Friday, 1 July, 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

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Power, party, dignity, father’s legacy — what all Uddhav Thackeray is losing in Maharashtra

The BJP’s move to place Eknath Shinde in the CM’s chair eclipses political veteran Sharad Pawar as the kingmaker of Maharashtra. The party has paid NCP chief back in his own coin.
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RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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