Holiday declared in Mumbai

November 27th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Thursday declared a general holiday in Mumbai except for state government offices as security forces battled terrorists who killed 87 people overnight.Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh announced separately: “Until we take control of the two places, we can think of nothing else.”

Deshmukh was referring to Hotel Taj and Hotel Trident where terrorists are fighting gun battles with police and commandos after taking an unspecified number of hostages, including foreigners.

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