The scientist who made a deadly bird flu virus transmissible in mammals, touching off public fears of a pandemic, said Wednesday that the virus he created was neither as contagious nor as dangerous

The Government has approved the formation of a national centre for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials (CBRN) to manage disasters involving these substances.

CHENNAI: Four nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance vehicles, fitted with several sensors, for monitoring areas contaminated by the use of nuclear and chemical warfare agents were handed over to the Army in Pune on Tuesday.



Pakistani Taliban have threatened to contaminate water sources and reservoirs with poisonous materials to pressure the Army to stop military operations against them in South Waziristan tribal region.

The cantonment boards of Rawalpindi and Chaklala, located near the federal capital, received the threat from the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

The chemical weapons could be deliverable by artillery or missile to cause massive civilian casualties in South Korea
North Korea is thought to have 13 types of viruses and germs which can be used in biological weapons, as well as up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, South Korea's defence ministry said on Monday.

June 15: The government has decided to include 33 microorganisms including virus, bacteria and fungi which could be used to wage biological terror attacks, in the new Epidemic Diseases Act.

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood

INSECTS have been conscripted as weapons of war, tools of terrorism and instruments of torture for thousands of years. So should we be surprised by the news that the CIA considered using these creatures to instil fear in Abu Zubaydah, a terrorist suspect? Yes, and here

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Melbourne, September 19

Fearing that Russia may use the uranium from Australia for its nuclear weapons programme, the Federal Parliament

Allows Import Of Biothrax To See Effect On Animals India may soon be able to stockpile a vaccine to protect both its military and civilians against a possible attack with one of the world's most feared biological weapon