Hotel Taj

  • Kasab should get death: 26/11 eyewitness August 29, 2012

    A tea stall owner in front of Hotel Taj in Mumbai says every day reminds him of the 26/11 horror. ...
  • British survivor of 26/11 attack sues Taj Hotel March 30, 2012

    London: Will Pike, a London-based survivor of the Mumbai terror attacks that left him crippled for life after falling 50 feet from his bedroom window, has sued Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel for "failing" to provide guests with adequate security. Proceedings have been started in the High Court in London and...
  • 26/11: Recounting the horror at the Taj Hotel November 28, 2011

    Prelude It was near sunset on November 26, 2008. Somewhere off the west coast of Mumbai, a group of young men were waiting for darkness, in a boat without lights, waiting so they could land, unobserved, at a fishing village near the southern tip of the elongated island city. Captain Ravi Dharnidharka...
  • A year on: Hotel Taj rises from the ashes December 12, 2009

    When terrorists entered the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower heritage wing and sprayed the grand staircase with gun fire, the Sea Lounge and Ballroom on either side were devastated. In the centre of the staircase, the iconic hotel's founder Jamsetji Tata looked on stiffly. But throughout the entire ordeal, the...
  • NRI businessman recounts horror at Taj hotel on 26/11 November 26, 2009

    London: While many stories of bravery and heroism emerged during the Mumbai terror attacks, there are also hundreds of stories of destiny, chance and sheer luck. For those who were caught in the terror attack, its something they will never forget. A year on, London-based NRI businessman, Sir Gulam Noon...
  • Not just Kasab, India asks Pak for all Mumbai suspects January 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Two days after Pakistan admitted the nationality of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Mumbai attacker in Indian custody, India on Friday ratcheted up pressure on Islamabad and asked it to hand over all those in that country behind the carnage. "Pakistan has to do much more. It must...
  • Watch: How firefighters saved Taj on Nov 28 December 24, 2008

    Mumbai: The Mumbai fire department has released some rare footage taken on the night of November 28 at Mumbai's Taj hotel when NSG commandos and fire fighters battled terrorists to bring those trapped inside to safety. This footage shows the fire fighters surrounding the Taj Hotel complex, aiming water...
  • Weekend Edition: I am proud of my comments, says Antulay December 22, 2008

    Minority Affairs Minister A R Antulay remains defiant in the face of intense criticism for his comments questioning the circumstances of Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief, Hemant Karkare's death in the Mumbai terror attack. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai on the show The Weekend Edition, Antulay was unfazed, even saying he...
  • Never say die: Trident, Taj tower rule skyline again December 20, 2008

    Mumbai: Two structures that bore the brunt of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, the Trident hotel and the Taj hotel towers are all set to reopen on Sunday December 21, 2008, within a month of the attacks. The Trident is throwing open all its 550 guestrooms and suites as...
  • 26/11 terrorists stole credit cards, money: cop December 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, killing 217 people, also stole credit cards, money and mobile telephones from their victims, Mumbai's top police officer said on Monday. The stolen goods and currency included thousands of rupees and dollars found on the bodies of the nine terrorists...
  • Like the Phoenix, Hotel Taj hotel to come alive December 14, 2008

    Mumbai: The 105-year-old Taj Mahal hotel, one of two luxury hotels hit by Islamist militants in the Mumbai attacks, is set to reopen its doors on December 21, its owner said on Saturday. Gunmen took scores of guests hostage and battled commandos inside the flagship hotel of Indian conglomerate Tata...
  • Terror struck Taj hotel to reopen on December 21 December 13, 2008

    Mumbai: Mumbai's landmark Taj Mahal Hotel, which bore the brunt of the recent terror attacks, will reopen on December 21. The hotel staffs say they are ready to take in guests this Christmas season. Initially most of the guests will be accommodated in the modern building Taj towers, as it...
  • CCTV footage: Terror strike at Taj | Pics: Terror tale December 8, 2008

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Sunday released CCTV footage showing what transpired at the Taj Mahal hotel during the first couple of hours of the 60-hour-long siege that started on November 26. The footage shows how DCP Vishwas Nagre Patil, accompanied by two police constables and two SRPF constables, stormed the Taj...
  • Weekend Edition: Journey into soul of a bruised city December 7, 2008

    In this special Weekend Edition, we go on a journey into the soul of a city battered and bruised by the event of 26/11.It’s when Mumbai faced the most audacious terror attack in the history of this country. ...
  • That's the spirit: Trident to reopen next month December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Mumbai's Trident Hotel will re-open on December 21, 2008. The Oberoi and Trident hotels, which are actually adjoining twin towers, were both sites of last week's terrorist attacks. Work is underway at the Trident to equip it to deal with the Christmas holiday rush. The hotel is also...
  • Vote for change: India says together we can December 4, 2008

    It's been a week since Mumbai was taken hostage by daring terrorists. On Wednesday, across the country, Indians came out together in grief, united in rage. From Mumbai to Delhi to Hyderabad to Bangalore, people marched on streets expressing their solidarity with those who suffered and also questioning the decision...
  • 4,100 terror attacks since '74; India scarred, scared December 3, 2008

    Washington: India faced more than 4,100 terrorist attacks between 1970 and 2004, accounting for more than 12,000 fatalities, according to the Global Terrorism Database. The database is maintained by the University of Maryland and the US National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). START's Terrorist Organisation Profiles...
  • Stop guessing, CM didn't know me formally: RGV December 2, 2008

    Last Sunday, when Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Dehmukh made his first official tour of the Taj Mahal Hotel, he drew flak soon after as the media speculated on why filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and Vilasrao's actor son Riteish Deshmukh were a part of the Chief Minister's official entourage. Reports suggest...
  • Congress' slumber ends | Patil faces UPA heat November 30, 2008

    Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil is in the eye of storm following the Mumbai terror attacks. The members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday expressed their dissatisfaction with the Home Ministry. Even UPA chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are believed to have pulled up the...
  • Amar Singh exposes Modi's 'double standards' November 29, 2008

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Saturday accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of "double standards", saying he was now offering donation to the families of the same security personnel he had criticised for carrying out the Malegaon anti-terror probe. "This reflects Modi's double standards," Amar Singh said at a...
  • What it takes to fight a war inside skyscrapers November 28, 2008

    The Taj Mahal hotel, with its combination of Moorish and Florentine architecture, is a wonderful place to hang out in, sipping coffee in the Sea Lounge or having a relaxed drink in the Apollo Bar on a nice clear November day. But the same inviting structure became a nightmarish catacomb...
  • Marine commandos recover explosives from Taj November 28, 2008

    Mumbai: Indian Navy's elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) have recovered a Mauritian national's identity card from the rug sack of a terrorist, who escaped from the Taj hotel room, after an encounter with the security forces. "We have recovered a rug sack of a terrorist, who escaped, after an encounter with the...
  • Michael Vaughan's chance escape from Mumbai strikes November 29, 2008

    London: Former English cricket captain Michael Vaughan now believes in fate. He has no other explanation of why he was not in one of the luxury hotels of Mumbai which were attacked by gunmen on Wednesday. Vaughan, currently touring India, says but for a last-minute change in his itinerary he and...
  • Political blame game over Mumbai attacks begins November 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Politics over the terror attacks in Mumbai has started. A day after the BJP sought to stand united with the Government on the terror issue, the BJP has now done a U-turn. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Centre on Friday, saying the PM's speech was...
  • No fear of terror, photojournalists click Mumbai November 28, 2008

    As the battle to release hostages and bring Mumbai city back to normal continues, here's a look at the photojournalists who stood their ground and captured images of the worst terror attacks on Mumbai city. ...
  • Terror at Taj: The sequence of events November 27, 2008

    CNN-IBN has been able to put together a timeline of how the attack at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel has played out so far. New Delhi: CNN-IBN has been able to put together a timeline of how the attack at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel has played out so far. 9:30 pm:...
  • The great escape: 'The gun shots were following us' November 27, 2008

    Mumbai: They showed up Wednesday, as they do every night: businessmen for meetings in the elegant restaurant that overlooks the harbour, politicians for cocktails in a bar with velvet seats and wood and marble floors, friends for a steak dinner by the pool. But then the shooting started. Explosions followed in and...
  • Mumbai terror attack: Blogs feed info frenzy | CFS blog November 27, 2008

    Singapore: Bloggers across Mumbai fed live updates of the action after gunmen launched waves of attacks in the heart of India's financial capital, highlighting the emergence of citizen journalism in news coverage. Some, including a blogger named Vinu, were furiously uploading photos of damage from the attacks that killed...
  • 2 gunmen in Taj Hotel, 7 foreigners among 15 hostages November 28, 2008

    Mumbai: 7 foreigners are among 15 taken hostage by 2 gunmen in Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Two terrorists carrying guns tonight took 15 people, half of them foreigners, hostage on the roof of the luxury Taj Hotel here, one of the hostages who managed to escape said. Two youths in their 20s came...
  • Mumbai targets were favourite hangouts for affluent November 27, 2008

    Mumbai: Almost all the locations attacked by suspected terrorists in south Mumbai Wednesday night were preferred hangouts of foreign tourists. Here is a list of the nine places under attack: Leopold Cafe in Colaba, a favourite hangout with the tourist crowd in south Mumbai (Firing) Hotel Taj Intercontinental, a five-star hotel...