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PM TO Launch Low Cost Air Connectivity Scheme UDAN

The prime minister will flag off a flight from Shimla to Delhi to launch the regional air connectivity scheme 'UDAN', under which fares of flights will be capped at Rs 2,500 per seat per hour

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Maharashtra RERA Rules to Protect Homebuyers from May 1

Among small group of states & Union Territories to notify RERA; others could miss April 30 deadline

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Naidu to review progress of urban schemes in NE states

The urban schemes to be reviewed include Prime Minister's Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart City Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

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Only Housing Projects With Rainwater Harvesting Will Be Cleared in UP

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while going through the presentations of the Urban Development Department which went on till late last night, directed officials that provisions should be made that a map of a house is passed only if it has the rainwater harvesting facility mentioned.

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Maha Govt In Talks With Railways, Defence, For Rehab Of Slum Dwellers

The government is talking to Defence and Railway ministries on rehabilitating the project affected in the same area. The issue of land swap is also being discussed,

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Is GST Bad News For Homebuyers And Renters?

Once GST comes into effect from July, the leasing of land and buildings - as well as home loan EMIs paid by those who purchase under-construction apartments - will attract the applicable tax rate. Depending upon the tax rate that gets announced for real estate, the effect could be higher or lower than today.

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Decks Cleared For Jammu and Srinagar Smart City Proposals

The 'State-Level High Power Steering Committee' (SLHPSC), headed by Chief Secretary B R Sharma, approved the Smart City Proposals (SCPs) for Srinagar and Jammu cities for submission to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for participation in stage-II (round three) of the Smart City Competition, an official spokesman said Tuesday.

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NDMC, Navi Mumbai, Pune Leads In MOUD’s Credit Rating

NDMC, Navi Mumbai and Pune have gained AA+ Credit Rating while Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation have got AA credit rating.

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‘Cities Require New Set Of Workforce’

IPE Global has been partnering governments at central, state and city level across India to help design, operationalize and implement a wide range of urban investment programmes, including AMRUT, SBM and the Smart City Mission. Manish Arora of BW Smartcities in conversation with Richard Slater, Director Research, Development & Learning, IPE Global

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How Smart Villages Could Transform Rural India

Smart Villages are a good way of ensuring rural areas are not left out of the development agenda even as cities boost their infrastructure facilities.

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