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  • This land is your land, this land is my land

    “A building can last for decades, and the land underneath it is practically indestructible...

    With the increasing cost of living, the stock market wavering, and an unpredictable trend of violence persisting in the city, one can only wonder about the individuals who are investing heavily in land in Karachi...

  • COVER: The politics of land: Karachi: The Land Issue

    KARACHI is a city characterised by contestations over resources by a diverse set of formal and informal actors — land and water being the two sectors where this trend is the most prevalent...

    As a parallel economy, it has become more difficult to effectively document the interface between land, services, housing and the associated socio-political, economic and environmental undercurrents...

  • Missionary school land declared ‘state land’

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab education department has declared the land of the Government Christian High School for Boys, Raja Bazaar a ‘state land’ and has directed the district coordination officer to ensure that encroachments are removed from the area...

    It is being run by the Punjab government at present, which has failed to protect the school’s land from being encroached upon...

  • NAB retrieves 10,000 acres of usurped state land near Karachi from land mafia

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday claimed to have retrieved 10,000 acres of usurped state land off Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion, where some major housing schemes were launched in connivance with the revenue officials, Dawn has learnt...

    “In an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotments of lands at Thana Boola Khan, Jamshoro, NAB has been successful in getting thousands of...

  • Google expanding self-driving vehicle testing to Phoenix

    The company’s Google unit has conducted driverless vehicle testing for six years in Mountain View, California, where it is based, and expanded testing to Austin, Texas last summer...

    Major automakers, and technology companies led by Google, are racing to develop and sell vehicles that can drive themselves, but they have complained that safety rules are impeding testing and ultimate deployment of such vehicles...

  • Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1bn

    Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said on Thursday it would sell part of its smartphone business to Google for $1...

    Google will take on half of HTC's research staff — about 2,000 people — many of whom have already been working on the Silicon Valley firm's Pixel handset, as well as intellectual property (IP) licensing...

  • Google launches new policy to boost news organisations' subscriptions

    Google on Monday announced new steps to help struggling news organisations, including an end to a longstanding “first click free” policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital...

    “I truly believe that Google and news publishers actually share a common cause,” said Google vice president Philipp Schindler...

  • Google pays tribute to queen of melody

    KARACHI: Admirers of Pakistani music woke up to a pleasant surprise on Thursday morning when they saw Google pay tribute to Malika-i-Tarannum Noor Jehan by unveiling a doodle to mark the legendary vocalist’s 92nd birthday...

    The other, and precise, unmissable feature of her face was the mole on her ruddy cheek, and Google’s attention to detail was spot on...

  • Google unit forms ethics body for artificial intelligence

    WASHINGTON: DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an “ethics and society” unit to study the impact of new technologies on society...

    The announcement by the London-based group acquired by Google parent Alphabet is the latest effort in the tech sector to ease concerns that robotics and artificial intelligence will veer out of human control...

  • Google finds evidence of Russian operatives seeking to interfere in 2016 US election

    Google has found evidence its platforms were exploited by Russian operatives seeking to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election, The Washington Post reported on Monday...

    Google, a unit of Alphabet, "found that tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who aimed to spread disinformation" across Google's products, the newspaper wrote, citing people familiar with the company's investigation...

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