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As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)

Money collected from big airports to help expand CISF security cover

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by the local police, which, say security experts, is not ideal.
The Union civil aviation ministry has commissioned a survey to find out what kind of security jobs at airports can be outsourced to private agencies in an effort to cut costs. HT Photo By Sonu Mehta(SONU MEHTA SONU MEHTA)
The Union civil aviation ministry has commissioned a survey to find out what kind of security jobs at airports can be outsourced to private agencies in an effort to cut costs. HT Photo By Sonu Mehta(SONU MEHTA SONU MEHTA)

Airport security may be outsourced to cut costs

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2019 11:44 PM IST
The point of the study is to have clarity on which non-core jobs can be done by private guards, so the CISF can be withdrawn, said an official.
Rakesh Asthana appointed director of civil aviation security. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana appointed director of civil aviation security. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Rakesh Asthana appointed director of civil aviation security

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 12:05 AM IST
The order was formally released a day after the government curtailed Asthana’s tenure in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) following an approval by the appointments committee of the cabinet.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the International Aviation Security Seminar - 2018, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 9, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the International Aviation Security Seminar - 2018, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 9, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Rajnath Singh recalls 2009 ‘underwear bomber,’ says terrorists pushing their limits

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 06:53 PM IST
At International Aviation Security Seminar - 2018, home minister Rajnath Singh also asked aviation security agencies in the country to undertake “perspective planning” to thwart possible terror-like threats to aviation facilities.
An Air India aircraft takes off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS File)
An Air India aircraft takes off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS File)

After hijack alert, more sky marshals to patrol flights to Kabul and Kathmandu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 01:50 AM IST
The number of sky marshals per flight varies from two to six, depending upon the threat perception on a particular route.
CISF Personnel at T3 IGI Airport in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
CISF Personnel at T3 IGI Airport in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)

CISF wants to get bulletproof jackets that can withstand AK 47 bullets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Bulletproof jackets used by CISF personnel were procured in 2011 and a gunshot, if fired from close range, is capable of piercing the jacket and hurting a person, said the senior officer cited above
Cho Hyun-ah answers reporters' questions during a news conference in Incheon.(AP File Photo)
Cho Hyun-ah answers reporters' questions during a news conference in Incheon.(AP File Photo)

Korean Air heiress who threw tantrum over nuts served in bag, not bowl, returns as prez

AFP, Seoul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 02:16 PM IST
Cho Hyun-ah forced the stewardess and the male cabin crew chief to kneel and beg for forgiveness after she was served macadamia nuts in a bag, and not a bowl.
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