Emergency

  • 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 22, 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 21, 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...
  • SP leader escapes unhurt after his helicopter makes an emergency landing April 8, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party minister on Tuesday escaped unhurt when a helicopter in which he was travelling made an emergency landing after its engine failed in Saharanpur. Malik was going to address a political rally at Mankamau when his helicopter's engine failed but not before the pilots brought it down to safe...
  • Chetnaa Verma wins Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' April 7, 2014

    In an exclusive grand-finale held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart.com announced Chetnaa Verma as the winner of the third edition of "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award". In a proud moment for the country, Chetnaa Verma emerges as the winner despite a tough competition...
  • 14-year-old Indian boy tells US how to save $400 mn by changing font March 30, 2014

    New York: A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with an unique plan that could help the US save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents. Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond...
  • Brazilian plane makes emergency landing with no front wheels March 29, 2014

    An Avianca Airlines passenger jet safely made an emergency landing in Brasilia on Friday after its front landing gear failed to deploy, authorities said. None of the 49 passengers and crew of five on the Fokker 100 jet were injured when the plane landed on its rear wheels before lowering the...
  • Glenfiddich announces finalists for 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' March 26, 2014

    Glenfiddich announces the 5 finalists for the Glenfiddich "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award." Finalists to showcase their work at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, on April 4, 2014. The Glenfiddich "Emerging Artist of the Year", the biggest art award in India has announced the five finalists of its third...
  • Bad weather forces emergency landing of Sharad Pawar's chopper March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's helicopter on Sunday made an emergency landing in Beed district because of bad weather, police said. The chopper made emergency landing at 3.11 pm, police said, adding that later the NCP chief left for Parbhani, where he was to attend a political meeting, by car. "Pawar...
  • With 189 passengers onboard, Dubai-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing March 8, 2014

    A Dubai-bound Air India Express flight with 189 passengers onboard on Saturday made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after it was diverted here due to technical issue. A spokesperson of the airline said all the passengers were safe and another aircraft was arranged to fly them to...
  • Cops arrest Florida widow who called 911 for sex claiming 'I haven't been penetrated in years' February 27, 2014

    A widow from a slightly sleepy section of Florida's West Coast was arrested on Friday after she called 911 twice in search of a cop to do 'extra duty' for her. According to reports the woman called 911 and said that she had had a fight with her son who...
  • Watch: Police officers shown 'SuperSexy CPR' ad while being trained in first aid February 20, 2014

    Senior police officers had to apologise after officers were shown a steamy lingerie ad featuring scantilyclad models during a session on first aid. Spanish cops were in to learn a few resuscitation techniques when they saw the clip of a hot blonde performing mouthtomouth on another model. The racy video,...