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Young engineer from Peshawar creates electric bike to help curb pollution

PESHAWAR: Young engineer from Peshawar invented environment-friendly electric bike to help reduce air pollution. According to the details, the electric bike commonly known as e-bike, comes with an electric engine and runs on chargeable batteries. Its batteries take three hours for full charge and in the duration of one charge, the bike can cover a distance of up to 102 kilometres. It is pertinent to mention here that in one recharge, its batteries consume only one unit of electricity which mean the biker can travel 102…

Facebook fires engineer who ‘violated user access’ to stalk women

WASHINGTON: Facebook spokesperson on Thursday said that they fired an employee accused of bragging about his access to private user information over matchmaking app Tinder. The incident comes as Facebook faces global concerns about personal data privacy, including Congressional hearings at which Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified. A Twitter user earlier on Wednesday posted about the Tinder conversation along with screenshots, saying Facebook's security engineer is "likely using privileged access to stalk…

Engineer warned of cracking in US bridge before collapse

WASHINGTON: The chief engineer of a Florida bridge project warned authorities of cracking in the structure days before it collapsed, killing at least six people, the US state's department of transportation said Friday. Denney Pate left a voicemail on a Florida Department of Transportation employee's landline on March 13, two days before it came crashing down on the major road beneath, the department said in a statement. The voicemail -- which was not heard until Friday because the employee it was left for was out of…

Former engineer fired for ‘gender gap’ memo sues Google for discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO: A Google engineer who was fired after writing a memo defending the gender gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology has sued his former employer for discrimination. The Dhillon Law Group said it was filing a class action law suit on behalf of James Damore and others it says were discriminated against due to their "perceived conservative political views," their gender and their Caucasian race. The complaint, filed in a court in Santa Clara, California, says Damore and his colleagues "were…

Pakistani engineer kidnapped from Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani construction engineer has been kidnapped in Afghanistan since the past two months, ARY News reported. Malik Faiz Ahmed, a resident of Rawalpindi, was reportedly kidnapped in Afghanistan two months ago, his family has claimed. He was a construction engineer and was residing in Afghanistan since April 2016. A video has surfaced showing Malik Faiz being severely tortured by his kidnappers. His son, Farhan Ahmed, has urged the federal and provincial government to help release his elderly father from…