Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Topic: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Extension not eviction, says Indian Women’s Press Corps after notice over lease on govt bungalow

“We are in touch with the government and are hopeful that we can get it extended this time,” said IWPC President Shobhna Jain.

Ex-minister Pokhriyal gets 2nd notice to vacate official bungalow, which Scindia is waiting for

Former education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal needed to vacate the house after being dropped from cabinet 6 months ago. Scindia & his late father had both lived in this house.

Cabinet clears Model Tenancy Act to encourage renting out vacant properties

Act proposes rent & duration of tenancy will be fixed by mutual consent between owner, tenant through written agreement. Model law, though, is not binding on states.

On Modi govt’s Swachhata Abhiyan app, most complaints on manual scavenging are from UP

Of the complaints received from 14 states, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 863 complaints, followed by Maharashtra with 36 and West Bengal 30.

Would like to see Central Vista idea replicated in capitals, but up to states, says Puri in RS

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri says iconic historic buildings will not be pulled down but those like Krishi Bhawan, Shastri Bhawan, Nirman Bhawan are substandard and should be demolished.

Bengaluru, Shimla top cities in ease of living & Indore, NDMC best municipalities: Govt report

111 cities under 2 categories — those with a population of over 1 million and others having less than a million — were assessed for ease of living & performance of municipalities.

Migrant workers, students could get houses on rent for Rs 1,000/month under Modi govt plan

Modi govt to offer nearly 1 lakh vacant rental housing units built under UPA-era schemes like JNNURM, RAY to construction workers, labourers, students, among others.

Public sector shining star NBCC finds financial irregularities in its own subsidiary

NBCC auditors flag financial irregularities to the tune of over Rs 10 cr in its recently acquired firm, Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation.

Yoga centres, ambulances, emergency alarms: Govt to set rules for private retirement homes

Modi govt has devised draft guidelines to ensure retirement homes in private sector are equipped with facilities that cater to the targeted customers.

MoD has politicised security for electoral reasons. Opening of cantonment roads shows that

Cantonments may be colonial creations in their origins, but that does not mean that the military does not need exclusive spaces.

On Camera

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Western reading of Shivalingam as phallic symbol is incorrect. For Hindus, Shiva is formless

For Europeans, shivalingam wasn’t just unique—it was an obscene, morally outrageous superstition. Such misrepresentation stems from the cult of phallic worship.

Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.

Defence

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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