PREPAREDNESS

  • Odisha a model for others in disaster management, says CM Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Following the handling of two major cyclones, Phailin in 2013 and Hudhud earlier this month, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that Odisha is a model for others in disaster management. "Odisha is a model for others as far as disaster management is concerned," Patnaik said after addressing...
  • Naval chief to review Eastern Naval Command's op preparedness April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first tour after taking over as the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin Dhowan will review the operational preparedness of the Vishakhapatnambased Eastern Naval Command on Wednesday. The Eastern Command is incharge of taking care of Indian maritime interests in the Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas...
  • Election commission team to review poll preparedness in Rajasthan September 12, 2013

    A team of top Election Commission officials will review the poll preparedness in Rajasthan for the ensuing assembly elections in the state. Top EC officials including Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and two Election Commissioners H S Brahma and Nasim Zaidi left for Jaipur on Thursday to hold a meeting...
  • Top army officers review operational preparedness along LoC August 28, 2013

    Top Indian army officers on Tuesday reviewed the operational preparedness of the army along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of continuing violations of ceasefire by Pakistani troops. Northern army command chief Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra and Srinagar-based Chinar Corps chief Lt Gen Gurmit Singh...
  • Army ready to meet any contingency: Gen VK Singh May 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Tuesday said the force was operationally prepared to meet any contingency, days after he highlighted major "shortcomings" in the country's defence preparedness. On corruption in defence deals, he said it was important to ensure probity and transparency. Speaking about defence preparedness of the country, the...
  • British media mocks India for Games fiasco September 23, 2010

    London: From raising issues of child labour to pointing to the "agonisingly inefficient infrastructure", the British media on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the poor state of preparedness for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) that will begin in New Delhi on October 3. The upcoming Games was given prominent display in...
  • Mumbai revamps police force, ready to take on terror August 28, 2009

    Mumbai: While the India Pakistan exchanges of dossiers may have reaped fewer dividends in the hunt for the masterminds of the November 26, 2008 terror strike on Mumbai, the city's police are quietly in a revamp mode. Looking within its own folds for the reasons why the attackers could get into...
  • No swine flu cases reported yet, India on alert April 29, 2009

    New Delhi: A 23 month old baby in Texas, southern US is the first to die from swine flu outside of Mexico. On a day that Germany became the eighth country to confirm cases of the spreading epidemic. Swine flu has now reached the UK, Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Israel. The country...
  • Beijing stages terror drill after Mumbai attack December 15, 2008

    Beijing: Police commandos in Beijing conducted an antiterror exercise modeled after last month's deadly shooting rampage in Mumbai to strengthen preparedness against such attacks, state media said. Saturday's drill was the latest move by Chinese security forces to guard against terror threats, particularly those from separatists battling for an independent Muslim...