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Last updated: Dec 17 2017 06:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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10 free WiFi zones to come up in Ahmedabad 17.12.2017 DNA: Top News
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) that had announced to provide more than 45 free WiFi spots in city under its Smart City plan by August has now decided to at least start a trial run on 10 of these by December 30. Ahmedabad has lagged behind as Rajkot has been providing internet access to its citizens since February. For internet connectivity and fibre optic network, civic authorities of Ahmedabad have allotted a budget of Rs 239 crore including CCTV cameras for surveillance. The 30 minute of free Internet access would be provided to Amdavadis under Internet of Things (IoT). "We are ready with the 10 spots as part of a trial run. December 30 is the day when we are going to start the run. Initially, we have covered all zonal offices of AMC, MJ Library, Riverfront, LG Hospital and a dental college of AMC," said Yatindra Nayak, manager e-governance of AMC. "User data and limit is yet to be finalised and will be based on TRAI guidelines," added Nayak. "Any smart phone has to be connected with the ...
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Noida, Greater Noida don’t need a municipal corporation 17.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Noida and Greater Noida do not have their own municipal corporations. This is despite the fact that the Industrial Development Act of 1976 mandated that every city must have a municipal corporation of its own. What’s even more surprising is that the two cities, located in Gautam Budh Nagar district, may still not get their own municipal corporations, as stakeholders, at a meeting convened by the Noida Authority on Saturday, concluded that the two cities did not need them. The stakeholders comprised members of the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA), Confederation of NCR Residents Welfare Associations (CONRWA), Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA), Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) and various MLAs. Most of them felt that Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Authority authorities were working well enough to maintain the city. According to Meerut Commissioner Prabhat Kumar, most of the suggestions declined the need for a municipal corporation for GB ...
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Gujarat Elections 2017 | BJP leaders chalk out strategy ahead of D-Day 17.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
After the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections got over on Thursday, BJP leaders met at state party’s headquarters Shri Kamalam near Gandhinagar on Saturday.   The meeting of top brass leaders was called by party chief Jitu Vaghani and attended by CM Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Nitin Patel, Gujarat in-charge of BJP Bhupender Yadav and others. The senior leaders also met party candidates and the counting agents (who are present at counting venues) of BJP deputed for all 182 seats across the state. The party leaders guided them on the counting process, issues and objections that can be raised during counting, counting through VVPAT slips and EVMs and other aspects they should take care of. Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, Vaghani said, “Bhupender Yadav is a lawyer in the Supreme Court and has good understanding of laws. He guided counting agents on the process and related acts. We appealed our workers besides those of Congress and other candidates that they should maintain peace and composure ...
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Gujarat election 2017 key candidates: Shankar Chaudhary 16.12.2017 Latest News
Shankar Chaudhary is a BJP candidate from the Vav constituency
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L-G inspects Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin dargah 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Government agencies asked to ensure proper cleanliness
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What Surat can teach other cities about public health 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Once infamous for its filth and the plague outbreak, Surat has now become a leader in sanitation and public health
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Who is Ramesh Chandra? 16.12.2017 Hindu: Business
For quite some time now, it has been a rough ride for Ramesh Chandra, chairman of Unitech, one of India’s largest real estate companies. Battered by the meltdown in the sector in 2008 and hit by the 2...
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Ford signs MoU with HMDA to analyze Hyderabad's existing transportation system 16.12.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 16 (ANI): American automaker, Ford and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) on Saturday signed an MoU to assess the feasibility of a common digital mobility solution for
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2 more urban bodies declared Open Defecation Free, total 107 16.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
2 more urban bodies declared Open Defecation Free, total 107
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Bailable warrant against mayor Ashok Lahoti 16.12.2017 DNA: India
Lokayukta justice SS Kothari has issued a bailable warrant against Jaipur Mayor Ashok Lahoti for not appearing in a matter related to non-formation of standing committee in the civic body, despite serving him summon twice. A fine of Rs5000 has been imposed against the mayor with a show cause notice. The office of Lokayukta took strict legal against the First Person of the city for non-compliance of directions which Kothari had issued him in a case related to encroachment. As per the case, a five-storied building was constructed by a builder on plot no C-100 in the C Scheme area while permission was sanctioned to build only two stories. But, the municipal corporation did not take any action against the illegal building. Later, when the JMC issued a notice the builder moved in the Rajasthan High Court. Hearing his petition, the court directed the JMC to dispose application of the builder pertaining to regularizing his construction within six weeks and till the decision on the regularization was taken, the ...
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NHAI contractor inks agreement for ring road 16.12.2017 DNA: India
Construction work on Jaipur Ring Road is expected to begin over the next week as the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) formally entered an agreement with Haryana based contract firm for the purpose. The contractor firm ‘Gwar’ has emerged as the lowest bidder among 15 companies to have applied for the Jaipur ring road contract and was issued a letter of interest by the highway authority earlier this month. The contract firm already has sent its team for site evaluation, however, it would still take few more days before work begins on the ground. The firm will be under a strict schedule to complete the project in stipulated time. The contractor firm will have a period of 455 days to complete the 47 kilometers long six-lane road between Jaipur-Agra and Jaipur-Ajmer highway. It has been almost four months since the JDA assigned the task to develop the southern section of proposed Jaipur ring road to NHAI. The urban development department at the time has claimed that the work be completed in 15 ...
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Time to speed up Amaravati execution with experts’ help: CM 16.12.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
‘ World coming together to help A.P.’
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Ford to develop mobility solution for Hyderabad commuters 15.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Ford India has signed an agreement with the Telangana government to design tech-based mobility solution for commuters in Hyderabad.
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Ford India to help devise digital mobility solution for Hyderabad 15.12.2017 HBL: Home
Ford India and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to assess the feasibility of a common digital mobility solution for commuters in the ...
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HC mulls CBI probe into Hanuman statue construction issue 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Delhi High Court today said it will ask the CBI to probe how the famous 108-foot Hanuman statue came to be built on public land in the busy Karol Bagh area of the city and take action against the officials of the DDA and municipal corporation who allowed it to happen. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that while it cannot go after individual unauthorised buildings, builders, or the "hapless people" who are buying them, "the time has come" to ensure that the authorities comply with the laws. "We propose to send it (the case) to the CBI," the court s
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‘Amaravati, a challenge and an opportunity’ 15.12.2017 Hindu: National
Describing the Singapore government’s partnership with Andhra Pradesh in the development of its capital city Amaravati as the second lifetime opportunity after transforming the Southeast Asian city-St...
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SDMC wins award for energy conservation 15.12.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Civic body gets recognition for installing LED bulbs in all streetlights in its area
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Urban local bodies should not depend on govts: Union minister 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Urban local bodies and other local government agencies should not depend on aid from state and central government and learn to become self-reliant, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said. At a seminar on Smart Urban Planning for 21st Century: Challenges and Choices, Puri said no other state and central governments in the world gives as much aid to government local agencies as they do in India. "Cities like Hyderabad and Pune are mobilising resources through bonds. Other cities should explore such options," he said. He suggested that the development work in Bengaluru can be funded by increasing property tax, enforcing solid waste management rules and similar steps. "The best liveable cities have fewer vehicles with people giving more importance to walking and cycling. We should implement such system," he said. Thumbs up to Karnataka govt Earlier, after reviewing the progress of central government scheme, the minister appreciated the governments performance in ...
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Convert iconic Town Hall into library or museum: Himachal HC 14.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
After the facelift of Town Hall, an iconic British-era structure in Shimla, it can be used either as a museum or a library rather than leaving it at the mercy of the "babus" by allowing a public office to run from there, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed.
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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