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  • ‘Sindh govt mulling over introducing tracking devices in motorcycles’

    KARACHI: The Sindh government is set to make it mandatory for bikers to install tracking devices in their motorcycles by introducing necessary legislation — a decision which many stakeholders believe is “ambitious” and “technically impossible” for a host of reasons...

    He added the government would make sure that people should not spend heavy sums on the purchase of the tracking device...

  • Suicide vest, explosive devices seized in Mansehra

    MANSEHRA: Police have seized a suicide vest, six improvised explosive devices and other material from an empty plot adjacent to the residence of an alleged terrorist, who was arrested after killing a man the other day...

    The official said police recovered six explosive devices, suicide waist, two daggers, ball bearings, explosives, detonators, mobile and strips from the plot...

  • Anti-jamming devices, cell phones seized in Karachi jail

    KARACHI: In a sweeping operation conducted inside the Karachi central jail in the wake of the startling escape by two militants recently, the Rangers on Monday seized illegal cell phones, television sets, internet and anti-jamming devices, drugs and millions of rupees from the prison...

    “A mobile phone network was active in the prison which was being run with the help of modern devices to avoid the impact of jammers installed there,”...

  • Tarbela dam safety devices out of order for four decades

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has stopped irrigation and water authorities from accelerating the inflow of water into the Tarbela dam, desp­ite healthy river flows, after learning that the dam’s piezometers — devices that assess dam safety — have been out of order for nearly four decades...

    Then the Ministry of Water and Power decided to review the SOPs based on consultation with a team of dams and engineering experts comprising...

  • Sound bytes: Haj pilgrims to have tracking devices

    The government will provide these devices to pilgrims without any extra charges; the cost is covered in the regular Haj fee which is around Rs275,000...

    Q: When will you give these devices to the pilgrims?A: We will hand over these devices to them during the training of Haj rituals...

  • Android devices dominate smartphone sales with 86pc market share in second quarter of 2016

    ENGLAND: Android devices are dominating smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2016, with devices running Google's popular operating system acquiring 86...

    Key smartphone manufacturers using Android OS ? such as Samsung ? are pushing high-end devices like the Galaxy S7, but Chinese brands like Huawei and Oppo are pushing premium smartphone ranges with more affordable devices...

  • Google refines logo to better suit mobile devices

    SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles...

    "We've taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs ? such as tap, type and talk...

  • Over 4,000 police vehicles to be equipped with tracking devices

    “Sometimes it’s a genuine complaint but most of the time it has been noted that the quota of fuel allocated to certain police stations, different units and officers is consumed due to the personal use of the official vehicles rather than public duties...

    3 billion for law and order covering police, jails, the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, and other security agencies...

  • Theft through skimming devices: Pakistani banks being told to upgrade ATM technology

    KARACHI: After the second arrest of Chinese nationals in less than a year for allegedly stealing data of banks from their ATMs through skimming devices, initial findings made by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) suggest that the use of “obsolete technology” by the banks for ATMs and decades-old security system at ATM booths makes them an easy target for “an organised foreign group,” officials said...

    The situation has prompted...

  • US poised to curb electronic devices on flights from Middle East

    The United States is poised to ban large electronic devices such as laptops or cameras on board flights from up to a dozen Middle East nations, according to two airlines from the region and media reports...

    A tweet from Saudi Airlines and one ? subsequently deleted ? by Royal Jordanian airlines informed their customers of an imminent cabin ban on electronic devices larger than a cellphone...

  • After US, UK also issues electronic devices ban for six countries

    “Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals,” a government spokesman said after the US imposed a similar ban, warning that extremists plan to target planes with bombs in electronic devices...

    The US government, citing unspecified threats, had previously barred passengers on nonstop, US-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic...

  • Secrets from smart devices find path to legal system

    Vast amounts of data collected from our connected devices — fitness bands, smart refrigerators, thermostats and automobiles, among others — are increasingly being used in US legal proceedings to prove or disprove claims by people involved...

    'Privacy is dead'Trying to come to grips with data collected, stored and analyzed by all these devices can be daunting...

  • Amended rules by cabinet may make high quality medical devices more accessible

    ISLAMABAD: The Medical Devices Rules (MDR) have been amended after the intervention of the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister’s Office, which may make it possible for patients to obtain high quality devices in the near future...

    The new Federal Cabinet-approved policy has minimised the registration of medical devices imported from reference countries such as the United States, the European Union, Japan, Canada and Australia...

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