ISRO teams up with Urban Develop ministry, to map 4,041 towns
ISRO teams up with Urban Develop ministry, to map 4,041 towns

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has tied up with the Union Urban Development Ministry for mapping over 500 towns and cities, to make a base plan for better planning and management.

Torrential rains affects life in Rajasthan and Gujarat

With Monsoon setting over in many parts of the country, incessant rains have swollen many rivers and created flood-like situation in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Heat-related deaths will double in urban India by 2080: IIM

Heat-related mortalities will witness a two-fold increase in urban areas of India by 2080, a study done by the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) predicts.

A walk in nature could battle depression

Taking a walk in natural surroundings could lead to a lower risk of depression, a new study has found.

'Kolkata's waterbodies lost to urbanisation'

Urbanisation has claimed nearly half of Kolkata's waterbodies in the last two-and-a-half decades, an environmentalist said on Wednesday.

World Environment Day: Couple-showers or carpools? Choose your way to make a difference

They say charity begins at home. But I guess it’s high time we got a little more charitable outside of it – especially vis-à-vis our surroundings, the roads and places outside our humble abodes.

World Environment Day 2015: We are running out of water!

Leonardo da Vinci truly claimed that 'water is the driving force of all nature'. It's needless to reiterate the above statement as we all know the significance of this precious resource!

Leopard cub killed in accident on Faridabad-Gurgaon road

A male leopard cub was mowed down by a speeding vehicle on the Faridabad-Gurgaon road, a forest official said.

Risk of dengue increases due to climate change, city growth: Research

Large parts of Europe, West and Central Africa, and South America face the threat of outbreaks of the deadly dengue virus due to climate change and urbanisation, according to the first-ever maps of dengue vulnerability published on Tuesday.

Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

Elderly enjoy new-age foods

If you consider elderly people to be traditional consumers, think twice as a new study reveals that there are more elderly people who are happy to accept new-age foods.

Kolkata also a victim of urban sprawl!

Over the past 30 years, Kolkata has added 8 sq km of built-up area every year and according to recent research, the Metro is no exception to the global urbanisation trends.

Byproducts of Urbanisation

Niharika Maheshwari

Centre to prepare draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Central government will prepare a draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the national capital within 15-20 days, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said on Tuesday after a meeting with Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

`Smart Cities` should bring quality of life with inclusivity: Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the focus of `Smart Cities` initiative should be to enhance quality of urban life through an integrated approach to planning and execution besides ensuring `inclusivity`.

Venkaiah Naidu calls for paradigm shift in urban planning and management

Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu has called for a radical shift in approaches to urban planning, development and management.