2008,a year of mayham


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May 13:Eight blasts ripped in Jaipur in a span of 20 minutes , killing up to 60 peopleand injuring over 200.The first bomb went off at 7.30pm near the Hawa Mahal and another at the Sanganeri Gate Hanuman temple, chock-a-block with devotees .

June 4:A low-intensity explosion injured seven people in the parking lot of a Thane theatre showing a drama,depectin fiction between north indians and Marathis.

July 26:Sixteen small bombs killed at least 29 people in Ahmedabad,Gujrat in 15 minutes , including 10 inside a hospital.Another 100 were wounded as the explosions targeted another hospital, railway stations, a theatre, a bus and markets between 6.45pm and 7pm.

Sept 26: A bomb ripped through a crowded market in New Delhi on Saturday, killing one person and wounding 15 others, police said.

Sept 13:Five blasts in the crowded market places of Connaught place,Karol Bagh,Greater Kailash 1 killed 25 persons and injured more than 100.

Sept.29:At least 7 persons killed and 21 wounded in muslim dominated town of Malegaon,Mahrastra.At the same time five people died and 10 people were wounded in Modasa town in Gujrat.

Oct.30:Nine explosions shook Guwahati and three western Assam towns, leaving 75 dead and over 300 injured in the worst bombings in the militancy-hit state’s history.

Nov.26-29:183 people were killed,20 of them police and soldiers and 327 injured in India’s worst terror attack.Millitants attacked various parts of Mumbai,Taj Mahal palace hotel,Victoria Terminus,Leopold Cafe,Cama Hospital,Oberoi Trident hotel and Nariman house.


About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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