Category:21st century in Mumbai
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The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 2008 Mumbai attacks – The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday,26 November and lasted until Saturday,29 November 2008, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308. There was also an explosion at Mazagaon, in Mumbais port area, by the early morning of 28 November, all sites except for the Taj Hotel had been secured by Mumbai Police and security forces. Ajmal Kasab disclosed that the attackers were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, among others, the Government of India said that the attackers came from Pakistan, and their controllers were in Pakistan. On 7 January 2009, Pakistan confirmed the sole surviving perpetrator of the attacks was a Pakistani citizen, on 9 April 2015, the foremost ringleader of the attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was granted bail against surety bonds of ₨200,000 in Pakistan. There have been many attacks in Mumbai since the 13 coordinated bomb explosions that killed 257 people. The 1993 attacks are believed to have been in retaliation for the Babri Mosque demolition, on 6 December 2002, a blast in a BEST bus near Ghatkopar station killed two people and injured 28. The bombing occurred on the 10th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya. On 13 March 2003, a day after the 10th anniversary of the 1993 Bombay bombings, on 28 July 2003, a blast in a BEST bus in Ghatkopar killed 4 people and injured 32. On 25 August 2003, two exploded in South Mumbai, one near the Gateway of India and the other at Zaveri Bazaar in Kalbadevi. At least 44 people were killed and 150 injured, on 11 July 2006, seven bombs exploded within 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai, killing 209 people, including 22 foreigners and more than 700 injured. According to the Mumbai Police, the bombings were carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group of men, sometimes stated as 24, at other times 26, received training in marine warfare at a remote camp in mountainous Muzaffarabad. Part of the training was reported to have taken place on the Mangla Dam reservoir, basic Combat, Lashkars basic combat training and methodology course, the Daura Aam. Advanced Training, Selected to undergo advanced training at a camp near Mansehra. Commando Training, Finally, a smaller group selected for specialised commando tactics training. From the students,10 were handpicked for the Mumbai mission and they also received training in swimming and sailing, besides the use of high-end weapons and explosives under the supervision of LeT commanders. They were given blueprints of all the four targets – Taj Palace & Tower, Oberoi Trident, Nariman House, the first events were detailed around 20,00 Indian Standard Time on 26 November, when 10 men in inflatable speedboats came ashore at two locations in Colaba. They reportedly told local Marathi-speaking fishermen who asked them who they were to mind their own business before they split up, the fishermens subsequent report to police received little response and local police were helpless. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was attacked by two gunmen, Ismail Khan and Ajmal Kasab, Kasab was later caught alive by the police and identified by eyewitnesses
2. 2011 Cricket World Cup Final – The 2011 Cricket World Cup Final was a One Day International match played between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 2 April 2011. The culmination of the edition of the World Cup, it was the first time that these two teams had met at this stage in the tournamnents history. India won the match by six wickets—its second World Cup victory after the 1983 tournament—and became the team to have won the World Cup more than once, along with Australia. This was the time in World Cup history that a host nation won the World Cup Final. Both teams had progressed through three stages to reach the final, except for the game against South Africa, and England where it managed a tie, India had won all the matches to that point. Sri Lanka had won all their games except the one against Pakistan, after winning the toss, their captain Kumar Sangakkara decided to bat first. The team lost both their openers before the 17th over, Sangakkara added 62 runs with Mahela Jayawardene before being dismissed for 48 runs. Although wickets kept falling at one end, Jayawardene scored 103 runs in 88 balls, the pair took Sri Lankas total to 274 runs at the close of the innings. India lost their opener Virender Sehwag in the first over of the innings, gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli added 83 runs in 15 overs for the third wicket before the latter got out in the 22nd over. India captain MS Dhoni and Gambhir were involved in a partnership of 109, India chased down the total and won the match by four wickets in 48.2 overs. Dhoni was declared man of the match for scoring 91 runs, the match was watched by about 42,000 spectators on the venue and about 135 million viewers on television in India. The 2011 Cricket World Cup was the tenth World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Council, the competition took place between 19 February and 2 April 2011. Co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the tournament was the third World Cup to be played in the Indian subcontinent, the ICC ruled out Pakistan citing security reasons. There were 14 participating teams, which included four members of the ICC—Kenya, Canada, Ireland. The structure of the tournament was similar to that of the 1996 World Cup, the 14 teams were separated into two groups of seven and each team played the others in its group once. The top four teams each group qualified for the quarter finals. The top four teams from the Super Sixes qualified for the semi-finals, a total of 49 matches were played in the tournament. The matches were played according to the rules of a One Day International match
3. 2011 Mumbai bombings – The 2011 Mumbai bombings were a series of three coordinated bomb explosions at different locations in Mumbai, India, on 13 July 2011 between 18,54 and 19,06 IST. The blasts occurred at the Opera House, at Zaveri Bazaar and at Dadar West localities, the first device was planted on a motorcycle at Khau Gali in south Mumbais Zaveri Bazaar and exploded at 18,54 local time. The third device was placed on a pole at the Dr Antonio Da Silva High School bus stand near Kabutar Khana in Dadar area. Following the blasts, phone lines were jammed and communications ceased or were available intermittently for at least a few hours, other metropolitan cities, including Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, were also put on high alert. Immediately after the blasts, the Mumbai Police sent an SMS to a few mobile phone users in Mumbai reading, most of the injured were rushed to various hospitals in Mumbai, such as J. J. Hospital, St. Georges Hospital, Harikishandas Hospital and G. T. Hospital, Mumbai has been hit by terrorist incidents at least half a dozen times since the early 1990s, with over 600 people dying in these attacks. In an editorial, the Times of India described the city as having become a hot hunting ground for terror, the blasts claimed 26 lives and injured an additional 130 others. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Indian National Congress leader Sonia Gandhi visited Mumbai the next day, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a compensation of ₹2,00,000 to the kin of each of those killed and ₹1,00,000 to the seriously injured. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Government also announced ₹5,00,000 in compensation to the families of each of those killed, there was speculation that the pattern of the blasts suggested involvement of Indian Mujahideen. According to the Special cell of the Delhi Police, Indian Mujahideen has been conducting blasts on the 13 or 26 of the month. The day 13 July is also observed as Kashmir Martyrs day, there is also a view that the attacks could have been plotted by those trying to derail the Indo-Pakistani peace process. Ammonium nitrate, gelatin and detonators have been used in bomb blasts in Mumbai previously. The report also mentioned that this cache had gone missing soon after local police took custody, the journalist had also speculated that the cache might be used to trigger terror attacks in the city. There were calls for investigations into this link to the Mumbai blasts by his employer MiD DAY. The Home Ministry classified the bomb blasts as a terrorist act, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan said that the bombs used could have been fuel filled, much like molotov cocktails. Preliminary investigations suggested the use of multiple IED explosives in the blasts with ammonium nitrate-based explosives mixed with fuel oil, the explosives indicate some level of sophistication. It is also believed that remote detonators may have been used, the Home Minister also announced that his office would be updating the people through the media every two hours. The Maharashtra ATS was reported to have sought a list of passengers traveling from Kolkata to Mumbai, the suspicions were a result of a Kolkata man with Indian Mujahideen link having gone missing in the previous few days
4. 2006 Mumbai train bombings – The bombs were set off in pressure cookers on trains plying the Western line of the Suburban Railway network. 209 people were killed and over 700 were injured, pressure cooker bombs were placed on trains on the western line of the suburban train network, which forms the backbone of the citys transport network. Pressure cookers were used in bombing and other recent explosions to increase the afterburn in a thermobaric reaction. The first blast reportedly took place at 18,24 IST, all the bombs had been placed in the first-class general compartments of several trains running from Churchgate, the city-centre end of the western railway line, to the western suburbs of the city. They exploded at or in the vicinity of the suburban railway stations of Matunga Road, Mahim, Bandra, Khar Road, Jogeshwari, Bhayandar. Home Minister Shivraj Patil told reporters that authorities had some information an attack was coming, the bomb attacks in Mumbai came hours after a series of grenade attacks in Srinagar, the largest city in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Home Secretary V K Duggal said there was no link between the Srinagar and Mumbai bomb blasts, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R. R. Patil confirmed that a total of 200 people were killed and another 714 others have been injured. Additionally, various organisations have reported that at least 200 people have died. A week after the blasts in Mumbai the confirmed death toll rose to 207, in September 2006 it was confirmed that the death toll had risen to 209. A state of alert was declared in Indias major cities. Both the airports in Mumbai were placed on high alert, the citys bus service, the BEST, pressed extra buses into service to transport stranded commuters home. The Prime Minister also held a security meeting at his residence attended by Home Minister Shivraj Patil, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, Western Railway services were restored on 11 July by 10.45 pm. As a show of confidence, the Mumbai Stock Exchange rebounded. Foreign investors also retained confidence, with the Sensex up almost 3% at 10,930.09 at the end of the days trade. Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh announced ex-gratia payments of Rs 1,00,000 to the next of kin of those who died in the explosion, the injured would be given Rs 50,000 each. Indian Railways announced Rs 5,00,000 compensation and a job to the next of kin of those killed in the blasts in Mumbai. The announcements were made by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav after visiting those injured in the blasts at a hospital in Mumbai, however a study commissioned by former MP Kirit Somaiya noted that only 174 of the 1,077 victims had received compensation through the Railway Claims Tribunal. For the handicapped victims, only 15 out of 235 eligible cases had been taken care of, regarding the Prime Ministers promise to India concerning the rehabilitation of the victims, L. K
5. Shakti Mills gang rape – The accused had tied up the victims colleague with belts and raped her. The accused took photos of the victim during the sexual assault, later a call centre employee reported that she too had been gang raped, on 31 July 2013. On 20 March 2014, a Mumbai sessions court convicted all five accused in both cases on 13 counts. On 4 April 2014, the awarded the death penalty to the three repeat offenders in the photojournalist rape case. The other two convicts were awarded life imprisonment, two minors, one in each case, were tried by the Juvenile Justice Board separately. They were convicted on 15 July 2015, and sentenced to three years in a Nashik reform school, the punishment that a juvenile offender can receive under Indian law. A 22-year-old photojournalist working in Mumbai was gang-raped by five people at the Shakti Mills compound, five men tied up the male colleague and took turns raping the photojournalist while holding a broken beer bottle to her neck to keep her from shouting for help. The rapists then forced the victim to clean the crime scene, following the assault, the men brought her back to the place where her colleague was being held. They accompanied the survivor and her colleague to the tracks around 7,15 pm. When the criminals left, she informed her colleague that she had raped six times by the five men. On reaching the Mahalaxmi station, her colleague contacted their boss and they went by taxi to Jaslok Hospital at Peddar Road. The victim called her mother and told her to meet her at the hospital, the survivor was bleeding profusely when she arrived at the hospital. She was immediately admitted and began undergoing medical treatment and she gave her statement to police on 26 August, and was discharged on the night of 27 August. No punishment short of a life term will take away my pain and humiliation, Rape is not the end of life. The victim also expressed her eagerness to return to work, stating, nirmala Samant Prabhawalkar, a member of the National Commission for Women who met the victim at the hospital stated, She is recuperating from her injuries and trauma. She is still not completely out of trauma but she is composed, on 3 September, a 19-year-old telephone operator with a private firm reported to authorities that she had been gang raped at the Shakti Mills compound by five men on 31 July 2013. Three of the men involved were also accused in the photojournalists case, the victim had gone to the Shakti Mills compound with her boyfriend, where they were approached by the accused. Similar to the photojournalist case, the men tied and beat up the male companion
6. 2013 Mumbai building collapse – The 2013 Mumbai building collapse occurred on 27 September 2013 when a five-story building collapsed in the Mazagaon area of Mumbai city in Maharashtra a state in India. At least 61 people died and 32 others were injured in the disaster, the building, which collapsed at 6 a. m IST on 27 September 2013, had more than 100 residents. Police said that the collapse occurred after a floor was built without permission in an office-warehouse on the ground floor of the building. The 32-year-old building was owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, three officials in its civic markets department were arrested for not acting on reports that the building was unsound after the renovation works. On 4 April, a collapsed and 74 people died, including 18 children and 23 women. The collapse took place in Thane, a city in Maharashtra state