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It was identified that between 3 am to 5 am, there will be roughly 1,200 passengers an hour who will undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing.(Reuters photo)

Testing increased at IGI Airport to help detect new Covid-19 variant

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 01:06 PM IST
  • The testing process has suddenly increased about 10-fold; earlier about 500-700 international passengers were being tested per day, the lab is now staring at 7,000 plus numbers.
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The state government, Delhi police, or airport authorities have not pressed any charges against the two so far.(Bloomberg)
The state government, Delhi police, or airport authorities have not pressed any charges against the two so far.(Bloomberg)

Two from IGI airport fled to avoid government quarantine, say officials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:41 AM IST
While one of the passengers was traced in Punjab, the other had managed to flee to Andhra Pradesh.
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The Zenica group claims to have established India’s first and largest Audi dealership in NCR and have showrooms of high-end cars across Delhi and Gurugram.(Reuters File Photo)
The Zenica group claims to have established India’s first and largest Audi dealership in NCR and have showrooms of high-end cars across Delhi and Gurugram.(Reuters File Photo)

Chief financial officer of Zenica Cars arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:43 AM IST
This is the third arrest in this case that was registered in 2018, a legal action that was followed up by the police arresting the company’s directors, father-son duo Rashpal Singh Todd and Mandhir Singh Todd, in September that year.
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The CISF on Tuesday beefed up security arrangements at the Indira Gandhi International airport after a banned outfit named ‘SFJ’ called for obstruction of two Air India flights from Delhi to London scheduled on Thursday(HT photo)
The CISF on Tuesday beefed up security arrangements at the Indira Gandhi International airport after a banned outfit named ‘SFJ’ called for obstruction of two Air India flights from Delhi to London scheduled on Thursday(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Security ramped up at IGI airport after banned outfit calls for flights’ boycott and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 08:50 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The call was made through a video posted on twitter on Tuesday in which Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, introduced as general counsel of SFJ, appealed supporters to boycott flights AI 111 and AI531 from Delhi to London on Thursday.(File photo for representation)
The call was made through a video posted on twitter on Tuesday in which Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, introduced as general counsel of SFJ, appealed supporters to boycott flights AI 111 and AI531 from Delhi to London on Thursday.(File photo for representation)

Security ramped up at IGI airport after banned outfit calls for flights’ boycott

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 03:32 AM IST
The Delhi Police and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday beefed up security arrangements at the Indira Gandhi International airport after a banned outfit named ‘Sikhs for Justice’ (SFJ) called for obstruction of two Air India flights from Delhi to London scheduled on Thursday.
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Explaining the hike, an official from IGI airport said the 21% raise in domestic traffic was primarily because Delhi has better domestic connectivity to other parts of the country(HT Archive)
Explaining the hike, an official from IGI airport said the 21% raise in domestic traffic was primarily because Delhi has better domestic connectivity to other parts of the country(HT Archive)

Air traffic up at IGI by 21%, says DIAL data

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Air traffic movement in the country was suspended on March 25 this year to contain the spread of Covid-19. After two months of complete lockdown, the government resumed flight operations in May.
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The facility has been constructed in a 3,500 square metre area at the multi-level car park of Terminal 3. It is the first such arrangement among Indian airports.(Sourced)
The facility has been constructed in a 3,500 square metre area at the multi-level car park of Terminal 3. It is the first such arrangement among Indian airports.(Sourced)

Delhi’s IGI airport starts Covid testing facility for passengers arriving at international terminal

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Passengers can also book a slot for their tests online prior to their arrival in Delhi to avoid queuing up and waiting for their turn
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Police said most of the passengers claimed they had borrowed the bags and were unaware of the bullets while packing their luggage.(File photo for representation)
Police said most of the passengers claimed they had borrowed the bags and were unaware of the bullets while packing their luggage.(File photo for representation)

51 passengers caught with ammunition at IGI airport in 2020: Police

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Police said all such passengers faced criminal proceedings under the Arms Act and were stopped from boarding their flights
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A CISF staffer checks a man’s ID at IGI Airport.(Amal KS/HT archive)
A CISF staffer checks a man’s ID at IGI Airport.(Amal KS/HT archive)

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security flags fake boarding pass risk

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 02:55 AM IST
The measures have been taken by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in the wake of airlines and airport operators promoting self check-ins and use of e-boarding passes for passengers, after the Covid-19 lockdown, in order to ensure contactless travel.
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Previously, many airlines had informed passengers that flight timings may be affected due to bad weather.(PTI)
Previously, many airlines had informed passengers that flight timings may be affected due to bad weather.(PTI)

Rain, thunderstorms may affect flight operations in Delhi, ATC alert to airlines

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:10 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted thunderstorms along with rains will continue in Delhi and nearby areas.
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Travellers in PPE coveralls at airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Travellers in PPE coveralls at airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)

Lounge manager at Delhi airport held as sacked employee alleges sexual harassment

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The woman alleged that she has been facing sexual abuse from her seniors for the past six months. On several occasions, she has alleged, the two misbehaved with her and touched her inappropriately.
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Passengers arrive at the airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur to board flights, as domestic air operations resumes on Monday.(ANI photo)
Passengers arrive at the airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur to board flights, as domestic air operations resumes on Monday.(ANI photo)

‘I was nervous’: First flyers share experience as domestic air services resume

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Domestic air travel resumed in the country on Monday, after a gap of two months. The air travel was stopped and all flights grounded since March 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Edgard Ziebat has been living at the Delhi airport since March 18.(Sourced)
Edgard Ziebat has been living at the Delhi airport since March 18.(Sourced)

Why German stuck at Delhi’s IGI airport turned down offer to go home

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The officials said that the man, Edgard Ziebat, has said he will leave India as soon as international flights resume after the national lockdown, and wants to stay at the airport until then.
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British MP Debbie Abrahams.(Twitter/Debbie_Abrahams)
British MP Debbie Abrahams.(Twitter/Debbie_Abrahams)

British MP who heads parliamentary group on Kashmir denied entry, her e-visa was cancelled

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Debbie Abrahams chairs a parliamentary group focused on Kashmir.
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According to airport officials, while updating other stakeholders, including air traffic control, about the delay in the flights, the GoAir airline mentioned unavailability of cockpit crew as one of the major reasons.(Photo Credit: GoAir)
According to airport officials, while updating other stakeholders, including air traffic control, about the delay in the flights, the GoAir airline mentioned unavailability of cockpit crew as one of the major reasons.(Photo Credit: GoAir)

‘Crewless’ GoAir delays 10 flights; fliers stranded at Delhi airport

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 06:24 AM IST
The airline also blamed adverse weather and runway maintenance at destination airports as other reasons for the delay in departure of at least 10 flights on Monday morning.
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Rajan Mahbubani (48) was wearing the uniform of the airline pilot when he was nabbed from the departure gate of the airport on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Rajan Mahbubani (48) was wearing the uniform of the airline pilot when he was nabbed from the departure gate of the airport on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Man impersonating as Lufthansa pilot to get easy access to flights, nabbed at Delhi’s IGI airport

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:07 AM IST
During police interrogation, it was revealed that Rajan Mahbubani was fond of wearing uniforms of different professions and getting himself snapped in different poses.
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Officers of the CISF, the force responsible for airport’s security, said scanners have been further fine tuned as per Indian standards(HT File Photo)
Officers of the CISF, the force responsible for airport’s security, said scanners have been further fine tuned as per Indian standards(HT File Photo)

Full-body scanners to return to Delhi’s IGI airport for third round of trial

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 07:22 AM IST
The scanners are telephone booth-like structures in which the flyers have to stand for 3-5 seconds during which it captures an X-ray image of the person which is checked by the operator to see if any unwanted or prohibited item is being carried by the person.
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The air quality index (AQI) hit 473 in Delhi at 9 am, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.(PTI Photo)
The air quality index (AQI) hit 473 in Delhi at 9 am, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.(PTI Photo)

37 flights diverted, schools closed in Noida after toxic smog engulfs Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 03:22 AM IST
The air quality at most monitoring stations was in the ‘severe’ category. At ITO the AQI levels were 488, while at Anand Vihar and RK Puram they were 483 and 457.
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The Nigerian man was intercepted at the Delhi airport after security personnel found him roaming suspiciously in the terminal area.(HT File)
The Nigerian man was intercepted at the Delhi airport after security personnel found him roaming suspiciously in the terminal area.(HT File)

Nigerian man, who acted in Hindi movies, held at Delhi’s IGI airport for overstaying in India

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 08:15 AM IST
CISF officials contacted immigration and central intelligence agencies who confirmed that the Nigerian man’s visa had expired in 2011.
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The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has made changes in the security pattern of the Delhi airport.(Vipin Kumar/ HT file photo)
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has made changes in the security pattern of the Delhi airport.(Vipin Kumar/ HT file photo)

Delhi’s IGI airport, 29 others put on alert after Jaish threat over Kashmir

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 02:49 PM IST
The terrorist group claimed in the letter that it will take “revenge for the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir”, which ended the special status to Jammu and Kashmir under and split it into two Union territories, by targeting prominent leaders and politicians in the country.
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The iPhone 11 and other items that were recovered from a man at Delhi’s IGI airport.(Sourced)
The iPhone 11 and other items that were recovered from a man at Delhi’s IGI airport.(Sourced)

Customs recover 27 iPhone 11 from man at Delhi’s IGI airport

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 07:26 AM IST
According to customs officials, the man was intercepted at Terminal 3 of the Delhi airport, following intelligence inputs.
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The Delhi Police has arrested a 68-year-old man from the Delhi airport for forging his passport in order to get Hong Kong permanent resident ID, after repeated attempts to acquire one failed. (Representative Image)(NYT)
The Delhi Police has arrested a 68-year-old man from the Delhi airport for forging his passport in order to get Hong Kong permanent resident ID, after repeated attempts to acquire one failed. (Representative Image)(NYT)

68-year-old man held from Delhi airport for using forged passport to get Hong Kong residency

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 06:20 AM IST
He was caught during immigration clearance on Thursday while returning from Hong Kong, when an immigration officer realised that he looked much younger than the age shown in the passport. Police have arrested him for forgery.
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Facebook friend dupes Ludhiana resident of 1.6 lakh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:58 AM IST
The Division Number 5 police have registered an FIR against four persons after investigating the matter for a year.
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(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Man, son from Tamil Nadu robbed in Delhi

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 04:10 AM IST
According to the FIR, registered at the IGI Airport police station on Monday, V Muniyappan, the victim, had seen an advertisement on a website where a person was selling his Innova Crysta car for Rs 8 lakh.
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The Special Task Force (STF) Haryana police with gangster Kaushal who was arrested from IGI Airport early morning, at Police Commissioner Office, in Faridabad, Haryana, August 26, 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Special Task Force (STF) Haryana police with gangster Kaushal who was arrested from IGI Airport early morning, at Police Commissioner Office, in Faridabad, Haryana, August 26, 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Haryana STF arrests wanted gangster Kaushal at IGI Airport

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Faridabad
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Earlier on August 17, at least four senior police officers from the Haryana Police had confirmed to HT that the gangster had been arrested in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in a joint operation by the Haryana Police and authorities in Dubai.
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Delhi Police on Monday evening said they received a call informing them of a bomb at the Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal-2 (T-2).(HT Photo/ Ravi Choudhary (Representative image))
Delhi Police on Monday evening said they received a call informing them of a bomb at the Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal-2 (T-2).(HT Photo/ Ravi Choudhary (Representative image))

Delhi airport gets hoax bomb call

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 06:16 AM IST
Security was increased at the airport, the departure area was evacuated and arriving passengers were made to wait in their aircraft till the terminal was declared safe.
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A couple was allegedly robbed of cash and valuables by three armed men early on July 5 on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, said the police.(HT File Photo)
A couple was allegedly robbed of cash and valuables by three armed men early on July 5 on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, said the police.(HT File Photo)

Couple on the way to airport robbed of cash, valuables by trio on Gurugram expressway

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 02:56 AM IST
One of the tyres got punctured, and the driver got down to change it. After a few minutes, the driver asked the couple to come out of the car. Suddenly, three motorcycle-borne came speeding from the wrong side of the flyover and asked them to hand over all their cash and valuables, said the police.
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Delhi Police have set up a special control room at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International airport, where the arrangements for the Haj pilgrims have been made by the airport operator.(AP Photo)
Delhi Police have set up a special control room at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International airport, where the arrangements for the Haj pilgrims have been made by the airport operator.(AP Photo)

Special control room at IGIA’s T3 for security of Haj pilgrims

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:53 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (IGIA) Sanjay Bhatia said that the arrangement has been made keeping in view the sensitivity of Ha
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Villagers hope airport will bring development in the area.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Villagers hope airport will bring development in the area.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

A Ghaziabad village’s flight of dreams

By Manoj Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 06:56 PM IST
The Hindon Airport’s new civil terminal at Sikandarpur, built under the regional air connectivity scheme, has sent aspirations of villagers soaring high.
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A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly robbing a cab driver last month after firing at him on National Highway 24 near Khichripur here(HT File)
A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly robbing a cab driver last month after firing at him on National Highway 24 near Khichripur here(HT File)

One arrested for robbing cab driver, attacking TV crew last month: Cops

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:07 AM IST
On June 9, another complainant reported that he was accosted by two men when they were going on Barapulla flyover towards INA market by the cab with his crew and driver.
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