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Tourists stuck in Murree cable cars

Power outage in hilly resort town of Murree messed up picnic of tourists who remained stuck for nearly two hours. Watch this report.

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August 20, 2015


Bomb explodes outside cable operator office in Karachi

KARACHI: A low-intensity bomb exploded outside the office of a cable operator located in Quaidabad area of the metropolis early morning, partially damaging the office and triggering tension in the area. According to police, the incident took place when the bomb that was placed in a metal box exploded outside the office of a cable…

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August 6, 2014


Google considering investment in new subsea cable

SAN FRANSISCO: Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes as technology companies send an increasing amount of traffic across private networks, the report said. Google took a stake in a similar $300 million cable…

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June 21, 2014


Time Warner Cable loses subscribers, says open to deals

CALIFORNIA: Time Warner Cable Inc reported a steep decline in video and Internet customers, blaming a month-long blackout of No. 1 U.S. broadcaster CBS Corp and said it was open to consolidation if it would make money for shareholders.Merger speculation boosted shares 2.2 percent and overshadowed third-quarter results which one analyst described as “horrible.”On his…

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November 6, 2013


Zimmerman verdict gives US cable networks rare Saturday boost

LOS ANGELES: About 10.6 million people tuned in Saturday night to US cable news networks to watch the verdict in George Zimmerman's murder trial, boosting viewership in a usually slow time slot, according to early figures obtained by Reuters on Monday.The four major networks, which aired gavel-to-gavel coverage of the three-week trial, each pulled in…

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July 16, 2013


Cable operators request PEMRA to reduce tax burden

Staff ReportLAHORE: The Cable Operators Association (COA)has requested PEMRA to reduce tax burden from those, SAMAA reports.A representatives’ convention of the Cable Operators Association was held in Lahore on Sunday. The newly elected members and ranks of the COA attended the meeting.Malik Furqan, President of the COA, said in his address at the convention that…

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April 29, 2013


Celebratory gunfire at Saudi wedding cuts cable, 23 electrocuted

RIYADH: Celebratory gunfire at a wedding party in eastern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night brought down an electric cable, killing 23 people, a local civil defense official said.”At the wedding, the cable fell on a metal door and the 23 people who died were all electrocuted,” Eastern Province official Abdullah Khashman said by phone.A photograph…

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October 31, 2012


London's first cable car lifts off

LONDON: London's first cable car service opened its doors to the public on Thursday, a spectacular ride high across the River Thames near the Olympic Park which will help visitors to the Games avoid any jams on the ground.Called the Emirates Air Line, it soars almost 300ft above the river, offering 360-degree views of the…

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June 28, 2012


Cable operators’ press conference

Sohail Iqbal Bhatti shares with us key details of a recent press conference of the Chairman of All Pakistan Cable Operators Union in Islamabad.

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May 6, 2012


Cable operators demand protection, threaten nationwide blockage

Staff ReportKARACHI: Cable operators on Tuesday threatened to block transmission over government’s failure to provide security within the next 24 hours. Addressing a news conference here, Cable Operators Association (COA) Chairman Khalid Arain said a political party threatened them to block a channel. On their refusal, cable was damaged in several areas, causing losses of…

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March 20, 2012


US envoy warned of 'enemy havens' in Pakistan: Secret cable

WASHINGTON: The US ambassador to Afghanistan sent a top-secret cable to Washington last month warning that the existence of enemy havens in Pakistan was placing the US strategy in Afghanistan in jeopardy, according to The Washington Post.Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper on Saturday said that the cable, written by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, amounted to…

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February 25, 2012


Balochistan cable operators block news channels

Staff ReportQUETTA: Cable operators in Balochistan on Wednesday shut down all news channels across the province after receiving threats. Balochisatn Cable Operators Association President Babrak Khan said they were forced to block the news channels due to threats and lack of security. Speaking to SAMAA, Khan said administration has expressed its inability to provide security…

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February 1, 2012


NATO raid: Cable operators to block foreign news channels

Staff ReportLAHORE: The central body of Pakistan’s cable operators has announced to block all foreign news channels in protest against the lethal NATO raid which martyred 24 Pakistani soldiers in Momand Agency on Saturday. For details watch SAMAA.Addressing a news conference here, president Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (COAP), Khalid Mehmood Arain said all foreign…

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November 29, 2011


20 rescued after night in cable car in Bavaria

BERLIN: Twenty people who spent the night in a cable car stuck 100 metres (325 feet) up the Bavarian alps, in southern Germany, were rescued by helicopter Saturday, police said Saturday.Their ordeal began on Friday afternoon when a paraglider hit a cable, causing the mechanism to stop, a police spokesman told AFP.Some cable car passengers…

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August 13, 2011


Power cable faults and load shedding in Karachi

Muhammad Mohsin highlights people’s miseries caused by cable faults and mounting load shedding of power in Karachi.

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May 31, 2011


Cable fault shuts Dhabeji Pumping Station

Staff ReportKARACHI: Electricity supply to Dhabeji Water Pumping Station was suspended due to some cable fault in Karachi on Sunday. As a result of this, a number of water pumps stopped operation, suspending supply of water to several areas of the city. Affected areas include Malir, Landhi, Bin Qasim, Shah Faisal Colony, Faisal Base, Bhains…

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May 22, 2011


Pakistan Cable Operators Association (PCOA) end strike

Staff Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cable Operators Association (PCOA) announced to end its strike on Saturday night. PCOA Chairman Khalid Arain announced to end the strike after government ensured the association about its support. Arain also thanked Altaf Hussain, chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for his support and extending PCOA’S voice to the higher…

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March 19, 2011


Cable operators black out private channels for 24 hours

Staff Report LAHORE: The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (COAP) has blocked the transmission of private TV channels in protest against raids conducted by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on their offices.Addressing a news conference on Friday, COAP Chairman Khalid Arain said that they would stop screening all private TV channels for 24 hours…

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March 19, 2011


Saudis killed Yemeni civilians in border war: cable

RIYADH: Saudi armed forces killed Yemeni civilians when fighting rebels in a brief border war despite assurances that only rebel targets were hit, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables quoted a Saudi official as saying. Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia fought Yemeni rebels for several months in a border war that ended with a ceasefire in February….

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December 8, 2010


Conan O'Brien launches new show on cable channel TBS

LOS ANGELES: Former “Tonight Show” host Conan O'Brien returned to television on Monday, more than nine months after he lost his coveted network job, and poked fun at his downsized gig on a cable channel. His opening monologue, predictably, revolved around his unceremonious departure from the NBC role he had coveted for years and his…

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November 9, 2010


Cable-Car Chair Lift in Murree – SAMAA VIDEO

Raja Afzal Saleem meets visitors and reports on the increased cable-car chair lift fare. (July 22, 2010)

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July 23, 2010

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