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PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Jaipur to attend Smart City event cancelled 29.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jaipur to attend Smart City conclave at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC) on July 7 has been called off. Officials in the state government engaged in planning of the event confirmed the development. “Yes, the JECC part of the PM’s programme stands cancelled,” a senior official said.  The Jaipur event was an attempt to showcase the impact of urban ministry schemes on ground in states, especially the poll bound states, informed sources. Prior to Jaipur, the Swachhta ranking of cities was held in Indore, while the third anniversary of smart cities program was being planned in Jaipur on July 6 and 7. Till now such programs were held in New Delhi. Both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh go to polls towards the end of year.   Sources, however, are hopeful that the prime minister’s proposed programme at the Amrudon ka Bagh in Jaipur would happen as scheduled. “The details of the event shall be formalised only after a nod from Delhi,” an official said. Plan B ...
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Bad public feedback of Jaipur Municipal Corporation spoils Jaipur’s Swachh Survekshan ranking 25.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Had the Jaipur Municipal Corporation secured good points under the public feedback category in the Swachh Survekshan-2018, the Pink City would have made it to the top ten cities across the country. The ministry of housing and urban affairs had declared the results of the Swachh Survekshan-2018 on Saturday and released Swachh ranking list of the cities. Jaipur was ranked 39th in the survey conducted in 4,047 cities across the country. As per the survey report, under the public feedback category, Jaipur got less points. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is not ready to accept the fact that it got fewer points in public feedback and so the Corporation has filed an objection with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) via e-mail on the matter. If Jaipur city’s public feedback points increase, then it will gain tag of top ten cities in the country, maintain JMC officials. The performance of Pink City has been spectacular in the Swachh Survekshan-2018, which was conducted this year. In the ...
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DNA Jaipur 10th Anniversary: A bipolar story with happy ending 23.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The bipolar syndrome presents us with a state of mind that shifts between two extremes of unusually energetic disposition and acute depression. As a neuroscientist and an academician, I find Rajasthan swinging like a pendulum between the highs of visible and quantifiable development, and the lows of cultural erosion that is nibbling away at our much prided heritage and legacy. Over the last decade, the state has shown some remarkable resilience to the afflictions of economic backwardness, under-development and has been on the forward march to neutralize the scourge of illiteracy. The climb up the economic ladder has been matched by a relentless pace in development that manifests itself in the modern and metropolitan makeover of major cities, including that of the state capital Jaipur. The icing on the cake is that the state, by a great measure, is out of “Beemaru (sick)” status. Yet the idea of a welfare state cannot be fully embraced until women who have stepped into motherhood and our young ones are ...
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Action plan to make Jaipur a World Heritage city 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation will make an action plan within a week to include city in the World Heritage City’s List. Under this plan, work will begin in the Walled City area. A meeting of officers of various departments was held on Monday under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary (Local Self-Government) Naveen Mahajan. In the meeting, the private consultant establishment “Dron” gave a presentation and it was told what steps should be taken to get the city in World Heritage list. According to sources, illegal construction and encroachment must be stopped before the Walled City is included in UNESCO’s list. The JMC has to make the Walled City encroachment free and the traffic system also has to be improved. Also, beautification of the areas surrounding heritage monuments such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Isarlat etc. has to be done. For this, JMC, Archeology Department, Jaipur Smart City Ltd, Jaipur Development Authority, Amer Development Authority, JVVNL and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation ...
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Rajasthan: Smart City project turns into political issue 16.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Opposition party Congress at Jaipur has found a political platform in the ‘Smart City’ scheme of prime minister Narendra Modi. The city wing of Congress shall launch its next campaign “Bhrashtachar Hatao- BJP Bhagao” from Kishanpole Bazar where Smart City works are presently under progress.  “The Smart City project is an edifice of BJP’s corruption, a large amount of public money is being wasted on the pretext of the project and at the same time, the heritage of the Walled City area is being destroyed. It is thus that Congress on June 20 shall launch its campaign from Kishanpole with exposing the corruption in the project,” said Pratap Singh Khachariyawas,  president Jaipur district Congress.  The campaign was decided at a meeting of the 16 newly appointed blockheads of city Congress held at the residence of Khachariyawas on Friday. As part of the campaign, Congress leaders will hold a march in all the assembly constituencies of the city in the coming days. Congress has alleged that all development ...
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Dassault Systemes eyes retail, architecture for growth 8.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Renewable energy, mining verticals also on radar, says MD
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‘Stray animals attack tourists, deal huge blow to Jaipur’s image’: DB Gupta 5.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Senior officers of Jaipur Development Authority, Municipal Corporation and Smart City Limited, who gathered at signing of MoU for Smart City Expo, were reminded of maintaining the basic services. The chief secretary present as the chief guest on the occasion drew attention of the officials towards contemporary civic issues.  “Incidents such as stray animals assaulting a tourist deteriorate the image of the city and adversely impacts the tourism business,” said the chief secretary, DB Gupta. He also referred to the issues being faced with bus rapid transit system and asked the officials to ‘rectify the causes of public grievances’ to improve the system. The chief secretary also explained his vision of a ‘smart city’, that included cleanliness and public safety along with the wireless connectivity and IT based solutions. Earlier speaking on the occasion, additional chief secretary, PK Goyal also drew attention of the officials towards the basic objectives of civic development. “We have made considerable ...
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Ex-hockey captain Sandeep Singh's statue to be installed in Jaipur wax museum 27.5.2018 General News
Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh will be immortalised when his statue will be installed at the Jaipur Wax Museum at the Nahargarh Fort here, next month. Sandeep will join a select list of personalities such as Maharana Pratap, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar and erstwhile Jaipur rulers, whose wax and silicon statues are already placed at the museum. "It is a big honour for me. I am overwhelmed at this gesture of Jaipur Wax Museum. The museum authorities approached me about two months back with the proposal and I instantly said yes. My statue will be unveiled sometime next month, closer to the release date of my biopic which is July 13," Sandeep told PTI. Founder Director of the museum Anoop Srivastava said Sandeep's sporting journey is a motivation for the younger generation. Known as'Flicker Singh', 32-year-old Sandeep Singh is a legendary player who has given many golden moments to Indian hockey. Now, ..
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As Jaipur turns smart, a princess is being remembered 21.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
The year was 2008 and a frail 88-year-old woman was staging a sit in behind the Moti Dungri temple. She was opposing the construction of a multi-storey on that piece of prime land.  Breathing fire, she had gone on record to rechristen Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) as Jaipur ‘Destruction’ Authority. She was the Rajmata of Jaipur, Maharani Gayatri Devi, deeply connected to the city, its people and heritage and had never shied from standing up for the city and its people.  Cut to the present. A 40-feet stretch of road caved in near Bad Ke Balaji at Kishanpole Bazar a few days during ongoing digging for Smart City project. People moved on and about their daily chores.  Earlier, they had come up to protest the dismantling of old chowks (market squares), the prized motifs of the heritage city, that were uprooted to pave way for the Metro.  Gayatri Devi had even protested felling of the old banyan and peepal trees. “She would never have sat and watched what is going on. She stood against felling of trees ...
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Jaipur: Kishanpole Bazar road caves in, no one hurt 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The road near Bad Ke Balaji at Kishanpole Bazar caved in during the excavation work going on for Smart City projects.  The officials immediately put mud sacks along the wall of the collapsed portion to avoid further shredding of the road. Even as no one was reported to be injured, traffic on the much busy road had to be diverted. Officials of the Jaipur Smart City Limited were unavailable for comment on the incident, though residents already protesting the Smart City works were quick to respond. “The Smart City project has become as a bane rather than a boon for the Walled City and its heritage. The officials have no plan and the recent incident too is a reflection of their negligence which has put public life in danger,” said an official of the Dharohar Bachao Samiti. There are cement grids being laid along the bazaar for multipurpose ducts. The road caved in the area which was dug up for laying the duct. Although not much damage has been done to the road, cracks are visible. Even as JSCL officials ...
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CM Vasundhara Raje pulls up mayor, MP over dirty city 15.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The city mayor Ashok Lahoti and MP Ramcharran Bohra were reprimanded by chief minister Vasundhara Raje over poor sanitation and littering which she witnessed on roads while returning from Jaipur Airport after seeing off the president Ram Nath Kovind.  This propelled both the mayor and the MP to inspect the Walled City and take progress of the works done under Jaipur Smart City project. According to the sources, Raje pulled up Lahoti, Bohra on Monday afternoon for poor sanitation works that she observed en route to the airport. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) commissioner Ravi Jain was also reprimanded by the chief minister. Subsequently, the commissioner, the mayor and the MP planned to tour the Walled City to take stock of the works being done in the area. “A joint inspection was done by the Mayor Ashok Lahoti, MP Ramchandra Bohra, JMC commissioner Ravi Jain and Jaipur Smart City project CEO Suresh Kumar Ola. Jain apprised the mayor and MP of the works being carried out in Ajmer Gate, Kishanpole ...
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Dark clouds hover over Jaipur Smart City Project 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Traffic struggles at the Kishanpole Bazar as ongoing Smart City works reduce the road width to a single lane. The Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL) have initiated laying cobblestone pavements within Walled City area from Kishanpole, however, it is faced with resistance and several locals, social and trader organisations gear up for collective agitation. JSCL has been looking to pitch in local MLAs to help develop consensus among the public, however, the opposing groups allege the Smart City works to be a ‘scam’ and threat to heritage. “The officials are motivated to dispose of the funds issued by the Central government for Smart City, however, the projects have been distorting the heritage of the city,” says Bharat Sharma of Dharohar Bachao Samiti. The cobbled stone pavement being laid protrudes the existing corridors and is little above the road level. Those protesting the move say it will not only reduce the road width but will facilitate encroachment of the corridors. They are also displeased with ...
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Congress accuses BJP of Rs 3k cr Smart City scam in Jaipur 8.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Gearing up for Assembly election, Congress is leaving no stone unturned to bring into public notice the alleged corruption cases against the ruling party. The latest in the line of scams that the Opposition party  has tried to ‘expose’ is irregularities to the tune of Rs 2,600 crore in Smart City Project. Congress has decided to approach ACB to file a complaint against the Raje government in this regard.  “The government in the name of Smart City is wasting money of the people while there is no work on ground, and whatever work has been done it is of the poor quality. The Smart City agency is uprooting valuable Karauli stone and replacing it with cheaper Dholpur stone. Several irregularities in commissioning development works have been surfaced and even the officials engaged with the project informed me about the same. Hence, the party has decided to expose the scam,” said Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, party spokesperson and Jaipur Congress district president. When asked does he have any documents to ...
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Make Way for the Emerging Stars of Tinsel Town 26.4.2018 General News
Max Fashion, the country's largest International fashion brand, hosted the Grand Finale of Max Emerging Star 2018 at Infiniti Mall in Malad, Mumbai. Max Emerging star is a property that aims at giving a platform to the ones who dare to dream and aspire to have a foothold in the entertainment and glamour industry of India.This year, the contest was much larger and grander in terms of its scale, number of entries and some unseen raw talent. With over 18,000 entries across 06 smart cities, the passion and enthuse that this year saw, was way beyond the previous seasons. Young talented Girls and Boys from various cities including Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Vadodara and Vizag, put their best foot forward and showcased their talents.10 Finalists - 06 Boys and 04 Girls were shortlisted from the auditions which were spread over a period of two months. The Grand Finale evening was star-studded as these finalists competed with each other in the final selection rounds. Finale jury
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Make Way for the Emerging Stars of Tinsel Town 26.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 26 (NewsVoir): Max Fashion, the country's largest International fashion brand, hosted the Grand Finale of Max Emerging Star 2018 at Infiniti Mall in Malad, Mumbai. Max Emerging star is
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JMC conducts fire-fighting mock drill in Walled City 25.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Automatic fire -fighting system will be installed at Purohit Ji Ka Katla located at Badi Choupar in Walled City soon. A 550-metre long water pipeline will be laid in the Katla market under Jaipur Smart City Project which will be connected to the fire sprinklers. Jaipur Smart City Limited CEO, Ravi Jain, Deputy mayor Manoj Bharadwaj and other officials visited the Katla on Tuesday. Fire mock drill was conducted at Khuteton Ka Rasta by the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC). Representatives of the Fire and Security Association of India along with JMC and JSCL officials also visited Katla for the exercise. According to JSCL officials, the automatic fire fighting system will be installed to prevent fire accidents in Katla. Under the project, an overhead water tank will be constructed here. Also, all the encroachments at Katla will be removed. After this, a 550-metre long water pipeline will be laid throughout the Katla market. Each shop will be connected to the pipeline and 550 fire sprinklers will be ...
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Diu Smart City becomes first to run on 100% Renewable Energy during Daytime 23.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Diu Smart City has become the first city in India, that runs on 100% renewable energy during daytime setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year.
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Major accident averted as fire breaks out in hospital 16.4.2018 General News
A major accident was averted due to timely action when a fire broke out inside a store-room of a hospital in the Lal Kothi area here, an official said today. As many as 100 people, including patients, were evacuated after the fire broke out at the store-room on the second floor of the Jaipur Hospital late last night, Extinguisher Officer, Jaipur Municipal Corporation, Jalaj Ghasiya said, adding that eight fire tenders were rushed to douse the fire. Hospital officials said the staff, along with fire officials, took the patients to a safe location. The critically-ill among them will be shifted to another hospital, they added. Several ambulances from across the city were pressed into service, police said, adding that no loss of life was reported due to timely action and evacuation.
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Cash crunch puts Jaipur Development Authority’s smart dream in limbo 8.4.2018 DNA: Money
Despite showing interest in several ‘smart’ components of its international ‘sister’ cities, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has been unable to advance for their replication. The authority to have entered ‘knowledge sharing’ understanding with counterparts abroad has been unable to reap its benefits due to financial strains.  “The smart city works are being implemented mostly through ‘Jaipur Smart City Limited’ through the funding for smart city projects, the JDA facing financial issues has not initiated any such work recently,” said a senior JDA officer. Authority officials had indicated the development of smart traffic monitoring system using bluetooth sensors and smart lighting following a JDA delegation visit to the city of Adelaide in South Australia a few months ago. These projects though remain in conceptual stage for now. As smart city components, the JDA has projects of video surveillance, remote access governance services, interactive kiosks, parking solutions and rainwater harvesting on its ...
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60-yr-old man commits suicide by jumping before train in Punjab 28.3.2018 General News
A 60-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near here, police said today. The incident took place near the Mauli railway crossing on the Phagwara-Goraya section last night, GRP Post In-charge Gurbhej Singh said. The deceased was identified as Pala Ram, a resident of Takhran village, he said, adding that the man jumped before the Jaipur-Amritsar Express. The reason behind him taking the extreme step is not known, he said. The body was handed over to his family after post mortem at the local Civil hospital today, the GRP official said. A case under Section 174 of the CrPC was also registered, he said.
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