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Rains throw life out of gear in Lucknow


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter the state capital for the second consecutive day Saturday. The weather department has predicted wet days till next week.Rains began ... Read more...

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A showpiece city struggles to remain clean (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) One of India's showpiece cities for its salubrious climate and beautiful gardens, Karnataka's capital also came to be known in the last decade and ... Read more...

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Mamata raps civic bodies for negligence in preventing dengue


September 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Criticising civic bodies run by both her Trinamool Congress as also the opposition Left Front for negligence in combating dengue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Heavy rains disrupt rail, road traffic in Mumbai


August 27th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) After a long spell of scanty rains, the country's commercial capital woke up Monday to heavy rainfall which disrupted rail and road traffic. The weather office ... Read more...

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Notice to governments on mobile phone towers


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the central and the Delhi governments on a plea to ban high-frequency mobile phone towers in ... Read more...

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Ready to face monsoon test: Delhi Traffic Police


July 11th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With its traffic signals serviced and enough personnel on the roads to ensure smooth traffic flow, the Delhi Traffic Police claims it is geared up ... Read more...

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Animal rights groups step up campaign against horse carriages


June 14th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) Strongly pitching for banning horse-drawn carriages, citing cruelty to the animal, rights groups Thursday asked the civic authorities here to issue motorised rickshaw licences to ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign takes off at Qutub Minar


May 20th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A "Clean India" Campaign was begun Sunday at the capital's landmark Qutub Minar."Since the Qutub Minar gets as many as 25,000 footfalls on a weekend, ... Read more...

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Day after assault on journalist, Maharashtra minister visits spot


April 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Taking a serious view of Thursday's manhandling of a senior Mumbai journalist, Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday visited the site of an illegal canteen near Dadar ... Read more...

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Cleanup bid for PBD washes colour off Hawa Mahal?


January 6th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) An effort to clean the famous Hawa Mahal ahead of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2012 here may have left the 18th century 'Palace of Wind' ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Metro can use land for property development’


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has the right to use the land acquired for the project for property development also, Minister of State for Urban ... Read more...

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Bangalore civic body caught in Rs.15 bn scandal


December 4th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) This tech hub that has been voted in a global survey as the best city to live in India could have been a much better ... Read more...

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Legislation in offing for street vendors


November 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Central legislation to protect the livelihood rights and social security of street vendors is on the anvil, while a model bill to give property ... Read more...

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Making waste management fun, Bangalore style (Feature)


November 4th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Trust Bangaloreans not to waste an opportunity to turn any effort into fun and a 'habba' (festival). Groups of residents of the IT hub are out ... Read more...

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Popular Chennai showrooms sealed for violating norms


October 31st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) The city's commercial hub at T. Nagar woke up to a rude shock Monday with the Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) sealing over ... Read more...

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CBI continues assessing Jagan’s palatial house


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday continued assessing the cost of YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's palatial house at Lotus Pond in Jubilee ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Maharashtra (Lead)


August 28th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai Sunday disrupting air, rail and road traffic and stranding commuters. More rain is likely in the next two days, ... Read more...

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Anna to continue his fast at Ramlila ground Friday (Second Lead)


August 18th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare will continue his indefinite fast at the Ramlila ground from Friday, his close aide said Thursday. While civic authorities were busy ... Read more...

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Mumbai blasts: Raj Thackeray points fingers at migrants


July 14th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Thursday blamed the north Indians and migrant population, including illegal Bangaladeshis, in Mumbai for Wednesday's triple blasts which left ... Read more...

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It’s greens versus government in Karnataka (Bangalore Newletter)


July 5th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 5 (IANS) The Karnataka government and Bangaloreans are on collision course, being on opposite sides of the development versus conservation debate.While the government is fighting off the Unesco ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s street food politics: Youth the gainer


July 4th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) The way to a voter's heart is through his stomach. Political parties campaigning for the 2012 civic polls seem to have altered the old proverb ... Read more...

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Panaji eyes Nice facelift to become tourist friendly


June 7th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) For that exotic French Riviera experience, all you would soon need to do is step onto the streets of Panaji.Goa Tourism is in talks with civic ... Read more...

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Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) With music concerts and counselling, a group of doctors here is launching a 'Tobacco Free Bangalore' campaign Tuesday to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco ... Read more...

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Demolition of ‘Aarakshan’ set in Bhopal upsets Jha’s shooting (With Images)


May 8th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Civic authorities in Bhopal bulldozed the sets of Prakash Jha's new film "Aarakshan" because it was erected on disputed land. The director says this ... Read more...

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Bangalore fast tracks rain harvesting after Friday deluge


April 25th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) All government buildings in Bangalore will have to install rain harvesting mechanism by May-end, a week ahead of the likely beginning of monsoon, the Karnataka government ... Read more...

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NCP activists oppose staging of ‘Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoye’


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Feb 3 (IANS) An angry group of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activists Thursday opposed the staging of the controversial Marathi play "Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoye" at a theatre here.The play ... Read more...

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Infrastructure built during CWG in a mess, says Walia


January 31st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia Monday expressed concern over the lack of maintenance of infrastructure built during the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.Peeling paint, loose grilles, potholes ... Read more...

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Three die as welcome arch collapses on rickshaw


January 18th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Jan 18 (IANS) In a freak accident, at least three people, including a six-year-old boy, were killed Tuesday when a welcome arch set up by civic authorities collapsed on a ... Read more...

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Mosque demolition: Friday prayers held outside police station


January 14th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Around 1,500 people offered Friday prayers outside the Nizamuddin police station in south Delhi amid tight security as they were not allowed to do so at the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s Aurangabad renamed Sambhajinagar


January 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, Jan 4 (IANS) A resolution to rename this historic city Sambhajinagar, after the son of Maratha chieftain Chhatrapati Shivaji, was approved Tuesday by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) - but ... Read more...

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Tourists flock to Srinagar, Shimla to enjoy first snowfall


December 31st, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar/Shimla, Dec.31 (ANI): Scores of tourists thronged various hill stations in Srinagar and Shimla to enjoy the first snowfall of the season.Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on ... Read more...

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People rejoice as Kashmir receives first snowfall


December 30th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Dec.30 (ANI): People rejoiced as the valley region of the Jammu and Kashmir state witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on Thursday ending the two-month long dry spell ... Read more...

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Why unsafe Delhi schools not demolished, asks rights body


December 30th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has issued a notice to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), asking why there is a delay in ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court pulls up Maharashtra Govt. over Adarsh scam


December 21st, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 21 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra Government over the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam saying it is 'a clear-cut case of manipulation' by its officers ... Read more...

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In dark Delhi, 70 percent street lights don’t work


December 14th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Beat it home after dark in Delhi. Nearly 70 percent of the capital's three lakh street lights, maintained by the civic corporation, do not work -- a ... Read more...

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