Heathrow

  • Anti-terrorism police arrest woman at Heathrow airport January 17, 2014

    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 of...
  • Jet in 'near miss' with UFO close to Heathrow January 5, 2014

    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 that...
  • Storm, heavy rains batter southern Britain; disrupt flight services October 28, 2013

    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 on...
  • Ramdev to visit US to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary September 23, 2013

    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 other...
  • Ramdev blames Sonia Gandhi for his detention at Heathrow Airport September 22, 2013

    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 India...
  • UK authorities clear Ramdev after second round of questioning September 21, 2013

    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 carry...
  • Yoga guru Ramdev called for second round of questioning at Heathrow September 21, 2013

    London: British authorities on Saturday called yoga guru Ramdev to Heathrow Airport in London for 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 day...
  • No explanation given for detention at Heathrow Airport: Ramdev September 21, 2013

    London: A day after he was detained and questioned in London at 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 done...
  • UK officials seized diaries that had proof against UPA, says Ramdev September 21, 2013

    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 was...
  • UK: Yoga guru Ramdev detained for eight hours at Heathrow airport September 21, 2013

    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 London...
  • Britain defends detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner August 21, 2013

    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 Theresa...
  • Glenn Greenwald's friend set to take legal action against UK over detention: Guardian August 21, 2013

    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 with...
  • British authorities say detention of Greenwald's partner 'legally sound' August 20, 2013

    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 Sunday...
  • Guardian journalist vows to publish more secrets after Britain detains partner August 20, 2013

    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 Greenwald,...
  • Heathrow Airport on high alert over Qaeda terror threat: Report August 16, 2013

    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 is...
  • Madonna devastated after close friend David Collins' demise July 22, 2013

    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 after just...
  • Kirti Azad alleges harassment by Heathrow authorities July 6, 2013

    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 to...
  • London: BA flight makes emergency landing May 24, 2013

    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 of the...
  • Etihad confirms taking 24 pc stake in Jet Airways for $ 379 mn April 24, 2013

    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 stock...
  • Europe: Many flights cancelled as heavy snowfall continues January 22, 2013

    London's Heathrow airport cancelled 130 flights and warned of more delays in service. ...
  • London Heathrow cancels more flights as snow continues January 22, 2013

    London: London's Heathrow airport cancelled 10 per cent of flights on Monday because of snow, about half the number cut on Sunday, and said there could be further disruption with more snowfall expected. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, said it had cut around 130 flights - most operated by IAG'S British Airways...
  • Heavy snowfall leads to flight cancellations across Europe January 21, 2013

    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. ...
  • Snow hits Europe, Heathrow cancels at least 250 flights January 21, 2013

    London: 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, with more forecast. Heathrow Ltd, which is owned by Spain's Ferrovial, said the reduced schedule - amounting to around 250...
  • UK: Flights to and from India remain unaffected January 20, 2013

    London: Flights to and from India remain unaffected so far, even as airports across Britain struggle to cope with extreme weather conditions. Britain has been battered by heavy snow and strong winds in the past few days. Flights at Heathrow Airport - Britain's busiest airport - have been cut by...
  • Thick fog, ice hits UK, many flights cancelled December 12, 2012

    London: Winter is playing havoc in the United Kingdom, where dozens of flights have been cancelled due to thick fog and ice. Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow, has seen a bulk of cancellations. Visibility has been falling across central, eastern and north-west England. Ferry services too have been cancelled in London. Road...
  • Man falls to death from Heathrow-bound plane September 10, 2012

    London: A man, who is believed to be a stowaway, fell thousands of feet to his death from a Heathrow-bound jet liner on a car parked in a quiet residential street here. A bloodied body of the young man, who crash-landed on the car parked in the street, was found in...
  • Olympics bring Heathrow's busiest day July 27, 2012

    Officials at London's Heathrow airport expected Thursday to be a record day for the number of arrivals. ...
  • Olympic chaos continues at Heathrow immigration: Vaz July 9, 2012

    London: A top British lawmaker on Monday said he was appalled by the long immigration queues at Heathrow airport that would receive thousands of visitors for the London Olympics starting on July 27. "I was appalled by the length of queues in the immigration hall this morning. It is now two...
  • UK warned over Heathrow Airport delays April 29, 2012

    London: An airport operator and lawmakers on Saturday called on the government to urgently address chaos at Britain's borders to prevent disruption for Olympic visitors. Concerns have been raised amid lengthy waits for passengers arriving at immigration desks from flights into the British capital, including complaints from passengers who faced long...
  • Pak-origin drug smuggler arrested in UK October 12, 2011

    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 with...