THREATS

  • Tamil Nadu: BJP gets bomb threat 5 days ago

    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...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms September 13, 2014

    Washington: The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since...
  • KCR threatens media: Does the political class see the media as a threat? September 10, 2014

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. ...
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US September 10, 2014

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • Ebola threatening Liberia's existence, minister warns September 10, 2014

    Monrovia: Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like "wild fire", the defence minister warned on Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come. After predicting an "exponential increase" in infections across West Africa, the WHO warned that...
  • Will bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana: CM KCR warns news channels September 10, 2014

    Warangal: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has sparked a controversy by issuing a stern warning to the media. He threatened to 'bury the media 10 feet under the earth if it insults Telangana'. The problem started when two TV channels allegedly portrayed the members of the Assembly in a...
  • Meghalaya taking alQaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri on the creation of a terror wing in the Indian subcontinent. "We are taking the threat very seriously and are concerned, and we are closely working with central agencies to chalk out modalities...
  • UK's Luton airport evacuated over suspicious item September 8, 2014

    London: The UK's fifth largest airport was evacuated on Monday after a security alert over a "suspicious" suitcase, disrupting flights for thousands of passengers. All incoming flights were suspended at the Luton Airport in London over an alert sparked by the checkedin suitcase which was picked out by a security scanner. Police...
  • Chennai: Bomb threats to two schools turn out to be hoax September 8, 2014

    Chennai: Hoax bomb threat calls to two schools kept the city police on their toes on Monday. The calls were received at the police control room this morning where the caller claimed that bombs had been planted in two private schools in the city, officials said. ...
  • AlQaeda threat against India: Are we in danger of confronting a parallel jihad? September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry has issued an allIndia alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an AlQaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The government has asked all states to be on high alert for any possible terror attack. ...
  • 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 2530 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 3, 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 2008like 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 USbound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer USbound 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...