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  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • China issues heavy rain, typhoon alert September 13, 2014

    Beijing: China's National Meteorological Centre (NMC) on Saturday issued an alert for heavy rain and typhoon. From Saturday to Sunday morning, parts of Sichuan province, Chongqing city and Shaanxi province will receive heavy rains, Xinhua reported citing the NMC statement. Some areas might receive precipitation of 100 to 150 mm, it said. Areas...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • London's Luton airport reopens after alert September 9, 2014

    London: Hundreds of passengers were evacuated and flights were suspended for hours on Monday from Luton Airport near London after a suspicious package was found in a securityscreening area. Passengers were stranded outside the terminal as emergency services examined the suspicious item. The approach road to the airport was closed, triggering...
  • 1,145 cases of dengue reported in China September 6, 2014

    Beijing: Over one thousand people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in China and the government has initiated emergency measures for its prevention, authorities said on Saturday. A total of 1,145 cases dengue fever cases have been confirmed with 31 people in critical situation, an official statement said. Ninety per cent of...
  • Tamil Nadu: Flood alert sounded at Hogenakkal September 5, 2014

    Dharmapuri: All tourism activities in the famous tourist spot of Hogenakal were on Friday suspended till further notice following a flood alert sounded by the district administration due to increased inflows in Cauvery river. District Collector K Vivekanandan in a release said heavy rainfall in catchment areas...
  • J&K: People living in the border areas have been alerted says Commissioner September 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Divisional Commissioner Shantmanu said that many people had been rescued from the flood affected areas. "All departments have been put on high alert. People living in the border areas have been alerted," said Shantmanu. ...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead August 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one threeyearold in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • Bihar: Flood alert issued in 9 districts as water level rises in river Kosi August 17, 2014

    Supaul (Bihar): Flood alert has been issued in nine districts in Bihar after the rising water levels of the Kosi river continued to trigger panic, flooding villages along its course. More than four lakh people in eastern India are likely to be affected. The National Disaster Response Force teams has...
  • Guwahati on high alert ahead of Independence Day August 14, 2014

    Guwahati: Security measures have been tightened for the Independence Day celebrations on Thursday ahead of the 68th Independence Day. Check points have been put up across Guwahati and frisking is being done for all vehicles. Security forces are on high alert to thwart any subversive activity. There is no intelligence...
  • 10,000 security personnel to guard Delhi on Independence Day August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of Independence Day celebrations, unprecedented security measures have been put in place in the national capital. Ten thousand security personnel have been deployed around the Red Fort. Three km radius around the Red Fort will be completely sanitized as well as the entire route covered by...
  • Independence Day: Centre alerts North East over possible terror attacks August 10, 2014

    Agartala/Guwahati: The Union Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states over possible terror attacks in the runup to Independence Day, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has asked the states to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace. "The Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states...
  • Kharkhai, Swarnarekha rivers swell, flood alert sounded in most parts of Jharkhand August 5, 2014

    East Singhbhum district administration in Jharkhand on Monday sounded flood alert in view of the swelling Kharkhai and Swarnarekha rivers due to incessant rains for the past two days, officials said. "Around a dozen houses in lowlying Naya Bustee in Bagbera have been inundated as water level in the Kharkhai river...
  • Bihar flood alert: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 4, 2014

    Supual (Bihar): One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out. Commandant of NDRF Vijay Sinha said that in the 2530 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi...
  • Three dead, flood threat issued in 12 districts in Odisha August 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government today alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression. Collectors of 12 districts...
  • Allclear given after security alert at White House entrance August 4, 2014

    Washington: The US Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House earlier on Monday and closed one of its gates for more than an hour after a bombsniffing dog alerted them to a car in a nearby garage. A USSS spokesman later said the allclear was given at...
  • Nearly 200 missing after massive landslide in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nearly 200 people were missing after a massive landslide in northeast Nepal that blocked Sunkoshi river, turning it into a huge lake and putting dozens of villages both in Nepal and India at risk of flash floods. A huge hill had suddenly collapsed on Saturday morning burying 100 homes before...
  • Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far. According to...
  • MeT department predicts heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Mumbai August 1, 2014

    The city is preparing for the fallout of heavy rains after an alert was issued by The Indian Meteorology Department(MeT) on Friday. The MeT officials have predicted a heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. On Thursday night the city received 102 milimetres of rain. ...
  • 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 AntiTerrorism 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 lowintensity 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 communallysensitive 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 MERSCoV 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...