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Building collapse kills at least two in India's Mumbai

Mumbai - A three-storey building collapsed in India's Mumbai on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring five, local authorities told AFP.

Op-Ed: An American street photographer in Mumbai Special

Mumbai - Someone once commented that my street photography was not representative of India. I agreed completely since I mainly specialized in street life. But I added that when you ditch the car and walk the streets, it's exactly what you'd find in Mumbai.

Photo essay: A visit with the children of St. Jude Special

Mumbai - BeRevolution is a multi-faceted project and adventure of cousins Andrea and Luca Bonventre, comprising of a road trip from Italy to Japan. They hope to raise funds for Forma, a non-profit organization based out of the Regina Margherita hospital in Turin.

Photo essay: Mumbai from a balcony

Mumbai - A street photographer at heart, I chastise myself when I don't get out enough in Mumbai to photograph its people and places. But with a new building going up within shouting distance of my balcony, I'm rediscovering India — from 10 stories high.

Mumbai promoting eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi festival

Mumbai - With a month to go for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival when idols of the Hindu god Ganesha will be immersed in the ocean, the city of Mumbai is encouraging its residents to purchase eco-friendly clay Ganesha idols.

Mumbai's new transportation system is treading water

Mumbai - The brand new metro in Mumbai, one of the world's biggest and densest cities, leaked water less than a month after it opened.

Mumbai dance girls to return to beer bars after seven-year ban

Mumbai - After a prolonged seven-year ban on dance bars, the dancing girls will be back in the beer bars of Mumbai. The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday quashed the state’s decision to exclude the dance girls from the city’s night life on grounds of obscenity.

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead in apparent suicide

Mumbai - Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead Monday at her home in Mumbai, India, police said Tuesday. A police post-mortem has found that the actress committed suicide.

India executes sole Mumbai attacker

Mumbai - The sole surviving gunman who took part in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Mohammad Ajmal Kabir Asab, has been hanged in the Indian city of Pune.

Video: Laughter Yoga — a unique concept in health & happiness

Mumbai - We've often heard that laughter is good for you. A doctor in Mumbai in India has come up with Laughter Yoga, a daily exercise which is good for your health and your soul.

Bollywood’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna dead at 69

Mumbai - Rajesh Khanna, 69, Bollywood’s original superstar, died on Wednesday at his Bandra residence. He is survived by ex-wife Dimple Kapadia, also a film star, and two daughters. The cremation will take place on Thursday.

Mumbai ACP Vasant Dhoble goes berserk over city’s nightlife

Mumbai - Assistant Commissioner of Police of Mumbai city in India, Vasant Dhoble is famous for busting sex rackets; but his current zeal to suppress moral code violations has not gone down well with party animals as well as many celebrities.

India resists calls to cease plans for dolphinarium in Sindhudurg

Mumbai - Despite pressure from NGOs and even its own Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the Maharashtra state government is defending its plan for a new water theme park and dolphinarium to be built on the Arabian Sea coastline in Sindhudurg.

26-year-old Indian killed for taking too long in public toilet

Mumbai - An Indian man killed a 26-year-old neighbour on Saturday evening because the neighbour took too long in a public toilet he was standing in queue to use. The man ran out of patience while waiting to use the toilet, and killed his neighbour in a fight.

Mumbai hit by series of explosions, 21 dead

India's financial capital has been hit by at least three explosions Wednesday evening. Mumbai is dealing with more than 113 injuries as explosions ripped through some of the busiest areas of the city including an opera house.

Op-Ed: The Powers That Be — Tweedledee and Tweedledum

The Canadian Prime Minister’s recent infatuation with the large ethnic vote brought to mind a verse by T.S. Eliot, which adapts rather well to the Tory romance with these new Canadians.

Slumdog Millionaire child star's home destroyed in blaze

Mumbai - "Slumdog" child star, Rubina Ali, has said her home has been burned down in an overcrowded slum in Mumbai, India. The 12-year-old child actress, who played a poverty-stricken child in the Oscar-winning film has lost everything.

World's most expensive home receives record electricity bill

Mumbai - A private residence in India, which is believed to be the world's most expensive home, has received its first utility bill of 7 million rupees.

Nursery school teacher demonstrates French kissing on children

Mumbai - A teacher in a Mumbai, India nursery school allegedly molested the children in her care by demonstrating how to French kiss on them.

UK Parliament told to prepare for Mumbai-style attacks

Members of Parliament are being told to prepare themselves for Mumbai-style attacks although security officials stress that the threat level to the UK remains unchanged.

World's largest diamond trading centre inaugurated

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), labelled as the world's largest diamond trading centre, opened Sunday in India's financial capital Mumbai, more than 20 years after the idea was first mooted.

Indian tycoon moves into world's costliest home worth $1 bn

Mumbai - India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has moved into his new home in Mumbai — a 27-storey mansion worth $1 billion. The house, named Antilia, has three helipads, a dance studio, a ball room, a 50-seat theatre and an underground car park for 160 cars.

Mumbai cabbies to be part of intelligence grid against terrorism

Mumbai - Taxi drivers in Mumbai may now have an additional task on their hands apart from ferrying passengers ― keeping the police informed about any suspicious activity. Taxi drivers, however, feel they will now be harassed more by the police.

Mumbai terrorist sentenced to death

Mumbai - The only terrorist to survive a 2008 attack on the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people has been sentenced to death.

Mumbai film festival seen as major advance in gay recognition

Mumbai - A film festival in India that is being seen as a major step forward in recognition of the country’s gay and lesbian citizens has just wrapped up in Mumbai

Three students commit suicide in Mumbai within two days

Over the last two days, three Mumbai students have committed suicide, including a TV dance reality show star. All three deaths are separate incidents.

London warned it could be the next Mumbai

A senior detective for Scotland Yard and SO15 warned local businesses that a "Mumbai" style terrorism attack was coming to London.

Surviving Mumbai Attacker Ready to Face Death

After first denying his part in last November's terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that claimed the lives of over 160 people, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab has now not only changed his plea to guilty. He also said he is ready to die.

Leaders of India and Pakistan meet in Russia

The attacks last November in Mumbai, which left over 160 dead, also placed a further strain on the often tense relations between India and Pakistan, with the former country claiming that the attacks were launched by terrorists based in Pakistan.

India unhappy over release of Mumbai attack suspect

India has strongly criticized the release of Lashkar cheif, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. He was believed to be one of the masterminds behind the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
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Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB)  and spread over 20 acres with nine interlinked nine-storey towers each ...
Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), and spread over 20 acres with nine interlinked nine-storey towers each, has been set up at a cost of Rs 11 billion (over USD 200 million).
Bharat Diamond Bourse
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Street scene in Mumbai  India.
Street scene in Mumbai, India.
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
A night time view from my balcony in Mumbai.
A night time view from my balcony in Mumbai.
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Street children at Bandstand. Mumbai  India.
Street children at Bandstand. Mumbai, India.
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Bandstand - Mumbai  India
Bandstand - Mumbai, India
Worker taking a break on the sixth floor.
Worker taking a break on the sixth floor.
Slums in Mumbai  India
Slums in Mumbai, India
Swaminathan from Bangalore, India
Workers preparing bamboo scaffolding.
Workers preparing bamboo scaffolding.
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
Tom Spender
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai  India
2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
Boys playing in surf. Mumbai  India.
Boys playing in surf. Mumbai, India.
The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
Kristina Hoeppner
Women filling water from the local tap in Mumbai.
Women filling water from the local tap in Mumbai.
Construction workers taking a break.
Construction workers taking a break.