Threat

  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • Head of a religious community receives threat SMS, accused taken into custody July 8, 2014

    Head of a religious community allegedly received threat SMSs from a youth in Muzaffarnagar, following which the accused was arrested at Khatoli town in the district, police said on Tuesday. The religious head received SMSs on his mobile phone on Monday, allegedly threatening to kill him, they said. Irate followers protested over...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba 'chief' threatens judge, wants case against Omar Abdullah dismissed July 5, 2014

    A judge in a local court in Allahabad has received a letter from a person claiming to be a top operative of terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba who has threatened to kill him if he did not dismiss a case filed against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "We have received a...
  • Security at 5 North Western Railway stations stepped up after bomb threats July 4, 2014

    Security at five major railway stations under North Western Railway, in Rajasthan were on Friday tightened up following bomb threats at the stations. "The threat was given in a letter which was delivered at the Firozpur railway division office of the Northern Railway. Among, other stations, the sender has named Ganganagar,...
  • Bomb scare: no explosive material found in Delhi-bound plane July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: A reported bomb threat on a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Kochi, with 164 people on board, which landed under emergency conditions at the airport, was a hoax, police said on Tuesday. The Airbus 320 (flight AI-047) was searched "thoroughly" after its emergency landing late last night and no bomb...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF ex-officer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired Indian security personnel must be allowed to settle along the Bangladesh border to be New Delhi's "eyes and ears" vis-a-vis illegal migration, a former BSF officer says. Retired Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General PK Mishra also warns that India's failure to stop the growing illegal...
  • No surrendering to Iran's nuclear ambitions: Israeli PM June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the P5+1 countries not to surrender to Iran ahead of a deadline for a permanent nuclear deal, media reported on Monday. Netanyahu said in a statement that Iran should be stripped of its uranium enrichment capacities, Xinhua reported. According to the statement, Netanyahu said that...
  • Caller asked Nusli Wadia to stay away from the Preity-Ness case: sources June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could bring a possible twist in the case filed by Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, the business tycoon's father Nusli Wadia has alleged that he has received threat calls from underworld don asking him not to meddle with the actress' case. The Wadia Group has...
  • Ness Wadia's father alleges threat calls by an underworld don, case filed June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Industrialist Nusli Wadia, father of Ness Wadia has alleged that he received threat calls from an underworld don. In regard to this, the Wadia Group has filed a complaint at the NM Joshi Marg police station in Mumbai. The complaint says Wadia received the said threat call on Monday...
  • Noted international NGO Greenpeace a 'threat to economic security': IB June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: International non-government organisation Greenpeace is in a spot of bother after an Intelligence Bureau report called it "a threat to economic security" and accused it of impacting the country's GDP by initiating agitations and campaigns against coal and nuclear power plants. In its report on foreign-funded NGOs, the IB...
  • SMS-threat case: Advocate, three others arrested May 30, 2014

    An advocate and three persons were arrested in connection with the threat-SMS to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren as well as a DGP, from Telco police station area in Jamshedpur, police said on Friday. The four were arrested from Laxminagar Zone 3 of the Telco police station area last night, they...
  • DGP gets life threat, told CM will be killed if anti-Naxal operations continue May 29, 2014

    A few persons have been detained for interrogation after Jharkhand Police Rajeev Kumar received a threat SMS, warning him to stop anti-naxal operations or he will be eliminated along with Chief Minister Hemant Soren. "I have received the SMS (stating) 'stop (anti)naxal operation or I kill U and ur CM Hemant...
  • Terror threat: All major airports in South India put on high alert May 6, 2014

    Bangalore: All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South. International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai...
  • BJP requests EC to issue advisory to states on security threat to Modi March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday requested the Election Commission to issue a serious advisory to all the states regarding security threat to its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other star campaigners. The BJP has been claiming that some of its top leaders are on the radar...
  • UP ATS arrests two terrorists planning to attack Varanasi during polls March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In what can be a major breakthrough, two alleged fidayeen terrorists have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad in Gorakhpur. They were reportedly on their way to Ayodhya from Gorakhpur. According to the UP ATS, the arrested terrorists are Pakistani nationals. The ATS said that the...
  • IM arrests: Jaitley takes on Shinde for denying terror threat March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after an alleged Indian Mujahideen module was busted by the Delhi Police, BJP leader Arun Jaitley attacked the Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for denying any terror threat to the party leaders. "Home Minister made a statement that no BJP leader is a target. Yesterday, our security...
  • BJP delegation to meet Shinde over terror threats to its leaders March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party met Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday over terror threats to its leaders. The Home Minister told reporters after the meeting that there was no information of any terror threat to BJP leaders as of now. But he added, "We...
  • BJP claims terror threat to senior leaders, Shinde denies reports March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday denied any threat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders saying he had "no such information". "Let the BJP leaders come and meet me. I will hear what they have to say," Shinde said. The BJP had earlier in the day cited media reports...
  • 'To teach boyfriend a lesson, my uncle sent threat SMS to DM using phone he gifted me' March 15, 2014

    At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday. Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late on Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu...
  • LS polls: Police chalk out plan to foil threats in six Naxal-affected districts March 8, 2014

    Amid threat from outlawed Maoists to disrupt polls, the Bihar police chief on Saturday held a meeting with police captains of six naxal-affected districts to chalkout an action plan to provide foolproof security in each of these districts during election next month. Action plan would be prepared for all the six...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Police gear up to tackle Naxal threat across border areas March 8, 2014

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Chhattisgarh Police have started chalking out strategies in coordination with the adjoining states to tackle Maoist threats in inter-state border areas, officials said today. Top police officials of the Bastar region, including the Inspector General, SP and ASPs, held a high-level meeting with their Odisha...
  • Android KitKat, Jelly Bean under cyber threat; users' data could be compromised March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A "critical flaw" has been detected in the virtual private network offered by Android operating systems in the Indian cyberspace leading to "hijack" of personal data of users. Internet security sleuths have alerted consumers of this web-based service to guard against the spread of this virus which affects...
  • Hyderabad airport put on red alert after threat letter February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Binny on warpath again, will write to L-G on withdrawing support to AAP government February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny has once again sent the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi into a tizzy as he has threatened to withdraw support from the government. Binny told CNN-IBN that he is also sending a letter to the Lieutenant Governor on his decision to pull out...
  • IMA receives bomb threat, one arrested January 26, 2014

    Dehradun: One person has been arrested from Dehradun in connection with the bomb threat to the Indian Military Academy. Last week, on January 22, the IMA received a letter saying the institution would be blown up as the entire nation celebrated its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. The arrested man...
  • Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Winter Olympics January 20, 2014

    An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. There had been no previous claim of responsibility for the bombings, which killed 34 people and...
  • Kejriwal accuses Delhi Police, Centre of playing politics despite IM threat January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday lashed out at the state police and accused it of playing politics along with the Central government over providing him security. After reports of intelligence inputs that terror group Indian Mujahideen is planning to abduct him to secure the release of...
  • India completes three years without any polio cases January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation is set to officialy declare India a polio free nation soon as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years. India celebrates the third anniversary of being polio free on January 13, the most successful public health story of...
  • Threat letter to senior district officials sends police into tizzy January 6, 2014

    A handwritten letter threatening to kill the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police has sent the police into a tizzy with strict vigil being launched in this Naxal-infested district. The letter threatening to kill the top district officials was received on Saturday and prima facie it does not appear to be sent by Naxal or any...