Free Press Journal
  • Delhi: Man smuggling 1 kg gold arrested at Indira Gandhi International airport

    New Delhi: A man has been arrested by the Customs department at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle in one kg gold by hiding it in his rectum, an official statement said Wednesday. The 24-year-old passenger was intercepted upon his arrival from Dubai on Monday, it said.

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    Another IndiGo A-320 Neo aircraft grounded, sixth to be stopped since July

    New Delhi: Budget carrier IndiGo has grounded another of its A320 neo aircraft, the airline confirmed today, making it the sixth aircraft to be stopped from operations since July. The aircraft has been grounded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here. The airline maintained that the aircraft was grounded because it was undergoing a routine engine change.

  • 1st batch of Indian Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

    New Delhi: The first batch of Haj pilgrims was today flagged off by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who said the preparations for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage have been completed. The first batch of 410 Haj pilgrims from Delhi left for Madina from the Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning.

  • Mid-air tragedy averted: 2 IndiGo planes came face-to-face on July 10 in Bengaluru airspace

    Mumbai: Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision over the Bangalore airspace on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident, industry sources said. The aircraft involved in the incident were operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes. An IndiGo spokesperson confirmed the incident. The Hyderabad-bound plane had 162 passengers while the other aircraft was carrying 166 passengers.

  • Thousands of bags misplaced after system failure at Delhi airport

    New Delhi: Thousands of bags on Thursday were misplaced after a failure was detected in baggage handling system at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. This led to a chaotic situation at the national capital airport.

  • Delhi pollution: 18 flights delayed as dense fog continues

    New Delhi: Operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) continue to be affected as dense fog prevails in the national capital region (NCR). 18 flights have been delayed at the Delhi airport, at the time of filing this report.

  • Delhi: Man detained for carrying kitchen knife in Delhi-Goa SpiceJet flight

    New Delhi: A passenger was detained and offloaded from the Delhi-Goa SpiceJet flight for carrying a kitchen knife on-board. The incident came to light on Thursday when the passenger reported to the cabin crew that he had a kitchen knife in his hand baggage. The aircraft was still on ground when the matter was revealed.

  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport

    New Delhi: Bomb squads and canine teams were today rushed in to check a suspected object that was recovered at the cargo hold area of the Delhi airport, later declared safe. CISF Director General O P Singh said the “suspect item has been declared safe and there is nothing to worry about.” Officials involved in airport security said that an emergency call was received by the control room around 7:05 am that a suspect

  • Suspected IS operative from Kerala held in Delhi

    New Delhi : An Indian national, suspected to be an ISIS operative who had been deported from Turkey twice, was recently arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said on Wednesday. Shahjahan Velluva (32), a native of Kannur in Kerala, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after US intelligence agency CIA informed it about his arrival.

  • 16 kg gold biscuits recovered from baby diapers at IGIA

    New Delhi: At least 16 kg gold biscuits hidden in baby diapers were today recovered from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here after a group of fliers coming from Dubai were intercepted by security agencies.