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Iraqi Shi'ite fighters mass near flashpoint town west of Mosul | Reuters

Updated : Nov 21, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Iraqi Shi'ite fighters mass near flashpoint town west of Mosul | Reuters

By Isabel Coles | TAL AFAR AIR BASE, Iraq TAL AFAR AIR BASE, Iraq Convoys of military vehicles loaded with Shi'ite paramilitary fighters hurtled across desert terrain in northwestern Iraq towards the Islamic State-held city of Tal Afar, chanting religious slogans and covering their faces to keep out the dust.After routing the militants from an air base south of Tal Afar several days ago, a coalition of Shi'ite paramilitaries known as the Hashid Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), is preparing to finish the task of encircling the city. "Our goal is clear: it is to liberate all Iraqi land and sever supply routes from Raqqa in Syria," said commander Abu Mohammed al-Attabi, at the base from which a silo in the centre of Tal Afar is clearly visible. Mortar rounds hit the base perimeter from time to time.Astride the main road between Mosul and Syria, Tal Afar has been a centre for insurgents in Iraq since 2003, producing several senior Islamic State members and many of its foot soldiers. Once Tal Afar has been completely surrounded, local fighters under the command of the Hashid will be first to enter the city, which had a mixed population of mainly Shi'ite and Sunni Turkmen before Islamic State overran it in 2014.If they are not able to defeat the militants alone, other groups will join in, said Attabi, who leads a battalion of the Badr Organisation - the most powerful force in the Hashid Shaabi. Tal Afar saw some of the worst sectarian violence after the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, so the Hashid's role has raised fears that Shi'ite Turkmen who were displaced by Islamic State will seek revenge against Sunni Turkmen who stayed.Amnesty International says that in previous campaigns the PMF has committed serious human rights violations, including war crimes against civilians fleeing Islamic State territory, although there have been no such reports during the current campaign. [nL8N19R20H] [nL8N1CM02F]Turkey, which sees itself as protector of Iraq's Turkmen minority, has threatened to respond if Shi'ite militias "cause terror" in Tal Afar and recently reinforced its troops on the Iraqi border #United States #India #Business #Middle East #Iran #Iraq #airport
Demonetisation: Rs 5 cr cash, gold seized at major airports by agencies

Updated : Nov 16, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

Demonetisation: Rs 5 cr cash, gold seized at major airports by agencies

Over Rs 5 crore of cash and gold have been intercepted by agencies at country's few major civil airports post the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes by the government last week. #Gold #NewsTracker #Income tax #airport #Demonetisation
PM Modi to lay foundation stone for airport and electronic city in Goa on Sunday

Updated : Nov 12, 2016

By : PTI

Category : Politics

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for airport and electronic city in Goa on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the coastal state of Goa on Sunday to lay foundation stone for two projects, namely Greenfield airport in North Goa and Tuem Electronic city. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Goa #airport #Greenfield
Aeroflot plane evacuated in Geneva after bomb threat, man arrested | Reuters

Updated : Oct 13, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Aeroflot plane evacuated in Geneva after bomb threat, man arrested | Reuters

GENEVA An Aeroflot passenger plane was evacuated at Geneva airport on Thursday and a Russian man was arrested after saying there was a bomb on board, the prosecutor's office in the Swiss city said. #Business #Russia #Crime #military #airport #Swiss
Bengaluru's proposed steel flyover a 'disaster' in making, say experts

Updated : Oct 12, 2016

By : Vedam Jaishankar

Category : India

Bengaluru's proposed steel flyover a 'disaster' in making, say experts

Siddaramaiah government's hurriedness to clear the construction of a steel flyover will destroy city's architecture say experts, as protest against the flyover mounts up in Bengaluru #NewsTracker #Karnataka #Bengaluru #architecture #airport #Metro #Bangalore Development Authority #Siddaramaih #heritage #Steel Flyover #TP Issar #Naresh Narasimhan #Ashwin Mahesh
Leak at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport within permissible limits; Flight operations resume

Updated : Oct 09, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : India

Leak at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport within permissible limits; Flight operations resume

According to reports, a radioactive material leak has been suspected in an Air France cargo at the T3 terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, on SundayAccording to ANI, the leak is suspected from Teams from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are already on the spot. #Delhi #airport #Delhi Airport #Indira Gandhi International Airport #Air France #Radioactive #Cargo #Delhi Fire Department #T3 Terminal #Molybdenum-99
AAI selects Purandar taluka for greenfield international airport near Pune: Devendra Fadnavis

Updated : Oct 07, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

AAI selects Purandar taluka for greenfield international airport near Pune: Devendra Fadnavis

On Thursday the Maharashtra government gave a go-ahead for carrying out a detailed project report (DRP) for the greenfield international airport, which will come in Purandar tehsil of Pune district. #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Pune #Kolhapur #AAI #airport #Devendra Fadnavis #Purandar
Pune International Airport to come up in Purandar, says Fadnavis

Updated : Sep 24, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

Pune International Airport to come up in Purandar, says Fadnavis

On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that a team of Airports Authority of India has given final approval to a proposed site for the Pune International Airport in Purandar tehsil of the district. #NewsTracker #Pune #AAI #airport #Mahrashtra #Fadnavis #Pune International airport #Purandar