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Building crumbles in Mumbai; many feared trapped

Building crumbles in Mumbai; many feared trapped

A five-storey residential building collapsed in Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai on Thursday, with the civic officials fearing that many people are trapped under the rubble. “Our disaster management cell received a call at 8.40 am about the collapse. ...

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40 killed in China building collapse

40 killed in China building collapse

Beijing : Forty people were killed when an under construction building collapsed in China on Thursday. The accident occurred at about 7 a.m. in Jiangxi when the platform of a power plant’s cooling tower collapsed, Xinhua news reported. Total number of the ...

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India, Russia to study building USD 25 bn pipeline

India, Russia to study building USD 25 bn pipeline

Panaji :  India and Russia have agreed to explore building the world’s most expensive pipeline costing close to USD 25 billion to ferry natural gas from Siberia to the world’s third biggest energy consuming nation. The pipeline is to connect Russian gas ...

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Five killed, three injured in Mumbai building collapse

Five killed, three injured in Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three others injured, at least one critically, when a partially-occupied building undergoing repairs came crashing down here on Saturday afternoon, officials said. According to BMC Disaster Control, the three-storied ...

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Centre urges states to promote ‘citizen participation’ in urban planning and development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu releases new urban and regional development planning guidelines Seeks attention to investment planning, local and area development planning States asked to create exclusive funds for city infrastructure development States also asked to enable building approvals in 30 days to promote ease of doing business

Seeking a paradigm shift in urban development planning, the central government has urged the states and urban local bodies to identify urban development needs and priorities through ‘citizen participation’ in decision making. This was the thrust of the new ‘Urban ...

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Smart Cities are more for the poor, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu Urges industry to seize opportunities in building new urban India Centre can do hand holding; States and urban local bodies need to rise to the challenge, says Shri Naidu

Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has asserted that ‘Smart Cities to be built seek to ensure socio-economic inclusivity besides promoting employment generation through increased economic opportunity by enhancing the ease of doing business and as such would benefit ...

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States show the way forward on building smart cities Impart clarity on selection criteria, financing and reforms to live up to the task States suggest two stage selection of cities, fixed tenures for Mayors and municipal cadres e-governance, online service delivery, hike in FAR, user fee based concessions suggested Two day stakeholders consultations held on the directive of Prime Minister concluded today

The smart cities building initiative crossed a major milestone today with the states and other stakeholders coming out with the criteria for selection and ranking of cities and broadly agreeing on innovative financing models and urban governance reforms reforms to ...

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