27 dead, 1,000 evacuated as monsoon rains strike Mumbai

Trending 07/03/19, 15:48

India’s largest city, Mumbai, on Tuesday, July 2, experienced its worst heavy monsoon in a decade. Heavy rains caused three retaining walls to collapse on huts and city shanties, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens more. At least 18 people died and 66 others were injured when a 35-foot ...

Watson’s 80 goes in vain, Mumbai wins IPL final by 1 run

Sports 05/12/19, 13:38

Mumbai Indians won the IPL final on the very last ball for a sensational one-run victory against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.Shane Watson's 80 off 59 balls nearly took MS Dhoni's team home, but the Australian allrounder got run out in the last over as Mumbai restricted Chennai to 148-7.Earlier, ...

Indian company buys famous UK toy retailer Hamleys

Europe 05/10/19, 10:27

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 Holdings, the owner of the Hamleys brand, from C Banner International of Hong Kong for an undisclosed sum.The deal would include ...

Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

Sports 02/15/19, 01:49

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’s top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

Entertainment 01/17/19, 05:59

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.The court ruled that the bars featuring young women paid to wear sexy clothing and dance to Bollywood ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 11/29/18, 22:53

Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai attacks on the 10th anniversary of the assaults by militants that killed 166 people in India's financial capital.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks at a science conference in Hong Kong after ...

India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

World 11/26/18, 02:41

As Mumbai marks the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India's financial capital, the United States has made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege.Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, Director of Chabad House, gestures near a partially destroyed wall of the Jewish center on the eve of ...

10 years on, Mumbai moves on from attacks but scars remain

World 11/23/18, 00:03

Ten years ago, chef Raghu Deora stood face-to-face with death.In this Nov 17, 2018, photo, tourists walk through a passageway of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, the epicenter of the 2008 terror attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai, India. Thirty-one people died inside the hotel, including staff trying ...

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