Our cities need fewer cars, not cleaner cars

Electric cars won’t eradicate gridlocks and air pollution, but carbon footprints could be cut by favouring pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit The spectre of our cities choking with unhealthy air has prompted numerous governments to mandate a transition to electric cars. Their concerns are well founded, even if their proposals …

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Trophy city 2.0: can the Stans kick dictator chic?

The cities of the five former Soviet ‘Stans’ have been dominated by the personalities of their authoritarian rulers – but in Kazakhstan’s old capital of Almaty, at least, something new is afoot From his office on the 20th floor of an Almaty tower, Ruslan Assaubayev outlines a vision for a …

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Indonesian footballer dies while playing

JAKARTA: Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate. Huda, 38, a long-time regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before half-time after Sunday’s accidental clash with Brazilian midfielder Ramon Rodrigues. Video footage showed …

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Ban Ja Rani From Tumhari Sulu Is The Cutest Love Song

Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu is hitting headlines ever since its announcement. The film is a comic, slice-of-life film that also stars Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, and RJ Malishka, who is making her Bollywood debut with the film. The actress will essay the role of a radio jockey named Sulochana, fondly …

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Amrapali Director Lekh Tandon Passes Away At 88

Veteran filmmaker Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic film like Amrapali, died on Sunday, his associates said. He was 88. Tandon passed away at his residence in Powai in presence of his family. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted, “Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest tv and film …

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