Is Smart City just a new name for an old idea- and can it work in India?

The question is why should it make headlines at all? Are these not basic facilities every city should provide to its citizens?

With a ‘lenient’ RTI bench, where will common man go?

Over the last three years, the quantum of fine and number of cases when it is imposed have been going down in state due to SICs ‘going soft on them’.


In country-sized states

State governments cannot make cities livable. They must give urban areas freedom to manage themselves.

Protests continue as Vadodara’s over 300 displaced families yet to get their homes

The VMC is taking a back step on its word of allotting JNNURM homes to 340 families who have been homeless since the November demolitions.

Relocation of displaced families gets new twist: Builders panic after distress sale in Sayajipura

The prospect of relocating the displaced Muslim families from Kalyannagar slums to Sayajipura under the JNNURM through a draw conducted by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation on Thursday, has a new twist. Now, real estate developers have pressed the panic button and joined the protesting residents who plan to move the Gujarat High Court. Builders have […]

EWS draw cheers Vadodara’s displaced

On Thursday, the VMC conducted the much-awaited draw for EWS homes to those evicted from Kalyannagar.


VMC decides to go ahead with JNNURM housing draw

Representatives of the families expressed satisfaction at the solution offered by the VMC to end the stalemate.

Illegal matka den back in action, locals say not possible without ‘blessings of cops’

In March last year, Newsline had exposed how this matka den was operating in Pashan lake premises.

Many welfare targets, only a few reached

This part of the data series looks at Delhi’s record in state and central welfare schemes.

BMC turns to MU for a model to tax slums

Estimates additional annual revenue of Rs 1,000 cr once it starts taxing slum properties from 2016 .