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Lost In Lahore

By Zara Maqbool There is no doubt that the Sharif brothers have played a huge role in building and improving the transportation system in Lahore. With the Metro buses, Orange line, bridges and underpasses and what not, they have undoubtedly put their heart and soul in improving the commuting for the Lahoris. There are definitely…

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Pakistan, Russia agree to forge long term partnership

SOCHI: Pakistan and Russian Federation Thursday agreed to forge a long term and multidimensional partnership between the two countries. It was agreed during a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Prime Minister of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Both the leaders expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory of bilateral relations and agreed to…

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Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber said Tuesday hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August….

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PM Abbasi representing Pakistan at D-8 Summit in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be representing in the D-8 Summit which is being held in Istanbul on Friday (today).  The Istanbul Summit is expected to adopt a Declaration and a Plan of Action. Major areas of cooperation in D-8 Charter are Industry, Agriculture and Food Security, Energy, Trade, Transportation and Tourism. The…

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Karachi Green Line project to complete in five months

Authorities have assured that Rs24.6 billion federally-funded Green Line Bus service in Karachi will be completed by December this year. Route of the buses will be from Guru Mandir to Tower. Watch this report…

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Video: A look at world’s fastest ‘Skytrain’

The ‘Skytrain’ in China underwent a successful test run and will provide better means of transport. The train has a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour and 510 passengers can travel on it.

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Close your legs please: Madrid bus manspreading ban starts

MADRID: Commuters on Madrid’s buses have long been banned from putting their feet on seats or smoking, but from this week a new prohibition is in place, targeting male passengers: no “manspreading”. The practice of men sitting in public transport with their legs wide apart, taking up more than one seat, has long been an…

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Drivers bewildered by twisting Chinese interchange

CHONGQING: Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions: a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti. After eight years of construction, the Huangjuewan interchange was completed last week on the outskirts of Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in southwest…

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Czech ‘GyroDrive’ beats flying cars for hybrid licence

BOCHOR: As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a “GyroDrive” — a mini helicopter you can drive. The engineer and owner of Nirvana Systems, a company producing motors for small flying…

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Sindh mass transit schemes hit a snag

Sindh government could not let loose even a penny for the pledged transport schemes for the province and all the tall claims to make 2017 an year of transport fell miserably flat. Watch video report by Waqas Baqir.

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Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO after missteps

Washington: After a series of embarrassing revelations, ridesharing giant Uber faces challenges in keeping growth on track, with top executive Travis Kalanick likely to face pressure to give up some control. Analysts say Uber’s rocky past month — marred by disclosures about a culture of sexism and its covert use of law enforcement-evading software —…

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NAVYA Self-driving shuttle goes to work in Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO: A self-driving electric shuttle built by French firm NAVYA began a one-week stint in Las Vegas on Tuesday, in a US first. Arma shuttles began providing free rides along a three-block stretch of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, a vintage part of Sin City that is a tourist attraction away from the…

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Women at wheel of ‘pink taxis’ challenge Jordan norms

AMMAN: Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman’s heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women across the Jordanian capital. The red-haired mother of three works a gruelling 10-hour shift in her taxi — a rare occupation for a woman in this conservative Muslim society….

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Five dead, many injured as train slams into bus near Tunis

TUNISIS: At least five people were killed and more than 50 injured on Wednesday when a train slammed into a public bus before dawn near Tunis, the Tunisian interior ministry said. The articulated bus was torn in two when it was struck on the tracks at around 6:00 am (0500 GMT) near Sidi Fathallah, about…

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Scotland bans smoking in cars with children

LONDON: A new law comes into force in Scotland on Monday banning smoking in cars when children are present, as part of the government’s plans for a “tobacco-free generation”. Under the law smokers face a £100 ($127, 119 euros) on-the-spot fine if caught lighting up in a private vehicle where under-18s are present. The penalty…

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500 people evacuated from London airport

LONDON: A suspected CS tear gas spray was found at London City Airport after passengers and staff were evacuated Friday following a “chemical incident” that left 27 travellers feeling unwell and halted flights. London‘s innermost airport re-opened three hours after the incident was first reported, after  500 people were evacuated and several passengers treated for…

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Sparkling buses ready to come on roads

Citizens are anxiously waiting for new Metro buses ready to ply on roads in Multan. Their wait is about to be over as the modern buses equipped with security cameras will run on the roads in the course of the current year. Watch more in Yasir Majeed’s report.

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Food delivery apps spice up Indian train journeys

NEW DELHI: Passengers on India’s vast railway network have long complained of the terrible meals on offer to sustain them on long journeys, but a slew of new services bringing fast food to their seats is changing the way they dine. From Kentucky Fried Chicken to Domino’s pizza and a host of local delicacies, today’s…

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Gut feeling: Suspicious wife travelled with husband’s entrails

VIENNA: Customs officers at an Austrian airport were taken aback to find human entrails in the bag of a Moroccan traveller, who said they belonged to her dead husband, local media reported on Sunday. The unusual find was made by inspectors at the regional airport of Graz, who checked luggage belonging to a woman arriving from…

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Baby girl born mid-air on flight to Philippines

NEW DELHI: A woman gave birth to a premature but healthy baby girl mid-flight while travelling from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, forcing the plane to carry out an emergency landing in India. The mother, whose due date was two months away, went into labour on board the Cebu Pacific Air flight Sunday…

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CM Sindh for passage of KMTA bill in next Assembly session

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while ‘expressing his surprise over inordinate delay in the clearance of Karachi Mass Transit Authority (KMTA) draft bill by ‘Standing Committee’ of the provincial Assembly has directed to present and pass the bill in the next assembly session’. This he said while presiding over a meeting on…

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