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NGT gives green signal to World Culture Festival: As it happened

NGT gives green signal to World Culture Festival: As it happened

National Green Tribunal on Wednesday cleared the decks for the three-day cultural extravaganza of Art of Living on the flood plains of Yamuna river from Friday.

SPG says World Culture Festival venue not 'safe enough' for PM Narendra Modi; Delhi Police fears people may fall into river

SPG says World Culture Festival venue not 'safe enough' for PM Narendra Modi; Delhi Police fears people may fall into river

The police has raised the concerns in a letter to the Ministry of Urban Development and said the concerns need to be addressed immediately.

India's first 20 Smart Cities: Features of Smart City!

India's first 20 Smart Cities: Features of Smart City!

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday announced the first list of 20 cities that will be developed to have basic infrastructure with a proposed investment of Rs 50,802 crore over the next five years.

Smart Cities will require huge fund mop-up via PPP: Experts

Smart Cities will require huge fund mop-up via PPP: Experts

With the government naming 20 cities to be developed as 'Smart Cities', industry experts Wednesday said the project will require huge fund mobilization that could be brought about by public-private partnerships.

Now 75 cities to be ranked under Swachh Bharat Mission

Now 75 cities to be ranked under Swachh Bharat Mission

Fifteen months after Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Urban Development has decided to study and rank 75 cities based on sanitation and cleanliness, while also co-opting the public to give its feedback.

Governance overhaul key to Smart City project: Experts

"Selection of smart cities is a first step. Major challenge is to provide quality urban services such as 24X7 water supply, sanitation, drainage, solid waste management and sewage treatment.

NBCC board okays 10% stake sale via FPO; may raise Rs 900 cr

The stake sale would be subject to the approval of the Government of India, which holds 90 per cent equity in the National Buildings Construction Corporation.

Guidelines for Smart City project likely to be finalised soon

"The detailed guidelines of the project, aiming at recasting the urban landscape, is likely to be notified next week after its finalisation," a senior ministry official said.

Mosque inside HC premises not in earmarked area: Centre to HC

The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the mosque constructed inside its premises does not fall under the 7.765 acres area earmarked for construction of the court premises.

Govt to reply on plea on 1911 land acquisition for Prez estate

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on the allegation by farmers that compensation has not been paid for land acquired from Malcha village in 1911-12 for the Presidential Estate, Parliament House and government offices.

Smart Cities should be in tune with 21st century: PM

The 'Smart Cities', proposed to be created across the country, should be hubs of economic activity in tune with the 21st century and planning should visualize "urban-dependent" population in addition to the urban populace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday.

PM Narendra Modi for revamp of urban governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday pitched for revamping urban governance while linking it to the 'Digital India' mission and 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.

Centre releases Rs 250 crore to DMRC for Phase III project

Central government has released its equity contribution of Rs 250 crore to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction work of Phase III projects.

Final report on realty approvals to be submitted by month-end

The committee appointed by the Ministry of Urban Development to streamline approval procedures for real estate projects is expected to submit its report by the month-end, a senior official said here Thursday.