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India 'far, far away' from having smart cities: Narayana Murthy

India 'far, far away' from having smart cities: Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy has said engineers prefer bigger cities for work, even as he rued that India is "far, far away" from having smart cities, one of the flagship programmes of the government.

11 small cities to see extra housing demand of 9.4 lakh units

11 small cities to see extra housing demand of 9.4 lakh units

Eleven small cities are likely to witness an incremental housing demand of 9.44 lakh units in next five years, property consultant Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) said on Thursday.

Housing sales up 7% in Jan-June in 8 cities; unsold stock down

Housing sales up 7% in Jan-June in 8 cities; unsold stock down

Showing signs of revival, housing sales rose by 7 per cent in the country's eight major cities at 1.35 lakh units during January-June period of this year leading to a decline in unsold inventories, according to real estate consultant Knight Frank India.

Drones to autonomously repair cities of the future

An army of drones could soon keep a watchful eye over streets in the UK, repairing things like potholes and busted street lamps, scientists say.

3,501 tonnes plastic waste generated daily in 60 major cities

Over 3,500 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day in 60 major cities in the country, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Cities raising Rs 50 crore to be chosen for 'Smart City' project

The cities which have the capacity to raise an initial fund of Rs 50 crore and additionally spend Rs 200 crore annually for next five years, will be selected for the 'Smart City' project.

Chandigarh happiest city in India, Guwahati least: Survey

The survey conducted by South Korean electronics firm LG showed, amongst the metros, people in Delhi are the happiest while those in Mumbai are the least happy.

Internet of Things to make more cities smart: Gartner

 Over a billion devices will connect people at homes and offices through the Internet of Things (IoT), making people and cities smart, global technology research firm Gartner said on Friday.

Bangalore is now officially Bengaluru

Bangalore is now officially Bengaluru

One of India's most popular cities, Bangalore, will now be officially known as Bengaluru.

President underlines need for cleanliness in cities

President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday underscored the importance of cleanliness and sanitation in cities.

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.

Cities have better water supply, sanitation, says UN

Sharp inequalities still persist around the world between rural and urban areas in terms of availability of cleaner water and better sanitation though the disparity has been narrowing over time, a UN report has said.

Dunst, Bloom to star in `Cities` with Anil Kapoor

Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom are set to join Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor.

Global warming: Cities, too, are carbon `sinks`

Cities can be of surprising help in soaking up carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas.

Anil to shoot for Hollywood film `Cities` in November

Anil Kapoor`s Hollywood career seems to be going in the right direction - after completing shooting for "Mission:Impossible 4", he is set to begin shooting for his next Hollywood film "Cities" with Clive Owen.

Anil Kapoor bags Hollywood project `Cities`

Anil Kapoor is riding high post `Slumdog Millionaire`. After sharing screenspace with Tom Cruise in `Mission Impossible 4`, he will next be seen in financial thriller `Cities` opposite Hollywood star Clive

New Delhi, Mumbai among world`s top global cities

Two Indian cities have made it to the list of top global cities index by the Annual Citi/Knight Frank Wealth Report.

Cities replacing countryside on artscape

Lifestyles in the metros are edging the idyllic countryside.

IAF to provide aerial protection to major cities

Aiming to prevent any 9/11 type attack in the country, the IAF is planning deploying detachments of fighter aircraft close to major cities to thwart any such attempts of terrorists by using the aerial route.

Global warming could leave cities flattened

Rock avalanches & landslides have become more common in high mountain ranges.