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Shanties on Parsik Hill to go within 3 days 24.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Shanties on Parsik Hill to go within 3 days
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Is the city ready for monsoons? 24.6.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
While heavy showers are yet to hit the city, several areas witnessed water-logging and long traffic jams after only moderate showers last week. The Brihanumbai Municipal Corporations (BMC)'s pre-monsoon preparations have already failed to inspire any confidence, raising doubts about how prepared Mumbai is for the rains to come. DNA takes a close look at the quality of the city's pre-monsoon preparations, such as crucial nullah de-silting and road repair works that the BMC is expected to carry out across the city, with a special focus on the measures in place at chronic flooding spots. Work on removal of encroachments for nullah widening being caught up in jurisdictional wrangles between agencies is also a cause of concern. During the first showers, the city witnessed water logging on the Jogeshwari-Vikroli Link Road at SEEPZ, exposing the hollow promises from agencies like the BMC that Mumbai would be free from water-logging this monsoon. Water-logging at SEEPZ was blamed on the metro car-shed debris ...
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Reporting from Pakistan: Adventures in a mirror-image land? (Book Review) 22.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599
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A story in each sari 21.6.2017 Hindu: Youth
Vijayalakshmi Nachiar, the founder of sustainable fashion brand Ethicus, needs no introduction. A pioneer of mindful fashion, she is bringing her collection to Madurai for the first time. Better not miss it!
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SGNP authorities struggle to find flats for squatters in forest area 21.6.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Inability to get 13,764 tenements to relocate squatters outside the boundaries of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), the forest authorities have decided to hold back the demolition of slums within the forest boundary. The demolition would have helped in reclaiming around 176 hectares of forest land. Senior forest officials claim that the delay in getting these tenements were leading to fresh encroachments mushrooming at several locations. "We have written to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Shivshahi Punarvasan Prakalp Ltd (SPPL), Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) and others seeking vacant tenements so that we can begin rehabilitating squatters who qualify for relocation. However, we are yet to get any positive reply," informed Anwar Ahmed, Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and Director of SGNP. Ahmed informed that unless they shift families who are eligible for rehabilitation they could not begin demolitions to evict those who were not eligible yet encroaching. "The houses ...
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SRA terminates deal to redevelop Andheri slum 20.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
SRA terminates deal to redevelop Andheri slum
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ODF drive: Activists irked by victim-shaming 20.6.2017 Hindu: News
Express concerns following death of activist in Rajasthan
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Eastern UP gets railways attention via Varanasi 19.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Three years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Varanasi as his parliamentary constituency, eastern Uttar Pradesh appears to have attracted a lot of attention from the railways which has undertaken projects worth over Rs 5,000 crore.
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Sanitation workers clean our cities, but they are denied even minimum wage 19.6.2017 Latest News
Sanitation workers' exploitation, poor working conditions and apathy towards them is on rising trend
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My kids are thrilled about my role in 'Kaala': Eswari Rao 19.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Actress Eswari Rao is extremely tight-lipped about her character in superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", but she says her kids and family are thrilled for her.
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Biggest affordable housing project in Thane gets nod 19.6.2017 DNA: Top News
In a big push for affordable housing in the state, proposals for 3,000 homes under PrimVarun Singh varun.singh@dnaindia.net In a big push for affordable housing in the state, proposals for 3,000 homes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in Thane have been granted approval from the state government's appraisal committee. Four projects costing around Rs 325 crore were presented a few days ago to the committee. The government is aggressively pursuing projects under PMAY and these new projects will add significantlty to the affordable housing stock in a flourishing city. The four projects will come up on government land located in Betwade, Mhatardi and Padle, of which two projects are in Betwade and the remaining two are in Mhatardi and Padle areas respectively. These villages are located near Diva in Thane. Of the entire project, 40 per cent is reserved for Project-Affected People, 40 per cent will be the affordable segment and the remaining 20 per cent will be ...
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Couple who plotted 46kg Hyderabad gold heist held in Mumbai 19.6.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The city crime branch, in a joint operation with the special task-force of Cyberabad police, arrested the main accused and his wife in one of the biggest heists of the country, when a gang of six posed as CBI officers and robbed a Muthoot Finance Ltd office of gold in Hyderabad last December.
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Community short films highlight water issues 19.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Mumbai: A series of short films made by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Community Media diploma students and Pani Haq Samiti, a city-based water advocacy group, aim to highlight the shortage ...
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Bulldozer in the ring 18.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Demolitions over the decades have thrown slum dwellers’ lives into disarray. The city needs them but has abandoned them, with half-hearted rehabilitation, policies that bypass them and a politician-builder nexus
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Rajasthan lynching: Daylight murder is the appropriate term, says Twitter after CM Raje calls it 'demise' 18.6.2017 DNA: Money
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has landed in trouble on Twitter by saying that the death of a 55-year-old social worker in Pratapgarh town was a tragic demise, even though a complaint has been registered against five municipal officers, who allegedly lynched him to death. The demise of Zafar Khan ji in Pratapgarh is extremely unfortunate. Investigation is on - justice shall prevail. https://t.co/1V9DmV26KY — Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) June 18, 2017 Earlier on Friday, the group of government officials allegedly lynched 55-year-old Zafar Khan in Pratapgarh town, said a police complaint filed by his brother. The officials were out on a morning round in a slum to photograph people defecating in the open when Zaffar objected, local residents said. Police said they registered a case of murder against the five officials.  Twitter didn't take kindly to Raje's use of the word 'demise', saying that Khan was murdered. Day light murder would have been the appropriate term. — Sant Nirala (@nirala_st) ...
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'Sanitation workers clean our cities, but are denied even minimum wage' (Interview) 18.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled in April 2017 that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India's richest municipal corporation. These contract workers, who sweep streets, collect garbage and clean sewers, were not entitled to health and other benefits, vacation, rest days and pension. They will now get back pay of two years and employee benefits, such as weekly offs and medical leave without a pay cut.
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How these smart students are jumping over social hurdles 18.6.2017 TOI: Sunday
In the lottery of life, the odds are against you if you’re from a village or an urban slum, if you haven’t been to an English-medium school, and if your parents don’t have a high school education. Less than 3% of the engineering and business school intake is from rural schools. But now, there is a tidal wave of teaching programmes dedicated to helping smart students into professional institutions.
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Mahim kids design an app for their community 18.6.2017 DNA: Opinion
With an aim to educate girls in their community, few teenagers from Naya Nagar, Mahim have chosen the tech way and developed an app named ‘Padhai’. Roshani Shaikh, 17, is one of the 200 children who are part of Dharavi Diary, a NGO in Naya Nagar, which helps slum girls to learn through new technology. “Many girls in my area have dropped out of school mainly due to lack of interest or because few parents refuse to send them to schools. Through Dharavi Diary’s initiative, we learned the basics of how to use a computer and make apps,” said Shaikh. The girls also participate in various TEDx platforms to share their inspirational stories. Speaking about the app, Shaikh, said, “Along with designing other apps, few years ago, my team created the Padhai app. Through the app one can learn the basics of Hindi, English and Maths just by sitting at home.” – &TV’s latest offering `Paramavatar Shri Krishna’ will trace the journey of a 4-year-old Kanha, an agent of change, who came to be worshiped as Lord Krishna. The ...
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This IIT aspirant's dreams bloomed in a park shanty 16.6.2017 TOI: Cities
Born and brought up in a shanty in a Bengaluru park, Veeresh S, 18, is set to land a seat in one of the prestigious IITs, after securing a category rank of 807 in the IIT Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) 2017.
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Opening new windows 16.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
weCHANGE provides underprivileged children with interactive study material, counselling and extra-curricular activities to keep them in school and make learning fun
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