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  • Several alerts on Naxal movement preceded Sukma ambush: Sources 13-03-2014 12:15 AM

    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...
  • SMS alert service for waitlisted rail passengers launched 03-03-2014 02:22 PM

    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...
  • After bomb threat, Hyderabad international airport on high alert 21-02-2014 03:36 PM

    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 12-02-2014 02:43 PM

    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....
  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport's domestic terminal 11-02-2014 07:13 PM

    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...
  • Rahul's road show in Maoist-hit Hazaribagh cancelled for security reasons 07-02-2014 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Obsessed with checking emails? Here is what it can lead to 20-01-2014 12:21 PM

    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 31-12-2013 12:44 PM

    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 07-11-2013 10:25 AM

    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...
  • Centre tells states to tighten security during festival season 28-10-2013 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Heavy rains lash East Godavari district, alert issued 23-10-2013 12:13 PM

    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...
  • Chhattisgarh garh issues alert as heavy rains expected due to Phailin 12-10-2013 07:23 PM

    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...
  • Cyclone Phailin intensifies, Odisha, Andhra put on high alert 10-10-2013 03:15 PM

    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 09-10-2013 09:45 PM

    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...
  • North Korea puts army on alert, warns US of 'disastrous consequences' 08-10-2013 08:32 AM

    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...
  • 1 SIMI member caught, 6 on the run after escaping from Khandwa jail 01-10-2013 08:48 AM

    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....
  • Fodder scam: Alert sounded in Bihar ahead of verdict on Lalu Prasad 30-09-2013 11:46 AM

    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...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India 27-09-2013 09:14 AM

    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 26-09-2013 11:31 AM

    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 26-09-2013 06:30 AM

    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...
  • Bihar floods: Death toll mounts to 201, light rains expected in several districts 09-09-2013 08:30 AM

    Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in Bihar due to spate in various rivers. Altogether 201 people have died since June 15 and 6.9 million others have been displaced as over 20 districts in the state were hit by flood, Disaster...
  • After UP, 71 dengue cases reported from Delhi this week 07-09-2013 07:47 AM

    A total of 71 cases of dengue have been reported from across the capital this week alone, officials said on Friday. Expressing deep concern at the high number of cases, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia directed health officers to effectively contain the spread of the disease. He warned that any...
  • Dengue cases on the rise, UP govt sounds alert 06-09-2013 02:44 PM

    After a sudden increase in the number of dengue cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has on Friday directed all the chief medical officers to ensure measures to check spread of the disease. "I have directed the officials to remain alert and take necessary action to check spread of...
  • Several countries warn citizens against travel to Lebanon 01-09-2013 02:45 AM

    Several countries have advised their citizens against travelling to Lebanon as regional tensions grow over a possible US military strike on Syria. Those issuing the advice include Bahrain, Kuwait, Britain and France, while Austria told its citizens to contact its embassy in Lebanon before travelling there. Bahrain and Kuwait also...
  • Gujarat rains: Narmada dam flows above danger mark; 100 villages on high alert 25-08-2013 06:26 PM

    Ahmedabad: With water in Narmada dam flowing above danger mark following heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch and Narmada have shifted around 6,000 people to safer places. Officials say Narmada is now flowing ten feet above the danger mark. On Saturday, the...
  • Heathrow Airport on high alert over Qaeda terror threat: Report 16-08-2013 03:21 PM

    UK's busiest airport Heathrow has been put on high terror alert after "credible" intelligence emerged that al-Qaeda is plotting attacks, including strike by women suicide bombers with explosives concealed in breast implants, a media report said on Friday. Security checks have been beefed up after intelligence reports surfaced that al-Qaeda...
  • Egypt violence: US warns citizens to avoid travel to the nation 16-08-2013 10:49 AM

    The United State condemned Egypt violence and has also warned its citizens to avoid travel to the nation. More than 580 people have been killed in the latest round of political violence in Egypt. ...
  • Delhi put on high alert ahead of Independence Day 13-08-2013 09:45 AM

    Ahead of Independence Day and in the wake of an intelligence alert, Delhi has been put on high alert with heavy security arrangements and police barriers across the city. "There shall be special checking of all vehicles, both private and commercial, entering the city from neighbouring states through border entry...
  • Terror threat ahead of Independence Day puts UP on high alert 13-08-2013 09:30 AM

    An alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh following intelligence reports that a terrorist group may try to sneak in from the Nepal border, police said. Following the tip-off, commandos have been stationed at Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi and other sensitive places. An official said the tip-off was specific and prior...