Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Deadly rebel ambush stokes Indian election worries

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) Indian Maoist rebels ambushed paramilitary soldiers in a brazen daytime attack Tuesday, killing 20 at a camp in a remote central forest and putting authorities on alert just weeks before national elections.

Terror alert issued for Indian airports

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

There may be terror attacks on the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Ahmedabad, intelligence agencies said issuing an alert on Sunday.

Delhi Metro at high risk of distaster from earhquake and flood

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Delhi Metro, which ferries over two million passengers a day, is on a high-risk earthquake and flood zone and may lead to a huge loss of life in case of a disaster, says a recently released UN report on disaster risk reduction.

Uo to 1,000 dead; 50,000 stranded in Northern India

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Soldiers in the north of India were battling against time to reach thousands of stranded pilgrims and tourists before the onset of further rains and landslides.

As officials said the death toll from the “Himalayan tsunami” could be as high as 1000, troops and emergency workers were still trying to reach 50,000 people who remain stranded in the state of Uttarakhand.

120 dead in northern India floods

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Military helicopters carried out emergency food drops on Wednesday for thousands of people stranded by flash flooding from early monsoon rains which have killed at least 120 in northern India, officials said.

NZ Sikh communiity leader arrested in India on historic terror charges

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

A New Zealand Sikh community leader has been arrested in India on terrorism charges.

Manpreet Singh, a former president of the New Zealand Sikh Society Auckland and a JP, faces multiple charges including alleged involvement in seditious activities, masterminding a jailbreak and attempted murder of a jail staff, Punjab police said.

Indias advises Kashmiris to prepare for nuclear war

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Indian officials are advising residents of strife-torn Kashmir to prepare for a possible nuclear war by building bombproof basements and stockpiling food and water, adding to tensions between India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, after deadly cross-border skirmishes in recent weeks.

India setting up national cyber security architecture

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

India is in the midst of developing and implementing a national cybersecurity architecture that is aimed at preventing sabotage and espionage of its core IT systems and networks.

India claims that Pakistani soldiers crossed Kashmir cease-fire line

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Pakistani soldiers crossed the cease-fire line in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir today, and attacked an army patrol, killing two Indian soldiers before retreating back into Pakistani-controlled territory, an Indian army official said.

Pakistan later denied the accusation.

Pakistan Taliban threaten revenge attacks after Mumbai attacker executed

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The Pakistani Taliban vowed Thursday to carry out attacks against India to avenge the death of a man executed by Indian authorities for his role in the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai.