national crisis

Korean team visits UAE’s crisis management authority


June 21st, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 20 (IANS/WAM) A South Korean delegation has visited the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) national crisis management authority.The visiting team from the presidential office for emergency and crisis ... Read more...

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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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Obama offers $447 billion jobs plan to jolt economy


September 9th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Facing low approval ratings amid a stalled economy, President Barack Obama has put forward a $447 billion jobs package, challenging Congress to shut down the ... Read more...

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Pakistan detected 1,100 terror cases last year


June 21st, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 21 (IANS) Pakistan's intelligence agencies detected 1,100 cases of varied nature of terror activities, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik here."1100 cases of varied nature of terrorist activities across ... Read more...

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Malik orders IGPs to present details of ‘missing persons’ by April 30


April 28th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 28(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has directed the Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) of all four provinces to present the details and efforts made by them for the recovery ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Ministry officials’ unawareness of World Cup terror plot raises questions


March 26th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 26(ANI): The fact that Pakistan Interior Ministry officials were completely in the dark about a terror plot to attack cricketers during the ICC World Cup 2011 until it was revealed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak rejects India’s request to grill 2008 Mumbai terror attack suspects


March 14th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan has turned down an Indian request to allow an inquiry commission to interrogate Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistanis arrested in connection with the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Major quake devastates New Zealand’s Christchurch, at least 65 dead


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by BNO News
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least 65 people were killed on early Tuesday afternoon when a strong earthquake struck near the New Zealand city of Christchurch, officials said. A state ... Read more...

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Musharraf knew of plot to kill Benazir, reveals probe


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf was aware that the Taliban was plotting to kill former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but he did not pass ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak security agencies warn of ‘vehicle-borne terror attacks’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 25(ANI): Pakistan's National Crisis Management Cell has warned the country's law enforcement agencies that three vehicles can be used in Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) attacks, and directed the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Committee to probe abuse of blasphemy law in Pakistan


January 16th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 16(ANI): A ten-member committee will be formed to look into the cases pertaining to the misuse of Pakistan's blasphemy law, former federal minister Haji Hanif Tayyab has said.Tayyab told reporters ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Red alert across Pakistan to avoid al-Qaeda’s backlash against drone attacks


December 11th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Ministry has sounded a countrywide threat alert, warning of strong backlash from al-Qaeda against unmanned predator drones, which have recently killed important operatives of the terror group ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Zardari lacks public leadership acumen, Gilani has “strong leadership skills”: WikiLeaks


December 6th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 6(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari lacks public leadership acumen, while Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has shown strong leadership skills in building parliamentary coalitions in times of national ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani Taliban hold secret meeting, plan fresh strikes


November 28th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 28 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has held a secret meeting at which they decided to set up two units to carry out strikes on foreigners and security forces, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Terrorists planning attacks on foreigners in Pak


November 27th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 27 (ANI): Terrorists are planning to target foreigners, specially United States, British and Saudi citizens present in Pakistan, law enforcement agencies have said in their report sent to the authorities ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Taliban planning countrywide attacks on mosques, shrines on Eid-ul-Azha


November 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 9 (ANI): Terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has planned to attack mosques, shrines and imambargahs during Eid-ul-Azha prayers, especially in remote and rural areas across the country, sources have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

What led to Maharashtra’s poverty of leadership (Comment)


November 6th, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Although the Congress' decision to exclude Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan from its election campaign in Bihar is not headline news at the national level, it still has damaging ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

23 terrorists enter Islamabad, Lahore to attack police, buildings: Intelligence report


October 24th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): As many as 23 terrorists have entered Islamabad and Lahore to attack senior police officers, bureaucrats and important buildings, while Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has separately planned to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Australia’s 14 million dollar high-tech ‘War Room’


October 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 19(ANI): The Australian government has forked out 14 million dollars for Parliament House's new high-tech 'War Room' modeled on the White House 'Situation Room'.It was recently completed, after ... Read more...

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Malik passes NRO accountability buck to Musharraf


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 3 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Abdul Rehman Malik has stated that former president Pervez Musharraf will not only have to face a number of criminal and civil cases registered ... Read more...

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Terror strikes feared in Pakistan ahead of Eid


September 8th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Militant outfits in Pakistan are planning suicide attacks across the country on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, a media report said Wednesday. Terrorists are planning to attack religious gatherings, public ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak intelligence reports hint at terror strikes ahead of Eid


September 8th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept.8 (ANI): Intelligence reports here have revealed that terrorists could be planning suicide attacks across the country on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.The Daily Times quoted sources as saying that religious gatherings, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Massive quake damages New Zealand’s Christchurch city


September 4th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 4 (DPA) The New Zealand city of Christchurch was extensively damaged early Saturday when it was hit by a massive 7.4-magnitude earthquake which flattened buildings, ripped up roads and cut ... Read more...

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Minor to moderate damage, some injuries after powerful quake hits New Zealand


September 4th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by BNO News
CHRISTCHURCH (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake rocked New Zealand's second largest city on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, but no major damage was immediately reported.The 7.4-magnitude earthquake at 4.35 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Medvedev says Russia’s fire situation ’still tense’


August 12th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (DPA) The number and extent of forest fires in Russia's central European provinces showed signs of abating for the first time in weeks, but the situation was "still tense", ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence warns of terror threat to Air Force bases, women’s institutes


July 19th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 19(ANI): Pakistan intelligence reports have revealed that terrorists are planning to attack Air Force bases and landing strips across the country, especially those in Punjab.After the warning, the Interior Ministry ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

30 die in Ghana floods


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Accra, June 23 (IANS) At least 30 people have died in floods caused by heavy rain in Ghana's four regions, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has said. The military and Red Cross ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WHO Declares That The Menace Of H1NI Is Not Over Yet


June 4th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The bureaucrats of the World Health Organization (WHO) have declared that the menace of the H1N1 flu is not yet over subsequent to a reassessment ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Terrorists may attack NLC, NATO supply depots: report


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 22 (ANI): Pakistan's intelligence agencies have issued a fresh warning that terrorists are planning to target NLC/NATO supply depots in the country's Punjab province and to abduct or assassinate high-profile ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Regrouped LeJ planning terror strikes across country, warns Pak intelligence


May 18th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 18 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has reorganised itself and may carry out attacks on prominent Shia leaders and top police officials ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New Zealand cancels tsunami alert


March 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Mar. 1 (ANI): New Zealand's National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) on Monday took a decision to cancel its tsunami alert from 9 a.m."Sea level data indicate the peak of activity has ... Read more...

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New Zealand on full-scale tsunami alert after Chile quake


February 28th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 28 (DPA) A tsunami of 0.5 metres hit New Zealand's Chatham Islands, 700 km southeast of the mainland, Sunday morning as the country was put on a full-scale alert following ... Read more...

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Journalists, media establishments under terror threat from Pakistani Taliban: Report


January 11th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): Pakistan Interior Ministry's National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) has warned that Tehreek-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, may target newspaper offices and renowned journalists across the country.According to intelligence agencies' ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban planning to target Karachi airport, hospitals in garb of pilgrims, patients


December 8th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.8 (ANI) : Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are planning of carrying out attacks on Karachi's hospital's and the airport to take revenge for the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak intelligence agencies fear rise in terrorist strikes


October 19th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 19 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies fear that a new wave of terrorist attacks in the near future on important government installations in major cities of the country could take ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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