User: governance Topic: India Urban Governance
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Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
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In city of towers, architects get power to certify bungalow-like structures 20.3.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The Maharashtra government seems to be under pressure from the World Bank and Centre to improve the global ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking. But in its haste to speed up construction permission, it has evoked incredulity and smirks in the real estate industry.
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World Bank approves $210 million loan for West Bengal's gram panchayat development 16.3.2017 ET: Economy/Finance
Out of the 92,000 activities carried out by these loacl bodies using central government grants, 54% was on transport, 23% on water and sanitation, and 20% on public buildings.
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World Bank approves USD 210 mn for Bengal gram panchayats 16.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The World Bank has approved a loan of USD 210 million to strengthen gram panchayats (GPs) across the state of West Bengal to better utilize the discretionary funds that are now available to them. Following the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission and fourth State Finance Commission, aggregate fund flows to these GPs, the lowest tier of rural local governments, would more than double by 2020. The states support under the Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayat Program - Phase II (ISGPP-II), will support all 3,342 GPs in the state to effectively utilize these funds that is being provided to them under the inter-governmental fiscal transfer system, the bank said in a release. The World Bank support would strengthen local communities' participation in the planning, budgeting, and financial management of projects undertaken in rural areas, where most of the poor in the state reside. The loan has a grace period of eight years and a maturity of 15 years. "Bringing the state closer to citizens ...
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UP Election Results 2017: Violence rises five-fold in 5 years; politics turns communal 11.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Over five years, except for eight of 75 districts, communal violence increased across UP
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Pakistan taps Chinese firm for dam construction on Indus 9.3.2017 News
Power Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif said the project is critical to Pakistan's energy needs
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A nation of tax avoiders? 7.3.2017 Rediff: Columns
Exemptions, and the fact that farm income is outside the tax net, ensure that India's tax-GDP ratio stays low.
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A nation of tax avoiders? 7.3.2017 Rediff: Business
Exemptions, and the fact that farm income is outside the tax net, ensure that India's tax-GDP ratio stays low.
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Blowing in the wind: A Modi victory in UP 5.3.2017 Times of India Opinion
It’s often said that all politics is local. Voters in eastern Uttar Pradesh may not vote like those in other parts of this giant state. Yet a trip through eastern UP suggests such strong support...
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India has a “very strong voice” within the World Bank group: Georgieva 1.3.2017 Hindu: Home
India has a “very strong voice” within the World Bank group due to its active participation in the international financial institution’s meetings and decisions, and the Bank is in talks with the gover...
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World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva commutes in Mumbai local train 28.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
She took a short tour of the iconic Churchgate station and WR headquarters
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World Bank CEO commutes 2nd class in Mumbai train 28.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday travelled by a Western Railway suburban train to inspect Mumbai's lifeline first hand, officials said.
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UP polls 2017: Violence rises five-fold in 5 years; politics turns communal 28.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Over five years, except for eight of 75 districts, communal violence increased across UP
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PM chairs meeting on timely implementation of projects 22.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his 17th interaction through PRAGATI -- ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation -- and reviewed infrastructure projects, an official statement said.
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PM Modi pressed for accountability to improve telecom services 22.2.2017 Latest News
He called for the use of latest technology inputs to improve the pace and quality of work
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Pune Metro rail to be operational by 2021, say officials 12.2.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Amaravati infra designs approved by CM 9.2.2017 Hindu: News
Tenders for works in three zones to be called in a week
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Ease of doing business: Govt seeks architects' help to redesign construction permits system 8.2.2017 ET: Policy
In its report, World Bank said India has not managed to shift online its construction permits system which entails more than 29 sets of procedures.
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Venkaiah Naidu lures UP voters, says India has prospered under PM Modi 3.2.2017 New Kerala: India News
Venkaiah Naidu lures UP voters, says India has prospered under PM Modi
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Venkaiah Naidu lures UP voters, says India has prospered under PM Modi 3.2.2017 Zee News : States
Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8.
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