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  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    Various countries including the United States and India have already unveiled their plans for introducing EVs
  • Census road map

    AFTER many months of silence, it looks like the exercise to hold a population census by March may well be on track after all...

    Some serious delays have been encountered, and there was even talk back in August of scrapping the exercise altogether
  • Road map needed

    RESEARCH by the Urban Resource Centre Karachi has established that in the absence of a reasonable transport system a large percentage of women do not work, children often do not get to school, time and costs of commuting in uncomfortable conditions adversely affect the physical and mental health of commuters and increase poverty and domestic violence...

    In addition, it also results in massive environmental degradation, inappropriate...
  • ADB’s road map to help attract investment in mineral sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has finalised a road map for attracting private-sector investment from both domestic and international investors in the mineral sector of Pakistan, especially in Balochistan...

    The road map, contained in the final report which has been prepared at the completion of a small-scale policy and advisory assistance, has been designed to help the federal government and Balochistan manage and...

  • British-era bridge on Indian highway collapses, 20 people missing

    MUMBAI: More than 20 people aboard two buses and other vehicles are feared missing after a colonial-era bridge in western India was washed away in the early hours of Wednesday in a river swollen by recent heavy rains...

    The two buses were on their way to Mumbai when the older of two parallel bridges on the Mumbai-Goa highway, said to have been built under British rule, collapsed near Mahabaleshwar, media reports quoted eyewitnesses as...

  • Bill seeking to repeal British-era Fata law ready

    PESHAWAR: The federal government has prepared a draft bill that seeks to repeal the British-era Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) by extending the civil and criminal procedure code and jurisdiction of the higher courts to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), while at the same time providing legal cover to the tribal jirgas to be appointed and presided over by a judge, official documents have revealed...

    “It does not only...

  • British-era family park in a shambles

    RAWALPINDI: A park established during the British Raj and nestled in between an auto spare parts market and a government postgraduate college for women, the Gawalmandi Family Park, has lost its land due to negligence by the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board, which is not looking after its upkeep...

    It would seem like the RCB is mainly focusing on developing a greenbelt on Peshawar Road from Charing Cross Square to General Headquarters...

  • Govt asked to rehabilitate British-era railway track

    MINGORA: Speakers at a meeting here on Monday demanded of the government to rehabilitate the British-era railway track in Dargai and extend it to Malakand division...

    “We are living in a country where standard infrastructure and communication lines, installed by British, have been made non-functional though there is need of the train facility owing to increase in population...

  • The forgotten dak bungalows from the British era

    Back when there were no motor vehicles and British colonisers travelled around India on horseback, dak bungalows and rest houses were built at a specific distance, typically 18 to 20 miles apart, where British officers could stop to take a break while travelling...

    The partition of India delivered a major blow to the historic buildings, after the British left and handed them over the governments of India and Pakistan...

  • India's top court reviews British-era ban on homosexuality

    India's top court on Tuesday began reviewing petitions against a colonial-era ban on homosexuality, in the latest chapter of a legal tussle between social and religious conservatives and more liberal Indians...

    Section 377 of the penal code, a relic from 1860s British legislation, bans gay acts as "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" and allows for jail terms of up to life, although prosecutions are rare...

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