Evacuation

  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in war-torn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strife-hit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • Iraq crisis: Indians evacuated from conflict zones moved out of country June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The 17 Indians who were evacuated from conflict zones in Iraq have been safely moved out of the war-torn country, said Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday. In addition to the 17 Indians, two more nurses were on Wednesday shifted to Karbala from sensitive areas. However, while the 46 nurses...
  • Iraq crisis: 17 more Indians evacuated from conflict zone, says MEA June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that 17 more Indian nationals have been evacuated from the conflict zone of Iraq with the help of local authorities and are now in Baghdad. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "The safety of Indians in Iraq remains the matter of...
  • Have identified the group which has held Indians hostage in Iraq: MEA June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that the 39 Indians held in hostage in Iraq's Mosul are safe and that the government has identified the group which has kept them in captivity. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "Thanks. We got in touch with the company. Officials 2...
  • PM Modi chairs high level meet to review safety of Indians in Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the crisis in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high level review meeting on safety of Indian nationals in Iraq. The government has maintained that the situation in Iraq is a priority for the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs asserted that...
  • 16 Indians evacuated from Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixteen Indians have been evacuated from Iraq, the government said on Friday. Eight Indians were pulled out of Baiji and eight more from Anbar province in the violence-hit country, the external affairs ministry said. "Of the 120 Indians in affected areas, 16 have left (for India) so far," ministry spokesman...
  • India prepares evacuation plan to rescue Indians from Iraq June 19, 2014

    Around 18,000 Indians have been stranded in different parts of Iraq. Areas like Mosul and Tikrit are under attack by terrorists while Karbala and Najaf are the areas on target by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist group. India has prepared an evacuation plan to rescue Indians and...
  • Thousands flee Southern California wildfires, university evacuated May 15, 2014

    Wildfires roared out of control in Southern California, forcing authorities in San Diego county on Wednesday to order thousands of people to abandon their homes, including students at a state university, though no major injuries were reported. Television images showed several homes in flames, with thick black smoke filling the sky...
  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea March 25, 2014

    Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been besieged on bases in Crimea, offering no armed resistance but refusing to surrender,...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Leave the relief camps, Shamli authorities tell victims January 3, 2014

    Shamli district authorities have started taking steps to evacuate people from relief camps in the wake of the cold wave gripping the north. According to District Magistrate K P Singh, 267 families have left for safer places and efforts are being made by the district authorities to evacuate more families. The families that left the camps...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Terming mass evacuation of people from coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Phailin's landfall as the secret of Odisha government's handling of the disaster, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said the state plans to integrate youths in disaster management. "Our preparedness for Cyclone Phailin was fail proof. Successful evacuation of about...
  • Prepared to tackle the severity of cyclone Phailin, say officials October 12, 2013

    The administration working to tackle cyclone Phailin which is approaching the Andhra and Odisha coast has assured that all measures have been taken to limit the loss of life and property to the maximum extent. Damage prone areas have been identified and evacuation process is underway. ...
  • People flee before cyclone Phailin hits Odisha coast October 12, 2013

    Carrying their baggage, thousands of people are leaving the port town of Paradip to escape the wrath of the severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin' which is expected to make landfall in Odisha in less than 24 hours. The people, most of them workers of different industries including Oil Refinery of Indian Oil...
  • Odisha to evacuate 2 lakh people as cyclone Phailin approaches coastline October 11, 2013

    With cyclone Phailin expected to make landfall in Odisha on Saturday, the state government mounted a massive operation to evacuate two lakh people from six coastal districts on Friday night. The cyclone is 400 km southeast of Gopalpur in Ganjam district where it is expected to make landfall at 6 pm...
  • How prepared are we to deal with Cyclone Phailin? October 11, 2013

    The Cyclone Phailin is moving towards the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It is expected to leave behind a trail of destruction. IBN Network's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to experts on the gravity of the situation. ...
  • Up to 100,000 face evacuation in Russia's flood-hit far east August 18, 2013

    As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. The floods, caused by a month of unusually heavy rain, are not expected to start receding until early September, the...
  • US Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat August 7, 2013

    A building housing the US Consulate in Milan and other offices has been temporarily evacuated after the diplomatic mission received a letter containing a bomb threat, police said. An officer in Italy's anti-terrorism squad said the letter carried a symbol frequently used in the past by Italian anarchists. In Washington, US...
  • East Godavari administration issues warning in the wake of flood situation July 21, 2013

    Rajahmundry: East Godavari district administration on Saturday issued the second warning in the wake of flood situation and alarming rise in the water levels of Godavari river at Dowleswaram. Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said that all necessary steps have been taken in view of the rising water levels and rescue...
  • Young pilots proved their metal in Uttarakhand: Air Cdre Rajesh Isser July 3, 2013

    Air Commodore Rajesh Isser was the overall head of Operation Rahat, the largest heliborne evacuation and rescue operation in the history of the world. Talk to the man about how the IAF and its flyboys went about the mammoth task and the challenges they faced on the way. Air Commodore...
  • All pilgrims evacuated from Badrinath July 2, 2013

    The air force on Tuesday completed the last sortie to clear the pilgrims from Badrinath. ...
  • Uttarakhand govt hopes to complete evacuation by Saturday June 28, 2013

    Dehradun/New Delhi: Thirteen days after Uttarakhand was hit by floods, hundreds are still awaiting rescue. While the Uttarakhand government has told the Supreme Court that it is hoping to complete its rescue mission by Saturday, the Army has assured people that it will not leave the state "till the last...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 24, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Are Uttarakhand rescue operations caught in political tug of war? June 24, 2013

    As thousands suffer and are still awaiting relief in Uttarakhand, the political class is involved in a tug of war over the relief. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Lambagad Bridge rescue ops on, says Brigadier A Arora June 24, 2013

    Rains and fresh landslides threatened to derail the mammoth multi-agency rescue efforts in Uttarakhand, but security forces continued to evacuate those stranded across the flood-ravaged state. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi visits flood-hit Uttarakhand June 24, 2013

    Gauchar: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday travelled to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and had an overnight halt in Gauchar. The visit came amid criticism from the opposition for his absence from flood and landslide-hit Uttarakhand. Heavy rains pounded the hill state on June 16 triggering the disaster. Congress sources said Rahul...
  • Himalayan tsunami: Stories of the people who are keeping hopes alive June 24, 2013

    Rains and fresh landslides threatened to derail the mammoth multi-agency rescue efforts in Uttarakhand on Monday, but security forces continued to evacuate those stranded across the flood-ravaged state. ...
  • Congress, BJP play politics over Uttarakhand tragedy June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: As thousands suffer and are still awaiting relief in Uttarakhand, the political class is involved in a tug of war over the relief. Disaster tourism by political bosses across the spectrum, from the Congress president to the BJP chief, from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Prime Minister aspirant...
  • Uttarakhand: Rescue efforts by air hit due to bad weather June 24, 2013

    Rescue efforts by air were hit on Monday due to bad weather in Uttarakhand. CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor spoke to a rescue pilot in Joshimath who said evacuation was difficult as helipads were washed away in rains. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Mammoth rescue efforts continue despite heavy rains June 24, 2013

    Dehradun: Rains and fresh landslides threatened to derail the mammoth multi-agency rescue efforts in Uttarakhand on Monday, but security forces continued to evacuate those stranded across the flood-ravaged state. However, 15,000 persons are still stuck in Uttarakhand where heavy rains triggered massive landslides and flash floods a week earlier, killing...