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Delhi airport gets full-body scanners: Understanding how they will change aviation security
India

Delhi airport gets full-body scanners: Understanding how they will change aviation security

The new full-body scanners will use millimetre wave technology to detect both metallic and non-metallic objects concealed under the clothes, inside body cavities or even organs

Your holiday just got more expensive! Why flyers will have to shell out more for air tickets
Business

Your holiday just got more expensive! Why flyers will have to shell out more for air tickets

Passengers will have to shell out at least 15 per cent more for air fare after oil companies raised the price of Aviation Turbine Fuel by a record 16 per cent. ATF makes up half of the operational costs of airlines in India

Stuff inside IPS officer’s bag shocks Jaipur airport security, check viral photo here
India

Stuff inside IPS officer’s bag shocks Jaipur airport security, check viral photo here

The one-of-a-kind picture has gone viral, garnering thousands of likes and retweets

Sudhaa Chandran being made to take off prosthetic leg during airport security checks is no new, isolated incident
Arts & Culture

Sudhaa Chandran being made to take off prosthetic leg during airport security checks is no new, isolated incident

I have had a prosthetic leg for the past 11 years of my 29 year-long life, and unfortunately, I’ve been on the receiving end of discriminatory security practices at airports for a long, long time.

CISF personnel won't stamp boarding passes, says BCAS; airports asked to place enough CCTV cameras to record identity of passengers
India

CISF personnel won't stamp boarding passes, says BCAS; airports asked to place enough CCTV cameras to record identity of passengers

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), said the CISF personnel would not be stamping any passenger's boarding pass anymore during the pre-embarkation security check (PESC) at airports

Coronavirus Outbreak: From keeping peace to sanitising public spaces, Central Armed Police Forces form backbone of lockdown
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: From keeping peace to sanitising public spaces, Central Armed Police Forces form backbone of lockdown

Along with the mammoth task of keeping about 135 crore population inside their homes, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) are also exposed to the virus on a daily basis, as there have been cases reported from various states.

Things you need to keep in mind before heading to the airport post the scrapping of Article 370
India

Things you need to keep in mind before heading to the airport post the scrapping of Article 370

After the abrogation of Article 370, drastic changes in the security management systems in many airports have been introduced.

Security heightened across airports after Air India receives hijack threat; airlines and CISF to follow enhanced safety measures
India

Security heightened across airports after Air India receives hijack threat; airlines and CISF to follow enhanced safety measures

Air India's Mumbai control centre on Saturday received a phone call threatening to hijack its plane, after which the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ordered all airlines and CISF to follow specific enhanced measures to ensure security, according to an official note.

Manipur CM Biren Singh questions luggage safety at airports, expresses alarm over video of theft by baggage handlers
India

Manipur CM Biren Singh questions luggage safety at airports, expresses alarm over video of theft by baggage handlers

Raising concerns over the issue of safe baggage handling at airports, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday shared two videos of airport staff going through luggage.

Bengaluru airport to be country's first Aadhaar-enabled airport by December 2018; aims to speed up verification process
News & Analysis

Bengaluru airport to be country's first Aadhaar-enabled airport by December 2018; aims to speed up verification process

Looks like Bengaluru airport is all set to become the country's first Aadhaar-enabled airport by December 2018, after a two month pilot project starting in February next year

Delhi airport temporarily halts flight operations after 'drone-like object' spotted on runway
India

Delhi airport temporarily halts flight operations after 'drone-like object' spotted on runway

Flight operations were suspended for over half-an-hour at the international airport here on Sunday after a "drone-like object" was spotted in one of the runways

Flyers may end up paying more as ministries wrangle over Rs 800 cr bill for airport security
India

Flyers may end up paying more as ministries wrangle over Rs 800 cr bill for airport security

Major differences seem to have surfaced between the ministries of civil aviation, home and finance over who will bear the cost of providing security at airports, with one of them suggesting that the burden should be passed on to the passengers.

Airport alert: Effective aviation security depends on keeping the public in the know
India

Airport alert: Effective aviation security depends on keeping the public in the know

The good thing about sounding an alert at three Indian airports is in telling the public about it. The more the public knows, the higher is the safety factor; people become more cooperative if they are kept in the loop

No stamping, tagging of hand baggage at Mumbai, Delhi and other 5 airports from tomorrow
Business

No stamping, tagging of hand baggage at Mumbai, Delhi and other 5 airports from tomorrow

Over 300 smart and high definition CCTV cameras have been deployed at these airports and the length of rollers at the baggage checking X-ray machines has been increased

Exclusive: CISF to be the world’s largest aviation security player by 2030, says OP Singh
India

Exclusive: CISF to be the world’s largest aviation security player by 2030, says OP Singh

On various aspects of the security force that guards the economic installations of the country, the CISF’s director-general, OP Singh, a 1983 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre spoke to Firstpost in an exclusive interview

CISF to get 37,000 more troops to boost airport, metro security
India

CISF to get 37,000 more troops to boost airport, metro security

Early this year, the government had ordered deployment of about 35 CISF personnel to guard Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Private Limited in Haridwar.

SpiceJet's Kochi fiasco defies logic but what is our level of airport security anyway?
India

SpiceJet's Kochi fiasco defies logic but what is our level of airport security anyway?

SpiceJet's mix up in Kochi is not really a breach of security as airport security in India is already in a compromised state.

From Barack Obama to Narendra Modi: What world leaders said after the Brussels terror attacks
World

From Barack Obama to Narendra Modi: What world leaders said after the Brussels terror attacks

Condolences and tributes poured in for the victims of the Brussels terror attacks, with several world leaders speaking out against terror

Brussels terror attacks: Don't let IS have its way, heighten airport security to unprecedented levels
World

Brussels terror attacks: Don't let IS have its way, heighten airport security to unprecedented levels

In Brussels, on Tuesday, terrorists set off explosions in an airport terminal, attacking our freedom to travel. The bomb, carried mostly likely by a fidayeen into a departure lounge, was aimed at people taking early morning trans-Atlantic flights

Robert Vadra not on airport VVIP list, but Priyanka Gandhi's husband is
India

Robert Vadra not on airport VVIP list, but Priyanka Gandhi's husband is

Robert Vadra, son in law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, continues to be officially exempt from security checks at airports, according to a right to information (RTI) response received from the government.