Security Checks

  • 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...
  • Passengers on a 'high' will not be allowed in Metro: CISF March 8, 2014

    CISF on Saturday made it clear that it will not allow drunk passengers who are "totally out of their senses" to travel in Delhi Metro trains. While rejecting suggestions that by refusing absolutely drunk passengers on the Metro, it was encouraging drunken driving, CISF chief Arvind Ranjan said commuters, who have...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai airport's new terminal with hitech facilities to be inaugurated today January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai, the financial capital, can now boast of an airport at par with the best in the world. From gardens and fountains to multilevel car parks, the Terminal2 at GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has much to show off. The stateoftheart T2 is an integrated fourlevel terminal spread over...
  • 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...
  • CJ Suranjana fights for dignity of differentlyabled July 22, 2013

    CJ Suranjana was asked to remove her prosthetic leg for a security screening at an airport a process that would have required her to strip in public. She says she's not against security, but that there must be procedures in place to protect the dignity of the differentlyabled. ...
  • Should Indian airports be more sensitive towards the differently abled? July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: A woman on Friday said she was harassed at the Mumbai airport just last week. Suranjana Ghosh Akira was asked to take off her prosthetic leg and that meant she had to strip. Suranjana Ghose Akira would strike one as any young successful hardworking professional, which she is. She...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two days on, how safe are Delhi's courts? September 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Two days after the high intensity blast at the Delhi High Court that left 13 dead and close to 90 injured, no lessons have been learnt. A status check of all the other court premises in the capital showed that we do nothing to make the job of...
  • 6yearold girl patted down at US airport April 14, 2011

    New Orleans: The parents of a 6yearold American girl who got a patdown at an airport security checkpoint earlier this month said on Wednesday that there should be different screening procedures for children. Dr Todd and Selena Drexel of Bowling Green, Kentucky, said that daughter Anna was confused by the security...
  • US: Alert issued on thermos on planes December 24, 2010

    Washington: The US Homeland Security Department has alerted air carriers to a potential terror tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses. The alert stressed that there is no intelligence about an active terror plot, but travelers may notice airport screeners taking a closer look at empty insulated containers. The Transportation Security Administration...
  • Will take up pat down issue with US: Krishna December 14, 2010

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna slams Indian envoy's pat down and said that India will take up the issue with the US. ...
  • Indian envoy insulted, denies facing pat down December 13, 2010

    Texas: The US has done it again but this time, its not the sari but the turban that has raised eyebrows. India's envoy to the UN Hardeep Puri refused to have his turban patted down at the airport in Austin, Texas. The incident happened on November 13 when Puri...
  • Indian envoy denies he was humiliated December 13, 2010

    Texas: India's permanent representative to the United Nations, Hardeep Puri, who was reported to have been patted down in Texas, has denied being humiliated by the security persons. Talking to CNNIBN, Hardeep said, "This is something that happened a month ago, on November 13. When I entered the airport, the...
  • India forces US to apologise to Meera Shankar December 11, 2010

    New Delhi: The United States of America on Saturday tendered an official apology to India and Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar over her pat down by an American security agent on December 4 at the JacksonEvers International Airport. The US government said that Meera's pat down was not meant...
  • Women in burqa pass security, Canada fumes August 2, 2010

    Toronto: A YouTube video showing two niqabwearing Muslim women being allowed to board a flight at Montreal airport without being subjected to any security checks has outraged Canadians. The incident, which was captured by a British passenger of Air Canada's flight from Montreal to Heathrow last month, violates international standards, which...
  • FTN: Security more important than personal liberties? January 7, 2010

    The United States and the United Kingdom have introduced fullbody scanners and racial and religious profiling of passengers following a botched Christmas Day bombing attempt by a Nigerian man on a Northwest Airlines flight into Detroit. However, civil society voices say such security measures are nothing but racism. The new security measures...
  • 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. ...
  • Journos discover being a security guard is serious biz September 2, 2009

    CNN-IBN journos Megha Mamgain and Shitanshu don uniforms of guards at a mall and check out how serious a business is it to frisk, scan, check and tolerate absolute strangers. ...
  • 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....