won the IPL final on the very last ball for a sensational one-run victory against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — An Indian company says it has agreed to take over the famous toy retailer Hamleys.
Reliance Brands in Mumbai said in a statement Thursday that it would buy Hamleys Global...
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Suryakumar Yadav smashed an unbeaten half century and lifted Mumbai Indians to its fifth Indian Premier League final with a convincing six-wicket victory over Chennai Super...
NEW DELHI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30, police said.
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Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect’s charities
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-designated terrorist blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said Friday.
AP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?
Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.
Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole.
Ikea woos India’s rising consumer class, tapping new markets
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares.
This is the competition Swedish giant Ikea faces in tackling the $40 billion Indian market for home furnishings, which is growing quickly along with the country's consumer class.
India’s top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago.
Global ball: NBA to play exhibition games in India next year
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will play its first games in India next year.
The league announced Thursday the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play two exhibition games Oct. 4-5 at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai.
The NBA, in another step toward expanding its global footprint, says these are the first games in the country by a North American sports league. NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum and NBA India managing director Yannick Colaco in Mumbai announced the matchups.
Death toll in Mumbai fire rises to 8
NEW DELHI (AP) — The death toll from a fire that swept through a Mumbai hospital has risen to eight, officials said Tuesday.
Dozens of firefighters rushed to the Monday afternoon fire at the government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital, but smoke engulfed the entire five-story building.
Hospital fire in India kills at least 6, injures 129
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out Monday in a hospital in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, police said.
The fire in the five-story government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital in the suburban Andheri area was believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, said police officer A.P. Lokhand.
It took 10 fire engines to bring the fire under control, while 15 ambulances rushed the injured to hospitals, Lokhand said.
Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding
NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.
The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over $43 billion.
The groom, Anand Piramal, is the relative pauper. His father, industrialist Ajay Piramal, is thought to be worth $10 billion.
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India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward
MUMBAI, India (AP) — As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India's financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege.
The Pakistani gunmen who waged the attack were killed or captured.
10 years on, Mumbai moves on from attacks but scars remain
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Ten years ago, chef Raghu Deora stood face-to-face with death.
He was in the kitchen of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel's private club, The Chambers, when four gunmen walked in with assault rifles and sprayed the guests and hotel staff with bullets. He tried to hide, but his efforts were for naught.
"I was found out by the terrorists. They got me out. Me, along with two more guests, we were made to stand in line and we were shot point blank," he says.
10 years after attacks, Mumbai moves on but scars remain
Charities run by radical cleric no longer banned by Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the U.S. are no longer on Pakistan's list of banned groups because a presidential order banning them under a U.N. resolution has lapsed.
The presidential ordinance regarding Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, founded by cleric Hafiz Saeed, lapsed without parliament's approval.
India-based company to add 150 jobs in North Carolina
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A customer operations company headquartered in Mumbai, India, is expanding its delivery service in North Carolina and has plans to add 150 new full-time jobs.
Pakistani ex-PM Sharif in court again, faces treason charges
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in court again — this time on treason charges for comments he made earlier this year, claiming militants had crossed from Pakistan into India to carry out the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
The remarks from May, when Sharif was no longer premier, had irked Pakistan's military and the government. They rejected the allegations.
Monday's hearing lasted only five minutes, after which the case was adjourned until Oct. 22.
Plane loses cabin pressure near Mumbai
Indian flight returns after passengers ill by pressure loss
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai, India's financial capital, on Thursday after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure.
An airline statement said Flight 9W697 with 166 passengers and five crew members landed normally in Mumbai. Medical help was given to 30 passengers.
Oxygen masks were deployed during the emergency aboard the Boeing 737, said Darshak Hathi, a passenger.
Indian Muslims protest China’s detention of Uighur Muslims
MUMBAI, India (AP) — About 150 Muslims protested in Mumbai, India's financial capital, on Friday to demand that China stop detaining thousands of minority Uighur Muslims in camps and political indoctrination centers in its Xinjiang region.
The protesters chanted "Down with China'" as they demonstrated outside a mosque after Friday noon prayers.
An organizer, Mohammed Saeed Nori, accused China of detaining many Muslims in camps and "snatching their religious freedom."
Fire in multi-story building in India’s Mumbai kills 4
NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday on the 12th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing four people and injuring 12 others, officials said.
Twelve fire engines were used to douse the flames, but the cause of the blaze in Mumbai's commercial Parel area was not yet known, said a fire services control room official.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A British Airways flight carrying 214 people from London to Mumbai made an emergency landing at a Baku airport on Thursday. No one was hurt.
The captain of flight BAW199 requested an emergency landing at Baku's Heydar Aliyev airport after a failure of the left engine on the Boeing-777, the airport said.
The airline said in a statement that the decision to divert the plane was made "following a technical issue."
GAUHATI, India (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains demolished tin-roofed homes on a hillside in northeastern India, killing at least eight children and one woman while they were sleeping, a government official said Wednesday.
Some of them were swept away by the floodwaters. Rescuers have reached Tamenglong village to help other residents, said Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Singh. The village in Manipur state is nearly 600 kilometers (375 miles) south of Assam's state capital, Gauhati.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — At least five people were injured on Tuesday when part of a pedestrian bridge at a Mumbai train station collapsed during morning rush hour amid heavy rains, officials said, as authorities struggled to restore the busy station.
The concrete slab fell onto empty train tracks, damaging part of the platform roof and high-tension electric wires. Rescuers were cutting through the concrete and iron of the fallen slab, while engineers were working to restore power and train services.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a construction site in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing five people, was not certified as airworthy and was undergoing major repairs after an earlier crash, an aviation company official said Friday.
Anil Chauhan, a top official of the UY Aviation, which owned the small King Air C90, said the plane was on a test flight when it crashed Thursday.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small private plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing five people including one person on the ground, police said. A former aviation minister said the pilot avoided a much higher toll by hitting an open area at a construction site.
Raw: Plane Crash in Busy Area of Mumbai, India
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A fire raged for about five hours Wednesday in an upscale high-rise apartment building in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, injuring four people and badly damaging the top two floors of the building.
Three firefighters and one resident suffered burns as 95 people were evacuated from the glass-faced building, the fire service control room said. The fire started on the top level of the 33-floor building and later engulfed the 32nd floor as well.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders ended Rajasthan Royals' run in the Indian Premier League with a 25-run victory in the Eliminator on Wednesday.
Kolkata will now host Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday in Qualifier 2 and the winner will take on Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday in Mumbai.
Rajasthan had paced its chase nicely and was 87-1 by the halfway mark before it collapsed against Kolkata's seamers and spinners to be restricted at 144-4.
PUNE, India (AP) — Chennai Super Kings ended Kings XI Punjab's IPL hopes with a five-wicket win and Delhi Daredevils stopped defending champion Mumbai Indians from advancing with an 11-run victory on Sunday.
Punjab needed to restrict Chennai to 100 for a place in the Indian Premier League playoffs after it was bowled out for 153 with two balls left. But Suresh Raina's unbeaten 61 off 48 balls led Chennai to 159-5 with five balls to spare.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the Indian Premier League playoffs after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets and Rajasthan Royals ruined Royal Challengers Bangalore's bid in a 30-run victory on Saturday.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Defending champion Mumbai Indians pulled off a three-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier on Wednesday and stayed in contention for a place in the playoffs.
Lokesh Rahul's sixth half century in the IPL had nearly ended Mumbai's run in the tournament before fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (3-15) turned the match on its head in his return spell and restricted Punjab to 183-5.