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Number of passengers travelling through Pakistan Railways increases by 14m

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday said the number of passengers travelling in Pakistan Railways had increased by 14 million during the current government's tenure. "The confidence of the people has been restored in the railways with the effective policies of government," he claimed while talking to media in Lahore. The minister said Pakistan Railways had introduced online ticketing system to facilitate the passengers. He said that the system of Railway was improving day by day, but it…

‘Unparalleled’ number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia

SYDNEY: An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said Monday, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park.  Palaeontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University said it was the most diverse such discovery in the world, unearthed in rocks up to 140 millions years old in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Steve Salisbury, lead author of a paper on the findings published in the Memoir of the Society of…

Four more polio cases take number to 74

ISLAMABAD: Four more polio cases were detected in the country, taking the total number of cases to 74 this year, ARY News reported Friday. The new cases were reported from Waziristan areas. A 3-year-old Madina and Haleema, affected with polio, belonged to Bannu. Besides polio virus was also detected in 22-month-old Laiba and 23-month-old Ilyas, who are the residents of North Waziristan. Anti-polio campaigns are halted in these areas where militants defy such drives as anti-Islamic. Besides, Sindh government, on…