Threats

  • Most victims return to villages from relief camps after Kosi flood alert withdrawal August 6, 2014

    Most of the people who had taken shelter in the relief camps in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa district of Bihar on Wednesday returned to their villages following the withdrawal of flash flood alert in the Kosi river by the state government on Tuesday. "The 1.14 lakh people stationed in relief camps...
  • Evacuation stops in three districts as Kosi flood threat abates August 5, 2014

    In view of easing of flood threat, following assurance from Nepal that accumulated water in Bhote Kosi will be released in a regulated manner, Bihar Tuesday decided to halt evacuation process in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa but the alert remained in force. The state government also asked 1.14 lakh people who...
  • Kosi flood threat: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 5, 2014

    One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out. Commandant of NDRF Vijay Sinha told PTI that in the 25-30 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi river,...
  • Bihar gets 24 hour respite from Kosi flood threat August 4, 2014

    There was 24 hour respite in the flood threat in nine Bihar districts as Nepal did not conduct any blast on Monday to open the mouth of the blocked Bhote Kosi, a tributary of Kosi River. "We have received information from Nepal through the central government that Nepal will not conduct...
  • Centre says there is no significant change in flow of water in Kosi river August 4, 2014

    As fear of massive floods is looming large over Bihar, the Centre on Sunday night said there was no significant change in flow of water in river Kosi so far and it has shared all technical inputs with the state government and Nepal on the emerging situation. Chief Secretary of Bihar...
  • Kosi flood threat: Centres rushes in assistance, assures of all help to Bihar August 3, 2014

    The Centre on Sunday rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Bihar to deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chaired three emergency meetings of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in this regard while an...
  • Fear of 2008-like flood fuels panic in Bihar August 3, 2014

    Thousands of people in Bihar on Sunday were panicky, fearing a repeat of the worst floods in the Kosi plains in 2008 after a drastic rise in the water level of the Kosi river. The water level started rising due to Saturday's landslide that killed eight people in Nepal. Mud and...
  • Coimbatore: Security beefed up in city after threat of multiple blasts July 30, 2014

    Coimbatore: Security has been tightened at all public places in the city after an anonymous caller rang up the police control room and warned of blasts at seven areas and dared them to try and prevent it. Police said the caller rang up this morning and said there would be blasts...
  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • 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...