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The second explosion took place at Wadi Bunder between Three people, including the driver of the taxi were killed, and about 15 others were injured.
Six explosions were reported at the Taj hotel — one in the lobby, two in the elevators, three in the restaurant — and one at the Oberoi Trident. CNN initially reported on the morning of 27 November that the hostage situation at the Taj Hotel had been resolved and quoted the police chief of Maharashtra stating that all hostages were freed;  however, it was learned later that day that there were still two attackers holding hostages, including foreigners, in the Taj Hotel.
Nariman House Front view of the Nariman House a week after the attacks Nariman Housea Chabad Lubavitch Jewish centre in Colaba known as the Mumbai Chabad House, was taken over by two attackers and several residents were held hostage. Local residents were told to stay inside. The attackers threw a grenade into a nearby lane, causing no casualties. NSG commandos arrived from Delhiand a naval helicopter took an aerial survey.
During the first day, 9 hostages were rescued from the first floor. The following day, the house was stormed by NSG commandos fast-roping from helicopters onto the roof, covered by snipers positioned in nearby buildings. NSG Commando Havaldar Gajender Singh Bishtwho was part of the team that fast-roped onto Nariman House, died after a long battle in which both perpetrators were also killed.
They also incorrectly believed that the Taj Palace and Towers had been cleared of attackers, and soldiers were leading hostages and holed-up guests to safety, and removing bodies of those killed in the attacks. Attribution of the Mumbai attacks and Erroneous reporting on the Mumbai attacks The Mumbai attacks were planned and directed by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants inside Pakistan, and carried out by 10 young armed men trained and sent to Mumbai and directed from inside Pakistan via mobile phones and VoIP.
All but two of the suspects, many of whom are identified only through aliases, are Pakistani. In Aprilthe United States issued arrest warrants for four Pakistani men as suspects in the attack. Chidambaram said the Pakistani authorities had not shared any information about American suspects Headley and Ranabut that the FBI had been more forthcoming. It alleged that Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI had provided support for the attacks by providing funding for reconnaissance missions in Mumbai.
After murdering the captain, the attackers entered Mumbai on a rubber dinghy. The captain of 'Kuber', Amar Singh Solanki, had earlier been imprisoned for six months in a Pakistani jail for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters. At the same time, Headley was also an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administrationand Headley's wives warned American officials of Headley's involvement with LeT and his plotting attacks, warning specifically that the Taj Hotel may be their target.
According to Abu Hamza, the attacks were previously scheduled forusing Indian youth for the job. However, a huge cache of AK's and RDXwhich were to be used for the attacks, was recovered from Aurangabad inthus leading to the dismantling of the original plot.
Subsequently, Abu Hamza fled to Pakistan and along with Lashkar commanders, scouted for Pakistani youth to be used for the attacks. In September10 people were selected for the mission.
In Septemberthese people tried sailing to Mumbai from Karachibut couldn't complete their mission due to choppy waters. These men made a second attempt in Novemberand successfully managed to execute the final attacks. David Headley's disclosures, that three Pakistani army officers were associated with the planning and execution of the attack were substantiated by Ansari's revelations during his interrogation.
Several sources have quoted Kasab telling the police that the group received help from Mumbai residents. It also announced the initial release of Orkut in 6 new languages: Profile editing could then take place by clicking the settings button under the user profile photo or alternatively, clicking the blue settings link at the top of any page.
On September 4,Orkut announced that user would be able to see an "Updates from your friends" box on the homepage, where it would be possible to obtain real-time updates when friends made changes to their profiles, photos and videos. Moreover, in case someone wanted to keep some information on their profile private, Orkut added an opt-out button on the settings page. Scraps were also HTML-enabled letting users post videos or pictures. On November 8,Orkut greeted its Indian users Happy Diwali by allowing them to change their Orkut look to a Diwali-flavored reddish theme.
On April Fools' DayOrkut temporarily changed its name on its webpage to yogurt, apparently as a prank. On June 2,Orkut launched its theming engine with a small set of default themes. New Orkut[ edit ] The New Orkut favicon On October 27,Orkut released their 2nd redesigned version  It was available to only a few users at first.
These users were able to send invites to their Orkut friends to join this new version. However, users of the new version could still switch back to the old one. Google stated the new Orkut was faster, simpler, and more customizable. More particular features included video chat, promotions and easy navigation.
The look was completely new. User interface and workflow were also drastically changed. Orkut added different colours choices for the users profiles.
The themes were eventually removed and an Orkut badge was visible for those who didn't changed to the new Orkut.
The new logo also had the word "My" in it, as in My Orkut. In the home page, the recent visitor's list now displayed six most recent visitor's profile image as small clickable icons.
Orkut also allowed users to sign in with their Google Mail, or Gmail, credentials. Messages Black Hole[ edit ] Before the introduction of the New Orkut, users had two options to message friends: Since the New Orkut introduced a privacy control  for scraps posted to the scrapbook, the messages system was disabled in this version, but not for those still using the old version.
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Fake profiles[ edit ] As with any online social networking community, a number of fake and cloned profiles exist on Orkut. Hate groups[ edit ] Invarious cases of racism were brought to police attention and reported on in the Brazilian media. In Iran[ edit ] Orkut was very popular in Iran, but the website was then blocked by the government. According to official reports, this is due to national security issues, and Islamic ethical issues about dating and match-making.
To get around this block, sites such as orkutproxy. Other websites such as Yahoo! Groups and Google Groups had communities dedicated to receiving updates on the newest location of Iran's Orkut proxy.
At one time it had been possible to bypass governmental blockage of Orkut, but the site had closed its HTTPS pages on all anonymous proxies. Then it was almost impossible for ordinary users to visit this site inside Iran. This block was subsequently removed in October On July 3,Gulf News revisited the issue, publishing complaints from members of the public against Orkut communities like "Dubai Sex", and officially bringing the complaints to the attention of the state telecom monopoly Etisalat.
2008 Mumbai attacks
The attack was triggered as users launched an executable file disguised as a JPEG file. The initial executable file that causes the infection installs two additional files on the user's computer.
These files then e-mail banking details and passwords to the worm's anonymous creator when infected users click on the "My Computer" icon. The infection spreads automatically by posting a URL in another user's Orkut Scrapbook, a guestbook where visitors can leave comments visible on the user's page. This link lures visitors with a message in Portuguese, falsely claiming to offer additional photos.