Panchkula MC Budget; Nothing for slums; last year only Rs 3.69 cr was spent on development work.
In its first meeting in a year, the Panchkula Municipal Council (MC) passed its budget unanimously for fiscal 2011-12. An amount of Rs 37.75 crore has been earmarked for development works whereas last year only Rs 3.69 crore was spent till February 2011.

The buying and selling of the flats in buildings standing on notified private forest lands in Mumbai and Thane is going on uninterruptedly.

The fate of nearly 5 lakh families in 15,000 buildings with several thousand apartments in Borivli, Mulund, Nahur and Thane is hanging in balance for the past few years as the case is being heard in the Supreme Court.

Though the lower court has suggested

With the onset of monsoon in the national Capital, dengue and swine flu cases are increasing with 25 fresh cases of dengue and 32 cases of swine flu reported during the last 24 hour. According to the officials, the number of dengue cases has reached 322 this season.

New Delhi: A large number of Delhiites have decided to protest against MCD

Residents In Several Colonies Object To Design Of Toilet-Cum-Coffee Houses

New Delhi: A discussion among Delhi Jal Board (DJB), resident welfare associations and civil society groups on the proposed groundwater bill on Tuesday brought to the fore several apprehensions. Residents pointed out that since DJB was proposing to charge for groundwater use, would the agency then be liable if groundwater was contaminated.

Even with the Chief Minister coming out on the street to observe the Earth Hour yesterday, the amount of power saved in the Capital was not even half as much as was saved last year.

The lack of enthusiasm could be attributed to the fact that this was the second year of observing the Earth Hour as the residents of the city took it for granted and watched IPL instead.

Delhi will join 91 other countries in switching off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30 pm sharp across the globe.

Residential welfare associations are a window of opportunity to consolidate loose networks of local associations engaged in activities around urban services. They have changed the dynamics of urban politics.

The woes of residents in buildings on private forest lands in and around the city just do not seem to end. The state forest department has failed to keep its promise to submit a full list of such buildings to the Supreme Court by November 1.