Destruction

  • J&K ground report: Floods leave behind damage, devastation 2 days ago

    As floodwaters recede in Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is now battling civic problems like fuel shortages, defunct ATM machines and scanty medical supplies. The floods have caused an estimated loss of Rs 5700 crore to the state. ...
  • Jammu floods: Focus now on relief operations and restoring connectivity 1 week ago

    While the situation in Srinagar remains grim, the focus in Jammu and Kashmir has now shifted to relief operations. Efforts are being made to restore connectivity in the region, despite the massive destruction. ...
  • Fire breaks out in Mathura's ISKCON temple, many important documents destroyed August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple in Mathura on Wednesday night, destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in...
  • India calls for global political will on nuclear disarmament September 27, 2013

    United Nations: India has called for global political will for complete elimination of nuclear arms, saying the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria underscores the "urgent" need to strengthen restraints on use of WMDs and prevent their access to non-state actors and terrorists. Addressing a high-level meeting of the UN...
  • Apps make self-destructing posts for Facebook and Twitter September 10, 2013

    Toronto: The Snapchat app popularised the concept of sending photos and videos that self-destruct in minutes and new apps do the same for posts on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Smartphones and mobile apps have made sharing photos faster and easier than ever, but privacy has become a growing...
  • 666,000 people affected by heavy rains in China June 29, 2013

    Beijing: Heavy rain has affected 666,000 people in east China, while 335 houses and 22,200 hectares of crops were also destroyed in the downpour. Over the past month, heavy rain has affected 666,000 people in 25 counties of east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said on Saturday. The downpours have...
  • CJ Show: Ground zero report from Kedarnath June 23, 2013

    CNN-IBN Senior Editor,Anubha Bhonsle reports from the town of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, one of the worst affected by the floods. She was the first TV journalist to reach the town. Watch this report to find out the how the floods have ravaged this holy town. ...
  • Ground report: Mandakini still above danger mark in Uttarakhand June 21, 2013

    There is only trail of destruction in Sumari village of Uttarakhand. The village was flooded on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The Mandakini's water level is still above the danger mark. ...
  • More details sought on 19-year-old Boston bomb suspect April 23, 2013

    Boston: The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any terror networks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand...
  • Boston: Indian-American attorney to prosecute bomber April 23, 2013

    Washington: The high profile case of prosecuting Boston Marathon bombing suspect - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - has been entrusted to two noted American attorneys one of whom is an Indian-American. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Emory Law School, Aloke Chakravarty is an Assistant US Attorney for the District...
  • 6.3 magnitude quake kills 32 in Iran's Bushehr province April 10, 2013

    Tehran: At least 32 people were killed and 850 injured when an earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, hit Iran's Bushehr province on Tuesday. According to Iran's Seismological Centre, the city was later hit by 13 aftershocks. The temblor, having its epicentre at a depth of 12 km, struck Kaki city...
  • Delhi gangrape: 5 accused charged with 13 offences February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Over a month after the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi, five accused have been charged under 13 sections of the Indian Penal Code. The charges framed against the accused include gangrape, murder and destruction of evidence. The accused have been charged with murder,...
  • US weighing military action if Syria uses WMD December 4, 2012

    Washington: The White House and its allies are weighing military options to secure Syria's chemical and biological weapons, after US intelligence reports show the Syrian regime may be readying those weapons and may be desperate enough to use them, US officials said. President Barack Obama warned Syrian President Bashar Assad not...
  • US installing nuclear detectors at Pakistani ports July 17, 2009

    Washington: The United States is installing radiation detectors at Pakistani ports to check proliferation of nuclear material and weapons of mass destruction to and from the country, a top US official on nuclear security has said. "We do work with Pakistan with the Department of Homeland Security, on...
  • NY terror plot accused charged with attempted WMD use June 3, 2009

    White Plains (New York): New charges have been brought against four New York men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues and shoot down military airplanes. The eight-count indictment was returned on Tuesday in federal court in suburban White Plains. The indictment adds three counts of attempting to use...
  • Saddam pretended to have WMD: FBI January 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Saddam Hussein's threats of raining down weapons of mass destruction on his enemies was an elaborate smokescreen, claims a former FBI special agent. Former FBI agent George Piro — who interrogated the late Iraqi leader — said the smokescreen was basically to deter an Iranian attack. Prio said Saddam...
  • UN to consider deep sea trawling ban October 4, 2006

    United Nations: The United Nations needs to stop the destruction of deep-sea ecosystems by banning fishermen from trawling nets on the ocean floor, Australia, New Zealand and Palau, joined by actress Sigourney Weaver, said on Tuesday. The 192-member United Nations General Assembly is due to begin debating this week an Australian-led...