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‘Chhoti si asha’ brings big hopes 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Walmart is committed to empower women around the world by helping women-owned-businesses (WOB) to succeed and grow. It has dedicated women entrepreneurship development programme (WEDP) in India that enhances the capacity of women entrepreneurs. Liza Chawla, who has received the Women Achievers’ Award from the Governor, runs an organisation, ‘chhoti si asha’. She has enrolled women from the economically weaker sections of society, who are engaged in making bags and home décor materials through ‘stitch a living’ programme. Standing at a value of Rs 25 lakh, the organisation currently supports 100 women, amongst whom 15 women earn an average of Rs 10,000 per month. The organisation has also started manufacturing fashion accessories and apparels. “The Walmart women entrepreneurship development programme opened my eyes. I realised that the purpose of my work was to provide meaningful employment and dignified labour to underserved women,” said Liza. 500 customers get free shopping vouchers Pavilion Mall ...
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Record of 112 MC properties missing 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 21 In a glaring act of negligence, the record of at least 112 properties, out of 174, leased out by the Municipal Corporation has gone missing. The issue surfaced after an RTI activist sought information about it from the civic body. The MC reply states that the civic body has records of only 62 properties out of 174 it has given on lease in the last few years. The reply further reads that an investigation to trace the records of the remaining properties is under way and relevant information to the applicant will be provided on its completion. Activist Ravinder Sultanwind, who had filed the RTI query, has now filed a complaint with the Mayor and MC Commissioner Sonali Giri alleging that certain employees had been involved in misplacing the records to benefit the allottees. Sultanwind said, “A thorough investigation to investigate the role of the employees concerned should be conducted. It is a case of criminal negligence to harm the financial interests of the ...
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Gujarat: No school for thousands of kids? 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Gujarat government on Tuesday said the question of declaring the second round of admissions under Right to Education (RTE) does not arise as there were no seats left in any school in the state. The public prosecutor said this in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Chandravadan Dhruv, seeking directions from the court to the state that the second round of admission under RTE for 45,532 students be started on priority. The government said it was impossible to give admission to over 45,000 students under RTE as all the available seats had been declared filled in the first round itself. The petitioner argued that the government cannot wash its hands of the responsibility as it was the government's duty to ensure that students from the economically weaker section were given admission under RTE. The petitioner argued that government earlier said it would declare the second round of admissions for the over 45,000 students who were left out. Further hearing has been scheduled for ...
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FHSD demands DDA to implement old pooling policy 22.6.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, June 21 Alleging breach of trust by making arbitrary changes in the land pooling policy under the Master Plan of Delhi – 2021, the Federation of Housing Societies and Developers (FHSD) in Delhi today demanded for implementation of old land pooling policy notified in 2013. The new land pooling policy will deprive thousands of middle class people of affordable housing as floor area ration (FAR) has been reduced in the new policy that will increase cost of flats. The federation which held a day-long dharna and demonstration also demanded rollback of proposed modified land pooling policy. The policy was notified by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on September 5, 2013, and thereafter, the regulation for implementing the policy was proposed on May 26, 2015. But now the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has proposed a modified policy which will have drastic consequences as it will make getting homes of out of reach of common man, said Satish Kumar Aggarwal, secretary of the FHSD. He said ...
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Former naxal leader dies of illness 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
Involved in abduction of IAS officers
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Extend Rythu Bandhu benefit to all farmers 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
AIKMS demands scheme for podu, assigned lands
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Women protest as land survey underway at Sweepers’ Lane 21.6.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The exhaustive land survey of Sweepers’ Lane (Them Iew Mawlong), as directed by the high level committee of the state government, began on Wednesday amid peaceful demonstration by residents of the colony. Women gathered at the petrol pump nearby holding placards in protest as soon as officials of the directorate of land records and […]
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Punjabi Lane women protest Shillong’s relocation survey 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Guwahati, June 20 Women from the Punjabi Lane area in Shillong today sat on a silent protest even as a team of the Land Record and Survey Department undertook a survey to resolve the long-pending issue of relocation of residents of the colony as per the demands of local groups. Residents of the Sikh colony located in the main business hub of the city have already stated that they would not leave the place under any circumstances as their forefathers had settled there over a century ago. The survey was held on the instructions of a high-level committee formed by the Meghalaya Government after the recent violence in Shillong. The panel has been told to look into various aspects of relocating Punjabis to resolve the issue that came into limelight once again after local tribals went on a rampage on May 31 and June 1. A delegation of the Delhi Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday met Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, also the panel chairman, in Shillong and requested him to resolve ...
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Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN 21.6.2018 The Tribune
United Nations, June 21 A United Nations report published on Wednesday said in 2016, an estimated 4.2 million people died as a result of high levels of ambient air pollution. "In 2016, 91 per cent of the urban population worldwide were breathing air that did not meet the World Health Organisation Air Quality Guidelines value for particulate matter (PM 2.5); more than half were exposed to air pollution levels at least 2.5 times higher than that safety standard," said the 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Many cities around the world were facing acute challenges in managing rapid urbanisation -- from ensuring adequate housing and infrastructure to support growing populations, to confronting the environmental impact of urban sprawl, to reducing vulnerability to disasters, reported Xinhua citing the report. Between 2000 and 2014, the proportion of the global urban population living in slums dropped from 28.4 per cent to 22.8 per cent. However, ...
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Punjabi Lane women protest conduct of survey 21.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Punjabi Lane women protest conduct of survey
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Assam seeks 150 companies of security forces from Centre 21.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam seeks 150 companies of security forces from Centre
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Serial offender, 3 jewellers arrested for robbing gold in Kalwa 21.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Four persons were arrested by Kalwa Police for robbing gold jewellery worth Rs 47.20 lakh on
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One held for inflammatory social media posts 21.6.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The exhaustive land survey of Sweepers’ Lane (Them Iew Mawlong), as directed by the high level committee of the state government, began on Wednesday amid peaceful demonstration by residents of the colony. Women gathered at the petrol pump nearby holding placards in protest as soon as officials of the directorate of land records and […]
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CPI condemns fuel price hike 21.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Communist Party of India (CPI) staged a demonstration here on Wednesday condemning the increase in the prices of fuels and essential commodities. Sen
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Bengal govt to give 2BHK flats at Rs 9.26 lakhs under 'Nijoshree': Here's the full details 21.6.2018 DNA: India
The West Bengal government will come up with a housing project 'Nijoshree' to provide homes to people whose monthly incomes are not enough to purchase accommodations near the city, state minister Firhad Hakim said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting following the success of 'Banglar Bari' a rehabilitation scheme under which slum-dwellers of Kolkata and other municipalities in the state would be given a flat each, Hakim, the urban development minister told reporters. Under the 'Nijoshree' scheme, two categories of flats would be provided to people whose monthly earnings are not above Rs 30,000. The two categories of residential flats would have one and two bedrooms, he said. Those earning up to Rs 15,000 per month would be eligible to apply for the 1BHK (378 sqft carpet area) flats, while those whose monthly income do not cross the Rs 30,000 would be able to apply for the 2BHK (559 sqft carpet area) under the proposed project which would come up on land available with the different bodies and ...
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Delay in 2nd round of RTE admission, Gujarat HC seeks answer 21.6.2018 DNA: Money
A petition filed before the division bench of Gujarat High Court, headed by Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy, has sought that the second round of admissions under Right to Education (RTE) be declared at the soonest in the state. The petitioner, Chandravadan Dhruv, said that 45,532 students were yet to be allotted a school under the RTE, as the second round of admissions has not begun yet. The petitioner argued that the second round of allotment was to begin on June 2, 2018, but has been delayed as schools across the state reopened on June 11. The division bench has asked the government to file its reply by Thursday as to why it has so far not allotted schools to over 45,000 students. The petitioner has also sought that the 3,170 applicants whose applications under RTE were rejected be allowed to file a fresh application as many were rejected on grounds of typo errors or invalid documents. The petition stated that the state government started taking applications under RTE from April 9 for this year. Under ...
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‘Rinku bought land in illegal colony’ 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 20  After seeking action against Congress MLA Sushil Rinku for stalling the MC's demolition drive and having posted images and videos of alleged illegal colonies in the city, BJP activists Amit Taneja and Shetal Angural on Wednesday alleged that Rinku had bought his own land in one such colony. The MLA, however, termed the allegations baseless and said he was ready to face action if the government found the allegations made by the duo against him true.  Alleging that the MLA had two plots in his wife’s name in an illegal colony near Babu Jagjeevan Chowk, Taneja and Angural, addressing the media, showed copies of two alleged registries of plots in the said colony — it bore a picture and name of the MLA’s wife. While Angural is the general secretary of the BJP SC Morcha, Amit Taneja is the former state head of the BJP’s social media cell.  Demanding action against illegal colonisers, they had also submitted a list of 20 illegal colonies — many listed by Sidhu as well — ...
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Shiv Sena decries more State interference in DP 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena legislators have alleged excess interference by the State government in the implementation of the Development Plan (DP) 2034, a
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Survey of ‘disputed’ land in Shillong begins 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Team meets with protests from a group of women
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Farmers to be insured in State likely to be 40 lakh 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Age ceiling, multiple accounts brings down the numbers, say officials
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