MINISTER OF STATE FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Karnataka may soon announce relief as industries find property taxes steep
In the case of electricity bills, commercial consumers attract the highest tariff while industrial units pay a lower tariff. The government is working on similar lines of introducing a separate tax rate for industries. The Minister, however, said the Cabinet will take a view on whether to make the proposed relief prospective, or retrospective.
Government allocates Rs 232 crore for infrastructure development of CAPFs
The CAPFs, which are the backbone of internal security, are pressed...
Real estate developers eyeing co-living for future growth
A Cushman and Wakefield report on coliving has said the market for coliving in Indi...
Fund paucity halts repair of PMGSY roads
As many as 40% of roads have completed their design life and require repair/renewal. But funds are elusive.
Desperately needed: Urban design solutions
We need a well-thought-out urban design to resolve our urban woes and strategically meet our urban aspirations. Bringing in land pooling Act (LPA), and enabling the transfer of development rights (TDR) within detailed town planning (DTP) schemes, would be primary links in the system that needs to be established. Also, tools to free privately held land for public use with no loss of economic value to the donor have to be embedded into the system. Land pooling Act allows plot boundaries to be reworked into more functional and optimal parcels, creates new roads, parks, linkages etc.
India, Central Asian region have exclusively positive dynamics: Uzbek Foreign Minister
“…New Delhi is associated among the countries of the region not with competition for regional leadership, but as an example of mutually beneficial and respectful cooperation. From of old, India’s role in our region has always been constructive and in-demand one,” Kamilov said in his ministerial address at Raisina Dialogue.
Rs 14,000-crore state support plan to strengthen road safety
The programme will be driven by a strict incentive-based structure for states delivering on road safety aspects.
Will Delhi really vote on development and citizenry issues? India — and its political class — await patiently
Most agree bijli-paani, health, education, free bus rides for women, and CCTV cameras, have improved.
No state can deny implementation of CAA: Congress leader Kapil Sibal
There is no way a state can deny the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) when it is already passed by the Parliament, said Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday, who claimed that doing so would be "unconstitutional".
Commerce minister Piyush Goyal to lead Indian delegation to WEF 2020 in Davos
Goyal will also participate in an informal WTO Ministerial gathering being held in Davos during this period, the commerce ministry said in a statement. The union minister will hold bilateral meetings with ministers of Australia, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Korea and Singapore.
Kashmir issue should not be discussed at any common platform: Russian Foreign Minister
His made remarks at a press meet in Moscow responding to a query sent by ET on Russia's position on repeated attempts to discuss Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council despite failure at first meeting in August 2019. Lavrov visited Delhi earlier this week. The comments hold significance after yet another Chinese attempt at UNSC to internationalise issue fell flat.
Tourism not hit due to CAA or Article 370: Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel
"We will take complete responsibility if some untoward incident happens and not go about giving excuses. Even as the minister should not be taking blame for anything happening in the entire country, I will not shun from taking responsibility. However, I disagree that India is highly unsafe for women tourists," said minister of state for culture & tourism.
Govt to stop substitutable coal import; can go for auction of 100 fully explored new blocks: Joshi
The Cabinet recently approved promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 to amend Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation ) Act 1957 and Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act 2015.
Shinzo Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan must also defend itself from threats in cyberspace and from electromagnetic interference against Japanese satellites. Concerns are growing that China and Russia are seeking ways to interfere, disable or destroy satellites.
PM renames KoPT after Syama Prasad Mookerjee, says Centre making efforts to develop Bengal
Taking a dig at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said the state government was not keen on implementing central schemes as it does not benefit "syndicates". Modi, after renaming the Kolkata Port Trust after Syama Prasad Mookerjee on the occasion of its sesquicentenary celebrations, said country's coasts were gateways to development.
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