The Fifth State Finance Commission was constituted by the Governor under the provisions of Article-243-I and 243-Y of the Constitution of India, read with Section 3 and 8 of Odisha Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993 (Odisha Act 28 of 1993) vide Notification No.15340FIN-BUD6-SFC-0002-2018/F dated 5th May, 2018to recommend on

Judgement of the High Court of Uttarakhand in the matter of Gram Sabha Mawakot & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 14/05/2018 regarding declaration of rural self governing institutions like "gram panchayat" to an urban local body, by converting it into a "Nagar Panchayat". The main matter relates to notification issued on 05.04.2018 by which 73 villages were proposed to be included in the Nagar Palika Kotdwar.

Manhattan skyscrapers, rather than rustic rural towns, are quickly becoming the picture of sustainable living in the twenty-first century. San Francisco, Copenhagen and Singapore each top their regions in the Green City Index. As sites of innovation and economic dynamism, these places exemplify a blend of density and livability that large, prosperous cities in the 'global south', such as Mumbai in India and São Paulo in Brazil, increasingly emulate.

An alarming 142 cases of dengue have been detected in August in the city, the highest this year, prompting the municipal bodies to step up preventive measures.

SATKHIRA : The annual budget of Satkhira municipality for 2013-14 fiscal year was announced on Thursday, reports UNB.

Visits to seven small towns in north India reveal how paucity of funds, slipshod planning and a dearth of capabilities have contributed to poor civic services and inadequate infrastructure. Citizens in some areas have organised themselves into neighbourhood committees to tackle problems that the urban bodies neglect, but this has its limitations and cannot substitute for efficient local government. The keys to tap the rich potential in these small towns are purposeful research, participative planning, responsive governance and healthy finances.

Report Tabled In Assembly, States Staff Strength Grew 10-Fold In One Dept

New Delhi: For the past one week, shoppers at the Sarojini Nagar market are having a hard time parking their vehicles.

JORHAT: The district administration imposed ban on the use of polythene carry bags, plates, water glasses made of thermocol. In this regard a meeting was held yesterday in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner, Jorhat to discuss the cleanness of Jorhat city.

In the meeting besides the Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Jain, the Chairman of Jorhat Municipal Board, representatives of the conscious citizen forum, officials of Chambers of Commerce, retailers and whole sellers, Drug Dealers’ Association, the Fish Seller Association, representatives of different NGOs took part in the meeting

Officials Blame Process Of Penalizing, Lax Implementation For Ban’s Failure.