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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.
A Kerala boatman brings essential items to island residents in Alappuzha

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.
Children at a colony for urban poor in Gorakhpur | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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 chief Manoj Tiwari

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.
Delhi High Court

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.
Golden Retriever

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.