Chinese Cities Choked by Dangerous Smog for Fifth Day: Factories, Schools Closed

Northern China was shrouded in almost record pollution for a fifth day on Wednesday, disrupting flights, traffic and shipping, and closing factories and schools, with some residents complaining emergency anti-smog measures were not operating. Hundreds of government inspectors patrolled Beijing on Wednesday to enforce temporary bans on barbecues and make sure that cars with even number plates were the only ones on the roads. Many Beijing highrises simply disappeared into the grey haze, as commuters wearing face masks headed to work. Emergency closures of power plants, steel mills and ports…

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8 cities, 88% dengue cases

8 cities, 88% dengue cases (Getty Images) The latest data on spread of vector-borne diseases in the state has left civic bodies red faced. The report shows that 88% of dengue cases in the state and 65% of malaria cases have been reported from the eight municipal corporations. At the same time there were no cases of dengue or malaria reported in the concerned week from tribal districts. In the last week of August, 2,802 malaria cases and 291 dengue cases were reported from across the state. But most were…

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8 cities, 88% dengue cases

The latest data on spread of vector-borne diseases in the state has left civic bodies red faced. The report shows that 88% of dengue cases in the state and 65% of malaria cases have been reported from the eight municipal corporations. At the same time there were no cases of dengue or malaria reported in the concerned week from tribal districts. In the last week of August, 2,802 malaria cases and 291 dengue cases were reported from across the state. But most were from the major cities. “Either there is…

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Ola Auto Service Expanded to 12 More Indian Cities

Transportation mobile app Ola Wednesday launched auto rickshaws in 12 more cities, taking the service to a total of 24 cities across the country. Ola said it is targeting to serve at least two million daily rides by end of 2017 through its app by getting on-board hundreds of thousands of auto rickshaw drivers on its platform over the year in these cities. “Ola has over 1,00,000 auto rickshaws registered on its platform across 24 cities and plans to launch in more cities in the coming months,” the company said…

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Mumbai, Bangalore Ranked Among Cheapest Cities in World: Report

London: Mumbai and Bangalore are among the cheapest cities in the world, according to a top London-based forecast group that named Singapore as the most expensive city. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Singapore as the priciest ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Geneva and Paris. It also said India and Pakistan accounted for five of the ten least expensive cities in the world. London was sixth and New York seventh on the list that compared the cost of a basket of goods across 133 cities, BBC News reported. The cheapest were…

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