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  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

    Also read: Nepal quake affects almost one million children: UnicefThe lucky ones received a quick call or text or an early posting on Facebook...

    These expats tried everything they could think of to connect — phone calls, text messages, social media apps, friends of friends in those parts of Nepal less harder hit by the quake and so with better communications...

  • Pakistani female entrepreneur selected for prestigious Blackbox Connect Silicon Valley event

    A Pakistani female entrepreneur has been selected to represent her startup at Blackbox Connect this year, a two-week residential programme for startup founders across the globe being held at the accelerator in Silicon Valley...

    She is amongst 15 other female entrepreneurs from across the world that will be participating in the upcoming event ? the Blackbox Connect 18 Female Founders Edition from May 15-26 ? that seeks to "hone their...

  • ‘Truck art’ programme hopes to connect education and culture

    ISLAMABAD: To create acceptance and respect for Pakistan’s cultural diversity, Lok Virsa brought together children and ‘truck art’ artisans in a week-long engagement titled ‘Truck Art: Engagement with Artisans Programme’...

    ‘Craft of the month’ is a new strategy by Lok Virsa that aims to groom and direct children by instilling within them an appreciation for their culture and heritage
  • As Facebook ages, teens look elsewhere to connect

    SAN FRANCISCO: Manon, 17, has a Facebook account but to connect with her friends she turns to other social networks like Instagram or Snapchat...

    To connect with younger audiences, Facebook has launched a parentally controlled Messenger Kids app for those too young to have their own Facebook account, and recently expanded that to Peru and Canada...

  • [email protected] project will help bridge digital divide across Asia Pacific: EU envoy

    ISLAMABAD: European Union (EU) Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain on Monday said the launch of the [email protected] project in Pakistan would help bridge the digital divide across Asia Pacific and will cast a positive impact on efforts to strengthen connectivity for research and higher education in the region...

    He was speaking at a ceremony during which the Higher Education Commission (HEC) launched [email protected], a project that aims to...

  • Police hunting for taxi driver

    ISLAMABAD: The Sabzi Mandi police are hunting for a taxi driver who allegedly raped a university student...

    The victim told the police that she had been going to her university in the taxi since November 2014...

  • IHC admits taxi driver’s plea against two ridesharing services

    Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued notices to the authorities concerned on the petition filed by a taxi driver seeking legal action against Uber and Careem for violation of the public transport laws...

    “The gross violation of the law by Uber and Careem has created a non-level playing field in the taxi business...

  • Taxi drivers protest against private cab companies in Islamabad

    Taxi drivers in Islamabad held a protest against the impact of online cab services on their livelihood on Sunday...

    Conventional cab drivers participating in the protest claimed that their income is being affected due to the growing number of private taxi service providers and called for the number of vehicles in the fleets of web-based services — like Careem and Uber — to be curtailed...

  • Cab owners, drivers protest tax on taxi stands

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Dozens of owners and drivers of taxis on Monday blocked Shahi Road from bridge chowk to District Press Club Chowk by parking their cars against what they called illegal tax on taxi stands by the municipal committee (MC)...

    The protesters shouted slogans against the MC chairman and alleged that he imposed this illegal tax on approved taxi stands of the city...

  • First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

    SINGAPORE: The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore...

    Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its “robo-taxi” in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned dull launch of the service in 2018...

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