History of Mumbai during the 21st century

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2005 Floods
2006 train bombings
2008 terrorist attacks

Main article: History of Mumbai

The history of Mumbai during the 21st century recounts the Indian city of Mumbai in the 21st century when the city suffered several terrorist attacks.

Timeline[edit]

2001 – 2010[edit]

2002 bombing
2003 bombings
  • On 13 March 2003, a bomb exploded in a train compartment, as the train was entering the Mulund station in Mumbai. 10 people were killed and 70 were injured. The blast occurred a day after the tenth anniversary of the 1993 Bombay bombings.[4]
  • On 28 July 2003, a bomb placed under a seat of a BEST bus exploded in Ghatkopar. The bomb killed 4 people and injured 32.[5]
  • On 25 August 2003, two blasts in South Mumbai – one near the Gateway of India and the other at Zaveri Bazaar in Kalbadevi occurred. At least 44 people were killed and 150 injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but it had been hinted that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba was behind the attacks.[6]
2005 floods
  • Mumbai was lashed by torrential rains on 26–27 July 2005, during which the city was brought to a complete standstill. The city received 37 inches (940 millimeters) of rain in 24 hours — the most any Indian city has ever received in a single day. Around 83 people were killed.[7]
One of the bomb-damaged coaches at the Mahim station in Mumbai during the 11 July 2006 train bombings
2006 bombings
2008 attacks against migrants and bombings
  • There were a series of ten coordinated terrorist attacks by 10 armed Pakistani men using automatic weapons and grenades which began on 26 November 2008 and ended on 29 November 2008. The attacks resulted in 164 deaths, 308 injuries, and severe damage to several important buildings.[14]
Bandra-Worli sea link
  • The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link was opened to the general public on 30 June 2009. Four lanes was opened in the early stage, while all eight lanes were opened to traffic in March 2010.
Barack Obama visit

2011 – present[edit]

2011 bombings
2011 Cricket world cup

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "1992: Mob rips apart mosque in Ayodhya". BBC. 6 December 1992. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "1 killed, 25 hurt in Vile Parle blast". The Times of India. India. 28 January 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fear after Bombay train blast". BBC. 14 March 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Vijay Singh, Syed Firdaus Ashra (29 July 2003). "Blast in Ghatkopar in Mumbai, 4 killed and 32 injured". rediff.com India Limited. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "2003: Bombay rocked by twin car bombs". BBC. 25 August 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Maharashtra monsoon 'kills 200'". BBC. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "At least 174 killed in Indian train blasts". CNN. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "India: A major terror target". The Times of India. India. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "'Rs 50, 000 not enough for injured'". Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd. 21 July 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "India police: Pakistan spy agency behind Mumbai bombings". CNN. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Thackeray continues tirade against North Indians". Daily News & Analysis. 16 February 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "North Indian taxi drivers attacked in Mumbai". NDTV. 29 March 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "HM announces measures to enhance security" (Press release). Press Information Bureau (Government of India). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  15. ^ Parsons, Christi (6 November 2010). "Obama visits site of Mumbai attacks, praises India's resilience". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
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  17. ^ "Obama gets 50,000 jobs; deals worth $10 billion signed". NDTV. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
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  19. ^ "3 bomb blasts in Mumbai; 8 killed, 70 injured". CNN-IBN. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "Mumbai-blasts-Death-toll-rises-to-26". Hindustan Times. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Death toll in Mumbai terror blasts rises to 19". NDTV. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012.