Scare

  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism 3 days ago

    Kampala: Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Harald Kampa, a hotelier near Mombasa, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is hurting his business. For two weeks in August he...
  • Chennai: Bomb threats to two schools turn out to be hoax September 8, 2014

    Chennai: Hoax bomb threat calls to two schools kept the city police on their toes on Monday. The calls were received at the police control room this morning where the caller claimed that bombs had been planted in two private schools in the city, officials said. ...
  • Ebola: Six 'high risk' passengers quarantined at Delhi airport September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were today admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said on Monday. The suspects were among 181 passengers who arrived in India from the affected western African countries. As of today, the ministry said, as many as 816 passengers were...
  • Airports on alert as 114 Indians return from Ebola-hit Liberia August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Mumbai and Delhi international airports are on alert as 114 Indian nationals are returning from the Ebola-hit Liberia on Tuesday. Elaborate precautionary measures have been taken to screen these 114 people as they arrive at the airports. "As part of the tentative plan, the aircraft will be first...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare July 25, 2014

    Hong Kong: McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US -owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China. McDonald's said in a statement late on Thursday it had...
  • 3 bags found outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, bomb squad called in July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday, there was a security scare at the party headquarters. Three unclaimed bags were found outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, following which the bomb squad was called in. There were three red-coloured bags that the bomb squad was checking. The...
  • Infosys Mangalore campus evacuated after bomb scare September 26, 2013

    Mangalore: The Mangalore officer of IT major Infosys was on Thursday evacuated following a phone call that threatened of a bomb in the campus. Police, assisted by bomb disposal squad, are searching Infosys' office premises in Mangalore. "A call was received at the Infosys office this afternoon stating that a bomb...
  • Dengue scare: Precautions that need to be taken September 26, 2013

    As the dengue scare is back with more than 5 deaths and over a 1000 cases having been reported in the national capital region itself, Dr. Vivek Nangia answers queries relating to dengue. ...
  • Dengue scare grips Mumbai again, death toll reaches 4 September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Dengue scare is back to haunt Mumbai again with four cases reported in the city so far. Officials said that four people have succumbed to dengue so far this season. While the number of recorded cases of dengue is almost 1/3rd of 2012 so far, officials feel that the...
  • TN: Smoke billows from SpiceJet flight engine as it lands at Tuticorin September 3, 2013

    Chennai: Smoke billowed from a SpiceJet flight engine on Tuesday as the plane landed at Tuticorin in Tuticorin. Fire tenders were called in to spray foam. All 72 passengers who were on board the flight were evacuated safely. SpiceJet has now cancelled its return flight to Chennai. The investigations are on...
  • Unclaimed bag led to bomb scare in Alipurduar August 31, 2013

    Alipurduar: An unclaimed bag found lying in the Nonai bridge in Alipurduar in Jalpaiguri district on Saturday, a day after one policeman died and two others were injured while defusing a bomb in Alipurduar led to a bomb scare. Some people found a bag lying unclaimed on the Nonai bridge and informed the police....
  • J&K: Unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare in Srinagar June 24, 2013

    Srinagar: An unattended bag outside the headquarters of Army's 15 Corps here led to a bomb scare, resulting in a massive traffic jam on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Monday. A bag was found unattended near the main gate of Corps headquarters on Monday morning by the army personnel posted...
  • Mumbai: Muscat-bound flight makes emergency landing after bomb scare June 22, 2013

    Mumbai: A Muscat-bound flight made an emergency landing in Mumbai on Saturday after a bomb scare. Passengers have disembarked and are safe. The aircraft has been taken to the isolation bay. More details are awaited. ...
  • Jaipur: Woman creates bomb scare to put ex-lover in trouble June 6, 2013

    Jaipur: Peeved over the marriage of her boyfriend, a 25-year-old woman with an intention to land him in trouble sent an e-mail to the Chief Minister's office and Jaipur Police threatening a bomb blast on June 13. Police said Ritu Sharma had an affair with Amit Jain, who was married...
  • 'Suspect package' found at Manchester airport terminal April 1, 2013

    London: An airport terminal in Manchester was closed and evacuated on Monday after a 'suspect package' was found, airport officials said. The Terminal 1 was closed at 8.15 am but police said the security alert was now over, with the terminal fully reopening at 12.15 pm, BBC reported. An airport spokesman...
  • Paris: Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare April 1, 2013

    Paris: Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Saturday after a bomb scare. About 1,500 people were visiting the site when France's anti-terrorism police made the decision to evacuate it. The site was evacuated after an anonymous call warned of the attack. However, the security alert was lifted after the tower...
  • Indigo plane veers off runway, DGCA to get report today March 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The preliminary report on Saturday's incident at the Mumbai airport involving IndiGo aircraft is expected to be submitted today, sources said. As many as 140 passengers on board IndiGo flight 6E433 from Chandigarh to Mumbai had a narrow escape on Saturday after the aircraft veered off the runway, damaging...
  • Jharkhand: Govt rushes troops after new Naxal terror tactic January 10, 2013

    Ranchi: In a barbaric and daring new tactic employed by the Naxals in Jharkhand, the bodies of some CRPF personnel who had been killed in an encounter with the rebels were found to be implanted with IEDs. The startling discovery was made on Thursday when doctors conducting the autopsy of...
  • GoAir bomb scare: One arrested for hoax call November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: One person was arrested on Monday in connection with a hoax bomb call that led Mumbai airport authorities to call back a Delhi-bound GoAir flight on Saturday night. Sandeep Menon, an engineer, was arrested on Monday as he wanted to stop his business partner Ambrish Parikh from leaving the...
  • Bomb scare on Mumbai-Delhi GoAir flight, probe on November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi-bound GoAir flight was called back after a passenger alerted authorities regarding a suspicious object on board the plane. The plane was then taken to the isolation bay at the Mumbai airport and thoroughly checked by the CISF teams. The DGCA will conduct the final round of...
  • IndiGo passenger who slapped air hostess sent to custody November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The man, who created a mid-air scare on an IndiGo flight on Wednesday, has been sent to one-day judicial custody. Court is likely to take up his bail matter on Friday. The man identified as Murtaleen Sheikh is a second hand car dealer from Mumbai and had threatened...
  • Watch: Passenger turns violent, slaps air hostess on board IndiGo flight November 8, 2012

    There was a mid-air scare for passengers on an Indigo Mumbai-Delhi flight on Wednesday. A man allegedly created a ruckus and threatened passengers. He has been identified as Murtaleen Sheikh, a second hand car dealer from Mumbai. One of the passengers on board shot a video in which the man...
  • Passenger turns violent on IndiGo flight, slaps air hostess November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a mid-air scare for passengers on an Indigo Mumbai-Delhi flight on Wednesday. A man allegedly created a ruckus and threatened passengers. He has been identified as Murtaleen Sheikh, a second hand car dealer from Mumbai. One of the passengers on board shot a video in which...
  • AP govt, private hospitals duel over dengue scare September 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: Is there dengue or is there not? Patients suffering from fever of any sort are in a state of bewilderment with the state government blaming private hospitals for creating a dengue scare while the latter say they are indeed dealing with dengue. Health minister D L Ravindra Reddy recently...
  • Another Chinese flight returns after security scare August 31, 2012

    Beijing: In a second such incident within a week, a Chinese flight was diverted to an airport in central Wuhan city after receiving a threatening message during the flight, the carrier said. Shenzhen Airlines Flight ZH9706, which took off from Xiangfan city in Hubei Province for Shenzhen on Thursday night, landed...
  • Chennai cholera scare: Pet owners rush to vets August 3, 2012

    Chennai: Several worried pet owners took their dogs to the vet on Thursday, with worries of a canine strain of cholera making the rounds. A day after Express carried a report on dogs suffering from diarrhoea due to various reasons, some sections of the media incorrectly reported that this was...
  • AI pilot asks crew to keep silent on mid-air scare July 24, 2012

    Mumbai: What happens in the air stays in the air. That appears to be the policy of Air India, or to be precise, a particular pilot of the national carrier, who apparently failed to report an incident of mid-air turbulence that resulted in damage to the aircraft and injuries to...
  • Mumbai: Object a smoke device, not a bomb July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The suspicious object found near Infinity mall in Andheri was not a bomb, police said. The object, found in a dustbin outside the mall on Wednesday afternoon, was a device used to create smoke in movies. Mumbai Police and the bomb disposal squad gave an all-clear after a thorough investigation,...
  • Bomb scare at Delhi educational institution May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Panic gripped the students and staff of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) in central Delhi Monday after a caller said a bomb had been planted in the institution. The call turned out to be a hoax but a fake explosive device was seized during a search, police said. After the...