Heathrow

  • Anti-terrorism police arrest woman at Heathrow airport 17-01-2014 01:02 PM

    British police said they arrested two women on Thursday on suspicion of being involved in terrorism, one of them at Heathrow airport as she prepared to take a flight to Istanbul. The 26-year-old was detained at around 9:20 at Terminal Five and taken to a police station. A large amount...
  • Jet in 'near miss' with UFO close to Heathrow 05-01-2014 10:32 PM

    A terrified pilot of a passenger jet has reported a near miss in which a rugby ball-shaped UFO passed within a few feet of his aircraft while flying near Heathrow Airport, baffling aviation authorities London. The captain of the A320 Airbus told British aviation authorities who have investigated the incident...
  • Storm, heavy rains batter southern Britain; disrupt flight services 28-10-2013 01:15 PM

    London: Strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges before the start of rush-hour. Local media dubbed the storm "St Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated...
  • Ramdev to visit US to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary 23-09-2013 03:13 PM

    Yoga guru Ramdev will visit Chicago to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the 120th anniversary of his famous address at the World Parliament of Religions. The event, 'World Without Borders 2013' on September 27-28, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and co-hosted by...
  • Ramdev blames Sonia Gandhi for his detention at Heathrow Airport 22-09-2013 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi by holding her responsible for his detention at tye Heathrow Airport. He was allowed to go ahead with his programme in London after he was detained and questioned on Saturday. He said, "A foreign origin woman sitting in...
  • UK authorities clear Ramdev after second round of questioning 21-09-2013 09:51 PM

    London: Yoga guru Ramdev was on Saturday cleared by UK authorities following a second round of questioning at Heathrow Airport in London, a day after he was detained and quizzed by customs officials for over six hours on landing in Britain. Though UK immigration cleared Ramdev and allowed him to...
  • Yoga guru Ramdev called for second round of questioning at Heathrow 21-09-2013 07:50 PM

    London: British authorities on Saturday called yoga guru Ramdev to Heathrow Airport in Londonfor a second round of questioning, a day after he was detained and quizzed by customs officials for over six hours on arriving in the UK. According to sources, his questioning by airport officials for a second...
  • No explanation given for detention at Heathrow Airport: Ramdev 21-09-2013 07:18 PM

    London: A day after he was detained and questioned in Londonat Heathrow Airport by custom officials for several hours, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said he was not given any explanation for the action by the authorities and claimed he was not involved in anything illegal. "I have never...
  • UK officials seized diaries that had proof against UPA, says Ramdev 21-09-2013 01:58 PM

    London: Yoga guru Ramdev, who was detained at the Heathrow airport in London for over eight hours, has claimed that the customs officials seized documents from him that carried corruption proof against the Congress. "They took two diaries. Both were on corruption done by the UPA government," Ramdev said. Ramdev...
  • UK: Yoga guru Ramdev detained for eight hours at Heathrow airport 21-09-2013 07:16 AM

    London: Yoga guru Ramdev was on Friday detained and questioned at Heathrow airport in London for over eight hours by British customs officials. There is no clarity over the reason for his detention at the airport. However, according to sources, Ramdev was questioned by customs officials as he came to...
  • Britain defends detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner 21-08-2013 10:13 AM

    Facing legal and diplomatic complaints after police held Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald's Brazilian partner for nine hours on Sunday - and accused by the newspaper of forcing it to trash computers holding copies of Snowden's data - the interior minister said officers were entitled to take security measures. Home Secretary...
  • Glenn Greenwald's friend set to take legal action against UK over detention: Guardian 21-08-2013 09:35 AM

    The partner of US journalist Glenn Greenwald is taking legal action over his detention by British authorities, the editor of The Guardian newspaper said on Tuesday. "David Miranda is taking a civil action over his material and the way that he was treated," editor Alan Rusbridger, whose newspaper has worked...
  • British authorities say detention of Greenwald's partner 'legally sound' 20-08-2013 01:04 PM

    Britain's authorities said on Tuesday the use of anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist who wrote about US and British surveillance programmes based on leaks by Edward Snowden was "legally and procedurally sound". David Miranda, partner of US journalist Glenn Greenwald, was questioned for nine hours on...
  • Guardian journalist vows to publish more secrets after Britain detains partner 20-08-2013 08:16 AM

    The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former US intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will "regret" detaining his partner for nine hours. British authorities used anti-terrorism laws on Sunday to detain David Miranda, partner of US journalist Glenn...
  • Heathrow Airport on high alert over Qaeda terror threat: Report 16-08-2013 03:21 PM

    UK's busiest airport Heathrow has been put on high terror alert after "credible" intelligence emerged that al-Qaeda is plotting attacks, including strike by women suicide bombers with explosives concealed in breast implants, a media report said on Friday. Security checks have been beefed up after intelligence reports surfaced that al-Qaeda...
  • Madonna devastated after close friend David Collins' demise 22-07-2013 03:05 PM

    London: Singer Madonna is reportedly devastated after death of her close pal David Collins. The singer was seen landing at the Heathrow airport dressed entirely in black and will go to Ireland, where the funeral will take place. Collins was an interior designer and lost his battle to skin cancer...
  • Kirti Azad alleges harassment by Heathrow authorities 06-07-2013 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday alleged he was harassed by authorities at London's Heathrow Airport. He alleged the airport authorities stopped him because of his last name "Azad". The authorities allegedly accused him of carrying a "suspicious" liquid, which Azad claimed was just water. He was allowed...
  • London: BA flight makes emergency landing 24-05-2013 02:27 PM

    London: Reports of smoke coming out the rear of a plane caused chaos at London's Heathrow Airport and forced the authorities to shut down two runways on Friday. A British Airways flight, on way to Oslo, was forced to make an emergency landing and all passengers were safely evacuated. One...
  • Etihad confirms taking 24 pc stake in Jet Airways for $ 379 mn 24-04-2013 07:59 PM

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways confirmed it had taken a 24 per cent minority stake in Jet Airways for $379 million. The Gulf carrier said in an emailed statement it would subscribe to 27.3 million new shares at Rs 754.74 per share. Jet said in a brief statement to the...
  • Europe: Many flights cancelled as heavy snowfall continues 22-01-2013 10:58 AM

    London's Heathrow airport cancelled 130 flights and warned of more delays in service. ...
  • Heavy snowfall leads to flight cancellations across Europe 21-01-2013 09:56 AM

    London's Heathrow Airport cancelled a fifth of flights on Sunday and airlines scrapped 40 per cent of flights to Paris's main airports as snow continued to blanket parts of Europe. ...
  • Pak-origin drug smuggler arrested in UK 12-10-2011 10:46 AM

    London: A Pakistan-origin drug smuggler who imported heroin hidden in a consignment of vegetables has been jailed for 11 years in the UK. Ali Amir Shah, 44, was sentenced to 11 years in prison by London's Kingston Crown Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to import two kilos of heroin...
  • Heathrow Airport gets writer-in-residence 04-08-2011 11:04 AM

    London: British novelist Tony Parsons is gearing up to tell tales from the terminal, as he assumes the role of writer-in-residence at London's Heathrow Airport. The author and journalist, best known for his novel "Man and Boy," moved into a hotel in the airport Wednesday and will spend a week...
  • Drunk pilot jailed for forgetting destination 25-01-2011 02:19 PM

    London: A pilot has been jailed after he was so drunk at London's Heathrow airport he could not remember where he was flying to when asked by security officials. George La Perle, 49, who flew for Delta Airlines, was found to be four and a half times over the alcohol...
  • Snow brings Europe to a halt 21-12-2010 04:45 PM

    Passengers were stranded at airports as many flights were canceled due to heavy snowfall in Europe. ...