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Turn Bengaluru into true global city: Former Infy CFO to new Karnataka govt 24.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
V Balakrishnan said Karnataka deserves a strong and stable government which focuses on governance issues
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Transform B'luru into true global city: Former Infy CFO to 24.5.2018 General News
As the new government assumed office in Karnataka, a senior IT industry figure expressed hope that it would focus on governance issues and work towards transforming Bengaluru into a true global city. The former Chief Financial Officer of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major Infosys Ltd, V Balakrishnan said Karnataka deserves a strong and stable government which focuses on governance issues. The governance of Bengaluru city, he said, had taken a backseat in the last few years. "The crumbling infrastructure, garbage issues, electricity, roads, etc., are making the city unlivable for its citizens", Balakrishnan told PTI. "The brand Bengaluru is important not only from an IT industry perspective but also for Karnataka state and India as a whole". He expressed hope that the new government would focus on governance issues in Bengaluru with top most urgency and priority, and make it a true global city. "The starting point may be the change in regulations to elect a mayor directly ..
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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India 21.5.2018 Citizen Matters
As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups and citizens  are launching  an unprecedented coordinated waste  and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled from May 16 to May 30 in the »
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26 functioning panels of Jaipur Municipal Corporation formed 18.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
After a long wait of 17 months, the functioning committees of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) were formed on Thursday. The Local Self Government Department issued orders for 26 functioning committees of the municipal corporation.  Five new committees have been formed this year after amendments made in the Rajasthan Municipality Act-2009 last year. Just like the existing three sanitation committees, three new committees for street lights have been formed. Mayor Ashok Lahoti has shown the way out to 4 old faces in his team. While 9 new faces have been included. After the Beat contract payment controversial audio going viral, the 3 chairman of the health panel was dismissed and have not been included in the committees. In place of the trio, three new councillors have been included. The representation of caste equation and assembly constituency has been taken care of in the committees. Three councillors each of Civil Lines, Sanganer, Kishanpole, Hawa Mahal, Vidyadhar Nagar, Malviya Nagar and Adarsh Nagar ...
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Rajasthan High Court bench to listen to Prithviraj Nagar woes 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Rajasthan High Court has admitted a public interest litigation demanding development of basic services at the Prithviraj Nagar (PRN) area. A double bench of chief justice Rajasthan while hearing on the litigation moved by advocate Rajesh Maharshi and others observed that the services must be ensured to residents.  However, as the case related to the development of Prithviraj Nagar is already under consideration of the main bench at Jodhpur, the PIL was also transferred to the above bench. The bench is holding a hearing on the case regarding review of master development plans and related urban development issues.  “Even the regularised colonies of the area are devoid of basic facilities such as water, electricity, sanitation and school. The Jaipur Development Authority has been negligent towards these colonies while it extends these services at other colonies of the city,” said advocate Rajesh Maharsh. Meanwhile, an indefinite demonstration being held by Prithviraj Nagar Jan Adhikar Sangharsh Samiti ...
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Surprise: city ranked #1 in cleanliness survey 17.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Mumbai has topped the Swacch Surveskshan 2018 after ranking 29th in the country last year; Navi Mumbai best in solid waste management
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Aurangabad violence: alleged mastermind nabbed 17.5.2018 General News
Police arrested Laxminarayan Bakharia alias Lachchu Pahelwan, alleged mastermind of the violence that took place in the city last week, late tonight. A squad of the special investigation team, led by inspector Shrikant Nawale, arrested Bakharia on the charges of arson and rioting, a police official said. It was suspected that Bakharia had taken money from some people to orchestrate rioting and arson so as to vacate some building where shops and kiosks are located, the official said. Police have so far arrested over 50 persons, including two corporators of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, in connection with the violence that claimed two lives and left over 60 people injured. The two corporators - Rajendra Janjal of Shiv Sena and Feroz Khan of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) - were arrested by the SIT yesterday. On May 11, Aurangabad, located about 350 km from here, witnessed clashes between groups allegedly over illegal water connections.
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Swachh Survekshan 2018: Indore is India`s cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh 16.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Jharkhand has been adjudged the best-performing state in the survey followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the government's cleanliness survey.
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“Safai Karmacharis” in Sikkim are living with high respect and diginity : Sh. Zala (NCSK GOI) 16.5.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Gangtok, 15 May (IPR) : Sikkim is only the state in India where Safai Karmacharis are living with great respect and dignity and called very respectfully as “Gangtok Beautifiers” said Chairman of National Commission for Safai Karmachari, Government of India, Shri Manhar Valjibhai Zala while addressing a press meet at the conference hall of Gangtok […]
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Chitlapakkam residents seek solutions for flooding and water crisis 15.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Citizens list out their woes, and seek solutions for long standing issues in this southern suburb, that has seen unbridled growth amid lack of planning »
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Carcass meat racket: Environmentalist blames Bengal government 12.5.2018 General News
An environmentalist here on Friday blamed the state government for not implementing the Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM) that were issued in 2016 and further complicating issues like illegal meat trade.
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What do the various party manifestos promise us? A bird’s eye view 10.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
With two days to go, let us take a quick look at what the various parties have promised for Bengaluru in their election manifestos »
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FOKIA urges Guj govt to include suggestions in drainage policy 10.5.2018 General News
The Federation of Kutch Industries Association (FOKIA)wrote a letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today, urging him to incorporate its suggestions in the drainage recycling policy to be announced soon. Rupani had recently announced that the Gujarat government will announce the drainage recycling policy next month to supply water to industrial units in the state. FOKIA managing director Nimish Phadke, in a letter addressed to Rupani said, "The government should ensure that the agreement between respective municipal corporations, municipal councils, gram panchayats and industries takes place and agreed quantity of sewerage water is supplied by the respective governing bodies to the STPs (sewage treatment plant)." "The government should provide capital and interest subsidy to the industries investing in STPs. Since electricity is necessary to treat the sewage, it is important to consider the waiver of electricity duty on the power consumed for the treatment," he
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Rajasthan: Two dams to witness flow of clean water after 15 years 10.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Sparkling clean water will soon start flowing into the iconic Gular and Ramchandrapura Dams after about 15 years as these dams are set to get a makeover. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will take up the work of excavating soil and sludge from nearly two metre stretch in both the dams under the Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project. Both dams are expected to be cleaned before monsoon. Both Ramchandrapura and Gular dams are in the river drift area. Gular Dam is located in Sanganer area while Ramchandrapura Dam is built at Vidhani on the last edge of the Dravyavati River. JDA has given Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project to Tata company and under it, the company will be cleaning both the dams so that the water of the river remains sparkling clean. It may be recalled that during the floods of 1981, both Gular and Ramchandrapura dams were breached and the water resource department had rebuilt these dams in 2003. Since long soil and sludge has got deposited in both these dams due to flow of muddy ...
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Karnataka polls: Rahul attacks Modi over 'Bengaluru garbage city... 4.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Karnataka polls: Rahul attacks Modi over 'Bengaluru garbage city...
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Waste lying at landfill sites in Delhi a serious problem: SC 4.5.2018 General News
The piles of garbage lying in the landfill sites of Delhi is a "very serious problem", the Supreme Court said today as it pulled up the National Highways Authority of India for not proceeding with its segregation to use part of the waste for road construction. The apex court also stayed the proceedings related to the landfill sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa in Delhi pending before the National Green Tribunal (NGT). When a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the NHAI why it was not proceeding with segregation of waste lying at Ghazipur landfill site, the authority said they had issued tender but the cost quoted by the parties to do the work was exorbitant. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand, appearing for NHAI, said a memorandum of understanding was entered into between East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and NHAI, which included the issue of segregating the waste lying at Ghazipur landfill site. Anand, while maintaining that segregation of the .
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Rahul attacks Modi over 'Bengaluru garbage city' jibe, says it's insulting 4.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's description of Karnataka capital Bengaluru as a "garbage city" was insulting, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today. Gandhi alleged that the Modi government provided urban infrastructure funds of Rs 598 crore for the poll-bound state as compared to Rs 6,570 crore -- 1,100 per cent more -- assistance made available by the previous Congress-led UPA regime. The data, Gandhi added, was sourced from the Union Urban Development Ministry. Dear PM, Calling Bengaluru, the garden city & the pride of India a "garbage city" is insulting. Building lies comes naturally to you, but you seem to find building cities very difficult. The data nails your lies, Gandhi said on Twitter. In a full-scale attack on the Siddaramaiah government, Modi had yesterday accused it of having turned Bengaluru into a "garbage city and valley of sin" from "Silicon Valley".
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CCI penalises six firms for rigging waste disposal tenders floated by Pune civic body 3.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Pune: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday penalised six firms dealing in solid waste processing for rigging tenders floated by the
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Call meet of NCR Environment Ministers, Deli urges Centre 2.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday asked the Central government to call a meeting of Environment Ministers of NCR states and other stakeholder departments to find solution to the issue of air pollution in the capital.
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Delhi seeks meet of NCR Environment Ministers on air pollution 2.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday asked the Central government to call a meeting of Environment Ministers of NCR states and other stakeholder departments to find solution to the issue of air pollution in the capital.
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