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‘Mousetrap': Sydney trains sniff out graffiti vandals with new technology


Sydney’s trains are being fitted with sniffing technology to catch graffiti vandals in the act.More than 30 offenders have already been caught under the scheme, which the state government is calling “mousetrap”.”This is innovative technology,” said Transport Minister Andrew Constance. “Mousetrap is on-board technology designed to scent the vapours of permanent markers, providing real-time information with the triggering of CCTV ...

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Auditor-general Grant Hehir highlights state’s $900 million in construction cost blow-outs


The auditor-general has rebuked the state government for its management of major construction projects, citing $900 million worth of recent blow-outs. A report released on Thursday by auditor Grant Hehir into large construction initiatives found that the cost of 50 major projects built between 2010 and 2014 increased by about 7 per cent, despite all projects including large “contingencies” for ...

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Bali executions: Raji Sukumaran’s heartbreaking letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo


Myuran Sukumaran’s mother has written a heart-rending letter to Indonesian President Joko Wododo, the man who put her son to death. Her letter was both sorrowful and exacting as the grief that overwhelmed Raji Sukumaran during the traumatic hours before her son’s execution were fortified by anger.”I am not sure where you were as the men you ordered to kill ...

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Fortnight long unique “Dharmik darshan yatra” commence with ‘Khalsai jaho jalaal’


Patiala, May 7: Punjab today witnessed another historic occasion with the beginning of fortnight long unique “Dharmik Darshan Yatra” for displaying the holy relics of great Sikh gurus, Guru Hargobind Sahib ji , Guru Teg Bahadur ji and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, amidst traditional “Khalsai Jaho Jalal” from historic Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib. This special religious procession is being ...

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High Court issues notice in Moga bus molestation case


Chandigarh, May 7: (Punjab Update Bureau)-Taking suo motto notice, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the Punjab government and the Orbit Aviation for next Friday on May 15. The High Court has sought details of the buses run by the government and private buses plying in the state along with their ownership pattern. Orbit Aviation has ...

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