PREVENTION

  • Tamil Nadu: 8 teachers held for 'forcing' Dalit students to clean toilets for months April 23, 2015

    Tirunelveli: Faced with a series of agitations, police on Wednesday arrested eight teachers for allegedly forcing Dalit students to clean toilets in a government-aided high school at a village in the district. Backed by some political outfits, local Dalits have been staging a series of agitations in the past weeks demanding...
  • Heavy security across Kashmir as Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh against Alam's arrest April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for bandh in Kashmir valley on Saturday to protest the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam has led to heightened security across the region. Geelani made the bandh call soon after a Jammu and Kashmir court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven...
  • UN conference endorses India's concerns over black money April 12, 2015

    Doha: In a major push towards recovering black money stashed in safe havens abroad, a UN conference in Doha on Sunday endorsed India's suggestions on promoting global cooperation in fighting the menace of money laundering, international terrorism and cyber crime. The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was...
  • MDMK's Vaiko protests against Chittoor encounter, calls it fake, taken into preventive custody April 10, 2015

    Vellore: MDMK chief Vaiko was taken into preventive custody on Friday for protesting against the Andhra Pradesh government over the encounter of alleged red sander smugglers inside the forests near Tirupati in Chittoor district. Vaiko was leading a protest in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu demanding a probe and arrest of...
  • Malaysia passes tough law to deal with 'extraordinary' threats by terror entities April 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's parliament today passed a tough anti-terrorism bill to deal with "extraordinary" threats posed by terror entities such as the Islamic State (IS), a move denounced by opponents as a harsh blow for civil rights. After 15 hours of heated debate, the Parliament passed the 'Prevention of Terrorism Bill'...
  • Government looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Arun Jaitley April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing on the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act. "The Law Commission has sent its recommendations that in the changed environment it (Prevention of Corruption Act...
  • Aircel Maxis case: Marans, others to appear in court on Monday March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and six others, including Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan, are likely to appear on Monday as accused before a special 2G court in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Special CBI judge O P Saini had on October 29,...
  • Maharashtra Bill to ban cow slaughter to get President nod soon: BJP MPs February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: A long-pending Maharashtra Bill seeking a ban on cow slaughter is expected to soon receive Presidential assent, a delegation of state BJP MPs said on Thursday. Seven MPs led by Kirit Somaiya met President Pranab Mukherjee, who indicated appropriate action on the measure soon. The legislation, entitled Maharashtra Animal...
  • Facebook's new feature could help you save lives of friends who appear distressed February 26, 2015

    New York: Now you can more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature. If a Facebook friend posts something that indicates he might be thinking of harming himself, users can click on an arrow on the post to report it. Facebook will...
  • Coalscam: CBI files charge sheet against Rathi Steel & Power Limited February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet in a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to a Delhi- based company Rathi Steel and Power Limited for allegedly giving false data about its land holdings and capacity to get a coal block in Chhattisgarh. The company was allocated...
  • Swine flu: Lack of awareness persists in the public over preventive measures February 20, 2015

    The number of swine flu cases across the country has crossed 11000. The latest victim is a senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile shopkeepers say they are short of masks which can help in checking the spread of H1N1 virus. ...
  • CBI registers corruption case against South Eastern Coalfields Limited official February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A General Manager-ranked officer of South Eastern Coalfields Limited has been booked by CBI for allegedly manipulating tender process and favouring a private company owner. CBI sources said the case has been registered against RP Singh, then Sub Area Manager, Beharband Coal Mines in Anuppur (MP) and five others...
  • Two held for stealing, killing pet dog January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Two persons were arrested for allegedly stealing and killing a pet dog of their neighbor in Mumbai, police said on Thursday. Lalorani Imduin and Mishag Chinautram, hailing from Manipur, were apprehended on Wednesday night in suburban Santacruz. after police acted on a complaint filed by one Santosh Shetty whose four-year-old...
  • CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure December 25, 2014

    Atlanta: A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials have said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of...
  • Expanding Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: Study December 12, 2014

    Geneva: Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday. Economists commissioned by think-tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre calculated that tripling access to mobile broadband networks in developing countries by 2030 would...
  • Six, including a woman, held in Gurgaon for prostitution December 9, 2014

    Gurgaon: Six people, including a 22-year-old woman, were arrested on Tuesday for their involvement in a prostitution racket, police said. Sumit, Amit and Gaurav from Hisar, Navneet from Jind and Abhishek from Gurgaon were arrested from a room in South City-2 area. All six are between the age group of 20-25...
  • 35 US hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients December 3, 2014

    Atlanta: US health authorities have announced that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated "Ebola treatment centres". "As long as Ebola is spreading...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • NIA files chargesheet in ISI spy case October 24, 2014

    Chennai: A preliminary charge sheet was filed by the National Investigation Agency in a court in a case of alleged attempts to spy for Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, and carry out sabotage activities in South India. The charge sheet was filed against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan...
  • US confirms first case of Ebola contracted on US soil October 13, 2014

    Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Sunday that a Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola the first case contracted on American soil. "This development is understandably disturbing news for the patient, the patient`s family and colleagues and the greater Dallas community," the CDC...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to noncompliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN September 17, 2014

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, costeffective interventions before, during and...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak August 22, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said on Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention August 21, 2014

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • Woman subinspector arrested for receiving Rs 1500 bribe June 27, 2014

    A woman subinspector (SI) was caught redhanded by the Lokayukta police accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 in Indore on Thursday. The woman SI identified as Ansuia Jain was caught following a tipoff by Shailendra Singh Sikarwar, Superintendent of Police (SP) Lokayukta, Virendra Singh told reporters. Sikarwar's daughterinlaw had filed a complaint...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report June 26, 2014

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and TheftPrevention Caucus highlights the...
  • Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 20022003 June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused. Saquib Nachan, an alleged member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), is one of the main accused. "The court has framed the...
  • Education department clerk caught redhanded receiving Rs 15,000 bribe from a peon June 11, 2014

    A head clerk of the School Education department in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district was on Wednesday arrested by ACB sleuths for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a peon. 60yearold Gendram Sahu posted with the office of the District Education Officer in Ambikapur (district headquarters) was caught redhanded while accepting...