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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......

Garbage is all about recycling

  In large cities, there are two to three tiers of waste buyers, all very well organised and specialising in specific wastes. Last fortnight, I discussed the need to reinvent garbage......

How to keep our cities clean

The problem is to integrate the technology with a system of household level segregation so that waste does not end up in landfills, but is processed and reused, says Sunita Narain. We know that we......

What ails our cities?

There is a common set of root causes for the poor quality of urban life, says Subir Roy An urban crisis is upon us -- Delhi’s air pollution, Chennai’s floods, Bengaluru’s garbage.......

'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......

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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Ranchi, Bhagalpur, Port Blair among 13 new smart cites announced by govt

The Ministry of Urban Development on Tuesday selected 13 new cities, including Ranchi, Bhagalpur, and Port Blair, for the first phase of its Smart... ...

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Agartala declared as Smart City, jubilation among people

By Our Correspondent Agartala, May 24, 2016 : A gartala, May 24 : Agartala figured among 13 cities across the country declared as Smart city by... ...

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With millions displaced by conflict, climate disasters, leaders meet to shape better future at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

reliefweb Tuesday 24th May, 2016 The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit opened today in Istanbul for two days of high-level discussions on... ...

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Garbage is all about recycling

  In large cities, there are two to three tiers of waste buyers, all very well organised and specialising in specific wastes. Last fortnight, I... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/column-garbage-is-all-about-recycling/20160524.htm
No-trust threat for UDF in Maradu municipality

Kochi: The ruling UDF council in Maradu municipality, which completed a year on May 18, is facing the toughest-ever challenge from the opposition,... ...

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