Chinese firefighters punished over on-the-job selfies: Report

Firefighters in southwestern China have taken heat for snapping photos of themselves while responding to an emergency, state media reported Tuesday.

Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

 Peru declared a state of emergency late Friday in the country`s south, where a violent protest against the Tia Maria copper mine has killed four people in two months.

Italian nurse tests positive for Ebola

An Italian male nurse working with NGO Emergency tested positive for the Ebola virus after flying back to Italy from Sierra Leone, a media report said.

Egypt extends emergency in North Sinai by 3 months

 Egypt on Saturday extended by three months the state of emergency in some parts of the restive North Sinai governorate, which was imposed after an attack in the region that killed over 30 soldiers last year.

Chile`s Bachelet visits flood-hit north after 25 killed

Chile`s President Michelle Bachelet visited the flood-hit north of the country where at least 25 people died this week, vowing to "rebuild" the stricken region.

Turkish Airlines flight lands in Casablanca after bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight en route to Brazil was forced to change course and land in Casablanca after a bomb threat, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

The World Health Organization has denied that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers repeatedly discussed the diplomatic and economic fallout of such a move.

Storm drops over a foot of snow on eastern US

A winter storm reaching from Texas to New England closed schools, canceled nearly 3,000 flights and stranded hundreds of drivers overnight in Kentucky, where as much as 21.5 inches (55 cm) of snow fell.

Emergency-era police firing: NCM seeks report from UP govt

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a report in connection with the killing in a police shoot-out of 25 people reportedly protesting against forced sterilisation in Muzaffarnagar during the Emergency in 1976.

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

 At least four people were killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi on Tuesday after a tornado tore through the region, officials said.

Pranab’s ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’: Revealing but not explosive

The President, Pranab Mukherjee, has just inaugurated the first book in the intended trilogy of his political career on his 79th birthday. ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’ is a page turner published by Rupa and predictably throws some light on the controversial Emergency years.

Indira was not aware of Emergency provisions: Pranab

New Delhi: The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not aware of the Constitutional provisions allowing for declaration of Emergency that was imposed in 1975 and it was Siddartha Shankar Ray who led her into the decision, says President Pranab Mukherjee.

Facebook can help tackle campus emergency
Facebook can help tackle campus emergency

Social networking sites like Facebook may be used when an emergency situation arises to help students as well as keeping those not directly involved in the situation informed about the incident, a study said.

President Pranab Mukherjee chronicles decade of '70s in a book

 Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key personalities and vital secondary literature, President Pranab Mukherjee has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in a book that will be released in December, the publishers said Tuesday.

Black teenager killing case: US declares emergency in Missouri

Washington: Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer.

Paul Gascoigne in new health scare: Report
Paul Gascoigne in new health scare: Report

Paul Gascoigne has been placed on an emergency three-day detox programme after a drinking binge which led to the troubled former England star being rushed to hospital, reports said Saturday.

Emergency declared in two California counties hit by wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of California in El Dorado and Siskiyou counties where wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres, as per reports in foreign dailies.

Liberian president declares emergency over Ebola outbreak

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency in the West African country Wednesday over an outbreak of Ebola.

Somali capital one step short of famine: UN

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency levels just short of famine, the United Nations warned Monday.

Narendra Modi govt undermining parliamentary, democratic practices: Yechury

CPI(M) on Thursday drew a parallel between the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and the "authoritarian tendencies" of the Narendra Modi government which, it said, was "undermining" parliamentary and democratic practices.