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How to build future cities? The answer lies in the slums of India, Brazil & Indonesia

Informal housing is not always a problem to be solved, but can be treasure-trove of city solutions.
Construction site

Homeowners of under-construction flats get GST relief after rates slashed to 5%

The GST Council also cut GST rates on affordable housing from 8% to 1%.
A completed house under the PMAY (G) scheme | pmayg.nic.in

One roof at a time, Narendra Modi govt’s housing scheme is a game-changer

The ambitious Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) of the Narendra Modi government has made affordable housing a reality.
A completed house under the PMAY (G) scheme | pmayg.nic.in

In 2 yrs of overhaul, Modi govt’s rural housing scheme has doubled number of houses built

The PM Awaas Yojana (Grameen) aims to provide ‘housing for all’ by 2022, with its immediate objective set at reaching one crore families by 2018-19.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.