It’s a sad state of affairs as we remember 26/11. "Three years on, while victims of the worst-ever terrorist strike on Indian soil still await benefits of a rehabilitation package to reach them, the heads that had rolled in the wake of the 26/11 attack are back in the corridors of power - with full honours,” reports The Times of India.
Can some good come out of this tragedy? “On the third anniversary of the start of the deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that left 165 people dead, the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan reports on some of the survivors who are preaching forgiveness in a newly published book.The Mumbai 25 - as they were known - were in Mumbai on 26 November 2008 as part of a meditation retreat.Two members of the group were killed in the attacks, but the survivors hope that showing compassion will bring something good from a terrible tragedy,” says the story.
Equally sad is the possibility that a journalist might have helped in the killing of another. “The Mumbai Police on Friday arrested woman reporter Jigna Vora for abetting the murder of 56-year-old journalist J Dey — more than five months after he was gunned down near his residence, allegedly by underworld don Chhota Rajan's men,” says Hindustan Times.
Road accidents are one of the major killers for us. “According to the latest statistics, there were 609 accidents in Mumbai in 2010, which claimed 637 lives. In 2009, there were 607 fatal accidents in Mumbai, killing 628 people.Road accident is one of the top nine reasons for deaths in the country. In Maharashtra, around 11,000 people die in road accidents every year,” reports DNA.
It’s tragic when children die in accidents. “Recently, there has been a rise in the number of accidents involving school buses in Mumbai and its satellite cities. This has led to growing resentment against the state government, education and transport departments for its failure to push for legislations about the issue.In January 2008, six schoolchildren were charred to death after a fire broke out due to an LPG leak inside a Maruti van at Jogeshwari. The vehicle had no permit to ferry schoolchildren as it was not a school bus. More details in DNA’s story this morning.
That’s why they’re called the mafia – even the police is working with them. “Two residents of Ghatkopar have moved Bombay High Court seeking action against four policemen of Ghatkopar police station for assaulting them and booking them in a false case because they dared to take on the water mafia.The two residents have filed a petition in Bombay High Court seeking action against the police officers. Sunder Singh Bisht, a driver, almost lost his hearing after the alleged assault that took place on September 29. Bisht’s friend Avinash Joshi’s condition is slightly better although Joshi too had to undergo medical treatment for a few days,” says Mumbai Mirror.
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Updated Date: Nov 26, 2011 10:42:31 IST