User: governance Topic: India Urban Governance
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Last updated: Jun 24 2017 01:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Forest Department aims to plant 4 crore saplings within one week 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Mega drive includes civic bodies, NGOs, schools and colleges
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How the Mexican government puts citizens under systematic surveillance 23.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Mexico's legal framework authorises interception of private communications for investigating crimes
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Shivajinagar to get Rs 140-cr mobility hub 17.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A mobility hub has been planned in Shivajinagar at an estimated cost of Rs 140 crore, Minister for Urban Development R Roshan Baig said on Saturday. The mobility hub will cover the area from Shivajinagar stadium to Russell Market. Janaagraha, a non-governmental organisation, will prepare and oversee the development of the mobility hub. Speaking at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change', Baig urged people to be attentive to their surroundings and keep a track of the public works announced in the budget. "We want accountability in public works. Most of the public works have been uploaded on government websites. You visit there and obtain information. If you come across something wrong, complain about it and file PILs. Contractors who siphon off public money should be blacklisted," he said. In view of the increasing traffic problem, he appealed to people to reduce the use of private vehicles and switch to public transport. Baig praised DH and Prajavani for organising the interactive programme where he could ...
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Bike-sharing schemes: Flourishing or running riot? 15.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Almost a hundred Chinese cities now have bike-sharing schemes. The bikes, in various colours, have GPS trackers and can be unlocked simply by scanning a barcode on the frame with your phone. China may be creating a new model of transportation that could be adopted globally.
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BJP launches ‘Modi Fest’ in Dimapur 15.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
BJP launches ‘Modi Fest’ in Dimapur
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Step out of the rat race 9.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Saturday
What constitutes a happy life? A high-paying job? A steady income? A mansion? Or, maybe a car or two? This might be true for the majority of us. But meet members of a new tribe of people who believe in something more tangible than materialistic desires and accomplishments. Conventional aspirations of earning more money and making great strides professionally are just stepping stones in their journey. Here are four members of an ever-increasing set of people, who are finding happiness without the standard combination of ambition, money, career and comfort. Out of the fray As a youngster, Shuvajit Payne had quite a predictable life: graduation, MBA, and finally finding a job to pay off his loans. But it all seemed pointless to him, when he realised that he was wasting the most energetic years of his life making a multinational corporation rich. He quit and got into the SBI Youth for India Fellowship programme. Little did he realise that he had just stumbled upon his true passion in life: education. He ...
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No government homes for abandoned, abused seniors 4.6.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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2.5 years on, Swachh Bharat Mission's claims remain unverified 24.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has sent India on a toilet-construction spree, 51.6 per cent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility -- a system that separates human excreta from human contact -- between January 2015 and December 2016.
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Swachh Bharat claims unverified? 51.6% of houses must improve sanitation 24.5.2017 News
As many as 3.1 mn toilets have been built in urban areas, against a target of 3.5 mn for 2017-18
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CBI, IT raids on properties of Lalu, Chidambaram 17.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
CBI, IT raids on properties of Lalu, Chidambaram
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Seminar on biodiversity and its conservation 14.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Seminar on biodiversity and its conservation
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Dr Pilu Hazarika named member of child rights body 11.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Dr Pilu Hazarika named member of child rights body
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Bengaluru's 25-year-long fight for ward committees: is this a win? 10.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Today people in Bengaluru can nominate themselves to volunteer as a ward committee member. But it didn't happen overnight - the struggle for ward committees lasted for almost 25 years! Read the story of how ward committee came about.

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Maharashtra's factories making its rivers filthy, Pune worst offender 10.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Pune attracted 45% of the notices (2,392 of 5,276) issued to polluting factories between 2011-2016
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Medha Patkar demands more transparency in ADB projects 8.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Highlighting the adverse impact of fundings from Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs), social activist Medha Patkar on Monday said that these agencies are involved with ill-conceived projects which result in displacement of people.
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Scaling the mountainous problem of garbage 4.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The problem of waste management is too large and complicated for citizens to be ignorant of the difference between landfills, a scientific and cost-effective means of disposal, and a dump.
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At student do, CM sets ball rolling for youth participation in policy-making 2.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis launched an initiative to lay the foundation of a `new Maharastra' with youth participation on Monday.
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In 5 years, private schools gain 17 mn students, govt schools lose 13 mn 17.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Between 2010-11 and 2015-16, student enrolment in government schools across 20 states fell by 13 million, while private schools acquired 17.5 million new students, according to a new study that offers insights into India's public-school education crisis.
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Patna ranked 11th in survey for best city 9.4.2017 TOI: Patna
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Here are the Trump staffers' financial disclosures which WH won't reveal 3.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The White House required a separate request for each staffer's disclosure
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