India still isn't equipped to prevent another 26/11-type attack, at least going by the status of the three anti-terror initiatives of the UPA government - the Natgrid, NCTC and the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems. Aloke Tikku
reports.When terror came knocking
While some received compensation, others did not, but life had completely flipped for those affected by the Mumbai attack. HT
takes a closer look at five people whose lives have been affected.
Mumbai paused in its busy tracks today to remember the 166 people who fell to the indiscriminate bullets of 10 Pakistani terrorists during a 60-hour siege, India's most wounding terrorist attack, that began this day four years ago. Country pays tribute to 26/11 heroes
Mumbai terror convict Ajmal Kasab was executed this week. But the debate over who should foot the bill for keeping him alive till then, lives on. Aloke Tikku
The tiers of security was virtually non-existent, when Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab and nine other Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists hijacked MV Kuber in the high sea to carry out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. And the security establishments were clueless on that night. HT
From testifying against Kasab in court, to having survived bullet injuries, to have lost their dear ones, these children have faced it all. Minors who witness terror can go into shock and recover gradually, or end up with severe psychosis.
Security has been tightened all across the city on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack, police said on Sunday.
Policing in Mumbai is set for a three-year Rs.
300-crore makeover under which the best practices from around the world, including those of the Metropolitan Police of London and the NYPD, will be adopted to improve intelligence-gathering to prevent another attack like the 26/11. Sayli Udas Mankikar
Speaking on the preparedness of the police to deal with terror, police commissioner Dr Satyapal Singh on Sunday said the CCTV surveillance system will be in place in the next two months.
Interrogation of Indian origin terrorists Fasih Mehmood and Abu Jundal from Saudi Arabia has confirmed New Delhi's worst fears that anti-India terror apparatus of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the ISI-backed Karachi project was alive and kicking. Shishir Gupta
Four years after the 26/11 terror attack, security around Mumbai has transformed, said senior police officials; HT reports.
The ambitious CCTV (closed circuit television camera) surveillance system for Mumbai, the tenders for which have not been finalised four years after it was proposed, is finally on track, but only on paper as of now.
Sanjay Rane, station master at Indira Dock fire station, still can’t describe what force drove him to rush towards the Taj hotel to rescue people on the first night of the terror attack, oblivious to the danger around.
Rakesh Maria has been at the forefront of most terror investigations in Mumbai since the 1993 blasts. Four years after he led the 26/11 probe, the additional director general of police (ATS) talks to Presley Thomas
about lessons learned.
Here's a look at who were the key officials behind the entire 26/11 operation, right from intercepting conversations between the terrorists and their handlers across the border, to filing a water-tight chargesheet against Ajmal Kasab.