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US Sikh group leads call for probing racing profiling

December 2nd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid charges of racial profiling by a group of 38 civil rights organizations led by the Sikh Coalition, the US Transportation Security Administration is investigating allegations ... Read more...

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Pat downs, row over diplomats are occasional hiccups: Roemer

June 30th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Outgoing US envoy Timothy J. Roemer Thursday described pat downs at airports and criminal charges against Indian diplomats in America as "occasional hiccups" in ... Read more...

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Contaminated fuel in Israel causes rerouting of over 160 flights

May 11th, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Nicosia, May 11 (IANS) Over 160 aircraft flying to Israel's Tel Aviv city have been rerouted to Cyprus since last Thursday following contamination in an international airport's refuelling system, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US federal program incapable of detecting Moscow type attack: Critics

January 27th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): Critics of the Transportation Security Administration's 212-million-dollar federal program called "SPOT", which has been designed to spot suspected terrorists at American airports, have said that it is "not capable ... Read more...

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‘Sikhs should expect screening of turbans at US airports’

January 14th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A Sikh community advocacy group has warned the community to be prepared for the "reality that Sikhs should now always expect to be secondarily screened ... Read more...

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Snow closes British airport

January 8th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The Edinburgh airport in Britain was Saturday forced to close due to heavy snow, affecting thousands of passengers, a media report said. The airport, one of the busiest ... Read more...

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Now drink containers under scanner at North American airports (Lead)

December 25th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto/New York/Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Beverage containers also came under the scanner at US and Canadian airports from Friday as the North American countries further tightened aviation security.The Canadian Air ... Read more...

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Sikh panel plans protest outside US embassy

December 14th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Tuesday said its members will protest outside the US embassy in Delhi Dec 23 against turban ... Read more...

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SNL Skit Rips Into TSA Procedures

November 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When ‘Saturday Night Live’ released their skit on the procedures of the TSA and their policies of patting down passengers who are trying to board airplanes at American ... Read more...

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Barack Obama Asserts That The TSA’s Pat-Downs Are Invasive But Necessary To Attain Security

November 21st, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The electorally beleaguered American President, Barack Obama, has mentioned at a press convention in Lisbon during the NATO conference that certain segments of the American ... Read more...

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Controversial pat down at US airport leaves 3-yr-old girl sobbing

November 18th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The national outcry over intrusive body searches at American airports has intensified after security staff are caught on camera searching a crying three-year-old girl.Mandy Simon is seen sobbing ... Read more...

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Body scanners to be installed at Jawahar Tunnel

February 20th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Body scanners will soon be installed at Jawahar Tunnel, the main road link between Kashmir Valley and the rest of India, to prevent terrorists from ... Read more...

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Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai top Forbes’ most delayed airports

January 24th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Airports in India and China top Forbes' third annual list of the World's Most Delayed Airports with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport taking the prize for ... Read more...

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‘Under fire’ Holbrooke agrees to review new screening measures for Pakistanis

January 16th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.16 (ANI): Taking note of strong objections raised by Pakistan over the new screening measures of its citizens going to the US, President Obama's Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan ... Read more...

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Call for ban on Pak official visits to US unless ‘derogatory’ screening laws withdrawn

January 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.15 (ANI): Reacting strongly over the US' move to include Pakistan's name in the list of 14 countries, whose citizens would have to go for full body screening at American ... Read more...

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American airports ban ad featuring Pamela Anderson

September 9th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

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Bollywood Khans react to Shah Rukh’s ordeal

August 17th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained at Newark airport for a security check, many others like Zayed Khan and Irrfan Khan have ... Read more...

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The Khans React To Shah Rukh’s Humiliation

August 17th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha Zayed Khan- "Of course we Khans go through this kind of humiliation all the time. I've gone through it; Salman has gone through it. I'm glad people are ... Read more...

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US airports testing full body scanners

April 1st, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 1 (ANI): Some American airports are using whole body scanners at security checkpoints, which can penetrate people's clothing.Developed by New York-based L3 Communications, the scanner has become a cause ... Read more...

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US border guards pepper-spray Canadian visitor

March 6th, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Though rude treatment of visitors at American airports and borders has become the norm since 9/11, it crossed all limits Monday when US border guards pepper-sprayed a Canadian ... Read more...

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UK blames Pak, US for failure to help Brit prosecutors in nailing liquid bombers

September 10th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): The British law-enforcing agencies have squarely blamed the US and Pakistan for not cooperating with their (British) prosecutors to prove beyond doubt that the liquid bombers were ... Read more...

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