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Immense opportunities to boost Indo-France trade: Sushma Swaraj 17.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Cisco launches $1-bn funding plan to transform smart cities 17.11.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Cisco will bring the capital and expertise it takes to make smart city projects a reality
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A JNNURM bus that went off the road at Laitjynrai, South West Khasi Hills on Thursday. No one was injured in the accident. 17.11.2017 The Shillong Times
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A City Republic Within The City Republic 17.11.2017 Editorial – The Navhind Times
Panaji has witnessed of late a ‘galaxy’ of beautification projects under way. The projects, funded by various programmes of state and central governments, are being implemented by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) to develop the capital city under the Smart City Mission’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme to make ...
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Telangana: T-Hub joins hands with UTC for smart cities 16.11.2017
Hyderabad: With rapid urbanisation in India, technology needs to advanced and cities need to get smarter. The Telangana government"s start-up initiative T-Hub in partnership with United Technologies Corp. (UTC) is driving a smart city/smart building programme and has shortlisted five start-ups to provide video analytics solutions for smart buildings. "Cities will grow horizontally and vertically. There will be significant constraint on resources like electricity and water. So, the cities need to be smart and the buildings need to be intelligent without causing damage to the environment. United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a US transnational company, builds solutions that enable smart buildings," said Jay Krishnan, T-Hub CEO. Among the five shortlisted start-ups, two are from India, two from the US and one from Israel. The finalists are: IntelliVision, Duran Inc., Emza Visual Sense, Uncanny Vision Solutions and Cognitifai. The shortlisted start-ups will pitch for a video ...
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Ayodhya symbol of faith for me; SP, BSP get shocks when I visit: Yogi Adityanath 15.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Economic reforms to eliminate poverty, says Prez Kovind 15.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 14  The focus of the country’s economic reforms and policies is to eliminate poverty and enhance the prosperity of millions of ordinary families, said President Ram Nath Kovind while inaugurating the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF)-2017. He said the trade must help common people. They are the ultimate stakeholders. The government’s key initiatives — such as Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Skill India, Smart Cities, and the resolve to double farmers’ incomes – are all an attempt to make economic reforms more meaningful to those at the grassroots. He said IITF was more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol of India’s ancient and enduring commitment to international trade. He said, “Instinctively we have been an open society – free to trade winds and cultural exchanges. We have valued a liberal, rules-based international ...
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Economic reforms, policies will eliminate poverty: Kovind 14.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 14 The focus of country’s economic reforms and policies is to eliminate poverty and enhance the prosperity of millions of ordinary families, said President Ram Nath Govind, inaugurating the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF)-2017. He said trade must help common people. They are the ultimate stakeholders. The government’s key initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Skill India, Smart Cities, and the resolve to double farmers’ incomes are all an attempt to make economic reforms more meaningful to those at the grassroots. Speaking on the occasion, the President said IITF is more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol of India’s ancient and enduring commitment to international trade. The President said, “Instinctively we have been an open society–free to trade winds and cultural exchanges. We have valued a liberal, ...
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Economic reforms, policies will eliminate poverty: President Kovind 14.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 14 The focus of country’s economic reforms and policies is to eliminate poverty and enhance the prosperity of millions of ordinary families, said President Ram Nath Govind, inaugurating the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF)-2017. He said trade must help common people. They are the ultimate stakeholders. The government’s key initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Skill India, Smart Cities, and the resolve to double farmers’ incomes are all an attempt to make economic reforms more meaningful to those at the grassroots. Speaking on the occasion, the President said IITF is more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol of India’s ancient and enduring commitment to international trade. The President said, “Instinctively we have been an open society–free to trade winds and cultural exchanges. We have valued a liberal, ...
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City art installations are unaesthetic 14.11.2017 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI Grotesque art installations placed around Panaji and total concretisation of the Salvador Souza garden are just some of the many projects taken up by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation to beautify the capital city under various programmes including Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme ...
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Singapore Govt invites Himanta for official study trip 13.11.2017 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Singapore Government has invited Assam’s Finance, Education, Health, Tourism, etc., minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to visit Singapore on an official study trip during November 16 to 18 next to get a firsthand knowledge of Singapore’s development experience.  An invitation letter sent by Singapore’s High Commissioner in India, Lim Thuan Kuan on behalf of the […]
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SMC to upgrade 49 dewatering stations 13.11.2017 The Tribune
Srinagar: The Srinagar MC will be upgrading 49 dewatering stations even as several city areas face waterlogging woes during rain. "Under the World Bank's financial aid for various projects to be taken under Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project, tenders have been invited for three projects. In addition, 49 dewatering stations are to be upgraded. They are under bidding process. Further procurement of diesel engine-driven pumpsets along with a towing vehicle at an estimated cost of Rs 5.58 crore is in process," an SMC statement said after a meeting was chaired by SMC Commissioner Riyaz Ahmed Wani here on Saturday.The meeting was held with the SMC's drainage wing officials to review the pace of ongoing civil and drainage projects. The meeting was informed that Indira Nagar storm water drainage scheme and others at Lal Chowk, Mallagagh, Gangbukh and Shalteng were in progress under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme. "The consultant engaged by the Housing and Urban Development ...
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Andhra Pradesh: Many find norms for Amrut tough 12.11.2017
Kakinada: People living below the poverty line (BPL) have appealed to the state government to relax norms on getting tap connections under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut) scheme. People having white cards are eligible to get tap connections for drinking water supplied by the Kakinada Municipal Corporation by paying Rs 200. However, they have to produce some of the certificates such as title deed of the house or flat, no dues certificate from the Corporation and Aadhaar card. According to sources, some of the people don"t have any documents or pattas and other related certificates in their names, while other eligible people don"t have white cards which is compulsory for getting tap connection for Rs 200. Due to these norms, many the eligible people are not able to get tap connections.  "Many could not transfer their title deeds on their names from their parents or grandfathers. I requested the government to provide tap connections based only on ...
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Rs 42.07-crore AMRUT funds for Panchkula villages 12.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 11

The state government has received Rs 42.07 crore for sewer lines and treatment plants in villages falling under the Panchkula Municipal Corporation.

The funds were provided under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), said MLA Gian Chand Gupta.

While addressing a press conference, Gupta said under AMRUT, sewer lines would be laid in Ramgarh, Toka, Khangesra, Jalouli, Naggal, Alipur, Khatouli, Kot and Saketri villages.

He said there would be nine treatment plants in Ramgarh, Billa, Kot, Khangesra, Sukhdarshanpur, Khatouli, Naggal, Kanguwala and Saketri villages.

These projects will be completed by the end of 2019, the legislator added.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar would lay the foundation stone of some of these projects in a few days, he said.

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Telangana gets Rs 70 crore for Amrut projects 12.11.2017

Hyderabad: The Centre has released Rs 70.23 crore to the state under under Amrut as the first instalment of the Central assistance of Rs 351.15 crore. These funds are to be utilised for projects related to water supply, sewerage and parks in Amrut cities.

The total approved size of the state annual action plan (SAAP) is Rs 702.98 crore for the remaining mission period extending to 2020. The Centre said that the payment was being released on the basis of estimated project cost and any excess or shortfall would be adjusted in the second tranche.

The Centre said the diversion of grants for any other purpose was not allowed and would entail levy of penal interest. It may adversely impact the release of grants.

The Centre said that as per the mission guidelines, the state government is required to release Central assistance funds along with state share to the nodal account of the state mission within one month or interest would be levied.

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North Chennai to get ‘smart’ revamp 11.11.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Focus will be on housing, says O. Panneerselvam; funds sought to renovate waterbodies
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PSPCL plans smart grid for three cities 10.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 9 It is hoped that soon, power breakdown because of faulty equipment will become a thing of the past in three upcoming smart cities of Punjab — Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar. To make this possible, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has awarded a contract to a Chandigarh-based firm for converting 55 substations in the three cities into a smart grid by equipping them with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) relays. The cost of the project is Rs 12.5 crore. The SCADA is a digital technology that allows two-way communication between the power utility and its customers. At the final stage of power distribution, system operators control electricity flow by balancing power generation and consumption, using SCADA systems at the control rooms. The information is also analysed and solutions are automatically applied relating to regulating voltage levels, optimising efficiency, routing and generation. Almost 80 per cent of the upgrade of ...
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Public transport in Meghalaya 10.11.2017 The Shillong Times
The red buses under the banner of Shillong Public Transport Service have eased the travel experience of the public in Shillong and beyond. These buses were provided under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) of the Ministry of Urban Affairs during the UPA regime. It is a sad commentary on the Urban Affairs Department […]
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Data protection paper in a week: Rai 9.11.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Need to define standards, protocols’
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Solution to alarming pollution is clean energy: French envoy 9.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 9 As India and France prepare to celebrate the four-month-long 'Bonjour India' later this month, The Tribune’s Smita Sharma speaks to French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, about Delhi’s alarming pollution, solutions, and the world’s apprehensions about US’ role in the Paris climate agreement. Here’s an excerpt. S: France is partnering with India to develop three smart cities, but how much progress is there progress on the ground? Why do cities like Delhi feel unlivable? A: The situation we are facing today in Delhi and in major cities in India is the result of history for decisions that have been taken or not taken over the past years. Solution to this is not going to happen overnight. But my conviction is that if action is taken it will improve pretty soon. What do you need to improve the situation? First you need clean energy and target that has been set by Indian government is very ambitious. I must say that they are not mere words but are actually ...
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