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PATNA: The state cabinet has approved the modification in the Loknayak Ganga Path project.

The theoretical concepts “urban informality,” “periphery,” and “everyday state,” primarily emerging from the “new geographies” of the Global South, are used to make sense of the complicated state–society interactions leading to the transformation of land at the rural–urban interface of the postcolonial metropolitan capital of Delhi. The history of land development in a village called Khora is examined, which, located at the intersection of Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, has transformed from a sparsely populated village in 1971 to one of the densest “unauthorised colonies” in Asia in 2011.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/03/2018 regarding felling of trees in the area of Taj Trapezium Zone. Supreme Court has been informed by the State of Uttar Pradesh that a vision document is likely to be prepared in consultation with the School of Planning and Architecture. A Project Committee has also been constituted for this purpose. It is stated by learned counsel for the State of Uttar Pradesh that the first draft of the vision document will take about four months.

With two thirds of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by the middle of this century, the accelerating pace of urbanisation generates crucial opportunities and challenges for sustainable development that reach far beyond city boundaries.

PUNE: Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal’s first ever ruling came as a relief to home buyers who have purchased apartments or bungalows in the Lavasa township.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s South City Projects (Kolkata) Ltd. Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change regarding environmental clearance for building projects, Kolkata, 16/03/2018. NGT disposes of the Applications with the direction to MOEF & CC / SEIAA (whichever is the Competent Authority) to pass appropriate order within a period of six weeks on the issue of environment clearance to the building projects.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry Vs Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai & Others dated 15/03/2018 regarding constructions in the city of Mumbai.

The Himachal Pradesh government may file a review petition in the Supreme Court against a National Green Tribunal (NGT) directive banning constructions in green belts in Shimla, a state minister in

Order of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Birender Sangwan Vs District Judge North West & Others dated 14/03/2018 regarding defacement of walls of the Tis Hazari Court complex due to posters put up for the bar elections. A status report has been received from the District & Sessions Judge, North and North-West from the District Courts, Rohini informing this court that all defacing material has been removed.

The Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 evaluates quality of governance in cities, covering 23 major cities in India across 20 states based on 89 questions. Indian cities scored between 3.0 and 5.1 on 10, with Pune topping the charts for the first time.

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