This Day in History:, 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.
September 11, 2001.
Masterminded by Saudi national Osama bin Laden,
four American airplanes were hijacked by
19 members of the terrorist group, al Qaeda. .
The terrorists flew two of the planes
into the Twin Towers of the
World Trade Center in New York City. .
a deeply shocked nation watched the
collapse of the Twin Towers live on national television. .
A third plane was flown into the
west side of the
Pentagon military headquarters. .
Passengers on the fourth plane,
United Flight 93, overtook the terrorists.
The plane crashed into a Shanksville, PA, field
rather than its unknown target. .
Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks,
the most significant in American history. .
Nearly 10,000 people who were exposed
to the debris of the fallen towers have been
diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer. .
The economic toll of the attacks
has approached $1 trillion. .
In response to 9/11,
the Department of Homeland Security
was created. .
On the ten-year anniversary of the attack,
the World Trade Center memorial
"Reflecting Absence" was opened to the public
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Video: Pakistan Cricket Team, Led by Captain Babar Azam, Lands in Hyderabad After 7-Year Gap for ICC ODI World Cup. The Pakistan cricket squad made its way to Hyderabad on Wednesday, marking their first trip to India in seven years. Their primary objective for this visit is to compete in the upcoming ODI World Cup, scheduled to kick off on October 5. Led by Babar Azam, the team had an extended stopover in Dubai, lasting nine hours, before reaching Hyderabad as part of their journey. Many ask: Should India be playing against Pakistan at all, given the terror tactics Pakistan uses time and again.
Catch the latest on the Karnataka bandh over the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Watch the protest unfold on Bengaluru streets.
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Security forces successfully thwarted a mob's attempt to attack Manipur's Chief Minister, N Biren Singh's ancestral house on Thursday night. Notably, the Chief Minister resides in his official residence rather than his ancestral home. This incident unfolded in Imphal's Heingang locality, with the mob endeavoring to assault the Chief Minister's ancestral house. Swift action by security forces effectively kept the mob at a distance of no less than 100 meters from the residence.
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto responded to External Affairs Minister's comment with a personal attack on PM Modi. He said,'I want to tell India that Osama Bin Laden is dead, but the butcher..