EMERGENCY

  • Oratorial skills, statesmanship make Atal Bihari Vajpayee a living icon 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finally, it has come true. The Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre has conferred Bharat Ratna on iconic leader and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Ending months of speculation, a day before his birthday, December 25, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan announced, "PresidentMukherjee has been pleased...
  • Indira Gandhi was not aware of Emergency provisions: Pranab Mukherjee December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not aware of the Constitutional provisions allowing for declaration of Emergency that was imposed in 1975 and it was Siddartha Shankar Ray who led her into the decision, says President Pranab Mukherjee. Ironically, it was Ray, then Chief Minister of West Bengal,...
  • My father will never drop a bombshell, says Pranab Mukherjee's daughter on his book December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will celebrate his birthday on Thursday with the launch of his book 'The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years'. The President has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in his book which will begin online sales on Thursday. Talking about...
  • Justice VR Krishna Iyer dies at 100 December 4, 2014

    Kochi: Former Supreme Court judge VR Krishna Iyer passed away on Thursday at the age of 100 in a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala. Iyer was suffering from kidney related problems and was admitted to the hospital on November 24. He died at around 3:30 pm on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Court orders to include co-accused in Musharraf's treason case November 21, 2014

    Islamabad: A special court trying embattled former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf on Friday partially accepted his request to include alleged co-conspirators in a high treason case slapped on him and directed the government to resubmit its complaint against the co-accused. The 71-year-old former president had repeatedly asked the three-member special tribunal...
  • At least 8 dead in US snow storm, residents call it worst in memory November 21, 2014

    New York: Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had nearly 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on top of accumulations as high as 5 feet (1.5 metres) from earlier in the week. The National Weather Service said parts of the region could expect 3 feet (9O...
  • US declares emergency in Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in fatal shooting of black teenager November 18, 2014

    Washington: Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer. The killing of Michael Brown,18, in August had resulted in large scale violence in certain parts of the...
  • Air India pilot's prompt action, medical treatment save passenger's life November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot's action has saved a passenger's life who was onboard to a Mumbai bound flight. The pilot of an Air India Bangkok to Mumbai flight contacted the Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) and informed about a passenger' who was serious and needed a medical advice quickly....
  • Mumbai bound Air India flight from Bangkok makes emergency landing November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India flight en route to Mumbai from Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here this evening, after the pilot reported an on-board medical emergency, airport sources said. The pilot first contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) shortly after 9 PM and...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • Tuberculosis a national emergency; says Harsh Vardhan September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched India's first National antiTuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, India 201415 on Saturday, saying that such an excercise will help form a better understanding of the disease. The survey, which would be held in collaboration with WHO and USAID, will have the largest...
  • China: Submarine captain honoured for averting an underwater 'emergency' September 4, 2014

    Beijing: In a disclosure of neardisaster, China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater "emergency" after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into thousands metres deep waters. Wang Hongli, commander of submarine 372, was praised by the Central Military Commission for "successfully dealing with a major...
  • Emergency led to an atmosphere of fear, says Manmohan Singh August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Emergency came as a surprise to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who saw an atmosphere of fear in the country during which there were many "arbitrary arrests and detentions", says a new book on him by his daughter. "Well, it was a surprise. There had been unrest, but...
  • Missouri Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson August 17, 2014

    Ferguson(US): Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in a St Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said on Saturday that though many protesters were...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's secondlargest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Taiwan: 51 feared dead as plane crashes during emergency landing July 23, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration...
  • No service? No problem. goTenna turns your smartphone into a walkie talkie with an 80km range July 21, 2014

    New York: For hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and families that love to travel, this device is a must as this turns your smartphone into a "walkie talkie" even if you have no phone coverage. In case you are in a location where your phone goes dead, you can message and send the...
  • KochiNew Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The KochiNew Delhi Air India flight AI 407 made an emergency landing at the Bangalore airport after the authorities received a 'non specific call'. The Air India flight made the emergency landing at 9:54 pm. All passengers are reported to be safe. Bomb squad is carrying out inspections, after which it...
  • Emergency action plan to deal with droughtlike situation in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    The weak monsoon in Chhattisgarh is worrying the state government, with Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday issuing directives for preparing an emergency action plan to deal with any droughtlike situation. Singh directed the agriculture, revenue and disaster management departments to start preparing for the action plan. Besides, he assured farmers of...
  • Royal Bhutan Airlines flight makes emergency landing after windshield crack June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: A Royal Bhutan Airlines flight from Paro to Mumbai was forced to make an emergency landing at the NSC Bose International Airport on Sunday after the windshield of the aircraft cracked during the journey. The captain of the flight sought permission of the ATC for emergency landing as the aircraft...
  • Watch CJ Piyush Tewari 's appeal for a stronger road safety law June 8, 2014

    CJ Piyush Tewari is the founder of Save Life Foundation, an NGO that promotes road safety and emergency care. In this report, CJ Piyush demands the implementation of a strong road safety law from the new government and explains how better safety measures can help save people injured in road...
  • Thai Army Chief: Elections could occur in 1 year May 31, 2014

    Bangkok: The head of the military junta that took control of Thailand in a coup last week said today that elections may not occur for more than a year because peace and reforms must be achieved first. Army commander Gen Prayuth Chanocha spelled out the junta's plans in his first speech...
  • Sanju Samson, Abhishek Mohan selected for Emerging U23 players India camp May 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala players Sanju Samson and Abhishek Mohan have been selected for the Emerging U23 players India camp to be held from June 5 to 30. Abhishek Mohan is a rightarm fast bowler who became the highest wicket taker in India in the Under 25 C K Naidu trophy with 39...
  • Pakistani chartered plane makes emergency landing in Lucknow following fuel shortage May 7, 2014

    A Pakistani chartered aircraft, on its way from Lahore to Dhaka with 100 passengers on board, landed in Lucknow under emergency conditions following fuel shortage, airport officials said. The aircraft landed on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot of the aircraft flying over Indian airspace over Uttar Pradesh, informed the Lucknow air...
  • Sanjay Patel walked out of BCCI meet after altercation with Shashank Manohar April 21, 2014

    Kolkata: There was a lot of drama at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting at the Mumbai headquarters on Sunday as an altercation between secretary Sanjay Patel and former president Shashank Manohar led to the former walking out of the meeting. The Baroda man was however persuaded by some of the...
  • Watch: Reactions of relatives of Malaysian flight MH192 passengers April 21, 2014

    More than 40 days after MH 370 went missing, there was another Malaysian airline scare after flight MH192 from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore turned back mid-air, when a malfunction was detected. Malaysian Airlines has reported that the flight has landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Bangalore bound...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian jet pilot praised upon safe landing April 21, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Transport Minister has praised the pilot of a Bangalore-bound troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that was forced to make an emergency landing early on Monday at an airport for his "skillful" handling of the aircraft. "The passengers, despite being tired, expressed their admiration for the pilot's skillful handling...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian Airlines lands safely at Kuala Lumpur after turning back mid-air April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian Airlines reported that its Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore flight MH192 has landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1.56 am after making an air turnback. In a media statement issued, the Airlines said that the aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and is expected to make an...