High Alert

  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Met dept sounds alert in Uttarakhand, predicts heavy rains for next 3 days 05-08-2013 03:46 PM

    Uttarakhand was on high alert on Monday following meteorological predictions of heavy to very heavy rains over three days on top of the downpour that has crippled life in Dehradun. A large section of the main peripheral wall of an 8th century 'math', founded by Adi Shankra, was Monday washed...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals fire at CRPF camps in Sukma district 11-06-2013 12:25 AM

    Raipur: Naxalites on Monday night opened fire at CRPF camps in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district but the attack was repulsed by security personnel. Sources said three different camps of the paramilitary in south Bastar were targeted in Naxal gunfire which was suitably retaliated to by the troops. The firing went on...
  • Oklahoma tornado victims astounded at how they survived 23-05-2013 07:21 AM

    Moore: Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction. At least one family took refuge in a bathtub and some people shut themselves...
  • US: Obama assures aid to all affected in Oklahoma tornado 22-05-2013 08:39 AM

    Barack Obama on Tuesday offered condolences for the victims of a deadly tornado in Oklahoma and pledged to focus the nation's resources on recovery and rebuilding. ...
  • US: Oklahoma tornado toll lowered to 24 from 91 22-05-2013 07:24 AM

    Washington: As rescuers searched for survivors of Monday's devastating tornado that pulverized a vast swath of the Oklahoma City suburbs, authorities revised the death toll down to 24 from 91. Nine of the fatalities are children. The Monday afternoon storm carved a trail through the area as much as two...
  • Obama pledges all necessary help for storm-hit Oklahoma 22-05-2013 06:08 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered condolences for the victims of a deadly tornado in Oklahoma and pledged to focus the nation's resources on recovery and rebuilding. "As a nation, our full focus right now is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery...
  • Watch: Mobile video of Oklahoma tornado 21-05-2013 02:08 PM

    The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the US city of Oklahoma with winds of up to 320 km/h. ...
  • US: Oklahoma tornado death toll rises to 91 21-05-2013 12:31 PM

    The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the area with winds of up to 320 km/h. ...
  • Death toll climbs to 91 as tornado rips through Oklahoma 21-05-2013 11:57 AM

    Washington: Over 90 people, including 20 children, were killed after a monstrous tornado ripped through the US city of Oklahoma, flattening entire neighbourhoods, crushing two elementary schools and turning the area into a war-zone. The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the area on Monday with winds of up...
  • Deadliest tornadoes in US since 1900 21-05-2013 10:58 AM

    The devastating tornado that swept through Oklahoma turned houses into matchsticks and sent parents and teachers running to pull children from the wreckage of an elementary school in the eye of the storm. At least 51 people were killed by the 200-mph storm and dozens of homes destroyed. The toll...
  • Tornado devastates Oklahoma town, at least 51 dead 21-05-2013 08:16 AM

    Moore (Oklahoma): A massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people with winds of up to 200 miles per hour (320 kph) that flattened entire tracts of homes, two schools and a hospital, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage. Rescue workers...
  • Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park 20-05-2013 07:03 AM

    Edmond: One of several tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system rumbling through the Plains and Midwest has leveled several mobile homes in an area southeast of Oklahoma City. Reports of injuries in the mobile home park near Shawnee about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City couldn't immediately be confirmed....
  • Mumbai airport on high alert, security beefed up 13-09-2011 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The security at the Mumbai airport has been tightened in view of an alert sent by central agencies. Security at the Chhatrapati Shivaji airport has been put on high alert after an alert was sent by central agencies of a possible threat from an aircraft. Unwilling to take...
  • Nationwide alert after blast outside Delhi HC 07-09-2011 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the deadly blast outside the Delhi High Court, the government has issued a nationwide alert asking all states to step up vigil and take precautionary measures. Home Ministry officials said the nature of explosives used in the blast was not known immediately and the...