Airport Security Checks

  • CISF survey finds long security checks trouble maximum air fliers March 3, 2014

    Extended waiting time for security checks troubles maximum number of air fliers in the country, a countrywide survey conducted by CISF has found. The exhaustive 'passenger feedback survey' was undertaken for the first time by 3.44-lakh departing air passengers across 54 of the total 59 civilian airports of the country which...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after a woman was allegedly asked to remove her prosthetic leg at an airport, another passenger with a prosthetic leg recounts his humiliation at Delhi's IGI Airport. He was forced to strip for a security check. This comes two months after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security...
  • Azam Khan's detention: SP seeks apology from the US April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Friday sought an apology from the US for the "insult" caused by the questioning of Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan at the Logan International Airport in Boston. "We demand an apology from the US on the issue as Indians cannot be insulted like this after...
  • Khurshid plays down Azam Khan's detention at US airport April 26, 2013

    Almaty: Downplaying the detention of UP Minister Azam Khan at a US airport, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the strict immigration procedures were one of the requirements of travelling to that country. At the same time, Khurshid said that India has always urged for greater sensitivity and...
  • Indian Embassy raises Azam Khan frisking incident with US April 26, 2013

    Washington: Taking serious note of the questioning of the Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan at the Logan International Airport in Boston, the Indian Embassy has raised the issue with the State Department in Washington. "The issue has been taken up with the State Department," the Indian Embassy spokesman, M Sridharan, said...
  • Full body scanners to be removed from US airports January 19, 2013

    Washington: Controversial full body scanners will be removed from the US airports amidst widespread privacy concerns. The Scanners, which to the discomfort of many travelers had become a part of security screening at airports in the past few years, would be done away with by June, a federal agency announced...
  • Israel applies vigorous security checks at airports January 3, 2010

    As American authorities grapple with the question of airport security, they are looking towards Israel. The country continues to apply vigorous security checks, that include profiling, behavioral screening and often a strip search. ...
  • Shoe Scanner at airports to reduce routine hassles October 14, 2008

    'MagShoe' is a new machine that eliminates the need for passengers to take their shoes off at security checks. It can announce within two seconds whether the footwear of the passenger standing on it contains unusual metal -- that might be a knife or a part of a bomb detonator....