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Fire in basement of Thane school; no one injured 19.4.2018 General News
Around 2,000 students were evacuated safely after a fire broke out in the basement of a school in Brahmand area here this morning. No one was injured in the incident, said chief fire officer of the Thane Municipal Corporation, Shashikant Kale. However, a notice has been issued to the school, Universal High School, seeking to know if it had the permission to use the basement and whether it had complied with fire safely rules, he said. The basement, where computer and some other classes were conducted, was completely gutted in the fire, he said. The fire broke out around 9 AM, and prima facie an electric spark seemed to have started it, he said. Firemen and personnel of the Regional Disaster Management Cell ensured that fire was doused within an hour, and in the meanwhile around 2,000 students were safely taken out, he said.
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L-G asks civic bodies to make plan for managing fire at all 3 landfill sites 19.4.2018 General News
Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed city's municipal corporations to make plan for management of fire and remediation of sanitary landfill sites in the national capital. Baijal asked Principal Secretary (urban development) Renu Sharma to explore the possibility of issuing order asking authorities concerned to mandatorily use products made out of construction and demolition waste. The Lt Governor also directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to monitor the progress of procurement of mechanical road sweepers, sprinklers by municipal corporations as per their timelines on a weekly basis. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Prakash and other senior officers. "MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) presented detailed plan to increase municipal solid waste processing capacity to ensure ...
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City buzz: Why Delhi authorities came under fire from the SC, and more… 12.4.2018 Citizen Matters
Do you know why the Supreme Court slammed the Centre and Delhi civic authorities recently, saying that if they did not act now, they might have to move base like Tughlaq? Read more on this and other key headlines from India's fast growing cities. ...
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Narendra Modi says BJP following B R Ambedkar's path: Top 10 developments 4.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
After the Bharat Bandh protests, Modi today sought to reach out to the Dalit community and said that no regime had honoured B R Ambedkar like his government had
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SC/ST Act: SC ruling to have bad effect on reporting crimes against Dalits 29.3.2018 Top Stories
The BJP government has no option but to support a review of the March 20 judgement lest it turns into a political hot potato ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
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No proposal to scrap Article 370: Centre 27.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Central government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday.
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Water to voter enrollment, Apartment Federation has a wishlist ahead of election 27.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Each ward committee should have at least three representatives of apartment associations in the respective wards. Apartments should not be treated as bulk but as individual, demands the wishlist. »
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Yagya in Meerut against polluted air: Pollution control boards need empowering, selective disdain won't clean up environment 25.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The yagna in Meerut against air pollution has evoked strong reactions. However, for a lasting solution, a structural framework and implementation of laws is needed.
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LIVE! France willing to share Rafale deal details: Macron ahead of visit 9.3.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Girl 'harassed' by TMC chief: HC asks ACP to record her statement 5.3.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today directed the Thane police to record the statement of a 15-year-old girl who had alleged harassment at the hands of the Thane Municipal Commissioner. A bench of Justices R M Savant and Sarang Kotwal directed ACP (special branch) Padmaja Chavan to record the girl's statement at a place and time of her choosing in accordance with the mandate of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The bench was hearing a plea filed by activist Vikrant Karnik seeking appropriate directions to the Thane police. In his plea, Karnik had alleged that the 15-year-old girl had been employed by Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal as a domestic help. He said that in December last year, he came across a video on social media in which the girl had alleged that Jaiswal had subjected her to mistreatment and harassment. Karnik claimed he filed a police complaint and also wrote to the Thane Police Commissioner seeking a probe into the matter, but appropriate .
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Mumbai police have obligation to help civic body: Bombay HC 28.2.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today said that Mumbai police had an obligation to assist the staff of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) whenever the latter sought its aid in implementing civic rules, or exercising its legal powers. A bench of justices AS Oka and R I Chagla also directed the Mumbai police commissioner to constitute a nodal committee to ensure that its officials were available to assist the MCGM staff in the discharge of their official duties. The directions came while the bench was hearing a petition filed by MCGM seeking that it be exempted from paying a fee to the Mumbai police each time that the latter's personnel accompanied civic staff for demolition or removal of dilapidated buildings, illegal structures etc. MCGM had said that the police often express reluctance in sending its officials to accompany civic staff on demolition assignments citing non-payment or delay in payment of a fee in lieu of its services. On the last hearing yesterday, the bench had ..
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'Urge scientific community to deliberate on artificial intelligence': Full text of Narendra Modi's 41st Mann ki Baat 25.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country in the 41st edition of his radio show Mann ki Baat.
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English rendering of PM's address in Mann Ki Baat Programme (Episode -41, 25 February 2018) 25.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Let us begin today’s Mann Ki Baat with a phone call.] Phone Call... Thank you very much for your phone call. My young friends have asked me many questions related to Science; they keep writing on quite a few points.
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India dealing with environmental crisis but govt in denial, says lawyer Ritwick Dutta 18.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Multiple studies conducted recently have shown that India is dealing with an environmental crisis.
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HC seeks BMC reply in test tube baby's birth certificate case 13.2.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file a reply on a 31-year-old woman's plea seeking that she must not be compelled by the civic authorities to record the name of her daughter's biological father on the birth certificate. The petitioner, a single, unwed mother from Nalasopara, gave birth to the girl following a test tube method in August 2016. She then requested the BMC's birth registration department to permit her to leave the space for the father's name on the child's birth certificate blank. When the BMC refused permission, she approached the high court. While the high court issued a notice to the BMC in December last year, the corporation is yet to respond to it. The petitioner also cited the 2015 landmark judgement of the apex court that stated that single mothers must not be compelled to disclose the name of their child's biological father in the birth certificates. A bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh thus ...
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New Nashik civic chief says online services, cleanliness 9.2.2018 General News
The new civic chief of Nashik, who took charge today, said that among his priorities was to provide online services to the people and to keep the city clean. Indian Administrative Service official Tukaram Mundhe, who today took charge as Nashik Municipal Corporation commissioner from outgoing civic head Abhishek Krishna, added that tackling the issue of pollution of Godavari river would also be high on the agenda. He told reporters that the NMC would set up its own public transport service and also work towards mitigating parking woes plaguing the city. Mundhe said that he would try to provide online services to the public. and also urged civic employees, especially those associated with cleanliness, to put in their best efforts. He assured that the garbage disposal mechanism of the city would be modified and urged people to dispose it after segregating garbage into wet, dry and e-waste. The commissioner would be surveying hotels and shops in the city later today, ...
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Consider reconstituting tree committee: HC to Thane corporatn 8.2.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today asked the Thane Municipal Corporation to consider re-constituting its Tree Authority Committee, appointing experts on the body which decides if cutting a tree should be allowed or not. The high court had last month restrained the committee from passing any orders, observing that it appeared that its members were not applying mind while giving permissions to cut trees. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Thane resident Rohan Joshi, who claimed that corporators and other members of the committee are not qualified enough. The court today asked Ram Apte, TMC lawyer, to consider dissolving the present committee. "Why cannot the tree authority committee be re-constituted with experts? This will put an end to the entire controversy. The corporation should consider this seriously. Follow provisions of the law and see to it that experts from concerned fields are also appointed to the .
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Peoples' anger mounts as Maldivian President Yameen refuses to abide by SC ruling 3.2.2018 General News
Hours after the Supreme Court ruling to release key political prisoners and reinstate 12 MPs, President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has refused to honour the rule of law in the Maldives.This decision has pushed the island nation into a crisis with the likelihood of emergency being declared, as President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has got the first session of parliament of 2018 (scheduled for February 5th) cancelled, as the opposition will be in majority because of the apex court order.Ahmed Mahloof, a Member of Parliament for Galolhu-South constituency in the People's Majlis told ANI in an interview conducted via telephone, "The parliament opening has been cancelled because President Yameen knows that he no longer has a majority. That means we will be protesting at the parliament opening and later we will also proceed with impeachment motions."He said, "Yameen does not want to allow this to happen, so, he plans to continue to hold the parliament hostage through his imposter speaker.""President ...
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Why burn garbage when there are better alternatives 1.2.2018 Citizen Matters
While there is no single recipe for waste management, following waste segregation and scientific management will reduce the problem of trash burning. »
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Artist showcases slums through Misaal Mumbai Initiative 29.1.2018 General News
"Misaal Mumbai" is an initiative by Artist Rouble Nagi. She has painted over 285 plus houses in Jaffar Baba Colony, which has over 1300 residents in Mount Mary, Bandra West.Rouble has done this with the help artists, locals and residents, has trained some of the younger volunteers from art colleges in painting workshops, and has ended up employing 25 students to finish the project in less than two months.The result will be an explosion of rainbow hues that would be visible from afar, stretching from one dwelling to the next in a wave of unexpected energy.The aim of Misaal Mumbai is to improve the quality of life for poor people living in slums, by providing more hygienic living conditions, beautifying their homes, along with repairs, waterproofing roofs and improved sanitation. Along with a team of local painters from the area, Rouble executed the painting after discussions with the residents.Mumbai's Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has undertaken the rehabilitation in certain ...
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