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Nearly 1.5 cr people walk to work in Mumbai, but metropolis doesn’t prioritise pavements
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Nearly 1.5 cr people walk to work in Mumbai, but metropolis doesn’t prioritise pavements

Historically, large infrastructure projects in Mumbai like the Coastal Road or Bandra-Worli Sea Link have governed state imagination. But these projects only aide automobiles, not pedestrians

DU OBE: HC tells Railways to arrange travel for disabled students to Delhi for second round of exams
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DU OBE: HC tells Railways to arrange travel for disabled students to Delhi for second round of exams

The court was also informed by Delhi Univesity counsel that results of those students who appeared for online Open Book Examinations (OBE) will be declared at the end of October, if things go well

Delhi PWD orders door-to-door survey of illegally-occupied govt flats, asks officials to submit report by 24 February
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Delhi PWD orders door-to-door survey of illegally-occupied govt flats, asks officials to submit report by 24 February

Move comes days after the Delhi High Court rebuked the Housing Ministry for permitting over 550 accommodation units to be illegally occupied by retired officials and ordered the Centre to get them vacated within two weeks

Kshiti Goswami passes away at 77: Ex-Left Front minister breathes his last at private hospital in Chennai, survived by wife and daughter
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Kshiti Goswami passes away at 77: Ex-Left Front minister breathes his last at private hospital in Chennai, survived by wife and daughter

The leader of the RSP, a constituent of the Left Front, served as the state PWD minister for more than two decades

Assam floods: Sarbananda Sonowal visits Goalpara, hands over ex-gratia cheques to kin of two deceased
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Assam floods: Sarbananda Sonowal visits Goalpara, hands over ex-gratia cheques to kin of two deceased

Sarbananda Sonowal visited the flood-hit areas of Goalpara district to take stock of the damage there and interacted with the affected people.

AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi
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AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi

Recently Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal jointly laid foundation for a sewage water treatment plant in Delhi, showing once again what a Centre-state harmony can do for Delhi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's 2015 promise of free Wi-Fi across city remains a distant dream
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's 2015 promise of free Wi-Fi across city remains a distant dream

Even after four years of Kejriwal government free Wi-Fi remains mere lip-service as many parts of the city still to get it

Political leaders who don't keep promises get 'beaten up' by people, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari
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Political leaders who don't keep promises get 'beaten up' by people, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari said political leaders who sell dreams to people but fail to make them a reality get "beaten up" by the public. The minister, who handles a host of infrastructure-related portfolios in the Narendra Modi government, asserted he is a doer and delivers on his promises.

Election Commission orders states to arrange for pick-up, drop facilities for differently-abled voters during polls
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Election Commission orders states to arrange for pick-up, drop facilities for differently-abled voters during polls

The Election Commission's directive says government vehicles can be used to pick up and drop differently-abled people during polls.

Karnataka's PWD in flux as minister HD Revanna transfers 700 officials in 24 hrs; move ruffles Congress camp
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Karnataka's PWD in flux as minister HD Revanna transfers 700 officials in 24 hrs; move ruffles Congress camp

Karnataka PWD minister and brother of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, HD Revanna is in the midst of a fresh controversy once again, with his decision to transfer over 700 officials overnight.

Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: toll rises to three; search and rescue operation concludes
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Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: toll rises to three; search and rescue operation concludes

The body was identified as that of Goutam Mondal (45), a labourer hailing from Murshidabad district, who was missing along with another labourer Pranab Dey since the accident on Tuesday, he said. Mondal was working as a cook in the extension of the Metro rail project going on adjacent to the Majerhat Bridge, he said.

Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: West Bengal PWD issued tender for flyover's repair work in April 2018
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Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: West Bengal PWD issued tender for flyover's repair work in April 2018

PWD floated the tender in April to sublet the work for which it had invited quotations from companies for the repairs, refurbishing and maintenance of the bridge.

'Bad roads not only cause': MNS workers vandalise PWD office after minister remarks on pothole-related deaths in Mumbai suburbs
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'Bad roads not only cause': MNS workers vandalise PWD office after minister remarks on pothole-related deaths in Mumbai suburbs

Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil had said that potholes in roads alone cannot be blamed for the accidents.

Madras HC slams PWD, forest department for letting encroachers erect solar fence in reserved forest areas in Erode, Coimbatore
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Madras HC slams PWD, forest department for letting encroachers erect solar fence in reserved forest areas in Erode, Coimbatore

Madras HC has criticised PWD and forest department for allowing encroachers to erect solar fence in reserved forest areas in Erode and Coimbatore and has asked them to remove the fence

'Why have you not taken action against Satyendar Jain?': BJP asks Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
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'Why have you not taken action against Satyendar Jain?': BJP asks Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The BJP on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal why he has not taken action against his minister Satyendar Jain, who has been booked for alleged corruption.

Kasauli shooting shows Himachal Pradesh Police afflicted by deep-set malaise and unprofessionalism
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Kasauli shooting shows Himachal Pradesh Police afflicted by deep-set malaise and unprofessionalism

The malaise in the Himachal Pradesh police force began much before Kasauli and even before the botched investigation of the Kotkhai rape and murder.

Varanasi flyover collapse: Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation's Managing Director removed, cement samples sent to IIT for investigation
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Varanasi flyover collapse: Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation's Managing Director removed, cement samples sent to IIT for investigation

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday removed the Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation, Rajat Mittal, over the Varanasi accident where part of an under-construction flyover caved in, officials said. The disaster killed 15 and injured half a dozen people.

Man in Karnataka hangs self, another dies of heart attack, after being demoted due to Supreme Court order
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Man in Karnataka hangs self, another dies of heart attack, after being demoted due to Supreme Court order

A Supreme Court directive to the Karnataka government to reshuffle its employees by demoting officials from the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities who were given consequential promotion based on reservation, has cost at least two people their lives.

Amid cash crunch, Income Tax Department seizes Rs 14.48 crore from hoarders during raids across India
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Amid cash crunch, Income Tax Department seizes Rs 14.48 crore from hoarders during raids across India

The Income Tax Department (ITD) has seized Rs 14.48 crore in cash during raids at multiple locations, including in poll-bound Karnataka