India Extends Security Screening

In light of the recent terror attacks in the country, the Indian government has decided to extend its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) – which allows real-time passenger/crew screening by security agencies – to six more international airports. These are Kolkata, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Goa, Thiruvananthapuram and Amritsar.
The system makes it mandatory for international airlines to provide information about passengers and crew on board within 15 minutes of taking off. It is already in place at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. (via Kapil Bhargava)