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Tuesday, August 26, 2003
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Bomb blasts shatter Mumbai; 43 dead
AT least 43 persons were killed and 140 injured in two powerful bomb explosions in South Mumbai on Monday, at Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar. Both bombs placed inside taxi boots went off a little while after 1 p.m., police officials said. ... More

Markets tremble, Sensex down 120 points
THE two bomb blasts in Mumbai today rocked trading on the equities, currency and bond markets, sharply shearing gains made over the last few weeks. Bringing back memories of the 1993 serial blasts, players panicked as news of the first bomb ... More

`Terror cover would have aided them'
MOST of the traders near the temple of Mumba Devi, whose shops were damaged in today's blast, may not enjoy any insurance benefits. Shop insurance does not necessarily cover bomb attacks, say officials at insurance companies. Officials of ... More

Blast rocks commodities markets
A POWERFUL bomb blast, just a few minutes after the first on Monday afternoon, ripped through one of Mumbai's oldest and largest commodities markets located on Yusuf Meher Ali Road, flanked by the Mumbadevi temple and Abdul Rehman Street. The ... More

Heart-wrenching scenes at the hospital
A PUNGENT smell of charred flesh and clotting blood permeated the air at J.J. Hospital. For about an hour, this afternoon, it seemed the stream of dead being rolled into the lobby in one of Mumbai's largest municipal hospitals would never stop. ... More

Festival sales unlikely to be hit, feel retailers
UNTIL this morning, consumer durables manufacturers and retailers were upbeat about the festive season: a good monsoon, the buoyant markets and a thaw in Indo-Pak relations were all credited with expectations for a strong buying ... More

CAS off in Delhi, on in other metros
BUCKLING under political compulsions, the Government today decided to put off the implementation of the conditional access system (CAS) in Delhi till after the elections, while the rollout would proceed as per schedule in the other three metros ... More

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