Lucknow Metro: Women the driving force

As the countdown for the inaugural run of North-South corridor Metro begins, the women workforce, which plays a major role in Lucknow Metro services from piloting trains to housekeeping, goes quietly and efficiently about its work. Notably, 30% of trains are being operated and driven by women operators and 40% of all the station controllers/train operators are women, an accomplishment in itself. “The recruitment process at LMRC ensures that there is no gender bias ,” said LMRC MD Kumar Keshav, adding “There is fair distribution of work and equal responsibility…

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MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi host dinner party for Team India in Ranchi ahead of 3rd ODI

The Indian cricket team is in Ranchi to take on Australia in the third one-day international and local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni is playing the perfect host for his teammates. Along with taking some of his teammates on a ride in his Hummer, Dhoni and his wife Sakshi hosted a dinner party for the entire team. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to Twitter to thank Dhoni and his wife. “Thank you for last night @msdhoni bhai and @SaakshiSRawat bhabhi” Team India captain Virat Kohli also posted a photograph from the evening…

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China’s Huawei sues US over ban on products

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has filed a lawsuit against a United States law that bans American government agencies from purchasing the Chinese company’s equipment, calling the ban unconstitutional. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s biggest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, said in a statement on Thursday that it had filed the lawsuit in the US district court in Plano, Texas, arguing that section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was in violation of the American constitution because it singled out an individual or group for punishment without trial. Back…

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Israeli forces shoot down Gaza protester as warplanes launch new airstrikes

Zionist regime’s forces have fired at Palestinian protesters during a night-time protest in the Gaza Strip, martyring a teenage boy, on the same night when the regime’s warplanes launched fresh airstrikes on the besieged enclave. According to Press TV, medical sources in the enclave confirmed the 15-year-old boy, identified as Saif al-Deen Abu Zeid, was shot and martyred by the Israeli forces during a protest rally held in eastern Gaza on Wednesday night. Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP that the boy attained martyrdom “due to the wounds he…

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