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  • Himachal Pradesh on alert after terrorist movement reports July 18, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said on Friday. Police received the intelligence reports from bordering Jammu and Kashmir. "We have intensified patrolling on all routes alongside Jammu and Kashmir border in Chamba, but as such there...
  • Mumbai: Crime Branch, ATCs on alert for Ramzan July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has sent a letter to all the Crime Branch and Anti-Terrorism Cells asking them to be on alert in view of the ongoing Ramzan. Sources say this letter was sent even before the Pune blasts of last week. The letter also has a mention of...
  • Alert sounded in Mumbai after low intensity blast in Pune July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: An alert has been sounded here after a low-intensity blast in Pune, the police said on Thursday. An alert has been sounded and security tightened at railway stations, bus terminuses, entry points, vital installations, religious places and communally-sensitive areas of Mumbai after the explosion in Pune this afternoon, Deputy...
  • UP police receives intelligence alert for Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi July 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police has tightened security arrangements in temple towns of Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi for the upcoming holy month of Shravan after intelligence inputs of possible disturbances. Inspector General of Police (law and order) Amrendra Sengar told reporters that the state police has received an alert from intelligence agencies for...
  • Mangalore airport put on alert June 16, 2014

    Mangalore: The Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe has been put on alert as part of stepped up security across airports in the country after the terror attack on Karachi airport in Pakistan. The Central Industrial Security Force at the airport has formed a team to prevent and counter any attack, police...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • Kerala issues alert against MERS May 10, 2014

    In view of the impending monsoon season, the Kerala Health Department has issued a general alert against various types of infectious diseases and asked the officials to take precautionary measures. Besides the monsoon related diseases, reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia also caused concern in the state,...
  • Kerala on high alert over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome May 9, 2014

    The Kerala health department is on high alert after increasing number of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases were reported in Saudi Arabia. MERS is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV and was first reported in Saudi Arabia September 2012. According to media reports, till date,...
  • Terror threat: All major airports in South India put on high alert May 6, 2014

    Bangalore: All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South. International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai...
  • Several alerts on Naxal movement preceded Sukma ambush: Sources March 13, 2014

    Preliminary probe into Tuesday's Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district has indicated involvement of its Darbha unit leader Surendra, sources in Chhattisgarh Police said on Wednesday. In a brazen daytime attack, 16 people including 11 CRPF personnel, four state police and one civilian were gunned down by Naxals in Jeerum Nallah...
  • SMS alert service for waitlisted rail passengers launched March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you will no longer have to dial 139 or visit the rail website to check the status of your waitlisted ticket as the railways will now send booking status messages to passengers on mobile phones, if the tickets get confirmed before the journey. "For the last 10 days...
  • After bomb threat, Hyderabad international airport on high alert February 21, 2014

    The Hyderabad international airport was on Friday put on high alert after an anonymous letter threatening that explosives will be used and transported through a flight was received at the facility. Sources said the Chief Airport Security Officer (CASO) of the sprawling complex received the letter which threatened that "explosives"...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert February 12, 2014

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years. We...
  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport's domestic terminal February 11, 2014

    Security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday went into a tizzy after a bomb threat call was received by an airline at its airport office. An anonymous caller rang up the airline Spicejet at around 1730 hours and told the staff that there was a...
  • Rahul's road show in Maoist-hit Hazaribagh cancelled for security reasons February 7, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's road show in Jharkhand has been cancelled due to security reasons, a party spokesman said on Friday. The Gandhi scion is visiting Ranchi on Friday and was expected to undertake a road show from Hazaribagh to Ranchi. But Rahul will now go to Hazaribagh by helicopter. He...
  • Obsessed with checking emails? Here is what it can lead to January 20, 2014

    London: Scientists have identified seven deadly email sins that can lead to 'negative repercussions' in the workplace if not handled correctly. Workers obsessed with checking their emails could be damaging their own mental health and that of their colleagues, according to research at London's Kingston University. Occupational psychologist Dr Emma...
  • Bombay HC allows hotels to remain open till 5 am for New Year's party December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has extended the deadline for New Year's Eve parties and has allowed all establishments - hotels and restaurants- to remain open till 5 am. Giving the order, the HC said, "It is traditionally a night that people spend with friends and family till morning. There...
  • Battle for Bastar: Explosives recovered ahead of Sonia Gandhi, Modi's rallies November 7, 2013

    Ahead of Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi's visit to Naxal-infested Bastar for election campaigning on Thursday, IEDs have been recovered on Dornapal-Chintalnar-Jagargunda route, claimed CRPF and Chhattisgarh police. Modi is scheduled to address two public meetings in Bastar-Jagdalpur (12.40 pm) and at Kanker (2.35 pm), besides one at Rajnandgaon (Dongargarh at 4.15...
  • Centre tells states to tighten security during festival season October 28, 2013

    In the wake of multiple blasts in Patna, the Centre on Monday asked all states to maintain high alert and tighten security during the festival season. The Home Ministry also asked five poll-bound states to beef up security in election rallies, especially those being attended by top leaders. In an advisory...
  • Heavy rains lash East Godavari district, alert issued October 23, 2013

    Following heavy rains in East Godavari district, the administration has issued an alert and taking necessary precautionary measures, an official said. "The district administration has issued an alert and taking all precautionary measures, including shifting people from low-lying areas to safer places, monitoring the water level at irrigation sources," the official...
  • Chhattisgarh garh issues alert as heavy rains expected due to Phailin October 12, 2013

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has issued an alert to all its departments in view of the cyclone Phailin which is likely to trigger heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the area between south Bastar and the capital Raipur. The meteorological department said that state may receive a heavy rainfall in the next 48...
  • Cyclone Phailin intensifies, Odisha, Andhra put on high alert October 10, 2013

    The Andhra Pradesh government has issued a high alert across all coastal districts in view of a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal. The depression has intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin which is expected to fall by Saturday night. ...
  • Cyclone hits Andaman Nicobar islands, Andhra Pradesh on high alert October 9, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: A cyclonic storm on Wednesday hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands and is expected to reach the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha over the next 48-72 hours, the Met department said. According to the meteorological department there was a deep depression area over the North Andaman Sea on...
  • North Korea puts army on alert, warns US of 'disastrous consequences' October 8, 2013

    North Korea said on Tuesday its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric directed against the United States and South Korea, who it accuses of instigating hostility. Reclusive North Korea has often issued threats to attack the South...
  • 1 SIMI member caught, 6 on the run after escaping from Khandwa jail October 1, 2013

    Seven members of the terror outfit SIMI escaped from the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. The police have claimed to have arrested one of them while six are still on the run. The police have now declared a high alert in Khandwa as well as Indore. Questions...
  • Fodder scam: Alert sounded in Bihar ahead of verdict on Lalu Prasad September 30, 2013

    Authorities in Bihar have sounded an alert across the state on Monday, apprehending trouble after the court pronounced verdict in a multi-crore fodder scam case involving Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. A Special CBI court in Ranchi, Jharkhand, delivered its verdict in the case on Monday, holding Lalu Prasad...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in cities across India in the wake of recent terror attack in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 60 people lost their lives. The police have stepped up security in malls and places of worship as a precautionary measure. In the backdrop of...
  • High alert in the state after twin terror attacks hit Jammu September 26, 2013

    The vehicles have been stopped at the highway near Kajwani Chowk in Jammu. All the vehicles are being stopped, especially those coming from Pathankot towards Jammu. This after a terror attack was seen at Kathua's Hiranagar wher the terrorists came in an auto and entered the police station and started...
  • Twitter launches Twitter Alerts, emergency alerts for phones September 26, 2013

    New York: Twitter is launching an alerts feature that lets US users receive emergency notices as text messages. Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from...