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A wide view of the bomb-damaged shell of the John Lewis department store on London's Oxford Street, following an air raid in September 1940.

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License plates rejected by the Texas DMV since July 2016

Between July 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2016, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles rejected 513 licence plates. Photo: Texas Department Of Motor Vehicles


Zimbabwe: Nation Losing Nearly U.S.$1 Billion Over Graft - Corruption Watchdog

Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has reportedly claimed that Zimbabwe is losing at least $1bn to corruption, adding that police and government officials are the worst offenders. Local councils, the vehicle inspection department which issues licences, the department of education and the police, were among the worst corrupt institutions in Zimbabwe.

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This is not the way I'd imagined Bill Gates... A rare and remarkable interview with the world's second richest man

A police mugshot of Bill Gates after his arrest for driving without a licence in 1975


Sikkim launches bike rental service - Tourists can also hire two-wheeler drivers Tourists visiting Sikkim will now be able to hire motorcycles as the transport department today introduced the rental service for the first time in the state. For those who cannot ride a bike or do not have a licence drivers can also be hired. Today transport secretary S.B.S Bhaduria launched the service with five 500cc Royal Enfield bikes belonging to BB Line Tours and Travels. "It is an innovative scheme to…

Three agencies to go after Uber drivers in Kuching Sarawak. KUCHING: Three law enforcement agencies in the state will take actions against ride-sharing app Uber drivers because it is illegal for them to operate in the state. The decision was made after a meeting between the three agencies the police Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (LPKP) and Road Transport Department (JPJ) on Tuesday. Uber drivers may be fined not less than RM1000 or not more than RM10000 under Section 33 of…

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Bengal serving liquor thirst of Bihar There has been a flood of liquor licence applications from the small towns that lie on the West Bengal side after Bihar went dry. Nondescript dusty places like Dalkhola Itahar Ramganj and Islampur. Or Kumedpur Bhaluka Godai Maharajpur in Malda district. During the last few months the state excise department has receive numerous applications for both on-shop and off-shop licences for both India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and the country variety from…

Despite warnings of pay cuts and licence cancellation Darjeeling Hills completely shuts down A 12-HOUR strike in Darjeeling district Wednesday which had become symbolic of one-upmanship between the Gorkha Mukti Morcha that had called it and the ruling Trinamool Congress that tried to foil it ended with the GJM calling it a near complete success and the TMC calling it a failure. Many in Darjeeling in fact see the government overdrive to foil the bandh as having backfired. Over the past two…