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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Mumbai

All time
Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India
Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days causing the worst floods in decades.
# Cyclone Nisarga
Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years
Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall around 100km from Mumbai this afternoon.
# London Stansted
RAF fighter jets escort Air India plane to Stansted after suspected 'bomb threat'
The flight from Mumbai to New York landed safely at 10.15am in London.
# mumbai to jaipur
'Panic' after air pressure error caused mass bleeding on India flight
The flight crew “has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation”, the company said.
# misheard
Indian man charged with making bomb threat says he was only asking about 'Bom-Del' flight
Vinod Moorjani was arrested just before boarding a flight to the Indian capital.
# India
Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant
Police said they were investigating the cause of the fire.
# death reported
Seven dead and over 30 feared trapped as building collapses in Mumbai
The building collapse comes during the worst monsoon season in decades.
# South Asia
Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200
At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.
# Changing colour
Dogs are turning blue in Mumbai because of contaminated water
A factory accused of dumping dye into a river in Mumbai where several dogs turned blue has been shut down.
# Statue of Shivaji
India has begun building a HUGE new statue that will cost over €500 million
India’s far-right BJP government presides over a population that remains one of the poorest in the world.
# India
Man kills 14 members of his family with butcher's knife before suicide
Police said the man took his own life after slitting the throats of family members.
# Mumbai
Police force-feed burglar 40 bananas in order to retrieve swallowed gold chain
It’s not the first time that Indian police have resorted to using the fruit in such a manner.
# mumbai blasts
Five men sentenced to death over train bombings that killed nearly 200
The bombs were packed into pressure cookers and then placed in bags and hidden on the train.
# moonshine
Home-made vodka has killed nearly 100 people in India
Over 40 people are being treated in hospital.
# Heatwave
Over 2,000 people have died in India's heatwave - and it's not getting any cooler
It’s over 45 degrees today.
# Mumbai
Indian sisters say their mother knew older brothers raped them
The girls say their mother would beat and burn them whenever they complained or refused their brothers’ demands.
# India
Irish man (24) dies after being found unconscious in Mumbai hotel
The man has been named as Brendan Devenney.
# India
Men who gang-raped photojournalist sentenced to death in Mumbai
Three men have been sentenced to death, a fourth to life in prison.
# Attack
Four men found guilty of gang-rape of photojournalist in Mumbai
The 22-year-old was raped in an abandoned mill where she had gone to take photographs.
# India
Up to 70 people trapped after Mumbai building collapse
There were 22 families living in the five-story building, owned by the city’s civic administrative body.
# Rape
Police in India arrest fifth gang member suspected of gang-raping photographer
The crime reignited anger about women’s safety in India following a similar attack last year.
# Gang-rape
Female photojournalist gang-raped in India
Photographer taking pictures for a magazine story was raped in a secluded part of an upmarket area of India’s financial centre, Mumbai.
# India
Indian train ploughs into a crowd of pilgrims, killing 35
An angry crowd went on a “rampage” after a crowd crossing a train track were killed.
# Mumbai
Divers find another body on Indian submarine after it exploded
Eighteen crewmen were on board the submarine when it exploded and sank, but the navy says some bodies may never be found because of the high temperature of the fire.
# Mumbai
All eighteen sailors on Indian submarine that exploded feared dead
No signs of life have been found on board by divers who entered the vessel. A board of enquiry will investigate what happened.
# India
Four-year-old Indian girl dies two weeks after brutal rape attack
The girl was found unconscious by her parents on 18 April after being dumped at a farm.
Column: Can India be called a democracy when society's most vulnerable are ignored?
India has been touted as the poster-child for a developing economy – but is the impression of a progressive society all a smoke screen? Brian O’Connor shares his experience.
# India
Death toll reaches 45 in India building collapse
The seven-storey building collapsed yesterday evening into a mangled heap of steel and concrete about eight metres high.
# India
High-profile rapes threaten India tourism business
As media spotlight hovers over sexual crime in India, its multi-billion euro visitor industry is feeling the pinch.
# India
Amid rape fears, Indian party gives knives to women
A far-right political party is distributing thousands of knives to women in a western Indian state to help them protect themselves, in the wake of a fatal gang-rape which horrified the country.
# India
Sole surviving gunman from Mumbai attacks is executed
25-year-old Mohammed Kassab was hanged for his role in the attacks which killed 166 people in 2008.
# India
Death penalty confirmed for sole surviving Mumbai attacks gunman
Mohammad Kasab is expected to lodge a final appeal for clemency with the new President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
# D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Indian court: Insisting on using a condom is not grounds for divorce
Nor is an ability to cook or fold clothes…
# Telly box
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
There is always another monsoon lurking around the corner so settle in for the weekend with this bevvy of sports… and snooker
# Mumbai Attacks
US offers $10 million bounty for Pakistani 'mastermind of Mumbai attacks'
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, 61, is believed to have plotted the 2008 attacks in which at least 166 people were killed.
Column: Could we learn something from India's banking ethics?
The culture of ‘profit at any cost’ appears to be on the wane in Mumbai, where Nick Leeson has been studying the market – but he’s wondering if the idea of ethics in banking is just ticking a box.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Skyscrapers
Mind now: China and India warned over skyscraper boom
Skyscrapers may herald financial crises, according to an ongoing study of the construction of tall buildings.
# Property Porn
How the super-rich live: 7 of the world's most expensive houses
A three-bedroom home in the US has been put on the market for €122million. Join for a fantasy tour around the world’s priciest pads…