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Rs 3 Crore In Demonetised Notes Seized In Maharashtra; 5 Detained 20.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Nearly Rs 3 crore in demonetized notes were seized from five people, one of them a Congress councillor from Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, police said today.
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National Clear Air Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The National Clean Air Programme is a part of larger Central Sector “Pollution Abatement” Scheme. The draft Memorandum for Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) or the Scheme has been circulated to concerned Ministries including Ministry of Finance seeking comments.
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At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families 20.7.2018 Reuters: World News
Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.
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CPWD Planting 50,000 Trees in Delhi- Installing Rain Water Harvesting System and Waste Water Recycling Plant in all its Major Projects as a Part of Water Conservation Measure 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
This is with reference to a news report published in a local daily dated 14.7.2018 based on a Press Conference addressed by DG, CPWD during the celebration of 164th day of the organisation.  The news report has attributed a statement to the DG as regards felling trees in Delhi.
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Chhattisgarh's First Finance Minister Ramchandra Singh Deo Dies At 88 20.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The 88-year-old Congress party leader Ramchandra Singh Deo died at around 1:30 AM in the city's Ramkrishna Hospital.
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Infrastructure spending spurs cement sector revival 20.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Infrastructure spending spurs cement sector revival
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​Health expenses pushed 55 million Indians into poverty in 2017 19.7.2018 Sify Finance
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Ultratech's Kumar Birla warns; widening current account deficit does not augur well for economy 19.7.2018 Sify Finance
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Health Expenses Pushed 55 Million Indians Into Poverty In 2017 19.7.2018 Sify Finance
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Smear campaigns distort truth about Lavasa project: Lavasa spokesperson 19.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Smear campaigns distort truth about Lavasa project: Lavasa spokesperson
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Rajasthan Govt eases CM Jan Awas building norm 19.7.2018 DNA: India
Architects empanelled by the urban development department can approve the building plan for up to 40 meters high constructions at CM Jan Awas Yojana 2015. The urban development department on Wednesday issued a notification to provision for the purpose under unified building bylaws.  According to the notification, the empanelled architects will be able to approve on building plan up to 40 meters height in the development authority and municipal areas of Ajmer, Jaipur and Jodhpur. In rest of the urban areas, they shall be able to approve a plan for buildings up to 30-meter height. “It is a clarification to the provisions existing under the bylaws. The new notice clarifies on the height of constructions which could be approved by the empanelled architects,” says a senior urban development officer. Approval of building plans through empanelled architects has been provisioned to facilitate projects under the chief minister affordable housing scheme of 2015.  The recent notification has defined the height ...
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Slum population double in Jaipur in eight years, 22.5% of total population: Survey 19.7.2018 DNA: India
The slum population at state capital, Jaipur more than doubled during the past eight years. A recent household survey performed by government appointed agency estimates the slum population to be around 6.88 lakh consisting 22.5 per cent of the total population of city. The last census held in 2011 reported the slums to be 10.24 per cent of the total population of Jaipur with around 3.2 lakh residents. This slums have continued to swell despite the urban welfare initiatives of center and state governments. Those expected to rehabilitate the slums, however, claim to have prevented development of new slums. “The number of slum areas at the city has remain constant, its only that the family members have increased,” Santra Verma, chairman of JMC slum development committee. She though is not in agreement with the steep rise projected in population study. The study conducted for drafting comprehensive mobility plan for the city though hold ‘in-migration’ as the major cause for the rise. The mobility plan is ...
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Sloshing in capital, Bandhan struggles to find new borrowers 18.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
With surging deposit base and ever-rising profits, Bandhan Bank is now facing the problem of plenty for its capital deployment. At a time when most of the top rung scheduled commercial banks are either waiting for the government to infuse capital or are burdened with dud loans, Bandhan is witnessing a surge in deposits which grew 37% on year to Rs 30,703 crore as on end of first quarter. Add to it, its bottom line for the first quarter grew by 47.51% to Rs 482 crore. The bank's capital base has surged so much that its capital adequacy ratio has now touched 32.61%, compared to State Bank of India's 12.60%. "It takes time to find opportunities in deploying capital. As a universal bank, we would continue to focus on the retail segment, particularly in rural areas. The board has been deliberating on our strategic plans and we have decided to continue to focus on micro-lending which will help us to contain our risks," says promoter and managing director Chandra Shekhar Ghosh. Attractive deposit rates, coupled ...
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Swami Agnivesh Planned Own Attack To Gain Popularity: Jharkhand Minister 18.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
A minister in Jharkhand, where Swami Agnivesh was mercilessly beaten up yesterday, accused the social activist of planning the attack on himself to "gain popularity". Swami Agnivesh, said CP Singh,...
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Exclusive: San Miguel to invest $1 billion in new breweries as Philippine beer demand grows 18.7.2018 Reuters: Money News
Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp is planning to invest at least $1 billion in the next two years to build 10 breweries inside and outside the country, senior company executives said on Wednesday.
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Going, going gone for Australia's house price boom. And some investors smell trouble 18.7.2018 Reuters: Money News
It's a winter weekend in Sydney's bustling northern suburb of Chatswood and a three-bedroom family house sporting an endless garden is up for auction. It's priced to sell at A$1.88 million ($1.4 million) but no buyers bite and the sale is ...
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Chennai’s growing tribe of cloth-diapering moms doing their bit for the planet 17.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
They are convenient, have a relatively friendly environmental footprint and work out to be cheaper than you'd think. And a good number of Chennai moms are saying 'aye' to these modern cloth diapers. Would you make the switch? »
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Mumbai's Stinking Problem: Queen's Necklace Turns Into A Dumpyard 17.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Marine Drive in Mumbai, also known as the Queen's Necklace, may have been recently accorded the heritage status but the trash being thrown out by the sea each day has become a stinking problem. This...
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"People More Important Than Industries": Top Court To Centre On Pollution 16.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
People are more important than industries, the Supreme Court said today while taking note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution.
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You have converted Delhi into one big traffic zone: Delhi HC slams NCRPB 16.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Delhi High Court today criticised the Centre's National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) for converting the city into "one big traffic zone", instead of de-congesting it. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that instead of building more housing space, flyovers and underpasses in the national capital, the NCRPB should focus on moving the congestion, especially industries, out of Delhi to its peripheries. "Your plans only talk of improving vehicular movement by building flyovers and underpasses. What is the need for building eight-storey residential areas where two-storey structures existed? You have to move industries out of Delhi. "But you are converting Delhi into one big traffic zone. Where is the de-congestion? There is nothing in your plans with regard to developing infrastructure beyond borders of Delhi," the court said, and asked the NCRPB to examine these issues and place a report before the bench. The court was hearing a PIL initiated by it after ...
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