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Mumbai hotels reopen after terrorist attacks


Source: | 12-22-2008 11:41

Special Report:   Terror attacks in Mumbai

In Mumbai, two hotels that experienced last month's deadly terror attack have reopened amid tight security. A group of terrorists killed 164 people over the course of a three-day siege in Mumbai that started on November 26th.

Receptionists answer telephones at the front desk of The Trident hotel in Mumbai, on December 20, 2008. Two luxury hotels that were stormed by Islamist militants re-opened amid tight security in Mumbai Sunday, less than a month after devastating attacks that rocked India's financial and entertainment hub.(AFP/File/Sajjad Hussain)
Receptionists answer telephones at the front desk of The 
Trident hotel in Mumbai, on December 20, 2008. Two luxury 
hotels that were stormed by Islamist militants re-opened
amid tight security in Mumbai Sunday, less than a month 
after devastating attacks that rocked India's financial 
and entertainment hub.(AFP/File/Sajjad Hussain)

The five-star Oberoi and the city's landmark Taj Mahal were among several popular sites in the city that suffered one of the most brazen attacks in India's history.

Nearly a month after the deadly terror attacks in November, India's financial hub witnessed a sign of recovery.

A reception was held on Sunday to mark the reopening of the tower section of Mumbai's landmark Taj Mahal Hotel.

About 1,000 invited guests attended the reception. Among them were survivors of last month's rampage as well as commandos and medical staff who participated in the rescue operation.

Ratan Tata, Chairman Tata Group, The Taj's Owner, said, "So this is a memorable day. It's a show of strength, it's a tribute to all those who have suffered through the loss of their lives, through injury. It's a tribute to those who have saved many lives, and it is an indication of our participation in the community of the city of Mumbai."