Security Checks

  • Passengers on a 'high' will not be allowed in Metro: CISF 08-03-2014 07:10 PM

    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...
  • CISF survey finds long security checks trouble maximum air fliers 03-03-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai airport's new terminal with hi-tech facilities to be inaugurated today 10-01-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai, the financial capital, can now boast of an airport at par with the best in the world. From gardens and fountains to multi-level car parks, the Terminal-2 at GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has much to show off. The state-of-the-art T2 is an integrated four-level terminal spread over...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport 21-10-2013 10:22 AM

    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 differently-abled 21-07-2013 02:39 PM

    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 differently-abled. ...
  • Should Indian airports be more sensitive towards the differently abled? 12-07-2013 09:05 PM

    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 26-04-2013 10:50 PM

    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 26-04-2013 05:42 PM

    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 26-04-2013 07:55 AM

    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,...
  • Delhi: Take off shoes, belts for airport security check? 12-04-2013 04:46 PM

    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...
  • Two days on, how safe are Delhi's courts? 09-09-2011 08:09 AM

    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...
  • 6-year-old girl patted down at US airport 14-04-2011 11:37 AM

    New Orleans: The parents of a 6-year-old American girl who got a pat-down 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...
  • US: Alert issued on thermos on planes 24-12-2010 07:50 AM

    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...
  • Will take up pat down issue with US: Krishna 14-12-2010 08:59 PM

    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 13-12-2010 08:58 PM

    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 13-12-2010 07:07 PM

    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 CNN-IBN, 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 11-12-2010 09:42 PM

    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 Jackson-Evers International Airport. The US government said that Meera's pat down was not...
  • Israel applies vigorous security checks at airports 01-01-2010 08:28 PM

    The checks include profiling, behavioral screening and strip search. ...
  • Journos discover being a security guard is serious biz 02-09-2009 03:41 AM

    You may hate frisked by security people, but checks are vital. ...
  • Shoe Scanner at airports to reduce routine hassles 14-10-2008 12:18 PM

    'MagShoe' eliminates the need for passengers to take their shoes off at security checks. ...