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Pakistan carrying out pledge to bring Mumbai attackers to justice: US

Pakistan carrying out pledge to bring Mumbai attackers to justice: US

WASHINGTON – Washington believes that Pakistan is carrying out its pledged cooperation towards bringing perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai attacks to justice, a U.S. State Department spokesman said.
“They (Pakistanis) pledged their cooperation to bring these perpetrators to justice, and we believe they’re going to be, they’re carrying that pledge out,” acting spokesman Mark Toner said at the daily briefing.
Toner said in the aftermath of the attacks in 2008, the U.S. made very

Tendulkar steers Mumbai to second successive win

BANGALORE – Sachin Tendulkar once again carried his bat through in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday as the Mumbai Indians romped to their second win in a row while Rajasthan Royals also kept up their winning run.
Mumbai Indians captain Tendulkar followed up his unbeaten 46 against Delhi Daredevils last week with a 55 not out as Mumbai chased down the 140-4 posted by Royal Challengers Bangalore with nine wickets to spare. Ambati Rayudu smashed 63 not out.

Malinga fires Tendulkar’s Mumbai to victory

NEW DELHI – Lasith Malinga grabbed five wickets in a superb exhibition of fast bowling to set up Mumbai Indians’ eight-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
The Sri Lankan, known for bowling accurate yorkers, finished with 5-13 off 3.4 overs as Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians dismissed Virender Sehwag’s Delhi Daredevils for 95 in the Twenty20 tournament. Naman Ojha (29) and Venugopal Rao (26) were the main contributors for Delhi, who

World Cup trophy held up at Mumbai airport

MUMBAI – The Customs authorities in Mumbai detained the cricket World Cup trophy at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on early Friday when it arrived from Colombo. The Customs detained the trophy, as no commercial value was attached to it making it difficult to assess the duty.
An ICC representative had carried the trophy and also a covering letter not addressed to anyone, but saying, “To whomsoever it may concern”. Customs officials said that the letter mentioned that

Muralitharan, Tendulkar set for Mumbai farewell

NEW DELHI – Praise and admiration rained down on Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan on Friday, 24 hours before the two superstars bring their World Cup careers to an end.
Tendulkar, playing in his sixth and probably last World Cup at the age of 37, is desperate to capture the only piece of silverware missing from his record-breaking career.
Added spice is provided by Saturday’s final against Sri Lanka being played at his home Wankhede stadium in Mumbai where a century

Mumbai set for Tendulkar’s dream final

MUMBAI – A billion hearts will beat for Sachin Tendulkar as India bid for their second World Cup title in the all-Asian final against buoyant Sri Lanka on Saturday. Tendulkar returns to his home turf at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai determined to add the only silverware missing from the collection of the most celebrated cricketer of the modern era. The Indian star, who turns 38 next month, holds almost all coveted batting records, but not even his individual brilliance could win the

Tendulkar eyes ton at Mumbai

MOHALI – India’s Sachin Tendulkar led a charmed life to hit a crucial 85 in Wednesday’s semi-final win against Pakistan before targetting his first World Cup title in front of his home fans in Mumbai.
Tendulkar was dropped four times in his man of the match innings to anchor India to 260-9 against their arch-rivals before his team’s bowlers applied the pressure and the brakes to secure a 29-run win in the hotly-anticipated clash.
“The final in Mumbai will be a fantastic

Gilani told McCain Pakistan would act against Mumbai culprits: cable

LAHORE – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had told Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham that the Pakistan government would take action against individuals implicated in the Mumbai attacks as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had urged, India’s The Hindu newspaper reported, quoting a confidential cable released by WikiLeaks.
On December 6, the prime minister, joined by then Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, had said the government had already begun the

Sec-level talks – Pakistan to raise issue of Indian involvement in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan would demand India share details of investigations into the Mumbai attacks and the Samjhota Express, Ajmer Sharif and Mallay village incidents, as the interior secretary-level talks between the two countries are going to resume in India on March 28-29 in New Delhi.
According to an official source, Pakistan would raise the issue of Indian involvement in the troubled areas of Pakistan particularly Balochistan. Besides this, it would ask India to fix the date

Trust the I.I. Chundrigar bookie, he’s already sent Rs 9bn to Mumbai and Dubai

KARACHI – Fans of betting, bet safely with the “I.I. Chundrigar bookie” – he is a man trusted by the big guns, has direct contacts in Mumbai and Dubai, and till now, has transferred more than nine billion rupees abroad. The I.I. Chundrigar bookie, as he is known among clients and supporters, gets his name from the location of his office – situated on the sixth floor of a complex near the Shaheen Complex end of the I.I. Chundrigar Road. His set-up was inaugurated as an office of a

Mumbai slum fire destroys home

A fire in a Mumbai slum destroyed the one-room shack of “Slumdog Millionaire” child actress Rubina Ali, leaving her family homeless, Ali said. The fire also swept through hundreds of tenements near railway tracks where Ali continued to live even after gaining global recognition. Nobody was hurt in the fire.
Ali, who shot to international fame for her role in Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning 2008 film “Slumdog Millionaire,” said she lost most of her belongings including precious

Pakistan may quiz Mumbai witnesses: India

LAHORE – India has agreed in principle to allow an investigating team from Pakistan to question Mumbai witnesses of the 2008 terror attack, Home minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday, but added that Pakistan was yet to reply in kind regarding India’s request of questioning people accused of conspiring and helping the terrorist execute the attack.
“We have agreed that they should come to India to record the evidence (about the Mumbai attack),” Chidambaram told reporters, “but we

Mumbai court will decide Kasab’s fate today

MUMBAI – The High Court in Mumbai will decide today (Monday) the fate of Mohammed Ajmal alias Amir Kasab, the alleged terrorist of Pakistani origin who was sentenced to death by a special court for his role in the terror attacks on the financial capital.
The High Court is likely to vindicate the death sentence given to Kasab by the special Indian court last May, sources said.
According to Indian law, death sentence given by a lower court has to be confirmed by the High

Kashmir, Mumbai to figure in Indo-Pak talks

ISLAMABAD – It was only after the acceptance of India’s demand for alteration in the composite dialogue agenda that the ‘impasse’ between Islamabad and New Delhi over the stalled peace process could be removed recently in Bhutanese capital, Thimphu leading to the resumption of talks that came to a halt in November 2008 after the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Before the Indo-Pak foreign secretaries’ meeting held in the beginning of this month in Thimphu, India had made it clear that

Stop using Mumbai attacks for propaganda: Pakistan to India

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has asked India to stop using terrorist attacks in Mumbai for propaganda purposes, and it should also resolve the lingering Jammu Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions, a private TV channel reported on Thursday.
Speaking with journalists, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said that India has a rigid stance on the issues of Kashmir and Siachen. He reiterated that Pakistan was serious in the investigations of the attacks in Mumbai.
To a

Russian president wraps up India trade trip in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday wrapped up a short trip to India during which he focused on reviving ties between the two Cold War allies to offset approaches by Western powers.
Medvedev squeezed in a tour of the Taj Mahal before heading to the country’s financial hub Mumbai to meet students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and visit a Bollywood film studio. His departure on Wednesday evening ended a flurry of diplomacy in

‘Pakistan praised Indian response on Mumbai attacks’

NEW DELHI – A Pakistani High Commission official praised India for acting “responsibly and maturely” following the Mumbai terror attacks which killed 166 people, according to US official cables released by the WikiLeaks website.
The official, whose name was deleted in the confidential cable, made the comments when contrasting New Delhi’s reaction to the Mumbai attacks to its response after the bombing of India’s embassy in Kabul in July 2008. The cable, signed by then US envoy