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US Sikh group’s mobile app to combat racial profiling


April 30th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The Sikh Coalition, a US based community group, has launched FlyRights, an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real ... Read more...

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More screening could mean less secure airports


February 1st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Intensive screening makes airport security unsafe by targeting low risk passengers rather than those who pose real threats, and this is particularly true after 9/11, ... Read more...

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‘Kalam frisking was a blunder’


January 5th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India Thursday said the frisking of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at New York's JFK Airport was a "blunder" and it would not accept the ... Read more...

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US Muslim body seeks probe on attack on Sikh


December 6th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has sought an FBI investigation of a possible bias motive for the stabbing of a Sikh man at Fresno Yosemite ... Read more...

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UAE, US discuss aviation cooperation


December 4th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the UAE and the US have discussed cooperation in the aviation sector, it was announced Sunday.The discussions were held here between Saif Mohammed ... Read more...

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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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US must observe protocol for Indian dignitaries: Krishna


November 14th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) The US needs to observe protocol in treating Indian dignitaries visiting that country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said here in the wake of American security ... Read more...

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US apologises for frisking Kalam in New York


November 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was frisked by the airport authorities in New York Sep 29, resulting in a strong Indian protest and a ... Read more...

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US flight makes emergency landing due to unruly passenger


October 19th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Oct 19 (IANS) A domestic Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in a Texas town Tuesday afternoon after a male passenger attempted to break into the cockpit, authorities ... Read more...

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US Transportation Security Administration to start ‘Trusted Traveler Program’


October 5th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new US Transportation Security Administration program which comes into force on Tuesday will group travelers in the United States to trusted and not-so trusted passengers. The ... Read more...

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Context helps interpret facial emotions accurately


October 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A close up shows Serena Williams' eyes tensely shut; her mouth wide open, teeth bared and her face livid.Now zoom out: The tennis star is ... Read more...

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F-16s scrambled as US marked 9/11 anniversary


September 12th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) F-16 fighter jets scrambled twice after reports of air passengers acting suspiciously on two flights as America marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11.However, officials were ... Read more...

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Man found with snakes & tortoise in his pants at Miami Airport


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man tried to board a Brazilian-bound plane from Miami with seven snakes and three tortoises concealed in his pants! Officials of the Transportation Security Administration said ... Read more...

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Non-verbal cues can unmask seasoned liars


July 20th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Seasoned liars can bluff interrogators with a bland expression for sometime, but then they are unmasked by non-verbal cues.Researchers examined whether study volunteers could smother facial ... Read more...

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US warns of terror attacks on airlines


July 6th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The US government has warned airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, a media report said Wednesday.There is ... Read more...

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Two Muslim clerics taken off US flight


May 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Two Muslim clerics were taken off a flight from Memphis to Charlotte in the US following orders of the pilot who justified the decision by saying ... Read more...

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Miss USA speaks about her ordeal at the hands of a TSA agent


April 28th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo has narrated her ordeal at the hands of an agent of Transportation Security Administration agent. The 31-year-old spoke to a paparazzo ... Read more...

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TSA in the dock for pat down on 6-year-old girl


April 14th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Transportation Security Administration has been criticized fiercely for subjecting a 6-year-old girl to the enhanced pat-down. The act was filmed and posted on YouTube.According to ... Read more...

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Scientists say that airport body scanners are not hazardous for health


March 30th, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sacramento, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from the University of California has given the all clear as far as safety of the full body scanners is concerned. Passengers have been worried that ... Read more...

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Giant pouched rats could be potential bomb detectors: African Army


March 16th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The African Army Research Office has paid an Oklahoma State University's Zoology professor to study the African giant pouched rat to detect its ability to find bombs. The animal ... 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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Jesse Ventura sues TSA for invasive pat-downs and body scans


January 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, claiming full-body scans and pat-down ... Read more...

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US woman wins payout from TSA after airport security exposed her breasts


January 18th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A woman in the US, who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a pat down at a Texas airport, has been awarded a ... Read more...

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‘Suspicious item’ aboard American Airlines flight in Miami declared safe


January 18th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- A suspicious item found aboard an American Airlines flight at Miami Day International Airport on Monday morning has been declared safe, according to federal officials.According to Greg Soule, ... 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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Lynsie Murley Gets Her Share Of Justice Over Dispute With TSA


January 14th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lynsie Murley has finally got her share of justice, in the form of a "nominal" amount of money the Transportation Security Administration. Two years ago, she ... Read more...

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Man strips at Va. Airport checkpoint in protest


January 5th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Virginia, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems the Transportation Security Administration still have their hands full in trying to convince Americans that the new airport security checks should be accepted.Following the introduction ... 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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Now thermoses, coffee cups added to terror weapons list


December 25th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Air travellers carrying thermoses or coffee cups at US airports may be subject to extra scrutiny during this holiday season as such items could be used to conceal ... Read more...

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Newark Airport Returns To Normalcy Post Bomb Scare


December 21st, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Newark, Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Newark Liberty International Airport's regular operations were affected yesterday morning after a computer monitor got detected as a baggage. It triggered a security scare ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown’s ‘bigoted woman’ gaffe among ‘top 10 quotes of 2010′


December 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Yale University has released a list of top 10 quotes of 2010 that created buzz through out the year.Gordon Brown's "bigoted woman" comments have put him alongside ... Read more...

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Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport Officials Find Ammunition In Don King’s Luggage


December 14th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American boxing promoter Donald "Don" King preferably known as Don King was caught with ammunition after the airport security officials checked his carry-on luggage on Monday. ... Read more...

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Indian Foreign Ministry conveys displeasure on patting of Ambassador Meera Shankar


December 11th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Javed Ashraf, Joint Secretary (Americas) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed today to US Deputy Chief of Mission Donald Lu, India's 'strong concern' over the screening ... Read more...

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US regrets Indian envoy’s frisking


December 10th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Amid an uproar over the "pat down" screening of Indian ambassador Meera Shankar at a US airport, Washington has reached out to her and promised to ... Read more...

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India to protest envoy’s ‘pat down’, US says diplomats not exempt (Night Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) India Thursday termed as "unacceptable" the "pat down" search Indian ambassador Meera Shankar was subjected to in the US, the second time in three months, and said ... Read more...

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