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With memories still vivid of the July 24, 2001, Bandaranaike airport blast in Sri Lanka where 26 aircraft were either damaged or destroyed in an LTTE attack, the month of July has always been hectic for security agencies in India.
 
This year, July 21 and July 25 have been identified as days of potential threat. In Chennai, too, security has been beefed up.
 
"There is no specific threat to Chennai airport. It is only a generic alert. Airports are always vulnerable places and since sensitive airstrips could be targeted, we increase vigil whenever the intelligence bureau alerts us," said an airport official, who added that security at Chennai airport has been beefed up.
 
"Following the Mahabodhi temple blasts on July 7 this year, we were asked to step up vigil at all key installations. So, we have increased scrutiny and put more men on duty. Further, the airlines are also doing their security checks now. Though we are not doing anything specific, we have tried to increase the layers of observation," the official added.
 
In general, airport authorities curb visitors' movement and also increase more layers of security checks, a week before Independence Day, Republic Day and during December on account of Babri masjid demolition day.
 
But now, with the new terminals out of bounds for visitors, security agencies can heave a sigh of relief. (Deccan Chronicale)
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  • Mora Sunil Monday, 22 July 2013 10:50 AM

    In that respect the Government of Sri Lanka should commence "separate comemoration days" for despicable killings caused by the LTTE terrorists (ie. TNAs/Tamil diaspora's so-called separatists, freedom fighters, boys, freedom birds pet names etc): (1) Bombing of the Temple of Tooth (2) Sri Maha Bodiya killings (3) Aranthalawa Buddhist monks massacre (4) Killings of 600 unarmed surrendered police pesonnel (5) Massacre of border villagers (6) Train bombing killings (7) Bus Bomb blasts killings (8) Street bombings killings (9) Suicide bombing killings - total LTTE killings of approx. 100,000 people in Sri Lanka.

    Rohan Monday, 22 July 2013 11:07 AM

    When was this black July Ben.. 1983??? I was not even born at that time and even my Tamil friends do not remember such a thing. Because of people like you who live in the past, we the present generation cannot enjoy life. FYI Sri Lanka is not messed up country and we "young blood" will ensure this country becomes a paradise. Get a life and move on please and if you are an old bloke then have a hot water shower and go to bed early.

    NiyamaSinhalaya Monday, 22 July 2013 06:35 AM

    Scared of whom? Lankans? We are not bastered like them...

    DAVID Monday, 22 July 2013 06:37 AM

    IT IS RUBBISH, THERE IS NO ANY THREAT BY THE LTTE FOR CHENNAI AIRPORT. WE DISAGREE FOR THIS TYPE OF NEWS. DM PLEASE TRY TO PUT SOME MEANINGFUL NEWS.

    Chow Chow Monday, 22 July 2013 07:32 AM

    Looks like you are the new LTTE spokesman. Thanks for revealing your stripes.

    Ben Dovertoscrewu Monday, 22 July 2013 07:33 AM

    Do you remember BLACK JULY 1983? Who murdered innocent tamils? Not terrorists..innocent tamils...Yes NiyamaSinhalayas only did that - so stop acting like saints. Sri Lanka is messed up cause of people like you.

    Daily Mirror - Publish this unless you are racist

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 22 July 2013 07:56 AM

    go ahead and blast as much as you want in India because they do deserve it from LTTE

    LonwaboTsotsobe Tuesday, 23 July 2013 06:13 AM

    You know what SL is messed up because of people who live in the past. If the world was made of people like you we'd still be killing brits for invading us in the 1800's. Wake up you vengeful racist.

    Crow Monday, 22 July 2013 04:52 AM

    WHAT A NONSENCE !!!!


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