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J&K govt bans 22 social networking sites citing their misuse

The move comes against the backdrop of repeated student protests in Kashmir, which the authorities believe are fanned through social media

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Smart City-related evictions in India brutal: Patkar

Medha Patkar said the demolition of the habitats in the name of development was undermining the very existence of people living there

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NDMC to e-auction Taj Mansingh hotel

A bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman allowed the plea of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) that the Tata Group firm cannot have the right to refusal in the auctioning of the hotel

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2016 Sees Lowest Office Vacancy In 8 Years

Vacancy in Bengaluru has reduced from 14.5 per cent in 2010 to 3.8 per cent in 2016. Chennai’s vacancy has come down from 32 per cent in 2010 to 11 per cent today. Hyderabad has also seen its vacancy reduce from 15.5 per cent in 2009 to 9 per cent in 2016. Similarly, in Pune, vacancy has reduced from 17 per cent in 2009 to 5.5 per cent today. The pan-India vacancy is forecasted to increase marginally this year and remain range bound until the year 2019.

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A festival to focus on cultural legacies of three cities

A three-day festival will explore the idea of 'space as a place' through the cultural and architectural legacy of Lucknow, Kolkata and Delhi.

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MMRDA Tables Rs 6,976-cr Budget; Rs 3200 Crore For Metro Lines

Monorail phase-II has been allotted Rs 208 crore, and a paltry Rs 75 crore for augumenting civic amenities at BKC.

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Action Soon On Traffic Management On 28 Delhi Road Corridors

The 28 priority corridors, that fall under the A category, were identified for immediate action for traffic management in Delhi

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NDMC Team Leaves For Beijing To Study Urban Planning

The team comprising persons from horticulture, civil and health departments will also be acquainted with latest technology, mechanisation of horticulture and smart city facilities in the Chinese capital

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City Focus: Bhubaneswar To Give Metro A Miss, to focus on BRTS

Bhubaneswar Smart City has decided to do away with the metro rail and is focussing on improving the bus transport system, installing intelligent traffic system and creating cycling tracks for the convenience of cyclist and pedestrians

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In Smart City Plan, People Should Be The Main Focus

In last five years, Barcelona has transformed itself into one of the most advanced European cities. The city has smartly embedded technology with green living together and has created a city, which is smart, healthy and retaining its vibrant culture. Antonio Vives, CEO of City Transformation Agency, Barcelona the man behind the transformation of Barcelona into a Smart City, in a brief chat with BW Smart Cities

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