Us Airport

  • Glitch in the Apple Maps app again guides drivers to US airport runway September 28, 2013

    Anchorage: To the chagrin and worry of Alaska transportation officials, Apple reactivated maps app directions Friday that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at the Fairbanks airport. Apple had notified Fairbanks International Airport officials that the faulty directions had been disabled. Officials, though, noticed the app...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No free pass to celebrities, VIPs at US airports June 8, 2012

    Washington: Against the backdrop of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's detention at a New York airport, the US has ruled out any special screening for VIPs and celebrities unless they have diplomatic exemption, but said it is in talks with several countries to facilitate hasslefree immigration procedures. India is, however,...
  • Man strips naked at US airport to protest screening April 18, 2012

    Washington: A man stripped naked at Portland International Airport in a novel protest against US airport security screeners, amid growing public resentment over tough security checks in the country. The 50yearold man identified later as John E Brennan said he felt that airport screeners were "harassing" him, CNN reported quoting...
  • Is India overreacting to SRK detention by US immigration? April 13, 2012

    The actor joked about his detention while giving his speech at Yale University after receiving the Chubb fellowship. ...
  • SRK detention: Actor jokes, US apologises, India fumes April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In response to the criticism over the detention of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at the New Yorks White Plain airport, the US on Friday apologised, saying that many Americans were fan of the superstar. Addressing a press conference, US Embassy spokesperson Peter Vrooman said, "Many Americans are fan...
  • Whenever I feel too arrogant, I take a trip to US: SRK April 13, 2012

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained for over two hours at a New York airport on Friday, triggering a strong reaction from India. ...
  • US: Sikh stabbed, police rules out hate crime December 6, 2011

    Washington: A Sikh man traveling to India has been stabbed at an airport in California. The police, who subsequently arrested the assailant, have ruled out hate crime. The middleaged man, whose name has not been released by the police, was treated for a quarterinch stab wound in the upper torso at...
  • '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...
  • 11 more US airports to install full body scanners March 7, 2010

    Millions of air travellers in the US will soon see a major change at airport security checkpoints as the Homeland Security Department is installing fullbody scanning machines at 11 more airports. Government officials say the move will enhance air security in the US. But there are also civil liberties group...
  • US airport staff let kid direct air traffic, inquiry underway March 4, 2010

    New York: An investigation is underway into why a young child, apparently under an adult's supervision, was allowed to direct air traffic at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport, US authorities said on Wednesday. In transmissions broadcast by local media, the young child whose age is unknown...
  • View chat with Rajeev Masand: MNIK will appeal to all February 12, 2010

    'My Name Is Khan' has run into trouble even before its release. While the war of words between the film's actor Shah Rukh Khan and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray reached a crescendo, the negative publicity for the Karan Johardirected film has proved to be costly for multiplex owners in...
  • Passengers should undergo full body scan: US December 28, 2009

    Washington: US lawmakers have favoured a compulsory full body scan of the passengers of all USbound international flights so as to avoid any kind of security breach. I would say right now we do need fullbody scan, especially when you have countries like Nigeria, which have inadequate security, and you...
  • US airport screening secrets posted online December 9, 2009

    Washington: The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accidentally posted a document online containing secrets related to airport passenger screening practices, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The TSA operating manual, posted on a federal procurement website last spring, spells out technical settings of Xray machines and explosives detectors and other passenger...
  • American airports ban ad featuring Pamela Anderson September 10, 2009

    New York: American airport bosses have banned a new animal rights commercial featuring former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson because it's too raunchy. Advertising chiefs at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filmed a promo in which the actress stars as a scantily-clad flight security guard who strips passengers...
  • I don't believe in VIP culture, says SRK August 20, 2009

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan spoke about his detention at the US airport and denied that it was a publicity stunt for his upcoming movie My Name Is Khan. Shah Rukh said it was an unpleasant experience and he would never...
  • Watch: SRK recalls two-hour detention at US airport August 19, 2009

    The actor says security is important but religion shouldn't come in the way. ...
  • SRK says he's hurt, not cribbing for publicity August 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said his experience at the Newark airport's immigration counter in the US was "embarrassing" and he was not complaining to gain publicity. "I am scared of the authorities and rules, so I try to follow the rules of the country I travel to. Whenever...
  • Watch: Salman takes a dig at SRK on detention controversy August 18, 2009

    Salman says the matter has been unnecessarily hyped. ...
  • Watch: Who said what at SRK's detention at US airport August 18, 2009

    There were many who thought it was just a publicity stunt. ...
  • Watch: SRK detained at US airport, fans outraged August 17, 2009

    Praful Patel promised to take adequate actions to avoid such incidents in future. ...
  • Passengers on US flights may get to carry lighters July 20, 2007

    New York: Passengers on US flights will be able to bring many types of cigarette lighters on board flights again starting next month, as federal authorities found a two-year-old ban on the devices did little to make flying safer, a newspaper reported on Friday. Starting August 4, air travellers will be...