Tag: Bhubaneswar Airport

Gold worth over Rs 9 lakh seized from passenger at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Officials of the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs have thwarted yet another attempt of smuggling of gold through the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. The gold seized collectively weighed 283.240 grams and was valued at Rs 9.83 lakh. According to reports, the officials acting on a spot intelligence intercepted the passenger hailing from […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
IndiGo flight makes emergency landing at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: An IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at the Biju Patnaik International Airport today after a three-year-old baby fell sick. According to reports, the Indigo 905 flying from Guwahati to Chennai was diverted to the Biju Patnaik International Airport after the baby developed seizure. The plane landed at the airport at around 9:27 AM, […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Police-managed prepaid taxi service launched at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: In a unique initiative, passengers arriving at Terminal-1 of the Biju Patnaik International Airport can now book prepaid taxis without the tantrums of cab drivers. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty today inaugurated the prepaid taxi counter which will be jointly-managed by the Commissionerate police, Airport Taxi Association and Bhubaneswar airport. As per reports, the initiative […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Gold worth Rs 8 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Customs officials seized 254-gram gold worth Rs 8 lakh from a passenger who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar today. Sources said the customs sleuths intercepted the passenger who arrived in Bhubaneswar from Kuala Lumpur. Later during a search, gold of foreign origin weighing around 254 grams with an estimated market […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Hockey World Cup: Australia confident of defending title, says coach

Bhubaneswar: After team Australia and support staff arrived at the Bhubaneswar airport amid tight security today, team coach, ‎Colin Batch in an interview to OTV, sounded confident of a superb show to defend the title in Bhubaneswar. “Preparations have been good and we have got a bunch of guys fully fit and we are looking […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Airport Advisory Committee demands Haj flights for Muslim pilgrims from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Airport Advisory Committee on Wednesday urged the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for Haj flights from Bhubaneswar for convenience of the Muslim pilgrims in Odisha. Chairing a meeting at the office of the Airport Director of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Wednesday, MP Prasanna Kumar Patsani stressed on the need […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold smuggling attempt thwarted at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Despite many incidents of gold seizure from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Bhubaneswar, smuggling attempts to sneak the yellow metal past the vigilant eyes refuse to die down. Customs officials today thwarted another such case and detained two passengers of Indian origin. Gold weighing about 1 kg was recovered from their possession. According […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Air Odisha Bhubaneswar-Raipur flight takes wings

Bhubaneswar: The much awaited maiden air service between Bhubaneswar and Raipur of Chhatisgarh kicked off from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in the city here today. The 18-seater plane with two pilots and a cabin crew member will depart Bhubaneswar airport at 6:10 AM and arrive at Raipur around 7:40 AM. The return flight from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold at airport
Gold worth Rs 11L in 'powder form' seized at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: The Customs Department officials on Thursday seized 355.120 grams gold worth over Rs 11 lakh from a passenger at Biju Patnaik International Airport here. This is the fifth incident of seizure of gold at Bhubaneswar airport since March this year. Acting on a tip off, customs officials at the airport intercepted a passenger of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Bhubaneswar airport expansion: Slum dwellers protest eviction

Bhubaneswar: Residents of Tarini Mazdoor Slum on Tuesday protested an eviction drive of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) undertaken for expansion of the Biju Patnaik International Airport. According to reports, for expansion of the airport, the slum near Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) needs be relocated. However, the 110 families staying in the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik International Airport gets hoax call

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Thursday lodged a complaint at Airfield Police Station regarding a ‘threat call.’ Official sources said an ‘unidentified caller’ abused officials of the airport over phone. Though the exact reason is still unclear, it is suspected that the caller was drunk and wanted to get his […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Security at Bhubaneswar airport reviewed ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting was held today to review the security arrangements at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to land on May 26 before leaving to Cuttack to address a public gathering at the Bali Jatra ground. BPIA Director Suresh Chandra Hota, officials of Special […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
NRIs with 5 kg gold detained at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Choosing the Biju Patnaik International Airport to smuggle gold proved costly for three NRIs from Kuala Lumpur who arrived here today.  All the three were detained by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials and 5 kgs gold worth Rs 1.82 crore was seized from their possession. They are being interrogated. Acting on a tip-off, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Smuggled gold seized at Bhubaneswar airport yet again

Bhubaneswar: Custom sleuths today detained a Non -Resident Indian (NRI) woman who arrived in Bhubaneswar airport from Bangkok for carrying illegal gold worth Rs 17 lakh. The gold chains and bangles were given a silver coating in order to hoodwink the officials. “The accused was traveling with a Thai passport. “We have detained her and […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold seized at Bhubaneswar airport again

Bhubaneswar: The Customs Department officials on Sunday seized 180 gm gold worth Rs 5.66 lakh from a person at Biju Patnaik International Airport. This is the fourth incident of seizure of gold at Bhubaneswar airport in the past seven days. Acting on a tip off, customs officials at the airport intercepted a businessman who arrived […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021