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Daily Archives: July 25, 2016

TTC faces perfect storm with costs rising, ridership slumping


The TTC’s financial pressure is larger than in previous years. It’s facing $178 million in increased operating costs amid decreased ridership and council demands for spending cuts. As it heads into the 2017 budget process, the TTC is facing a perfect storm. Costs at the transit agency are rising, ridership …

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GO train service wilts in summer heat


Rider frustration mounts with go-slow orders, failing AC, overcrowded trains and scheduling stumbles on the Lakeshore line. GO Transit is apologizing for a mess of service problems that have afflicted its trains over the past month. But while the agency is promising some relief is on the way, officials are …

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Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast

Mideast Iraq Fake Security Wands

BAGHDAD (AP) – For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad’s many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly …

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JuD medical team seeks Indian visa to visit Kashmir


New Delhi: A medical team belonging to the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has applied for a visa at the Indian High Commission to visit Kashmir. According to reports, the visa has been sought on grounds of ‘offering help’ to those who suffered during the violent stone-throwing protests following the July 8 killing …

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Sukhbir Badal slams Bhagwant Mann, Majithia demands MP’s resignation


Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday charged Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders of not caring about religious tenets and national security. Addressing mediapersons after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sukhbir said AAP leader Bhagwant Mann’s act of recording and sharing the Parliament video endangered the security …

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