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Municipalities likely to get tax rebate soon: Gujarat government 14.7.2018 DNA: Money
Gujarat government is considering to give rebate to citizens of municipalities against the advance payment of property tax. The government has recently formed a commissionerate for the development of infrastructure in towns that are governed by municipalities, and the policy of tax rebate will be brought in by the commissionerate. Sources in the commissionerate of municipalities said, "The Gujarat government is seriously thinking of announcing the policy for rebate against advance tax payment in municipalities too, on the line of municipal corporations. Municipalities have very less tax recoveries as they have no proper system for the same. If citizens get rebate, they would be motivated to pay taxes regularly and in advance, so that the municipalities will have their corpus increased." The commissioner of municipalities administration, MS Patel said, "Many reforms are under process and once it gets approval from different departments, the announcement will be made." Article ...
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More sops under affordable housing scheme in Rajasthan 14.7.2018 DNA: Money
Developers of affordable housing under the ‘Mukhymantri Jan Awas Yojna’ will have more of the developed property on their disposal as government relaxes general conditions of the scheme. This though shall shrink the constructed public utility are for the occupants.  “In relaxation to the unified building bylaws clause, the developers of affordable housing scheme will have to dedicated one per cent of the total constructed area or 750 square meter of constructed property (whichever less) for development of community center,” said a senior urban development officer.  The unified building bylaws under the provisions for group housing set aside 5 per cent of the total developed property for public use of which 2 per cent or 1500 square meter (whichever less) is provisioned for development of community center and other facilities. Relaxation in the condition shall assure more sell able area for the developers. The decision for relaxation has come in line of incentives being announced by the government to ...
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Government school teachers asked to teach weak students after school: Gujarat govt 14.7.2018 DNA: Money
To improve the level of education in the state, government school teachers have been asked to teach weak students after school hours. In addition, the government has also asked the heads of schools to involve senior people of villages and retired teachers in the education system. The officials are at present identifying weak students from schools across the state who need more attention. State education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama addressed District Education Officers, District Primary Education Officers, Block Resource Coordinators, Cluster Resource Coordinators, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation School Board officials and others on Friday at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya auditorium where he asked all the teachers to take responsibility of such students. Addressing them, he said, "The work of making a road or a building can get over, but work of education is a never ending process. We need to focus on why in the state of Gujarat, a Gujarati child fails in Gujarati subject. Our Prime Minister has taken ...
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Delhi Govt demands CBI probe into Rs 5,000 crore liability in Metro’s Airport line 13.7.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Delhi Government on Friday demanded a CBI probe into impending liability of Rs 5,000 crore faced by the DMRC due to termination of the concession agreement of Delhi Airport Express Metro Line (DAEML) with Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Chief Minister has written to Union […]
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It is very challenging for stalwarts to make stronghold at Sidhi again 13.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Election Analysis Special Correspondent Sidhi, once the Congress strong has ceased to only two seats in the last two elections due to internal factionalism between the stalwarts of Congress whereas due to the division of BJP into several groups and sub-groups it could not made this district into saffron stronghold even after winning four seats. […]
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Tourism Minister addresses the 164th CPWD Annual Day 12.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The 164th Central Public Works Department Day celebrations were held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. The Vice President of India, Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the event said that transparency and accountability must become guiding principles for organizations that are working for larger public good.
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SC slams 'superman' LG for inaction in clearing Delhi's 'mountains of garbage' 12.7.2018 Rediff: News
Referring to the "mountains of garbage" at the three landfill sites -- Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa-- the court said no action has been taken by authorities, including the office of the LG due to which Delhi was facing the serious problem.
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SC pulls up Delhi L-G, says you say 'you are a Superman but you don't do anything' 12.7.2018 Zee News : States
The court said that Arvind Kejriwal cannot be blamed for the garbage problem in Delhi.
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Transparency & accountability must become our guiding principles: Vice President 12.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that transparency and accountability must become guiding principles for organizations that are working for larger public good. He was addressing the 164th Central Public Works Department Day celebrations, here today.
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Want to work with the government of India? 12.7.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
The ministry will engage 30 young graduates, postgraduates and PhD-holders in the fields of urban planning, urban design, engineering, information and technology, urban mobility, finance, social sector, and environmental issues.
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Bicycle-sharing company Ofo closes India business 11.7.2018 Rediff: Business
It is part of a global strategy to shrink the footprint. It will be shutting operations in a few countries, including Australia.
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Make people active agents of transforming India: Vice President tells IAS officers 11.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked the IAS officers to look upon people as active agents of transforming India, not merely as ‘target groups’ or ‘beneficiaries’ as we used to call them.
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'Scared Games' of Mumbai monsoon: Why rain washes away maximum city every year 11.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rain in Mumbai continues and with it, thousands of problems. The easiest thing to do is to blame the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for their high-handedness and under-preparedness in handling monsoons every year. Sure, the BMC is the governing body of the city, and it is its responsibility, along with other bodies such as the MMRDA, and Western and Central Railway to ensure that the drainage system is in order, potholes are fixed, and bridges are sturdy enough to not collapse or develop cracks. Yet, in the past fortnight, the city has witnessed bridge collapses, roads caving in and at least 35 deaths due to the heavy spell of rains. The big question is why does Mumbai flood like this every year? A report by Indian Environment Portal highlighted how the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and the construction of Bandra-Kurla Complex (which is ironically a smart city) play a role in this. Bandra-Kurla Complex or BKC was built over mangroves, which are the natural barrier that prevents flooding in the ...
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India & Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) reaffirm their commitment to further advance ties in areas such as blue economy, climate change, disaster preparedness, health, education & renewable energy 10.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resource Development Shri Upendra Kushwaha is on an Official Visit to the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) from 10-11 July 2018. This is the first ever Ministerial visit from India to Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).
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Parents satisfied with quality improvement in Delhi govt-run schools: ASSOC... 9.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Parents satisfied with quality improvement in Delhi govt-run schools: ASSOC...
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India Smart Cities Fellowship (ISCF) and Internship (ISCI) Program Launched To Provide Opportunity to Youth to Work In the Domain of Urban Planning and Governance 9.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            Sh. Hardeep S Puri, MoS(I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has stated that Smart cities fellowship and internship program will provide the youth an opportunity to experience the aspects of Urban planning and governance.
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Speak up Delhi: Heritage neglected in Old Delhi 9.7.2018 DNA: Top News
As one crosses the old havelis in the narrow, dingy lanes of Old Delhi, one can feel sorry for the sad state of heritage monuments in the city. Of the 1,300 heritage structures in the National Capital, only approximately 700 now exist, and of these only 174 are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. In a recent protest against crumbling state of heritage, Union Minister Vijay Goel took out a march against the AAP-led city government and BJP-led North Municipal Corporation, in the Chandni Chowk area to highlight the 'sorry state of built heritage'. He accused authorities of 'apathetic' behaviour. "Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk, in particular, has been home to beautiful havelis and the syncretic culture ('ganga jamuni tehzeeb') of India. But, look at the condition of it today. Havelis in Sitaram Bazar and Kucha Pati Ram gullies being torn down to make new structures. And, the filth in the area," Goel said. DNA has been active in highlighting the dilapidated condition of some of these monuments. ...
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Gujarat Congress bats on 'Shakti' for stronger connect 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
The Gujarat Congress launched the party's 'Shakti' project, which is aimed at acting as a bridge between the party workers and the leadership, on Saturday. Gujarat is the fifth state where the project has been launched after Rajasthan, Delhi, Telangana and Chhattisgarh. Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda told reporters that the Shakti project would enable the party to know opinion of its ground-level workers on key matters, and help in taking the correct decisions, and appealed party workers to join the project in large numbers. The party's Gujarat in-charge Rajeev Satav said the project was among the series of steps initiated by party president Rahul Gandhi to connect with workers. "The Shakti project will play a big role in helping the party decide its strategy in important matters," said Satav. COUNCILLORS HOLDS PROTEST Congress councillors on Saturday held protest at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation against what they described as partisan behaviour of municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar during ...
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Heritage City, Ahmedabad, inspiring other cities: Heritage Cell 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
Various cities in the country have approached Ahmedabad to help them gain international recognition for their heritage. Indore, the cleanest city in India, is also receiving guidance for its own heritage walk. These events have happened after UNESCO declared the 5.4 sq km walled city of Ahmedabad as a World Heritage City last year. "What makes Ahmedabad truly distinctive is that the country's only heritage city is also emerging as a smart city. It has been an effort of the past 20 years which started with the Heritage Walk. Being the biggest stakeholders ourselves, we have all the relevant heritage stakeholders on board too. We set up a great example of strong documentation, by-laws, and legal structures," said Mukesh Kumar, Municipal Commissioner. The endeavour for the tag began two decades ago when the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) initiated the Heritage Walk, which was continued in the subsequent years. Later, the Heritage Cell was set-up by the civic body, which now guides other cities to ...
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We need to convert Swarajya in to Surajya by empowering women, youth, poor and by making Agriculture viable and sustainable: Vice President 7.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need to convert Swarajya in to Surajya by empowering women, youth, poor and by making Agriculture viable and sustainable. He was addressing the gathering at the second anniversary celebrations of Chennai International Centre, in Chennai today.
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