emergency response

China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

35 injured, 64,500 affected in China quake (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region early Saturday, injuring at least 35 people and affecting over 64,500 others.The temblor also killed over 2,000 livestock ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mobile phones hackers’ main target


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) Mobile phones will be hackers' main target in the future, according to a network security report.About 7.12 million Internet-capable smartphones were infected with malicious programmes in ... Read more...

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China mulls disaster relief teams


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will create specialized teams for flood control and drought relief operations in the next five years, the government said Thursday.Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heather Locklear hospitalised


January 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) "Melrose Place" actress Heather Locklear was rushed to hospital after she reportedly mixed alcohol and prescription medication."Emergency response personnel responded to a medical emergency call ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

54 found guilty for China train crash


December 28th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) Fifty-four people have been found accountable for a fatal high-speed train crash in China in July that killed 40 people, the government said Wednesday.All 54 will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to train 35,000 medical staff for disaster situations


November 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China has plans to prepare thousands of medical staff who could be helpful in emergency situations caused by disasters.According to health authorities, over 35,000 emergency response ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Police called into Walmart store over a bleach fight


October 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lansdowne, Bal., Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Saturday, the police were called into a Walmart shop in Baltimore when two women started a bleach war. When the police got to the scene, ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Subo’s Lent sacrifice on sweets helps charity


April 25th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): It has emerged that Susan Boyle had given up sweets for Lent in support of a charity.The 'Britain's Got Talent' star gave up the indulgence to support the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japan PM denies trip to Fukushima nuke power plant hindered emergency response


March 29th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 29(ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said that his inspection of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant shortly after the emergency broke out there was appropriate.Kan's comments come ... Read more...

Posted in World |

14 killed in China quake


March 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 135 injured Thursday as a 5.8-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Yunnan province, Xinhua reported.The quake that occurred at 12.58 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

14 killed in 5.4 magnitude earthquake near China-Burma border


March 10th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 10(ANI): At least 14 people have been killed and 135 others injured in an 5.4 magnitude earthquake that struck in south-west China near the border with Burma on Thursday.The epicentre ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Massive emergency response in D.C. for plane in distress


February 28th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Witness accounts of a large airliner in distress over the skies of Washington, D.C. prompted a massive emergency response on early Monday morning, officials said.Continental Airlines flight ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Girls as young as 9 selling sex for drugs, says Oz politician


February 24th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): An Australian politician has said that girls as young as nine are selling sex for drugs and alcohol.Araluen MLA Robyn Lambley told Northern Territory Parliament that young children ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China issues warning on Valentine’s Day computer viruses


February 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) Technology experts in China have warned internet users to be alert against computer viruses based on the Valentine's Day theme.The China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre issued ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oil spill off Mumbai coast


January 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) An oil spill was reported 80 km off the Mumbai coast Friday after a rupture in a pipeline carrying crude oil from state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government released over Rs.368 crores as disaster relief in November


November 30th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that during the month of November, the government had released an amount of Rs.368.01 crore from National Disaster Response ... Read more...

Posted in National |

$220 million World Bank credit for Bihar flood-affected


September 10th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) The International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's concessionary lending arm, has approved a $220 million credit to support rebuilding efforts in areas affected by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

To stop girlfriend, Chinese man says bomb on plane


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A Chinese man who did not want his girlfriend to visit the Shanghai Expo told police that the plane she would be travelling in had a bomb in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BP announces hiring of disaster management and consulting firm


July 30th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – BP announced on Friday that it has hired Witt Associates, a public safety and crisis management consulting firm, and consequently its CEO James Lee Witt to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

26 missing after bus falls into China river (Lead)


July 18th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) At least 26 people were missing after a bus in which they were riding plunged into a river in southwest China's Sichuan province Sunday, authorities said. The emergency response ... Read more...

Posted in World |

147 killed as heavy rains wreak havoc in China


June 21st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing June 21 (ANI): At least 147 people have been killed and over 1.09 million residents forced to flee their homes after torrential rains wreaked havoc in parts of southern China.Among the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Art of Living counsellors to counsel Air India staff’


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, May 23 (IANS) The "young" cabin crew of Air India is so traumatised after Saturday's plane crash, in which 158 people were killed, that volunteers from Art of Living have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fighter jets escort Cathay Pacific Airways flight over phoned-in threat


May 16th, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by BNO News
VANCOUVER (BNO NEWS) -- Two fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific Airways flight until it landed at Vancouver International Airport after someone phoned in a threat."We had two CF18 Hornet fighters that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

UAE students to be trained on emergency response


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) School students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be trained on how to respond to risky and emergency situations, officials have said. The Abu Dhabi Education Council ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iraqi forces arrest suspected al-Qaeda cell leader


March 14th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Iraqi forces on Friday arrested a suspected leader of an al-Qaeda cell in Al Fadil, the U.S. military said on Sunday.The identity of the suspected terrorist was not ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US Embassy backtracks from QRF’s action outside American establishments claim


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): A day after the congressional budget document for 2011 revealed the US' plans to form a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in Pakistan at a cost of 23 million dollars ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

U.S. State Department involved in preventing human trafficking in Haiti


January 29th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it’s actively involved in investigating and addressing the potential for trafficking in persons, particularly children, in post-earthquake Haiti.The disaster in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pranksters jam emergency lines Down Under


January 20th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): It has emerged that the abuse of the Triple-0 emergency number is making it harder for genuine callers to get through to police at communication centres state wide.It ... Read more...

Posted in World |

International Red Cross makes emergency appeal for 10 million USD


January 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Red Cross on Wednesday said it is seeking 10 million U.S. dollars in a preliminary emergency appeal to deliver assistance for approximately 5,000 families affected ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chinese experts say H1N1 infected dogs ‘no threat to humans’


November 30th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, November 30 (ANI): Health experts in China are urging people not to panic after recent cases of two dogs infected with the deadly H1N1 virus emerged.Feng Zijian, director of emergency ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China conducts nuclear emergency exercise


November 11th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) China has conducted an extensive exercise to evaluate emergency response to a nuclear radiation leak, Xinhua reported. The National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee organised the exercise, codenamed "Sacred Shield-2009", ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Second disaster management conference begins Wednesday


November 3rd, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The second India Disaster Management Congress will be held in New Delhi from Wednesday and is expected to bring together 1,500 scientists and scholars from various global ... Read more...

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