Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicMunicipal Corporation

Topic: Municipal Corporation

Cracks return, so do memories of horror: Kolkata’s underwater Metro project creates panic again

150 residents of Bowbazar’s Durga Pithuri Lane have been moved to hotels after cracks appeared in their houses last week amid work on the East-West Metro project.

Bulldozers go after ‘illegal encroachments’ from MP to Delhi, but the law requires a notice

Rules for demolition of ‘illegal’ structures vary across states, but law requires proper notice in all cases. No law provides for demolishing property of those accused in riots.

From dumping grounds to golf courses — how Indore became India’s cleanest city

The former collector of Indore writes about how the city’s competitive drive to be the cleanest in India brought together govt officials and citizens.

Covid must put an end to local govts’ long wait for power and self-rule. Kerala tells us why

Most Panchayati Raj and municipalities’ laws do not clearly demarcate the functions of local bodies. It’s time for constitutional amendment.

In India’s big Covid battle, urban local bodies are frontline warriors but have no money

The Covid crisis must help change the anti-urban mindset that investment in urban infrastructure and services improvement will make cities more ‘attractive’ for rural migrants.

Delhi BJP has a problem as assembly polls near — poor performance of municipal bodies

BJP controls all three municipal corporations in Delhi, but leaders are worried their performance hasn’t been good enough to counter AAP’s sops.

Teachers can’t be asked to perform non-educational duties outside RTE Act, rules Delhi HC

The court held that teachers cannot be asked to perform duties like household surveys and preparation of Ward Education Register. 

5 reasons why Haryana municipal polls today were unlike any other

The vital civic body elections are being held in the state’s five big cities with a number of electoral innovations.

Bengaluru has an ‘approved list’ for pets and your Golden Retriever didn’t make it

Neither did Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Boxers, or Indian dogs. The new rules also require owners to muzzle their German Shepherds.

Overlooked in Shimla’s water crisis — the effect on personal hygiene

As the city grapples with its worst ever water crisis, hygiene issues have led to fears of illness, infection.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.