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  • Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO October 18, 2014

    Geneva: More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed on Friday. The UN health agency said that 4,555 people had died from Ebola out of a total of 9,216 cases registered...
  • Potential carriers of ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some US flights October 17, 2014

    Potential carriers of the ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some flights in the US. This decision was taken after a second airline passenger was detected with the virus. "She should not have travelled on a commercial airline," said CDC Director. ...
  • WHO announces new measures to control ebola at the UN held in Geneva October 17, 2014

    Ebola in West Africa is doubling every four weeks according to reports. As the ebola death toll spirals, health officials around the world are speeding their response on ebola. At the UN held in Geneva, WHO announced their new measures to control the ebola outbreak. ...
  • Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from West Africa to US October 17, 2014

    Washington: Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the US from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective. The administration spent the day trying anew to tamp...
  • Health officials in India to be trained to handle Ebola cases October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bracing to deal with Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 4000 lives globally, the government on Thursday took stock of the measures being undertaken for strengthening the preparedness, surveillance and response system in states. A decision of imparting training to health officials of all states on ways...
  • US: Ebola patient fights for life October 6, 2014

    The condition of the Ebola patient in Dallas, in the US, has taken a turn for the worse. The disease continues to ravage western Africa, where more than 3,000 people have died in the outbreak. ...
  • Bash Bug: All that you need to know about the latest security scare September 26, 2014

    New York: Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. So, is it...
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism September 13, 2014

    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 Ebolahit Liberia August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Mumbai and Delhi international airports are on alert as 114 Indian nationals are returning from the Ebolahit 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 redcoloured 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 SrinagarJammu 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: Muscatbound flight makes emergency landing after bomb scare June 22, 2013

    Mumbai: A Muscatbound 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 exlover in trouble June 6, 2013

    Jaipur: Peeved over the marriage of her boyfriend, a 25yearold woman with an intention to land him in trouble sent an email 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 March 31, 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 antiterrorism 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 Delhibound 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 MumbaiDelhi GoAir flight, probe on November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhibound 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 midair scare on an IndiGo flight on Wednesday, has been sent to oneday 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 midair scare for passengers on an Indigo MumbaiDelhi 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...