EMERGENCY

  • Pilot holds up Air India flight for three hours for 'dirty' oxygen mask in cockpit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An Air India flight was delayed by three hours after its pilot refused to accept a "dirty" emergency oxygen mask and insisted for a "fresh" one before flying the plane. Air India has initiated a probe into the incident, which took place on Wednesday when its Kochi-bound flight from...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study April 16, 2015

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • TRAI recommends 112 as single emergency number for India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A single number '112' can be used for all emergency phone calls across the country including for police, fire and ambulance, telecom regulator TRAI proposed on Tuesday. Similar to the '911' all-in-one emergency service in the US, government can integrate all existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101,...
  • India can develop intercontinental ballistic missiles with over 10,000 kilometers range: DRDO April 4, 2015

    Vadodara: India is capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 kilometers, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr SK Salwan said on Saturday. "India has successfully test fired nuclear capable Agni V missile recently which has a...
  • Microsoft to take on Google Chromebooks with $149 Windows 10 laptops: Report March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: The growing popularity of budget Chromebooks by Google has seemingly threatened Microsoft, which is why the software giant is reportedly developing affordable laptops that will run its upcoming Windows 10 OS. The inexpensive laptop is likely to carry a price tag of $149 and use Intel's Bay Trail...
  • Mumbai: Man held for jumping out from aircraft's emergency exit door March 29, 2015

    Mumbai: A man for has been arrested for opening the emergency exit door of a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight and jumping off at the aircraft's wing while it had landed at the parking bay of Mumbai airport, police said on Sunday. "We have arrested Akash Jain (27) on Saturday for endangering the life...
  • Government, telecom, defence sectors most attacked by cybercriminals March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are increasingly targetting sensitive information from sectors including government, utilities and defence to access public data and other critical information, a government official on Friday said. "With increasing number of devices, the sophistication of attacks is also going up. Government is the most attacked sector, followed by telecom,...
  • 31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 years: Government March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years. Most number of precautionary landings (18) were made by the planes...
  • Pakistan repatriates 173 Indian prisoners February 17, 2015

    Attari: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan government on Monday repatriated 172 Indian fishermen and one civil prisoner after the beating Retreat Ceremony followed by Flag lowering ceremony held at Indo-Pak international border. All the fishermen crossed over to India on the basis of 'Emergency Travel Certificate' issued by the Islamabad-based...
  • Pakistan government may shelve Musharraf treason case to placate army January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Confronted with the challenge of deadly terrorism plaguing the country, Pakistan is considering shelving the high-treason trial against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in order to mend fences with the powerful army. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had initiated the treason case against Musharraf in December 2013 for abrogating the...
  • Jet Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kathmandu December 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport following a bird hit that caused a minor fire in one of its engines. The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the...
  • Snow leaves thousands of holiday makers stranded in French Alps December 28, 2014

    Paris: Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded on Saturday, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home. The snow and ice hit as a rush of holiday makers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in...
  • Oratorial skills, statesmanship make Atal Bihari Vajpayee a living icon December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Finally, it has come true. The Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre has conferred Bharat Ratna on iconic leader and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Ending months of speculation, a day before his birthday, December 25, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan announced, "PresidentMukherjee has been pleased...
  • Indira Gandhi was not aware of Emergency provisions: Pranab Mukherjee December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not aware of the Constitutional provisions allowing for declaration of Emergency that was imposed in 1975 and it was Siddartha Shankar Ray who led her into the decision, says President Pranab Mukherjee. Ironically, it was Ray, then Chief Minister of West Bengal,...
  • My father will never drop a bombshell, says Pranab Mukherjee's daughter on his book December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will celebrate his birthday on Thursday with the launch of his book 'The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years'. The President has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in his book which will begin online sales on Thursday. Talking about...
  • Justice VR Krishna Iyer dies at 100 December 4, 2014

    Kochi: Former Supreme Court judge VR Krishna Iyer passed away on Thursday at the age of 100 in a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala. Iyer was suffering from kidney related problems and was admitted to the hospital on November 24. He died at around 3:30 pm on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Court orders to include co-accused in Musharraf's treason case November 21, 2014

    Islamabad: A special court trying embattled former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf on Friday partially accepted his request to include alleged co-conspirators in a high treason case slapped on him and directed the government to resubmit its complaint against the co-accused. The 71-year-old former president had repeatedly asked the three-member special tribunal...
  • At least 8 dead in US snow storm, residents call it worst in memory November 21, 2014

    New York: Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had nearly 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on top of accumulations as high as 5 feet (1.5 metres) from earlier in the week. The National Weather Service said parts of the region could expect 3 feet (9O...
  • US declares emergency in Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in fatal shooting of black teenager November 18, 2014

    Washington: Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer. The killing of Michael Brown,18, in August had resulted in large scale violence in certain parts of the...
  • Air India pilot's prompt action, medical treatment save passenger's life November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot's action has saved a passenger's life who was onboard to a Mumbai bound flight. The pilot of an Air India Bangkok to Mumbai flight contacted the Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) and informed about a passenger' who was serious and needed a medical advice quickly....
  • Mumbai bound Air India flight from Bangkok makes emergency landing November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India flight en route to Mumbai from Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here this evening, after the pilot reported an on-board medical emergency, airport sources said. The pilot first contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) shortly after 9 PM and...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • Tuberculosis a national emergency; says Harsh Vardhan September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched India's first National antiTuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, India 201415 on Saturday, saying that such an excercise will help form a better understanding of the disease. The survey, which would be held in collaboration with WHO and USAID, will have the largest...
  • China: Submarine captain honoured for averting an underwater 'emergency' September 4, 2014

    Beijing: In a disclosure of neardisaster, China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater "emergency" after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into thousands metres deep waters. Wang Hongli, commander of submarine 372, was praised by the Central Military Commission for "successfully dealing with a major...
  • Emergency led to an atmosphere of fear, says Manmohan Singh August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Emergency came as a surprise to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who saw an atmosphere of fear in the country during which there were many "arbitrary arrests and detentions", says a new book on him by his daughter. "Well, it was a surprise. There had been unrest, but...
  • Missouri Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson August 17, 2014

    Ferguson(US): Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in a St Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said on Saturday that though many protesters were...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's secondlargest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Taiwan: 51 feared dead as plane crashes during emergency landing July 23, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration...