Hyderabad: An alert was sounded in Sriharikota, Tada and other areas in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday as police launched a hunt for five suspected activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Delhi government has put all its designated hospitals on alert and has asked them take appropriate measures and follow the standard protocols for treating swine flu patients in the wake of the death of a 51-year-old woman due to the virus.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Japan and more than 500,000 people urged to evacuate as a powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to southwestern islands and was forecast to reach Tokyo later in the week.
Jharkhand has geared up to face any eventuality as the Met office has forecasted heavy rains accompanied by gales speeding up to 70 kmph across the state due to Cyclone `Phailin` which will make a landfall in neighbouring Odisha.
As the countdown for the annual Rath Jatra of Lord Jagannath has already began, Odisha government on Sunday sounded high alert at Puri, Sun Temple at Konark and different Buddhist sites including Dhauli.
The BSF is on "alert" and ready to thwart any attempt along the Indo-Pakistan border in the wake of the incident where Pakistani troops crossed into Indian territory and ambushed an Army patrol party killing two soldiers.