THREAT

  • Twitter to now auto-sift abusive tweets, ban users to crackdown on online abuse 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Twitter has taken another step forward in protecting its users from online abuse by announcing changes to its threat policy that will make harder for offensive or threatening posts reach the user. The microblogging site has introduced a filter that will automatically sift out threatening messages from a user's...
  • Flood fears diminish in Kashmir valley April 5, 2015

    Srinagar: Water level in the Jhelum river reduced below the alert mark at all three measuring places in the Kashmir Valley for the first time in a week, further allaying the fears of flooding. At Sangam in south Kashmir, the Jhelum river was flowing at 10 feet while at Ram Munshi...
  • Flood threat eases in Kashmir as rain stops April 2, 2015

    Srinagar: The flood threat in Kashmir eased on Thursday as overnight rainfall, which had led to slight rise in water level of River Jhelum, stopped. Jhelum was flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly nine feet below the danger mark, while the water level at Ram Munshi Bagh...
  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat...
  • Stethoscopes & AK-47s: Pakistan doctors live with daily threats by Taliban March 25, 2015

    Peshawar: When Pakistani doctor Mehmood Jafri gets ready for work in the morning, the first thing he does is put his AK-47 in the car. Then, after briefing the armed guards at his home, he sets off for the hospital where he works in the troubled northwestern city of Peshawar...
  • Twitter makes it easier to report threatening tweets to police with new summary feature March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has rolled out a feature that makes it easier for users to report threatening tweets to the law enforcement agencies. After filing a report, users are prompted an option on the last screen to receive a summary of their report through an email. Upon clicking the option,...
  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats March 3, 2015

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Somalia-based extremists give terror threat to US, UK and Canada in a 76-minute video February 24, 2015

    London: A Somalia-based extremist outfit has threatened attacks against popular shopping malls in the US, UK and Canada, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe. A video released by Al Shabaab calls on its followers to "hasten to heaven" by attacking Oxford Street in central London, one of the UK's...
  • India is best partner to combat shared cyber threats: US February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The US wants India to be its "best partner" to combat "shared" cyber crime threats in specific sectors of finance, infrastructure and energy, a top American official said on Tuesday. United States of America's Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, who is in India for meetings with his...
  • Tirupati: 184 CCTV cameras installed at major locoations to check theft, terror threats February 1, 2015

    Local police authorites in Tirupati have launched a mission to secure the Temple Town. A hundred and eighty four CCTV cameras have been installed at major locoations to check theft and terror threats. ...
  • Australia warns its citizens of 'high terror threat' in India January 7, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia has revised its travel advisory for India asking its citizens to exercise high degree of caution while travelling to the country, citing high threat of terrorist activities. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) updated its advice on Tuesday warning the Australians travelling to India that terrorists...
  • Threat caller to Air India office remanded to judicial custody January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A city court on Monday remanded Prasanta Biswas, arrested for allegedly making a threat call to the city office of Air India that one of its planes will be hijacked, to judicial custody till January nine. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate II Deepto Ghosh rejected the bail plea of Biswas and...
  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...
  • Gurgaon: Man behind hoax bomb threats arrested, says wanted to have fun December 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday for making bomb threat calls for two consecutive days to police control rooms in Gurgaon and Delhi, police said. The man told police he wanted to have some fun. Sunny Sharma, who hails from Shiv Vihar area near Karala in northwest Delhi, worked as...
  • Gurgaon: Bomb threat at Huda city metro station turns out to be a hoax December 17, 2014

    Gurgaon: Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line on Wednesday were disrupted for more than an hour following a bomb threat. Police stopped metro services after a threat call about a bomb at Gurgaon's Huda City Metro Station. The services were shut for a brief around 04:00 PM after the...
  • Escaped SIMI members major security threat, CCTV shows them fleeing after Bijnor blast December 14, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: As the five operatives of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who escaped from a jail in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa in October 2013 emerge as the biggest internal security threat to India, CNN-IBN has accessed CCTV footage which shows the five fugitives after an explosion in Bijnor in...
  • Pakistan eighth most dangerous country in the world: report December 10, 2014

    Washington: Pakistan is placed eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world which is led by Iraq, according to a US-based intelligence think tank. Afghanistan, the only other South Asian country in the list, is placed fourth in the Country Threat Index (CTI) compiled by IntelCenter, a...
  • Jammu-Delhi Rajdhani searched as cops receive 'threat input' December 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express train from Jammu was on Sunday night detained at Pathankot in Punjab and was being searched thoroughly following "specific threat input" passed on by the J&K police to their Punjab counterparts, a senior police official said. Nearly 150 security personnel including three DSP-rank Punjab Police officers, one...
  • Mumbai: 23-year-old boy held for allegedly threatening Madhuri Dixit December 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A 23-year-old man was held on Thursday by Mumbai Crime Branch for allegedly threatening Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. According to the police, the accused had sent four text messages to the actress threatening to kill her child if she did not pay a certain amount. In one of the text...
  • Tamil Nadu: BJP gets bomb threat November 17, 2014

    Chennai: An anonymous letter has threatened that "bombs will explode" at the Tamil Nadu headquarters of BJP "Kamalalayam" here and several other public places as well. "The letter says that ahead of the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his foreign tour, bombs will explode at our party headquarters...
  • Pakistani terrorists may carry out attack on Kolkata port in West Bengal, warn intelligence agencies November 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after Central intelligence agencies warned of a terror threat in the port area of the city. According to intelligence inputs, Pakistani terrorists are likely to use small boats to carry out an attack. Keeping the terror threat in mind, the police have increased security...
  • Woman seen harassed on NYC streets in video gets rape threats October 31, 2014

    New York: A woman featured in a video in which she is harassed more than 100 times on New York City's streets said on Thursday that she has received dozens of rape threats after the clip was posted on the Internet and watched widely. The two-minute video posted on YouTube depicts...
  • Global infection outbreaks, unique diseases rising since 1980 October 29, 2014

    Washington: The number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. The findings also showed that even though the globe faces more outbreaks from more pathogens, they tend to affect a shrinking proportion...
  • Security remains high at Kochi airport October 25, 2014

    Kochi: Security remained high at the Kochi airport for the second day on Saturday in the wake of a threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on a flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector and a review will take place on Monday. The security at the airport had been...
  • Suspicious envelopes sent to foreign missions in Istanbul October 24, 2014

    Istanbul: Suspicious envelopes containing a yellow powder were sent on Friday to the Belgian, Canadian and German consulates in Istanbul, prompting a security alert, officials said. One person who opened the envelope at the Canadian mission was directly exposed to the unknown substance, which was now being analysed by experts, Turkey's...
  • Is India prepared for Ebola threat? October 17, 2014

    No cases of Ebola have been reported in India so far, but several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts if India is prepared for the Ebola threat. ...
  • ISIS flag incident in J&K should not be undermined: BJP October 16, 2014

    Jammu: Voicing concern over incidents of waiving of ISIS flag in Srinagar, BJP on Thursday said such actions should be dealt with sternly and the "threat" must not be "undermined". "We fully share the concerns of GOC of the Army's 15 Corp Lt Gen Subrata Saha that the waving of ISIS...
  • Al-Qaeda may be allying with IM, LeT to carry out multi-city attacks in India, says NSG October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Security Guard has said that it is ready to respond if the ISIS or al-Qaeda carry out terror attacks in India. Director General of the NSG Jayant Chowdhary on Thursday said that terror groups such as al-Qaeda or ISIS might carry out multi-city attacks in India....
  • Jihadist outfit with links to ISIS threatens to avenge Batla House encounter September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A jehadist outfit with links to the ISIS has threatened to launch an attack to avenge the victims of the Batla House encounter. The jehadist group called Ansar ut Tawheed Fi Bilad Al Hind issued the threat on Twitter on Friday on the sixth anniversary of the Batla...