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'The BJP ruined the social fabric of the state'

Despite many saying that the recent urban local body election results cannot be a pointer to the assembly elections, the Congress in Dakshina Kannada district feels that this is their best chance......

'My next target is to storm assembly polls: Yeddyurappa

After playing spoilsport to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded polls to Urban Local Bodies in Karnataka, Karnataka Janatha Party President B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday set......

K'taka urban local body polls: Setback for BJP, KJP

The split in the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka caused by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa quitting the BJP to form his own party has adversely affected both parties.   The BJP and B......

UP local body polls: BJP shines, Cong washed out

The Bharatiya Janata Party swept urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh winning 10 of 12 mayoral posts in municipal corporations with Congress failing to open its account.BJP candidates won......

BJP wins 7 out of 12 mayoral posts in UP

Maintaining its dominance in urban local bodies, Bhartiya Janata Party has won seven of 12 Mayoral posts in municipal corporations in three-tier elections in Uttar Pradesh. As vote-counting was in......

Municipal investment: Centre for pool financing

The Centre has approved setting up of a pooled finance development fund to enable urban local bodies to access capital and financial markets for investment in municipal infrastructure. The move......

Govt claims lead in improving slums

Government bodies have been more proactive than NGOs in providing infrastructure facilities in urban slums, according to the National Sample Survey.The findings of the 58th round of the official......

Smart cities or smart pilots?

To redevelop cities as ‘smart’, investment of at least $10 billion is required. For 100 cities, it works out to $1 trillion Cities are defined not by their infrastructure but by their......

Indian urbanisation 'messy', reforms needed: World Bank

Terming India's urbanisation as "messy and hidden", a World Bank report on Thursday called for initiatives at the policy and institutional level to tap the economic potential it offers. "Although......

Smart City project expected to boost economy

Government has announced Rs 48,000 crore or Rs 480 billion for development of 100 Smart cities out of which 98 names were declared and rest two will be nominated in due course. Image: Image:......

'During Masaan, I wasn't affected by burning corpses'

'The standing ovation in Cannes was a rare moment where I felt patriotic. I realised that the audience was not clapping for an individual but for the team that came from India with such a......

'If I am offered a film with Salman, I would ask the world to pinch me'

'I didn’t think a person with my body type would be acceptable (in the film industry) even though I was comfortable with my weight.' Dum Laga Ke Haisha's Bhumi Pednekar gets ready for......

Review: Dishkiyaoon shoots itself in the foot

The comic punches in Dishkiyaoon are too few and far between, plot twists make little sense and are saddled with glaring loopholes, writes Nishi Tiwari. 'Is chharre ko pistol mein daal, trigger......

Soccer eases life in Jordan refugee camp, until goal dispute!

‘Playing helps me forget the war, the bombs, the rockets and the children who were killed’ Syrian refugee children play in the Zaatari refugee camp. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty......

Why the once legendary football clubs of Kolkata are fading

Bogged down by inefficient administration and unable to attract financing, the once legendary football clubs of Kolkata are fading into irrelevance Odafe Okolie, right, trains with Jose Barreto,......
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Farmers rally against merger of villages in JUDA

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‘Take action against officials who don’t stop manual scavenging’

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