Rescued

  • India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an "extremely difficult" operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit. Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the 58 nurses were "brought out through the land route"...
  • Freed from abusive owner, 50-year-old elephant recuperates in Mathura July 11, 2014

    Raju, a 50-year-old elephant who was recently rescued from his abusive owner in Allahabad, is now recuperating at an elephant care centre in Mathura. Raju's owner used to ill treat him and he has several injuries on the legs and head, said chief of Elephant Conservation and Care Centre Yaduraj Kadpekar. The...
  • Swiss air service requests Schumacher probe July 9, 2014

    Switzerland's Rega air rescue service says it has filed a complaint with Zurich prosecutors to trigger an investigation into Michael Schumacher's stolen medical files. The Zurich-based service says an investigation will provide "comprehensive clarity" in the wake of news media reports focusing on Rega's role in handling the German sports star's...
  • 8-year-old boy dies after falling into a 100-feet borewell July 7, 2014

    An eight-year-old boy died after he fell into a 100-feet deep borewell at Kadula village, about 50 km away from Shajapur, police said. "The boy, identified as Krishnapal, was playing along with his friend in an open field on Sunday when he accidentally fell into the deserted borewell and got trapped,"...
  • In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day July 5, 2014

    Shillong: Believe it or not, kidnapping has become the order of the day in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, with one person being abducted every alternate day in the past six months. A total of 98 people were abducted for ransom in the past six months till June, while...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11-storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive non-stop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons - 19 men and eight women - were pulled...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll climbs to 19, many still trapped June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Two days after an under-construction building collapsed in Chennai, the death toll has climbed to 19 while there is no estimate as to how many people are still trapped under the debris. Six people including the builder have been arrested. Twenty-one people have so far been rescued as rescue operations...
  • Have identified the group which has held Indians hostage in Iraq: MEA June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that the 39 Indians held in hostage in Iraq's Mosul are safe and that the government has identified the group which has kept them in captivity. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "Thanks. We got in touch with the company. Officials 2...
  • Rescued from Agra brothel, 6 girls from West Bengal sent to Nari Niketan June 20, 2014

    Six girls from West Bengal were rescued from a brothel in Agra, the police said on Friday. Acting on a complaint filed by a Mumbai NGO, Rescue Foundation, Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur raided the brothel late Thursday. Police said combined forces from at least two police stations raided the Kashmiri...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old girl falls into borewell, dies after 50 hours June 20, 2014

    Bijapur: In a tragic end to the nearly 50-hour-long rescue operation, a four-year-old girl who fell into an open borewell at Nagathana village, near Bijapur, was found dead late Thursday night. The round-the-clock operation launched on Tuesday evening ended with the rescue teams finding the body of Akshata Hanumanth Patil at...
  • Minor girl kidnapped in Firozabad, rescued June 19, 2014

    A 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by five youths in Uttar area, following which she was rescued by the police. The incident took place last night when the youths, travelling in a truck, kidnapped the girl from Kotla Road, Circle Officer (City) Rajesh Chaudhary said. The girl started shouting, following which the...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old falls into a borewell, rescue efforts on June 19, 2014

    Bijapur: A four-year-old girl fell into a borewell on Wednesday in Bijapur in Karnataka. The NDRF has been engaged in a rescue operation since Wednesday night to safely get the girl out. However, a rescue worker said that a rock lodged in the borewell is hampering their efforts and it...
  • Kidnapped banker in Meghalaya rescued after gunfight June 18, 2014

    Shillong: A kidnapped bank official in Meghalaya was rescued Wednesday after a gunfight with his abductors in the West Garo Hills district, police said. Arvind Kumar, manager at State Bank of India's Ampati branch, was kidnapped at gunpoint by three unidentified men from Garobadha area while he was going towards his...
  • Eight girls rescued from flesh trade in Chennai June 3, 2014

    Chennai: Eight girls who were allegedly forced into flesh trade through massage parlours were rescued and two persons arrested in this connection, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip off, police arrested Banu, owner of a massage parlour for allegedly running sex trade in an apartment in Anna Nagar. The...
  • Minor girl rescued from Delhi Police head constable's residence June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A 14-year-old girl was rescued from the residence of a head constable of Delhi Police. There were injury marks all over her body and a damaged eye. She was allegedly tortured by the police officer. The girl was allegedly living at the head constable's house in RK Puram...
  • Turkey: Coal mine deaths rise to 282 May 15, 2014

    Rescue teams recovered eight more victims of Turkey's worst mining accident on Thursday, raising the death toll to 282 in a disaster that has thrown Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential ambitions off stride. Hundreds of people were attending funerals for the victims in the western mining town of Soma; dozens...
  • These 38 photos of helpless animals being rescued will restore your faith in humans May 14, 2014

    These good people rescuing animals trapped in nightmarish situations will make you believe in humanity again. Animals being washed away in flood waters or got their heads trapped in manhole lids were rescued by these great people who could have easily walked on and let them die. These photos also...
  • Girl sold by father rescued from Muzaffarnagar April 27, 2014

    A Dehradun-based 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly sold by her father for Rs 90,000, was rescued by police after a raid at Kiwana village in Muzaffarnagar. On the information from an NGO here, a police conducted a raid yesterday and the girl was rescued, police said. The girl was allegedly sold...
  • Avalanche hits north Kashmir, 75 rescued March 4, 2014

    Seventy-five people were rescued in north Kashmir's Kupwara district while efforts are on to rescue another 25 after an avalanche hit a mountain pass, police said on Tuesday. A senior police officer said an avalanche hit the Sadna Pass area on Kupwara-Tangdhar road in north Kashmir on Monday. "Nearly 100 people got...
  • 25 minor captive labourers rescued from embroidery unit February 11, 2014

    As many as 25 boys aged below 10 years were rescued on Tuesday from a bangle manufacturing and embroidery unit in the city's Bhatta Basti area. The children, hailing from Bihar, were forced to labour in the unit, police said, adding that six persons involved in the business had also been...
  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir February 9, 2014

    Sambalpur(Odisha): At least 12 persons drowned and 10 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha's Sambalpur district, official sources said on Sunday. "Ten bodies have so far been fished out and the number of casualty may rise," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC)...
  • 4 persons killed as under-construction house collapses in Beawar January 22, 2014

    Four persons, including three labourers, were killed and three others got injured when a portion of an under-construction house collapsed at Beawar in Ajmer district, the police said on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when under-construction portion of a renovated building suddenly came down on Tuesday in Teja Chowk area, they said....
  • Guddu, India's longest surviving tiger dies at 26 at Kanpur Zoo January 16, 2014

    The oldest tiger living in a captive environment, 26-year-old Guddu, died at the Kanpur zoo in Uttar Pradesh late Wednesday night, officials said. The death of the royal Bengal tiger came as a shock to the Kanpur zoo management, which was planning to seek Guddu's entry in the Guinness World Records,...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work resumes, CM says survivors unlikely January 7, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the rescue operations have resumed but there were no chances of any survivors. An unconstructed building collapsed on Saturday in Canacona that left 18 people dead. Around 21 people have been rescued but many were feared to be trapped. Parrikar said, "Rescue...
  • AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty January 6, 2014

    Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said. There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said. The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames spread rapidly....
  • Goa building collapse: NDRF called in as toll reaches 16 January 5, 2014

    Panaji: An under-construction building collapsed in Canancona, Goa, in which 16 people were killed and many were feared to be trapped in the debris. So far, 21 people have been rescued by the authorities. A day after the building came crashing down, rescue operations are still on. After struggling to carry...
  • All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice January 3, 2014

    A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried the passengers in small groups...
  • 2013 in images: The bravery of rescue teams during Uttarakhand floods December 31, 2013

    Before stepping into the new year, here is a look at the the defining moments of 2013. The one image that will always resonate is that of rescue teams reaching out the the victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy. ...
  • Disaster management officers deserve salary hike for their good work, says Vijay Bahuguna December 19, 2013

    District disaster management officers in Uttarakhand, which was hit by a major natural disaster in June this year, will now be paid better and have better resources at their disposal. This was announced by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna while presiding over a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority in Dehradun...
  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity November 25, 2013

    In the UK, three women were rescued from decades of captivity in a South London neighbhourhood last week. Among the two held for that crime is a person of Indian origin. The case is being described as the biggest case of modern slavery in Britain. Aneeta Prem of the Freedom...