urban development

PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Repair work of Airport Metro to end by October: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) More than two months after the Airport Metro Express line was shut down by the concessionaire citing safety concerns, union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Tripura government offers sops for construction workers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the Congress-led UPA government and the country's official auditor were on the "same page" on the issue ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath


September 5th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the government and the country's official auditor were on the same page.Kamal Nath was responding to reporters who ... Read more...

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Build one lakh houses for poor: Kamal Nath


August 31st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Friday said the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) should construct at least 100,000 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) houses every year."Houses for ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly adjourned sin die


August 30th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was Thursday adjourned sine die after four days of stormy monsoon session.The session was the last of the present 11th Vidhan Sabha, ... Read more...

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Reshuffle to ease work of overburdened ministers: Dikshit


August 28th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A day after reshuffling portfolios of her ministers, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday said the step was taken to ease the pressure of some ... Read more...

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We’re trying to protect India Gate, not restrict access: Delhi Police


August 28th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Clarifying that there are no restrictions on public entry at India Gate, the Delhi Police Tuesday said they have only enhanced the security of the ... Read more...

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Portfolio reshuffle in Delhi cabinet


August 28th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday reshuffled the portfolios of her ministers, sources in the government said.Health Minister A.K. Walia, who held several portfolios, has ... Read more...

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Delhi gets centre’s nod to regularise 917 colonies


August 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The union urban development ministry Monday cleared the decks for the Delhi government to regularise 917 unauthorised colonies."We have got the approval from the government ... Read more...

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Master Plan clears way for home buyers in Noida Extension


August 24th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) Friday approved the Greater Noida Master Plan 2021, bringing smile to thousands of home buyers in Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Government proposes restart of Airport Metro


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government proposes to re-start the Airport Metro Express line which has remained suspended for over two months due to construction defects, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Crime reports an anti-government campaign: Bengal minister


August 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) A West Bengal minister Sunday termed the reports of alleged rapes as a "rotten campaign" against the government and denied that the law and order situation ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Congress not serious about Muslims’ welfare: Azam Khan


August 12th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, saying it was only using Muslims ... Read more...

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Proposal to relocate parliament shot down


August 10th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Parliament will not shift from the iconic, British built building but steps will be taken to declutter and strengthen the heritage structure, sources said ... Read more...

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Delhi Airport Metro repair to cost Rs.12 crore


August 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The cost of repairing the Delhi Airport Metro link would be about Rs.12 crore, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.The Delhi Metro "has informed that ... Read more...

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Hyderabad Metro to cost over Rs.14,000 crore


August 8th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The cost of Hyderabad Metro has been pegged at Rs.14,132 crore, Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy told parliament Wednesday.According to Roy, Rs.1,458 ... Read more...

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Course correction if Mulayam wishes it: Akhilesh


August 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's Samajwadi Party government would be happy to undertake any course correction if party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav suggests it, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said ... Read more...

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After Azam barb, disquiet in SP out in open (News Analysis)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Blame it on a generation gap or simply differing styles, all is clearly not well within Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP). After senior leader ... Read more...

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Miffed Azam Khan offers to quit UP cabinet


July 26th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Miffed at his powers being curtailed, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has sent a terse letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav offering to quit the ... Read more...

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UP sacks contractual employees in urban local bodies


July 25th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday sacked thousands of contractual employees in urban local bodies who were appointed by the previous Mayawati regime of Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

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Court stays construction of mosque near Jama Masjid


July 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday stayed the construction of a mosque near the proposed Jama Masjid Metro station and told the municipal corporation to hand ... Read more...

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UP to launch state portal for citizen welfare


July 19th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced it will launch a web portal from Aug 1 to provide services like civil supplies, employment registration, and old age pension ... Read more...

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DMRC, R-Infra passing the Express buck: Dikshit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Reliance Infrastructure are indulging in "passing the buck" over the suspension ... Read more...

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Speaker’s nod for panel to suggest new home for parliament (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Parliament may have a new building in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage structure with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar giving approval for setting ... Read more...

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Speaker sets up panel to suggest new home for parliament


July 13th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Parliament may have a new building in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage structure with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar giving approval to set ... Read more...

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China aims for disabled-friendly environment


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China has new regulation to facilitate a disabled-friendly environment in the country.It requires all parking lots, commercial centres, living quarters, transportation facilities and other public infrastructure ... Read more...

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Indian economic growth will return to above 8 percent: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Exuding confidence of a rebound in the Indian economy, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the country will return to the above 8 percent ... Read more...

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‘Claims of regularising unauthorised colonies a gimmick’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) North Delhi Municipal Corporation standing committee chairman Yogender Chandolia Wednesday dismissed as a political gimmick the Delhi Government's announcement of regularising unauthorised colonies without ... Read more...

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7,400 houses for poor in Delhi, says Dikshit


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A total of 7,400 houses will be constructed for people belonging to economically weaker sections of the society, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday."The ... Read more...

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Key panel clears way for home buyers in Noida Extension


June 28th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) There is a positive news for thousands of home buyers in 'Noida Extension' after a key panel Thursday approved the Draft Master Plan for Greater ... 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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