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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi has made its way to the list of 27 new smart cities announced by the Urban Development Ministry on Tuesday.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Dr. Premchand Vs Pattanakkad Grama Panchayat (Alapuzha District, Kerala) dated 20/09/2016 regarding construction in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 as well as the provisions of Kerala Panchayat Building Rules, 2011.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sanjay Sinha Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 16/09/2016 regarding Environmental Clearance for construction of buildings with built up area of 20,000 Sq. meter and above within the territorial jurisdiction of those ULBs (Urban Local Bodies), Patna, Bihar.

A new desert city in the United Arab Emirates without light switches or water taps has much to teach people around the world about saving energy and precious resources.

Researchers at University of California San Diego's Big Pixel Initiative are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization

Cities are under pressure from all angles; some pressures are easily forecasted while others are more difficult to predict. Balancing the immediate needs of today without compromising the demands of tomorrow is at the heart of sustainability, and of this report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biranchi Narayan Mahapatra Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 08/09/2016 regarding encroachment of natural ponds, Berhampur Municipality, Ganjam District, Odisha. Municipal Commissioner, Brahmapur Municipal Corporation has stated before National Green Tribunal that “as soon as the rainy season is over all the encroachments on the embankments of tanks will be evicted.”

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Old Cross Fishing Canoe Owners Co-op Society Ltd. & Others Vs Mormugao Port Trust & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding Environmental Clearance (EC), dated 9th February, 2016, granted for the capital dredging activity to Mormugoa Port Trust for deepening and dredging of existing navigational channel at Vasco-da-Gama, Mormugao, Goa.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Building Construction Corporation Ltd & Others Vs Khosmendir Singh Gahunia & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding the complete cordoning of a public road - Veer Chandra Sigh Garhwali Marg for the re-development of Kidwai Nagar East, Delhi.