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Delhi sets up task force for regularization of colonies


September 11th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday said it has set up a task force to deal with matters relating to regularization of 895 unauthorized colonies."The government is ... Read more...

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Set up committee to prevent waterlogging, says high court


August 28th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the state government to constitute a committee of senior officers from various authorities to evolve a mechanism to desilt ... Read more...

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Court slams Delhi civic agencies for waterlogging (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday slammed the civic agencies of Delhi for not taking steps to desilt drains and prevent waterlogging during rains, and asked ... Read more...

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Trifurcated MCD offers better civic services, says home ministry


August 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has improved and provides better civic services after it has been trifurcated, parliament was told Tuesday."The civic amenities in ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on water-logging in Delhi


August 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to file a report within a week about steps taken to de-silt drains and prevent water-logging during ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi authorities to file ATR on water logging


August 1st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city government and the civic agencies to file the action taken report on steps taken by them to ... Read more...

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Civic agencies get court notice on illegal hookah bars


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to civic agencies on a plea seeking action against restaurants which are running hookah bars illegally.NGO World Lung ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Odisha to increase quota for women in urban bodies


July 14th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Odisha will increase the quota for women in the state's urban local bodies to 50 percent from the existing 33 percent, an official said Friday.The urban ... Read more...

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Court seeks report from civic agencies on water-logging


July 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the capital's civic agencies to file a status report about steps taken to desilt drains and prevent water-logging during ... Read more...

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UP officials to face salary cut if street lights on in day


July 10th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) In a move aimed at curbing waste of electricity, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan Tuesday warned that if street lights were found on ... Read more...

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Major gains for BJP in UP urban body polls


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a fresh lease of life in Uttar Pradesh as it is set to win 10 mayoral seats in the ... Read more...

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Counting of votes in UP municipal corporation polls begin


July 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Amidst strong police presence and heavy rainfall, counting of votes for the municipal corporation and local bodies began in 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday.According ... Read more...

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Pre-monsoon rains in Delhi bring respite, traffic snarls


July 7th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The first pre-monsoon showers brought much-awaited respite to the national capital Saturday, bringing down the minimum temperature to 23.2 degrees Celsius, four degrees below the ... Read more...

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Are Delhi agencies geared to tackle monsoon?


July 6th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) When the eagerly awaited monsoon showers, bringing respite from the sweltering summer heat, finally arrive in Delhi, the city will once again and as usual ... Read more...

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Maharashtra left with only 13 percent water in reservoirs


June 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A day after authorities warned of water rationing in the state capital, Maharashtra Wednesday said tough times may be ahead with only 13 percent water left ... Read more...

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Civic agency leader moves Delhi court on cleaning drains


June 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With monsoon round the corner, Mahender Nagpal, Leader of House in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, has appealed to the Delhi High Court to instruct ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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Dikshit alerts civic agencies before monsoon


June 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Weeks ahead of the arrival of the monsoon in the capital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday asked Delhi's civic agencies, particularly the MCD, to put ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP sweep Punjab civic polls (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three ... Read more...

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Over 30 per cent polling in Punjab municipal poll


June 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) An estimated 30-35 percent voter turnout was recorded in the municipal elections in Punjab Sunday till 2 p.m., officials said here. The ruling SAD-BJP combine ... Read more...

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Parking rates in Delhi to rise


May 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) announced Wednesday that it was likely to increase the parking charges.In the first interaction with the media, commissioners ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor attacks chief minister over women’s safety


May 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Mayor of South Delhi Savita Gupta Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over the rising cases of crime against women in the capital, ... Read more...

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Apex court mulling total ban on plastic (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it will consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.A bench ... Read more...

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Court strikes down Maharashtra caste panels


May 4th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday struck down the Maharashtra government-appointed caste scrutiny committees which issued around 27,000 caste verification certificates in the past few months.Accordingly, all ... Read more...

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New mayor for south Delhi civic agency


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) After its nominees won the mayoral elections unopposed in the east and north municipal corporations in the national capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Elections for three new Delhi mayors from April 30


April 24th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Elections for three mayors for the newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held from April 30, a statement from the civic agency said ... Read more...

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Delhi government will release Rs.1,831 crore for MCD


April 21st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi government will release Rs.1,831 crore for the upkeep of the newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), an official said Saturday."To balance the ... Read more...

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All set for working of trifurcated MCD: Government


April 21st, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Saturday said all arrangements had been made to ensure smooth functioning of the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). "All ... Read more...

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BJP’s extravagant campaign clicked with people: Congress


April 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "extravagant campaign" for the Delhi civic polls, in which it spent five times more than the Congress party, ... Read more...

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Congress MCD debacle: Dikshit indicates cabinet reshuffle


April 19th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After the Congress's debacle in the Delhi municipal elections, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday hinted at a reshuffle in her government saying there is ... Read more...

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Civic poll loss not a referendum on me: Dikhit (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday took "full responsibility" for the Congress defeat in the civic polls, but said the verdict was not a ... Read more...

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BJP leaders meet to decide future polls strategy


April 18th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the victory in the Delhi civic polls coming as a shot in the arm for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party's top ... Read more...

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This was not my election: Sheila Dikshit


April 18th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appeared to wash her hands of the Congress loss in the civic polls and said it was not her ... Read more...

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NCTC row will be resolved at May 5 CMs meet: Chidambaram


April 17th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident that the differences between non-Congress ruled states and the centre over setting up of the National Counter ... Read more...

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