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‘Slumdog’ Pinto not known in Mumbai slums

‘Slumdog’ Pinto not known in Mumbai slums

LONDON: Freida Pinto may have become globally famous with her role in `Slumdog Millionaire` but she was surprised to find out that no one recognised her when she visited the slums of Mumbai recently. The Mumbai-born actress visited the slums with an NGO and was surprised to find that no-one knew her, an Indian magazine reported. “People in the city recognise me as the girl from `Slumdog Millionaire`, and inevitably they stare. But when I visited the slums with an NGO, nobody

Sarkozy slams Pakistan as he marks Mumbai attacks

MUMBAI: French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned Pakistan on Tuesday for allowing extremist “safe havens” in the Tribal Areas, as he paid tribute to the victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Sarkozy, in Mumbai on the last day of a four-day visit to India, said it was “unacceptable” that terror networks could find refuge in Pakistan and use it as a springboard to attack India, French troops in Afghanistan or other countries.
“It is unacceptable that India’s security can be

India calls Pakistani trial of Mumbai suspects a ‘facade’

NEW DELHI: India’s home secretary says Pakistan’s efforts to prosecute those behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks are a facade with Islamabad concerned that senior government officials might be implicated. In an interview published in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, GK Pillai said India had provided Pakistan with extensive information on the identities of key conspirators behind the attacks.
Some of the most compelling evidence was garnered from interrogating David Headley, a

Disclosed cables – Pakistan shared Mumbai attacks info with India

LONDON: Pakistan agreed to share information with India on the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, cables released by Wikileaks have revealed. The information is contained in a 2009 cable from US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson as sent to Washington.
The agreement followed a secret agreement brokered by the US, and came barely a month after the attacks, BBC reported on Saturday. The cables also warns the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant group which carried out the Mumbai attack, could ‘act’

Islamabad seeks Delhi’s help in Mumbai attacks trial

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad on Saturday urged New Delhi to allow a Pakistani commission to visit India to gather more evidence for the prosecution of seven suspects linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik had proposed sending a judicial commission to India to record witnesses’ statements, as the trial of seven suspects continues in Pakistan. Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Rahul Kulshreshth was called to the Foreign Office (FO), where Director

ISI played key role in Mumbai attacks: Guardian

LONDON: The Inter-Services Intelligence played a major role in helping prepare the 2008 Mumbai attacks, one of the planners of the bloodbath has told Indian interrogators, a report in British newspaper Guardian claimed on Tuesday.
David Headley, who confessed to surveying targets for the attacks that left 166 people dead in November 2008, made detailed claims about support from the ISI, said the Guardian. Headley described dozens of meetings between officers of the ISI and senior

Shiv Sena blocks out show in Mumbai

Cable operators across Mumbai and Thane have decided to bow down to Shiv Sena’s diktat and block the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ on Colors channel from Wednesday night. The Shiv Sena has been protesting against the participation of two Pakistan actors in the fourth edition of the popular show. Sena leader Anil Parab confirmed that cable operators had agreed to a blackout. “The blackout began in Mumbai from Wednesday and will spread to rest of the state by today.”
Ganesh Naidu,