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Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio... 18.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio...
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Utilise textile mills land for small biz, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry tells AMC 7.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Making suggestions on upgrading various infrastructure in the city, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said land lying unused in old textile mills should be turned to mini industrial estates for small businesses. A team of experts has spoken to city Mayor Bijal Patel during his visit to GCCI. "Of about 76 mills that used to operate in the city, 70 are closed and their land is lying unutilised. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) should revive these spaces into vibrant industrial zones by converting them into mini industrial estates," GCCI president Jaimin Vasa told DNA. Vasa these spaces should have multistorey industrial estates in order to reduce the capital cost of investors so that even small-scale entrepreneurs can afford them, or else the cost of land would exceed other costs, making the project unviable. GCCI also asked the AMC to improve the road, water supply, and sewage infrastructure in industrial estates of Naroda, Vatva, Odhav, Narol, and Kathwada. "In some areas, even ...
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IOC to invest Rs 1.75 lakh crore for expansion: Chairman Singh 5.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IOC to invest Rs 1.75 lakh crore for expansion: Chairman Singh
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Work on 200 mohalla clinics to start this week in National Capital 31.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Delhi government will initiate the work on 200 sites in the national Capital for setting up of mohalla clinics. The department of health will handover these sites to the Public Works Department (PWD) this week. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. According to the officials, off the 580 sites in total, the departments have found 480 as feasible for the construction of mohalla clinics. Various land owning agencies like Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) etc had given a no objection certificate (NOC) on these 580 sites. "The CM was satisfied with the re-inspection report and he has directed the officials to speed up the work now. By this week, the sites will be handed over to the PWD and even the pending inspection work will also be completed," said a senior official from the department of health. During the inspection, the officials could not locate 26 sites and hence they are yet to be inspected. The decision to ...
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HC raps Maharashtra govt, BMC after sea dumps trash on Mumbai shores 30.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
HC raps Maharashtra govt, BMC after sea dumps trash on Mumbai shores
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Mohalla clinics: Post CM Arvind Kejriwal inspection nonviable spots get nod 29.7.2018 DNA: Money
An initial report prepared on the re-inspection of mohalla clinics has marked 45 per cent of the sites as 'feasible' for the construction of the clinics. These sites were earlier declared "non-feasible" and were re-inspected after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal found them viable in a surprise inspection. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Public Works Department (PWD) and department of health were asked to re-inspect around 160 sites which were declared "non-feasible" by the officials in the first round of inspection. Of them, the report of 88 sites has been prepared and submitted to the department of health. As per the report, the DJB has cleared 31 sites (excluding 10 with some conditions) while the PWD and the department of health has given nod to 38 and 75 sites respectively. The compiled report will be presented to Kejriwal on Monday. "We are waiting for the report of the remaining sites. The continous rainfall has slowed down the work, but we are hopeful that the entire inspection will be completed ...
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Ahmedabad Civic body slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on Naroda GIDC 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has imposed a fine on the Naroda GIDC Industrial Estate, after finding an illegal drainage connection made by the estate into the civic body's drainage system. Civic officials said that such illegal connections are further polluting the Kharicut canal, which has recently gotten a facelift after a mammoth one-month-long effort. A press release issued by the civic body states that the estate had illegally connected their drainage network, without any prior permission. When this incident came to the notice of civic officials, they slapped a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the estate. "We have prepared an order of fine against the estate. We have found that they are illegally releasing their sewage into Kharicut canal and other places. This is not tolerable," said Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra of the AMC. "This notice and fine will remind them that they should take care of their pollution," Nehra added. When one of the members of the estate, Shailesh Patwari, was contacted, ...
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Pictures do the rounds of 'ice in Jaipur'. Here's the truth 25.7.2018 DNA: Money
It appears that toxicity in Rajasthan's waters has reached a point where Jaipur has ended up having a Bengaluru-like situation with foam coming out of water bodies. However, in Jaipur's case, it is a drain that has released frothy water full of chemicals and effluents. In Bengaluru, the dirty water was the result of overpollution of the Bellandur Lake. Foam is formed due to heavy metals in water, and exposure to this results in skin diseases. Further exposure can resulted in further health complications. The frothy water has overflowed from the drain onto the road, which has resulted in traffic snarls in Sector 35 of Sanganer in the Pink City. According to reports, a portion of the drainage system is connected to the Central River Project that recycles water and supplies the clean water back to the drain. The project, which now needs a major inspection, has cost the Rajasthan government Rs 2,500 crore. While the foam has come onto the city, people have been taking pictures and claiming that it 'has ...
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'Scared Games' of Mumbai monsoon: Why rain washes away maximum city every year 11.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rain in Mumbai continues and with it, thousands of problems. The easiest thing to do is to blame the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for their high-handedness and under-preparedness in handling monsoons every year. Sure, the BMC is the governing body of the city, and it is its responsibility, along with other bodies such as the MMRDA, and Western and Central Railway to ensure that the drainage system is in order, potholes are fixed, and bridges are sturdy enough to not collapse or develop cracks. Yet, in the past fortnight, the city has witnessed bridge collapses, roads caving in and at least 35 deaths due to the heavy spell of rains. The big question is why does Mumbai flood like this every year? A report by Indian Environment Portal highlighted how the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and the construction of Bandra-Kurla Complex (which is ironically a smart city) play a role in this. Bandra-Kurla Complex or BKC was built over mangroves, which are the natural barrier that prevents flooding in the ...
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Shame Old Story Part II: Now showing in Nagpur 7.7.2018 DNA: India
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' home city of Nagpur was a temperamental host to the state assembly's monsoon session again on Friday. Three hours of rain brought proceedings to a halt and also resulted in power outage. Coincidentally, work at the last state legislative session, held 57 years ago in 1961, was also adjourned for the day by power failure. Most of the city was submerged after rainfall measuring 160mm and water level reached to the knees at Vidhan Bhavan. As the water flooded the electricity room, there was a power outage, plunging the assembly hall, cabins and offices. Proceedings began at 10 am, but the Speaker Haribhau Bagade immediately adjourned the House for one hour amid the pandemonium. Wasting no time, opposition parties shamed the BJP-led state government over the forced adjournment. "The government has been exposed by the rains in Nagpur," said Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, "They could not even handle three hours of rain, how will ...
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Pakistani Hindu migrants hold protest against Delhi government 4.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
A large number of Hindu migrants from Pakistan, who have been living in Delhi for almost 5 years now, came together near the Majlis Park Metro station slum area on Tuesday to hold a protest against the government's apathy towards them. The protesters claimed that the authorities cut off the electricity supply to the slum a month ago and despite several complaints, it hasn't been restored yet. Some of the residents have developed skin infections as they are using the contaminated water for daily basic activities like bathing, cooking and washing clothes and utensils. Even though a tanker of water is provided by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), but for a population of over 600 people, it is not sufficient. "It has been very difficult for us to survive without electricity and water. We come back from work tired and there is no electricity to operate fans. The children hardly sleep at night. We work all day selling mobile covers, electronic accessories, glasses and fruits but there is no security of our stalls and ...
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Civic works committee warns of possible incident at the Wadala construction... 2.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Civic works committee warns of possible incident at the Wadala construction...
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National interests to guide govt response on US diktat to stop Iranian oil... 28.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
National interests to guide govt response on US diktat to stop Iranian oil...
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Corporation to acquire land worth ₹2,829 crore for road widening 27.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Project proposal sent to government is awaiting clearance
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Manoj Tiwari writes to Arvind Kejriwal asking him to return and resume work 26.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari, in an unsparing attack, has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to return to Delhi "at the earliest" and take charge. The BJP leader has written a letter to the CM, citing media reports that he has been declared fit as a fiddle by doctors of Jindal Naturopathy Institute. "As per the media reports citing latest health bulletin by Jindal Naturopathy Institute, doctors have described your health as completely good. Now that you have been declared fit by the doctors, you must return to Delhi at the earliest and resume work," Tiwari has written. He wants Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief to prioritise de-silting of drains with the monsoon in the national capital around the corner. "With monsoon set to hit Delhi next week, immediate attention of Delhi government is needed to ensure unclogging of drains so that Delhiites do not face waterlogging on streets and residential colonies," the letter reads. The North East Delhi MP also mentioned the acute water crisis ...
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In start-up week, govt. to select 24 best ideas 26.6.2018 Hindu: Kerala
State will award the business ideas tenders worth ₹15 lakh
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Poor sanitation at ESIHospital irks panel member 25.6.2018 Hindu: Home
‘Programmes will be organised soon to sensitise MTC sanitation workers’
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Citizen groups send wishlist to CM 24.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Is part of the #BengaluruDemands campaign
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Choked waterbodies begin to breathe easy 22.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
The biomining work commissioned at a few lakes is largely responsible for this
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Kejriwal back at Secretariat for a day 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Holds meeting before flying to Bengaluru for a 10-day naturopathy treatment
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