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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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‘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 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 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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Airlines to start ‘Trusted traveler program’


October 4th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Transport Security Administration will start the implementation of the “Trusted Traveler Program” on Tuesday. The controversial program is meant to speed up the checks on ... 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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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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TSA agents arrested at JFK for stealing $40k


February 17th, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Two employees with the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have been arrested and are facing charges after allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from checked ... 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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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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Now, scanner-proof undies to hide private parts at airports


January 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 6 (ANI): A lawyer in the US, who was fed up with the strict full body scanning at airports, has created a number of scanner-proof undies that hide private parts.Marc ... Read more...

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Newark airport reopens again after a bomb scare


December 21st, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Newark, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Terminal “A” of Newark Airport was shut and bomb squad was deployed to the place on Monday morning.As it later turned out, the bomb scare was caused ... 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 seeks to cool diplomatic row over envoy pat down


December 11th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Awaiting a formal complaint from India regarding the "pat down" screen of its ambassador Meera Shankar at a US airport, the United States says ... 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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Donna D’Errico Feels TSA Singled Her Out For Full Body Scan


December 9th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Baywatch hottie Donna D'Errico has claimed that the TSA singled her out for a full body scan. She has also added that it is her personal ... Read more...

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Meera Shankar’s Pat Down Controversy Intensifies


December 9th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It looks like the TSA's unpopularity will soon become a global phenomenon as the External Affairs ministry of India too is now one of its critics. ... Read more...

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India to protest envoy’s US ‘pat down’ search, wants apology (Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, 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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India to protest envoy’s ‘pat down’ search in US


December 9th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India will strongly take up the issue of Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar being put through a "pat down" search at a US airport, External ... Read more...

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Insult to Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar unacceptable, says Krishna


December 9th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): After Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar was patted down by an American security agent at the Jackson - Evers International Airport in Mississippi, External Affairs ... Read more...

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India’s ambassador Meera Shankar frisked at US airport


December 9th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar was recently patted down by an American security agent at the Jackson - Evers International Airport in Mississippi.The incident took ... Read more...

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Donna D’ Errico’s Singled Out By TSA For Her Hot Bod?


December 8th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The self proclaimed "Attractive" 42 year old "Bay Watch" star, Donna D' Errico, has criticized airport security staff for singling her out and making her undergo ... Read more...

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Donna D’Errico ‘outraged’ over her TSA scan


December 7th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Donna D’Errico was left fuming after passing through the full body scanner at the LAX International Airport. She described the whole experience as humiliating and ... Read more...

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US mom treated like terrorist by airport security over stored breast milk


December 7th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 6 (ANI): A woman in the US has revealed that she was treated like a terrorist by airport security just because she was carrying stored breast milk along with her.Stacey ... Read more...

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Passengers strip to undies in support, protest of new TSA regulations


December 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Ever since the TSA implemented new pat-down security measures, passengers have been trying out different stunts in protest or support of the controversial regulations.The most eye-catching trend that ... Read more...

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US woman, protesting TSA pat-downs, confronts security in bra and panties


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): An elderly woman in America tried to clear security at the Will Rogers World Airport by wearing only her bra and panties.According to the Oklahoman, Tammy Banovac, 52, ... Read more...

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TSA body scanners are tipping point for travellers


November 28th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A psychologist has said that the new security measures at the nation's airports are the straws that broke the travellers' backs.UAB psychologist Josh Klapow, a professor in the ... Read more...

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TSA pat-down rules ‘handing terrorists a victory,’ says privacy expert


November 28th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): The time spent in the overaggressive pat-downs are a waste of valuable resources and could better be used attempting to identify likely terrorists, says privacy expert.Fred H. Cate, ... Read more...

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US female passenger subjected to pat down ‘because of sanitary towel’


November 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A female passenger in the US has claimed that she was subjected to a humiliating pat down by TSA agents after her sanitary towel showed up on the ... Read more...

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US woman claims airport security singled her out because of her boobs


November 26th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A woman in the US has complained that she was singled out by airport security for further screening because of her breasts.Eliana Sutherland, who was flying from Orlando ... Read more...

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Logan Airport Bomb Scare Resolved Finally


November 24th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The presence of a suspicious package at Boston's Logan airport on Tuesday resulted in the rumor of a bomb scare spreading fast. It took place just ... Read more...

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