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  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • Islamabad — not a city for cheap food

    ISLAMABAD: While the residents of the federal capital enjoy greener environment, better road network and other facilities than many other parts of the country but they also pay around 30 to 40 percent more for food items than those living elsewhere...

    Over the last decade, the capital has become Pakistan’s most expensive city, forcing a number of people out of the capital into the rural areas and Rawalpindi...

  • Islamabad to get new sister city

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to declare Islamabad as the sister city of Minsk, the capital of and largest city of Belarus...

    During Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff’s visit to Belarus a few months ago, both the governments agreed that Islamabad and Minsk should be made sister cities...

  • On Islamabad's bike lanes, residents pedal towards a greener city

    Cyclists are taking to the streets of the Pakistani capital, after the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation officially opened dedicated bike lanes for the first time, aiming to promote a greener environment and better public health...

    11 miles) of cycle track, costing around $20,000, will help reduce public reliance on fuel-guzzling vehicles that have degraded the sprawling city's air quality...

  • UAE's MBF Group to build medical city in Islamabad

    Dubai-based MBF Group has signed an agreement to build an integrated medical city within the 100,000 square metre Gulberg Greens housing project in Islamabad, Gulf News reported on Sunday...

    "The medical city will also feature the country’s first medical mall, therapeutic and recreational areas, a regional cardiology centre, and an orthopaedic centre," he was quoted as saying in the report...

  • Justice Ahmed laments about state of roads in Islamabad, says 'not possible' for him to drive in the city

    Acting Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed while lamenting about the state of Islamabad's roads during a case on Friday said that although he had been driving for 40 years, he was unable to do so in the city...

    A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ahmed summoned the capital's mayor and the chairman of the National Highway Authority (NHA) and asked them to inform the court of steps that have been taken to clear encroachments...

  • Islamabad High Court summons Safe City DIG in missing person case

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday summoned the deputy inspector general (DIG) of the Safe City Project in a missing person case...

    Hearing a petition filed by father of the missing person, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani observed that the billions of rupees Safe City Project had apparently failed to deliver...

  • Sindh govt vows to resist Islamabad’s move to launch new city on two islands

    KARACHI: Already strained relations between the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government at the centre and Sindh government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) soured further on Monday when the provincial administration called Islamabad’s move to launch new projects in islands neighbouring Karachi an attempt to “occupy” the provincial resources...

    “The federation has not consulted Sindh to build a new city on Bhandar and Dangi Islands...

  • Islamabad to get 100pc safe city coverage

    ISLAMABAD: In a bid to make Islamabad “one of the safest cities” in Pakistan, the federal government has decided to install additional cameras in the capital to expand coverage of the Safe City Project from 30pc to 100pc during the current fiscal year...

    Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said at present, the safe city project covered at least 30pc area of Islamabad but after the installation...

  • Rain storms city

    LAHORE: A dust storm lashed Lahore on Sunday evening, blowing away heat that earlier gripped the city despite scattered light rain in the morning...

    The maximum temperature in the city was 40 degrees C and the minimum 28 degrees C...

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