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‘Everyone Needs Support, Not Just Slumdwellers’ (Cached) 28.4.2014 Outlook Magazine
The activist-politician on slum-dwellers and the contradictions in her party's stand on reservations
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A Lady Amidst The Aam Aadmi (Cached) 28.4.2014 National
Slum dunk manoeuvre Medha on one of her many walkthroughs
The indefatigable Medha Patkar dons the Aam Aadmi Party cap to channelise electoral politics towards the many causes she espouses
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Government plans revival of slew of infrastructure projects: Roshan Baig (Cached) 24.4.2014 ET: Infrastructure
Karnataka govt is planning to revive a slew of infra projects, including high-speed rail network & an international convention centre near Kempegowda International Airport.
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BLOG: Narendra Modi on Varanasi, importance of voting and his vision for India (Cached) 24.4.2014 DNA: Opinion
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to file his nomination papers for contesting from Varanasi today. He will battle against Congress' Ajay Rai and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal.  Dear Friends, Today I embark on a unique and memorable journey from the land of Somnath to the city of Lord Vishwanath. Later today I will be filing my nomination papers from Varanasi as the BJP candidate.  I would like to thank the leadership of the Party for giving me this opportunity to contest elections from this city that has such a rich history and culture. I bow to the Party Karyakartas who have been working tirelessly on the ground from the time my nomination was announced and the Karyakartas and well-wishers from all over India who have supported me in the last few months. It was said about Varanasi: “Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”(Mark Twain)  Varanasi is the cradle of India’s glorious culture, a confluence ...
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'Yeh hai Mumbai meri jaan': 30 vintage, black and white photos of Bombay from the last 100 ... (Cached) 24.4.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
If you have grown up in Mumbai, you would be hit with sweet nostalgia when you see these vintage photos of the city
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Narendra Modi writes blog, envisions glorious future for Varanasi (Cached) 24.4.2014 Zee News : India National
Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has expressed his vision for Varanasi in his blog.
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FULL TEXT: Narendra Modi set to file nomination papers and thanks BJP 24.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to file his nomination papers for contesting from Varanasi today. He will battle against Congress' Ajay Rai and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal.  Dear Friends,   Today I embark on a unique and memorable journey from the land of Somnath to the city of Lord Vishwanath. Later today I will be filing my nomination papers from Varanasi as the BJP candidate.  I would like to thank the leadership of the Party for giving me this opportunity to contest elections from this city that has such a rich history and culture. I bow to the Party Karyakartas who have been working tirelessly on the ground from the time my nomination was announced and the Karyakartas and well-wishers from all over India who have supported me in the last few months. It was said about Varanasi: “Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”(Mark Twain)  Varanasi is the cradle of India’s glorious culture, a confluence ...
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Is there a unified slum vote for Congress in Mumbai? Not any longer 24.4.2014 FirstPost: Politics
Cong will find that gimmicks can no longer get slumdwellers to vote en masse. Technology, TV and phones mean slumdwellers are connected with issues larger than bijli, paani and gutter. They are talking about corruption, price rise and more.
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Now Showing: EC Clout Shuts Malls, Theatres 24.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
People who’d planned to cast their vote and still make it in time for a movie at noon on Thursday, will have to make other plans.
Fight against malaria a priority this year, say Pune doctors 24.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
Pune: With 56 deaths in 2012 and 80 deaths in 2013 due to Malaria in the state, the vector-borne disease is still poses mortal danger to human beings. Though Pune has not recorded any death owing to the disease in last two years, medical experts of the city suggest low sanitation and unhygienic conditions in Pune is the main reason that Malaria rampant. As it is mandatory that the PMC health department informs the state health department of the number of registered cases of Malaria, we have a proper records of malarial patients in the city. The number of Malarial patients are decreasing each year, with 80 patients registered and no deaths in 2012, and 47 cases with no deaths in 2013. So far only 3 cases have been registered till April this year. This year on World Malaria Day we aim to reduce the number of Malarial patients in the city." said Vaishali Jadhav, assistant health officer, PMC. Although the numbers look optimistic in the city, WHO has themed this year's World Heath Day to be 'Vector-Borne ...
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KMRL to Spruce up 20 City Roads 24.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
A total of 20 roads in the city will be developed by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) in the second phase of the preparatory works of the Kochi Metro rail project.
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What Astrologers Foretell 24.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Leaders like Deve Gowda, B S Yeddyurappa, S M Krishna and even so-called atheists seek advice from astrologers before polls.
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'Govt Must Focus on Infrastructure' 24.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Real estate body CREDAI on Wednesday said that a new stable government at the Centre would need to focus on infrastructure development in its budget as opposed to the people-oriented budget that was presented this year.
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Soon, verifying property details to be made easy 24.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Kaveri software, used for immovable property registration, to be integrated with database in ULBs. The State Stamps and Registration department will soon integrate its Kaveri software (Karnataka Valuation and e-Registration), which is now being used for registration of immovable property, with that of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the State, including the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), to prevent fraudulent transactions. Once integrated, sub-registrars will be able to access the database of properties enlisted in the ULBs coming under their jurisdiction. Authenticity of the documents produced at the time of property registration will be verified by the sub-registrars by accessing ULBs' database before taking up the process, Inspector General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamps, Adoni Syed Saleem said. Though the department has made it mandatory for all sub-registrars to verify all the documents before undertaking registration, there is no mechanism in place for the officials to find out ...
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Slums to be upgraded at Rs 1,347 cr in State 24.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Housing Minister MHAmbarish on Wednesday said that the government is upgrading 26 slums in the State at a cost of Rs 1,347 crore under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY). The projects are likely to commence in May. Speaking to reporters, he said that the Housing department had already finalised the tenders for two of the 26 projects and another 20 will be finalised by the end of May. The two projects for which tenders have been finalised are for Bangalore and Tumkur slums. The Housing minister said that the projects will be completed in the next 10 to 12 months. Ambarish said the government is looking at 16,425 houses to be constructed under the scheme of slum re-development in this phase for the two cities. In the second phase, a total of Rs 777 crore will be spent to construct 26,845 houses elsewhere in the State. Ambarish said that the department has a target of providing 3.7 lakh houses by the end of this financial year. He said that 2.5 lakh applications have been received by the department, and it is ...
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11,500 houses for police across State, says George 24.4.2014 deccanherald.com
The State government will construct 11,500 new police quarters at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore in Karnataka of which 2,500 units will be in Bangalore alone, said Home Minister K J George. Speaking to reporters after inspecting police quarters at various locations in the City on Wednesday, George said that the government was able to meet only 40 per cent of the demand for housing by the police department. "Our project aims to meet 60 per cent of the requirement. The work has been entrusted to the Karnataka Police Housing Corporation," the minister said. George said that locations for construction of houses were being identified across the State and tenders had been floated for the project at several places. He added that local residents will be entrusted with monitoring the construction work. The minister inspected police quarters and vacant land of the police department at three locations in Shivajinagar. He was accompanied by Minister for Infrastructure Development and Haj R Roshan Baig, Bangalore Police ...
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Capital dumps a fortune at its landfills 24.4.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Delhi government calls its three garbage dumps at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa landfills.In reality, they are far from what a landfill should ...
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Traffic snarls hit Taratala crossing 24.4.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
With the pipeline laying work inching towards the Taratala crossing, there is absolute chaos on the road leading to ...
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AllBank shifts loan focus (Cached) 24.4.2014 Telegraph: Business
Calcutta, April 23: Public sector lender Allahabad Bank is planning to lend more to agriculture, MSME (medium and small enterprises) and retail as it seeks to make up for a slack in corporate credit that has caused it to miss its targets for last fiscal.
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Innovation lab in UP proposed by MIT (Cached) 24.4.2014 TOI: Lucknow Times
In a bid to encourage and support innovation culture among youth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), world's top university, has proposed to set up an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the ...
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