Suzi, a 21-year-old chimpanzee at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad, triggered off panic among zoo workers and onlookers alike when she bolted out of her enclosure on Wednesday. The animal injured three workers of the zoo, who had to be treated at a local hospital. According to zoo officials, the chimpanzee used her long hands to open the latch and bolt of her enclosure from inside. She walked out of the enclosure while an employee of the zoo was getting ready to release the animal in ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji, the new permanent representative of India to the United Nations, on Tuesday presented his credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The UN chief welcomed Mujherji’s appointment and lauded India's important role at the United Nations as a long trusted partner of the multilateral system. Mukerji takes over from Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, who retired in February. He reiterated India's strong commitment to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday said the face of one of the suspects of February 21 Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case in Hyderabad was clearly captured by CCTV cameras and efforts are on to identity the person. "The face of one of the suspects with a bicycle has been clearly captured by CCTV cameras and the process is on for the identification of the suspect," Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy told reporters in Hyderabad late on Friday evening. The images were recorded by a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Organisation to Counter Terrorist Operations, or OCTOPUS was formed after the twin blasts at Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat Bhandar in Hyderabad. OCTOPUS was formed with the primary objective of dealing with cases pertaining to terrorism, considering the fact that Hyderabad had seen many attacks and was an extremely volatile city. However, it appears that this organisation is not fully functional today, and many believe that had it been so, it could have prevented the blasts at Dilsukhnagar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Indo-French oceanographic study satellite 'SARAL' and six foreign mini and micro spacecrafts were successfully launched on Monday by Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C20 rocket from this spaceport. ISRO workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at around 6 pm at the end of the 59-hour countdown and placed in the orbit the satellites about 22 minutes later. President Pranab Mukherjee witnessed the launch from the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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