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  • Courts mulls ban on new diesel cars as Delhi chokes

    NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Tuesday said it was considering banning new diesel-guzzling SUVs and luxury cars from the streets of New Delhi in a bid to improve the capital’s notoriously toxic air...

    The Supreme Court said it was mulling a ban on purchases of new diesel vehicles with engines over 2000cc, typical of SUVs, jeeps and large cars made by BMW, Toyota and others...

  • Renault signs new agreement to assemble cars in Pakistan

    Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim have signed definitive agreements to assemble vehicles in a new plant in Karachi, a statement said on Monday...

    It may be noted that nine Pakistani companies applied to the Engineering Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Industries, for greenfield projects by September to assemble cars, light commercial vehicles and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in partnership with six Chinese, two Koreans and one...

  • Small cars to become ‘affordable’ under new policy: Jatoi

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi on Wednesday said that under the new industrial policy small car prices would be brought down to make them affordable for common people...

    Referring to issues related to new auto units, the minister said that bureaucratic snags had been removed and prospective investors require no permission except those aspiring to set up sugar mill or bring in new...

  • Used cars import to continue under new auto policy

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to continue allowing expatriate Pakistanis to bring cars up to three years old on reduced customs duty under the new Automotive Development Policy 2015-20...

    However, the age limit on the commercial import of special-purpose vehicles has been proposed to be restricted to five years under the new policy, a senior official of the Ministry of Industries and Pro­duction told Dawn on Wednesday...

  • One million cars pulled off New Delhi’s smog-shrouded roads

    NEW DELHI: More than a million private cars were barred from New Delhi’s roads on Friday, as authorities began testing drastic new measures to cut smog in the world’s most polluted capital...

    For 15 days from January 1, private cars will only be allowed on the city’s roads every other day to try to reduce pollutant levels, which regularly hit 10 times the World Health Organization’s safe limits...

  • Plan to launch new cars

    KARACHI: In the light of new auto policy, a plan for launching passenger cars in Pakistan by Nissan and Renault was discussed at a meeting held between the officials of Engineering Development Board (EDB), Board of Investment (BoI) and automobile manufacturers...

  • Rs129m sought for 46 new cars for LHC judges

    414 million for the purchase of 46 brand new cars for as many judges...

    It is reliably learnt that the court’s registrar office has sought chief minister’s approval for the provision of supplementary grant for the procurement of 46 new Honda Civic (1800cc) Oriel CVT...

  • Electric future: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

    LONDON: Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine...

    Britain’s step amounts to a victory for electric cars that if copied globally could hit the wealth of oil producers, as well as transform the car industry and one of the icons of 20th Century...

  • New Islamabad IGP vows to make capital police force exemplary

    Newly appointed Islamabad police chief Muhammad Amir Zulfiqar assured Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Monday that the capital police force would be made an exemplary one...

    Afridi called upon the Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) today and expressed a desire for the Islamabad police to serve as a role model for other provinces...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Non-registration of high-end diesel cars

    A TEMPORARY ban imposed by the Supreme Court on the registration of high-end diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi and the National Capital Region has shaken the automobile industry and led to heated arguments over the merits or demerits of the fuel...

    Responding to a plea by environmentalists citing high atmospheric pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), the apex court earlier this year imposed a temporary ban on the registration of...

  • Thousands of cars seized over hijab offences in Iran

    TEHRAN: Iran has impounded tens of thousands of cars since March because women inside the vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf, Tehran’s traffic police said on Tuesday...

    “In most cases, the cars were impounded and cases were referred to the judiciary,” he said, while some of the women stopped could face cash fines or warnings...

  • Driverless cars hit British streets in landmark trial

    The compact two-seater cars trundled along a pedestrianised zone in Milton Keynes, north of London, in a trial by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) which plans to roll out 40 vehicles in the city...

    Although the system is currently only being trialled on pedestrianised streets at speeds of around five miles per hour, self-driving cars on British roads “are not that far away”, he added...

  • From sculptures to making cars

    From carving micro-scale sculptures out of thin lead sticks to making cars, Fizza Shabbar works with a commitment and passion...

    “I lost my brother in 2011; he was a car enthusiast and we used to talk a lot about cars...

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