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Four-year-old boy dies in Ajman after being trapped in washing machine

A four-year-old boy died after getting stuck and drowned inside an electric washing machine in a villa in Al Rawdha, Ajman. Lt. Colonel Yahya Khalaf Al Matroushi, director of Al Humaidiya Police station, said the boy was with his uncle and grandmother. He went inside...

Sharjah announces bus fare increase

Depending on the destination, the bus fair in the emirate of Sharjah has been increased by Dh1 to Dh3, the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) said. For city buses, the fare increased from Dh7 to Dh8. Commuters with Sayer cards, however, need to pay Dh6...

11 female inmates in Dubai opt to stay inside prison. Here’s why

A number of female inmates in Dubai would rather stay inside their cells than go out and return to their country due to the services they are receiving there. One of the prisoners who have served her time said that she feels safer inside the prison than going back to...

RAK to break yet another Guinness World Record on New Year’s Eve

Ras Al Khaimah will once again attempt to break a Guinness World Record this coming New Year's Eve and it is an event that you surely don't want to miss. Time's Out Dubai reported that Ras Al Khaimah will be having a 12-minute firework display on Monday December 31 on...

Palace: NCR traffic woes stemmed from decades of neglect

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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the traffic situation in the Philippines “stemmed from decades of neglect, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR)”.

The secretary admitted that it is something that must be immediately addressed.

“This problem cannot be solved with one solution alone. This cannot be addressed in a single year either,” he added.

While the executive department’s request for an emergency power is pending, Andanar said they created the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic or i-ACT composed of different agencies.

This is the closest thing to a single traffic authority to address the traffic problems in the NCR, which must be done with unity and inter-agency cooperation, he said.

He also noted that Task Force Alamid of the i-ACT conducts rigorous road clearing operations everyday to clear sidewalks and Mabuhay lanes of obstructions to ensure that road space for vehicles are sufficient.

The government also put up a 14 point-to-point (P2P) bus routes including Cavite and Clark, with around 150 bus units.

Similar system is also being organized so that P2P buses could ply Pangasinan, Zambales, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Andanar said, noting they see the P2P concept as one of the solutions to the major gridlock in Metro Manila.

For the medium- and long-term, the administration proposed a Build-Build-Build Infrastructure Plan to reduce congestion and improve the traffic flow in the country.

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Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Competition Live Stream

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