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FEATURE-Can Barcelona 'superblocks' cut traffic and clean up city air? 23.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Davies BARCELONA, Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The daily life and work of Gabrielle Green, a language teacher in the Spanish city of Barcelona, just got that little bit easier - but not all her neighbours would agree.
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Eight killed, 30 injured in Lahore bomb blast 23.2.2017 Hindu: International
Powerful explosion targets two eateries, including one serving Indian cuisine.
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Pakistan: Lahore blast kills 8 23.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pakistan: Lahore blast kills 8
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6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat to be developed at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr under HRIDAY 23.2.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Urban Development today approved development of 6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr
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Govt revises land requirement norms for setting up KV schools 23.2.2017 News
A Kendriya Vidyalaya can now be set up in 2.5 acres of land
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8 killed, 35 injured in Lahore bomb blast 23.2.2017 deccanherald.com
At least eight persons were killed and 35 others injured today in a powerful bomb blast in a posh defence locality here, the second such incident in the city this month as Pakistan witnesses a surge in terror attacks. Panic gripped the Defence Housing Authority a little before noon when the loud explosion resonated across Z-Block. "Eight persons have been killed and 35 suffered injuries," officials said. The nature of the blast is yet to be determined and bomb disposal squad and forensic expert are collecting evidences from the spot. "It appears to be a planted device," Punjab police spokesman Niyab Haider told PTI. Police officials said 8-10 kilogrammes of explosives were used. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway. Several vehicles were also damaged in the blast. The injured are being shifted to different city hospitals. TV footage shows windows of several offices and eateries in the commercial area shattered by shrapnel. Windscreens of cars parked over 100 feet away from ...
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Israel conducts roadshows in Hyderabad to woo tourists to its shores 23.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Israel conducts roadshows in Hyderabad to woo tourists to its shores
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7 killed, 20 injured in Lahore bomb blast 23.2.2017 deccanherald.com
At least seven persons were killed and 20 others injured today in a powerful explosion that ripped through a building in a defence locality in this Pakistani city, the latest in a series of terror attacks in the country. Panic gripped the area a little before noon when the loud explosion resonated across Z-Block in Defence Housing Authority area in Lahore. "Seven persons have been killed and 20 suffered injuries," officials said. The nature of the blast is yet to be determined and bomb disposal squad and forensic expert are collecting evidences from the spot. "It appears to be a planted device," Punjab police spokesman Niyab Haider told PTI. The Z-block market houses restaurants frequented by young couples. Several vehicles were also damaged in the blast. The injured are being shifted to different city hospitals. The latest blast came as security has been tightened across Pakistan after a recent wave of terrorist strikes killed more than 100 people. On February 16, a suicide bomber killed 88 people at a ...
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Verizon, Ericsson to trial 5G technology across US 23.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
US wireless communications service provider Verizon and Swedish communication technology firm Ericsson are set to put 5G network on trial in multiple cities across the US.
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An eye-opener 23.2.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Designer Gaurav Gupta has styled masks and T-shirts for his anti-pollution campaign
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Construction industry needs to do its bit to cut pollution (Comment) 23.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
It is estimated that nearly 70 per cent of the buildings that will exist in Indian cities by 2030 are yet to be built. Which means that India is unlikely to lose its infamous badge of "country with the deadliest polluted air" any time soon -- unless it takes some quick counter-measures.
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Techie who extols benefits of organic milk 23.2.2017 Hindu: Agriculture
Techie sets up farm not just to supply milk, but also to breed the best bovines
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UDH minister slams mayor over open defecation free status 23.2.2017 TOI: Jaipur
Urban development and housing (UDH) minister Srichand Kriplani Wednesday has slammed city mayor Ashok Lahoti as Jaipur is lagging far behind in achieving open defecation free (ODF) status.
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Ring Road project: Two state ministers meet Nitin Gadkari 23.2.2017 TOI: Jaipur
After seeking a legal opinion from law department on termination of Jose-Supreme joint venture (JV) contract and appoint the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for construction of 47km Ring Road project, two state ministers met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday.
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Another bheri in Kolkata disappears 23.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
A sprawling 180-bigha bheri in East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) is the latest to disappear from the Ramsar site that is under constant threat from the illegal urban sprawl which is constantly nibbling into the city's most valuable natural asset.
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Facing eviction, Ritchie Street residents appeal to CM 23.2.2017 Hindu: Home
They have to repay a loan amount of over ₹70 lakh
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Fine dining and a sea view 23.2.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
South Mumbai gets some of its mojo back with a sprawling new bar that offers some heady cocktails and an extensive food menu
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There’s poison in the air 23.2.2017 Hindu: National
One-third of Indian cities breach limits, show govt. data
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60% of frontline forest dept posts are vacant, says PCCF 22.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (wildlife) B J Hosmath on Wednesday said that over 60% of frontline posts in the department are lying vacant. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of a 24-unit forest quarters in Malleswaram on Wednesday, Hosmath said that it was difficult for the department to tackle forest fires efficiently in the absence of adequate staff. He said that though new recruits must mandatorily spend at least five years in tiger reserves, soon after this term, the staffers start seeking transfers out of forests. At least Rs 500 crore is required to set up group housing and other facilities around reserves so that the staff and their families stay and continue to work there. Forest, Environment and Ecology Minister Ramanath Rai said the Bandipur forest fire in which over 750 acres were gutted, was an "eye opener." There is a need for serious thought about the conditions under which the forest staff live and work. "The forest watchers submitted me a memorandum on ...
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Waste collection workers demand salary 22.2.2017 Deccan Herald - District
The civic workers working for Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited (AWHCPL) staged a protest on Wednesday over delay in payment of monthly salary. As the company has been entrusted with the responsibility of collecting garbage from doorsteps and other solid waste management activities in the city, the protest resulted in the garbage remaining unattended to in major parts of the city. The civic workers were supported by Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangha (BMS) leaders as well. They planned to stage a protest in front of the Labour Department. As the Department senior official was out of station, they staged a protest in front of the Mangaluru City Corporation. Still waiting The Antony Waste Handling Cell Private Limited has 630 civic workers, 130 drivers and 25 supervisors. BMS leader Vishwanath Shetty said that about 100 workers were not paid salary for the last three months. The remaining workers did not get their payment for the month of January. As per the terms and conditions, they have to be paid by ...
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