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Javid: Tata to formally launch sale by Monday

Tata Steel intend to formally launch the sale by Monday, the business secretary said.

Sajid Javid met with the chairman of Tata Steel today in Mumbai as he attempts to find a solution to the collapse of the UK steel industry.

Javid said the UK government "will do everything it can to support a serious buyer in every way we can to secure a long term future of this industry".

Tata have not set a timeframe for the sales process, Javid added, but the company will allow a "reasonable amount of time".

Stampede kills 18 in India at mourning of spiritual leader

At least 18 people have died and 50 have been injured in a stampede in Mumbai after thousands gathered to mourn the death of the 102-year-old leader of a Muslim sect, a city official and television reports said.

The stampede took place outside the home of Syedna Mohamed Burhanuddin, the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community, in a wealthy part of the city.

A large crowd of mourners was pressed against the gates of the house at the time, television channel CNN-IBN said, citing police.

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Baby rescued 10 hours after Mumbai building collapse

A woman was among those pulled alive from the multi-storey building in Mumbai. Credit: RTV

A baby has been pulled alive from rubble 10 hours after the collapse of a building in India's financial capital Mumbai, the Associated Press reported.

A man is rescued from the debris of the building. Credit: RTV

The collapse killed at least three people and sent rescuers racing to reach dozens of people feared trapped in the rubble.

A young child was pulled out of the rubble and taken to hospital. Credit: RTV

Relatives of the missing wailed and clung to one another as heavy machinery lifted the largest slabs of concrete away.

'Dozens trapped' after building collapses in Mumbai

More than 25 people are believed to be trapped after a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai, India this morning.

Four ambulance and 12 fire engines were rushed to the area, and are currently involved in rescue operations, according to NDTV news agency.

Five-story building collapses in Mumbai trapping dozens. Credit: APTN

A rescue official at the scene said there were no confirmed deaths as yet and nine people had been pulled alive from the building.

Dozens trapped after Mumbai building collapse. Credit: APTN

Mumbai bans 'provocative' mannequins to curb sex crime

Scantily-clad mannequins could soon be banned from shop fronts in the Indian city of Mumbai in an attempt to combat sex crime in the city.

The mannequin dress code, which was passed by an overwhelming majority but still requires formal approval, will only apply to models outside the front of shops.

A mannequin in non-regulation attire in Mumbai, India Credit: APTN

Municipal council member Ritu Tawde, who proposed the ban, said that potential criminals can "get provoked by the mannequin" and that such displays "do not suit Indian culture".

Indians have been demanding stronger protections for women since the gang rape and killing of a student on a bus in the capital New Delhi last December.

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