FRISKING

  • Robert Vadra may lose the privilege of not being frisked at airports May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government may relook into Congress President Sonia Gandhi's soninlaw Robert Vadra's security exemptions at airports. The new Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati hinted the same on Thursday. Pusapati said, "Security should be meaningful and not ornamental. It will depend on whether the Home Ministry feels...
  • 200 new frisking booths for women in Delhi Metro April 20, 2014

    Delhi Metro premises will soon see women commuters being frisked in total privacy as more than 200 new security cabins are being installed for them at the stations of the rapid transport system. The fresh blue-coloured frisking booths are being procured by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and women constables of the CISF will use...
  • What is wrong if Azam is frisked, asks UP minister April 28, 2013

    Bulandshahr: Taking a different stand from his party, Uttar Pradesh minister Devender Gupta on Saturday said there was nothing wrong if his cabinet colleague Azam Khan was frisked at a US airport. The UP minister for solar energy said that even former President APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked in 2012...
  • 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...
  • Azam Khan to cut short US visit after 'long frisking' at airport April 26, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has decided to cut short his US trip after his "long and humiliating frisking" at the Logan airport in Boston, an official said in Lucknow. In a statement issued by his personal assistant Muktinath Jha late Thursday, the Minister alleged that on the...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: Take off shoes, belts for airport security check? April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Flying out of Delhi? You may soon be asked to take off your shoes and belts, and jewellery, if you are wearing any, at the security check counters of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is in the process of putting in...
  • Frisking incident not worth talking about: Kalam November 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday downplayed his frisking by US security officials at New York's JFK Airport, saying it was not worth talking about. "Forget about it. It is not worth talking about," Kalam said while responding to a question on the sidelines of an IIMC event in...
  • 'US must observe protocol for Indian dignitaries' November 14, 2011

    Bangalore: The US needs to observe protocol in treating Indian dignitaries visiting that country, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said in the wake of American security agencies frisking former president APJ Abdul Kalam on board an aircraft. "The US government has to take into account certain protocols when dealing with our...
  • Kalam frisked twice in September, US apologises November 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked not once but twice at an US airport in September, an act that violates protocol followed by almost every other country. The US has apologised to former President APJ Abdul Kalam for subjecting him to frisking at New York's JFK...
  • Bangalore: fake cops rob man during frisking July 27, 2011

    Bangalore: Taking advantage of the mild chaos resulting from the city police stepping up security measures after terrorists struck in Mumbai, opportunists are having a heyday and looting unsuspecting victims. Two men, posing as cops, robbed a hotel employee of Rs 22,500 on the pretext of frisking him, while he...
  • Simply Salman: Salman on SRK, Islam and family life September 5, 2009

    Salman Khan spoke exclusively to CNNIBN and candidly answered about all the controversies that chase him regularly. Here he is, speaking to Anubha Bhonsle on Shah Rukh Khan, on Salman being a Muslim and about his family. Here is Salman unplgged and Simply Salman. CNNIBN: We have Salman Khan speaking...
  • Kalam frisking: Cops deny Govt claim, say no FIR filed July 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said no first information report (FIR) was filed against Continental Airlines for frisking former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Government has been claiming that a case was filed against the US carrier. "We have registered a complaint into the matter but a case is yet...
  • Four US airline officials booked for frisking Kalam July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Government has filed an FIR against four employees of a US airline for frisking former Indian president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi airport on April 21. Continental Airlines has apologized to Kalam for the incident. Kalam was made to take off his shoes, hand...
  • Airline did right in frisking Kalam: US regulator July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: USAs Transport Security Administration (TSA) has defended Continental Airlines for frisking former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and says according to American security rules all air passengers have to be screened for security irrespective of their rank or position. "The Government of India has an official list...
  • View Chat with Sagarika: Kalam frisking episode July 23, 2009

    There is collective political outrage and angst at former president A P J Abdul Kalam being made to pass through security checks on a flight from New Delhi to the US on the American airline, Continental. While Kalam himself didnt say anything about the incident except that it was a...
  • FTN Blog: Don't you know I am a VIP? July 23, 2009

    Representatives of "the people" are outraged that former president APJ Abdul Kalam was made to pass through security checks on a flight from New Delhi to the US on the American airline, Continental. The government of the aam admi is indignant that khaas admi priveleges are not being maintained. ...
  • Haven't received apology yet: Kalam July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the Continental Airlines issued a public apology for frisking Kalam at the Delhi airport. Former president A P J Abdul Kalam says he has yet to receive a personal apology from the airlines. "I have not yet received it and whatever I have to do I've...
  • FACE THE NATION: Nip India's VIP culture July 23, 2009

    Don't you know who I am, seems to capture the spirit of India's VVIP and VIP syndrome that politicians and officials in power exhibit often. It was this syndrome that was in evidence during the politicians outbursts on the frisking of former president APJ Abdul Kalam at the Delhi international...
  • US airline on Kalam chaos: Blame rules, not us July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after a national outrage in the Parliament over the treatment of Former President Abdul Kalam, Continental Airlines finally said sorry. A statement issued by the airline reads, "Our intention was never to offend Dr Kalam or the sentiments of the people of India. Continental Airlines takes...
  • US airlines apologises for frisking Kalam July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Americas Continental Airlines has apologised for frisking former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi international airport three months ago. The airlines called the incident a misunderstanding/inconvenience after the government filed an FIR against it for allegedly breaching Indian aviation rules. "Our intention was never to...
  • Scan, frisk, search: Steps in air security July 22, 2009

    CNNIBN takes a look at the various levels of security checks that a passenger has to go through before boarding a flight. ...
  • Kalam humiliated: How US airline treated him July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: APJ Abdul Kalam, India's former President, was subjected to humiliation by an American airline at the Delhi airport in April 2009 when he was frisked and forced to take off his shoes during a security check, despite protests from his security officers. The incident occurred three months ago...
  • Kalam, always the gentleman, says no comments July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on Tuesday refused to comment an US airlines employees putting him through security checks at the Delhi airport on April 21. "What has happened is a fact and there is nothing to comment about now," he told CNNIBN on Tuesday. Civil Aviation...
  • Kalam's frisking: Outraged Govt lodges complaint July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The frisking of former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi airport was "absolutely unpardonable" and Continental Airlines of the US had been issued a notice for its action, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The Delhi government filed an FIRa police complaintagainst the airlines...
  • Kalam was frisked, made to wait at Delhi airport July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was frisked at the Delhi international airport by employees of an American airline when he was to catch a flight to Newark, US, on April 21. Sources at the airport said employees of Continental Airlines frisked Kalam in what is called...
  • Defence chiefs get same privilege as Robert Vadra December 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The chiefs of the nations defence services now need not queue up to be frisked the next time they board a flight. The Civil Aviation Ministry has backed down from its earlier decision of not exempting the three service chiefs from being frisked at airports. Said Civil Aviation Minister, Praful...
  • Do top Generals need to be frisked at airports? November 23, 2007

    There were angry reactions from the armed forces as the government made it clear it wouldnt change its stand that they do even though 24 other VIPS including Priyanka Gandhi's husband, Robert Vadra and the Dalai Lama are exempt from security checks. ...
  • Forces up in arms against Govt's 'insult of service chiefs' November 22, 2007

    New Delhi: There are many VVIPs who are not frisked by the security at Indian airports but this power list doesn't have the names of the three men responsible for protecting the country chiefs of the defence forces. The ultimate power list has 24 of the most important positions in...