civil aviation security

‘India to become third largest aviation market’


April 4th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India is likely to become the third largest aviation market in the world from its current position as traffic volumes grow exponentially, a top ... Read more...

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India toughens anti-hijack policy, but remains vulnerable (12 years after IC-814 hijack)


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Twelve years after the fateful hijacking of the Kathmandu-New Delhi Indian Airlines flight IC-814 and the infamous release of notorious militants to free hostages, ... Read more...

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Government to set up aviation university: Vayalar Ravi


October 17th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said Monday that the government plans to set up an aviation university that will ensure minimum standards of aviation skills.Speaking ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Delhi Terminal-3 power failure (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A committee has been set up to probe power failure at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 (T3) three days ago that caused the escalators, baggage conveyor ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Delhi Terminal-3 power failure


August 10th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A committee has been set up to probe the power failure at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 (T3) three days ago that caused the escalators, ... Read more...

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Mumbai airport on high alert after terror threat


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) A high alert has been sounded at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport following the threat of a terrorist attack, a top airport official said Friday.Since Thursday ... Read more...

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Hoax bomb threat at Chennai airport


June 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A hoax call Friday of a bomb being planted at the Chennai International Airport building sent security agencies into a tizzy as they scoured the ... Read more...

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Bodies found, no black box among 2009 Air France crash wreckage


April 5th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- In the fourth Air France-Airbus sea search, bodies were located among the found wreckage of Air France flight 447, which went missing in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi issues fresh directives for airport security


February 24th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Fresh directives have been issued to all airport operators in the country to install sophisticated devices to shore up security at domestic and international airports, Civil ... Read more...

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Narrow escape for Goa-Delhi Indigo flight


September 9th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): An Indigo Flight GE-333 from Goa to New Delhi reportedly had a narrow escape on Wednesday when attempting to land at Delhi's Palam Airport.Passengers on the flight ... Read more...

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Bureau of Civil Aviation issues red alert


June 17th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security on Wednesday issued a terror alert across the country's airports following intelligence reports of a possible bid to hijack an aircraft.Home ... Read more...

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CBI slaps case against IPS officer for abusing power


May 19th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday registered a case against an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer for abusing his official position. Manoj Malviya, a 1986 batch IPS ... Read more...

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Union Home Secretary reviews airports’ security


May 19th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai reviewed various security issues concerning airports in the country in a meeting here on Wednesday.According to the Home Ministry, steps relating to ... Read more...

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Apex court restrains Patna court order against airport agency


May 17th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday stayed a Patna High Court order upholding the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security's (BCAS) decision to withdraw security clearance licence granted to an ... Read more...

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LeT para-gliders may target India, security on alert (Intro Roundup)


January 22nd, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan-based Islamist militants were planning major strikes in India after acquiring para-gliding equipments, and were also plotting to target an Indian flight, especially one bound for or ... Read more...

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Indian airports put on alert after hijack threat (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Security was tightened at airports across India Friday and sky marshals ordered on flights after intelligence reports that terror groups may target an Indian flight, especially one ... Read more...

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Red alert at Indian airports following hijack threat


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Security was further strengthened in airports across India Friday and sky marshals ordered on flights after intelligence reports that terror groups might target an Air India flight ... Read more...

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HuJI commander discloses airport terror plot


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (ANI): Amjad Khwaja, the commander of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terrorist outfit, who was arrested by the Chennai police on January 18, revealed on Friday plans of a deadly plot ... Read more...

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India, US agree to deploy sky marshals on flights


January 21st, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to deploy sky marshals on flights between the two countries. An agreement on this was inked Wednesday with the Joint US-India Aviation ... Read more...

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US envoy lauds U.S.-India cooperation in aviation security


January 21st, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.21 (ANI): The United States and India are pleased to announce the formulation of the U.S.-India Aviation Security Working Group, a bilateral interagency and inter-ministry working group led on the ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel recommends death for hijackers


January 12th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Hijackers should get the death penalty. That is the recommendation a group of ministers (GoM) on aviation security made Tuesday while it cleared amendments to ... Read more...

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A decade after IC 814 hijack, India is more prepared


December 24th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Ten years after the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC 814, on its way from Kathmandu to New Delhi, India remains vulnerable to ... Read more...

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Delhi airport bomb scare turns out to be security drill


December 5th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The passengers were seated and the plane was readying for takeoff when the panic button was pressed - there was a bomb on board! Security agencies swung ... Read more...

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Special Operations Group to secure Delhi airport for Games


October 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A month before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a crack team of commandos, civil aviation personnel and others will take care of security at the capital's ... Read more...

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Praful Patel says Continental Airlines should have followed Indian laws on frisking


July 29th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Wednesday airlines operating from India should follow the law of the land while frisking passengers in airports.Referring to the ... Read more...

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Airlines urged to follow Indian rules for security checks


July 29th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Airlines should follow the law of the land while frisking passengers in India, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said Wednesday. Referring to the recent controversy over former president ... Read more...

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Kalam frisking: No case registered against airline


July 25th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jul 25 (IANS) Delhi Police 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 ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh condemns Continental Airlines for Kalam frisking


July 25th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday deplored the frisking of former President APJ Abdul Kalam by US based Continental Airlines at the Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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We want to apologise personally to Dr. Kalam: Continental Airlines


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Reacting to former president APJ Abdul Kalam's statement that he has not received any communication from Continental Airlines, the US-based airline today said that they want to ... Read more...

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Kalam says he is waiting for Continental Airlines apology


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, July 23 (ANI): Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has said he is yet to receive an apology from Continental Airlines for frisking him at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in ... Read more...

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Centre knew about Kalam frisking


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22(ANI): The Central Government, on Wednesday said that it was aware of the frisking of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam by Continental Airlines and had issued a show cause ... Read more...

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Continental apologises to Kalam over frisking


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) US carrier Continental Airlines Wednesday issued a formal apology to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for having subjected him to frisking and even asking him to remove ... Read more...

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Continental Airlines apologises to former President Dr. Kalam for frisking


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): A day after the Government ordered a probe into the frisking of former President Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the capital, the ... Read more...

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F.I.R filed against Continental Airlines in Kalam frisking incident


July 21st, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): A First Information Report was filed here on Tuesday against the Continental Airlines' concerned staff for frisking former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam at the Indira ... Read more...

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Police case against airline staff for frisking Kalam


July 21st, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday registered a case against employees of the US carrier Continental Airlines for frisking former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in violation of Indian laws. "We have ... Read more...

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