Security Concerns

  • Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days due to security concerns August 3, 2013

    Britain said on Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen on August 4 and 5 due to "increased security concerns", after the United States announced a number of its embassies would also shut on Sunday. "We are particularly concerned about the security situation in the final days of Ramzan...
  • ICC postpones Kenya-Namibia matches May 16, 2012

    Nairobi: Intercontinental Cup matches between Kenya and Namibia in Nairobi were postponed by cricket's governing body on Wednesday because of security concerns. The International Cricket Council said "the ongoing and changing" security situation in Kenya had led to delays in making a security assessment, and the four-day and 50-over games were...
  • Kenya cricket coach Mike Hesson resigns May 8, 2012

    Nairobi: Kenya coach Mike Hesson resigned on Monday only ten months into his two-year contract citing security concerns, Cricket Kenya (CK) officials said. The 37-year-old New Zealander, who took over from West Indian Eldine Baptiste in July 2011, said he was giving up the role "due to a number of...
  • PCB still hopeful over Bangladesh home series April 25, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has not given up hopes of hosting a home series against Bangladesh. The PCB asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday to keep it updated on the appeal filed in court against the petition that sought the cancellation of Bangladesh's cricket tour of Pakistan....
  • Delhi may miss its date with Bryan Adams today February 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Bryan Adams' highly awaited concert in the national capital on Tuesday may get cancelled. The Delhi police has not yet given permission for the concert citing security concerns. Organisers say the show has been a complete sell-out. Over 20 thousand tickets have been sold. The Canadian singer is on...
  • AI pilots demand more security to fly to Kabul March 4, 2010

    The fall-out of the Kabul terror attack last week, the pilots of India's national carrier - Air India are now saying that they don't want to fly to Kabul fearing for their lives. Air India sources have told CNN-IBN that post the Kabul blast the pilots feel unsafe flying to Afghanistan...
  • Security concerns prevail over Commonwealth games December 2, 2008

    New Delhi: With quite a few countries issuing advisories against visiting India for the moment; all of a sudden there are some question marks over the biggest sporting extravaganza in India ever the organisers of the commonwealth games know that in these times of turmoil; mere assurances won't do. "The...
  • Lalu hints at popular Rail Budget February 26, 2007

    New Delhi: On the eve of the Rail Budget 2007, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Sunday said people can expect a "good Railway Budget" as the interests of all sections of customers as well as the safety and security issues were kept in mind while preparing it. The Railway Minister didn't...
  • Left plays Chinese checker on UPA September 27, 2006

    New Delhi: The Centre took a step forward when it agreed to the opening of Nathu La pass for bolstering Sino-Indian trade. However, with many of the China's trading licence applications being turned down for security reasons, roadblocks are beginning to emerge. Interestingly, the CPM has come to China's rescue. The party...