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Himachal: Shimla MC mulls imposing dog tax to keep town clean

Mayor says despite MC’s warnings, residents allow dogs, most of them unregistered, to ease themselves on streets. Tax will generate revenue to pay MC staff for ensuring clean public spaces.

The Shimla municipal corporation proposes to impose a dog tax ranging from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 a month on pet owners to ensure cleanliness in town. (Representational photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 12:39 PM IST

PMC checking garbage to identify & fine litterers from discarded documents

Pune Municipal Corporation in India catches and fines litterbugs by rummaging through trash for documents that reveal the litterer's identity, resulting in 35 penalties being issued.

PMC official seen rummaging the trash for documents to assert the identity of the person responsible for littering. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:39 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

LG flags lack of sanitation, poor roads in east Delhi

VK Saxena, the lieutenant governor of Delhi, has inspected areas in trans-Yamuna and highlighted issues such as poor roads, sanitation, encroachment, and clogged drains. He has directed civic agencies to begin immediate repair and beautification work in east Delhi. Saxena has also stated that no civic agency has paid attention to these areas for several years.

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena (PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:29 PM IST

‘Employ Gujarat model for progress, cleanliness of U.P. villages’

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya was addressing joint development commissioners and chief development officers of all the districts in a meeting organised at Yojana Bhawan on Wednesday

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 07:34 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow Zoo hosts conference on animal health; prepares for big cat photo exhibition

Director of Lucknow Zoo, Aditi Sharma, highlighted the importance of preparing a schedule for each zoo inhabitant to ensure that vaccination dates are not overlooked.

The zoo is gearing up to showcase a photo exhibition featuring big cats on its premises this Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 07:34 PM IST

Over 7,000 dengue cases reported in Karnataka, CM instructs for measures

Karnataka Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao launched a disease surveillance dashboard and a mobile application for effective monitoring and curbing of dengue.

Over 7,000 dengue cases reported in Karnataka, CM instructs for measures
Published on Sep 11, 2023 02:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

Littered waste greets Swachh Survekshan team in Mohali

Last year, Mohali’s rank in the annual cleanliness survey had dropped to 81, 32 positions down from 113 in 2021

Garbage strewn around near GMADA’s Purab Premium Apartments in Sector 88. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 02:46 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohali

WR and BMC pass the buck on garbage at Prabhadevi station

Despite multiple complaints over the past two years, Western Railway (WR) has failed to maintain cleanliness at the exit of Prabhadevi railway station, contending that the responsibility lies with the BMC

Mumbai, India - Aug. 19, 2023: Despite complaints for 2 years now, Railway fails to clean Prabhadevi Railway station premises. Local activist and commuters have said that entry exists to Prabhadevi Railway station premises are extremely dirty, has water logging in monsoons and garbage all over the place, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, August 19, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Chandigarh MC hires private firm to lift garbage from parks daily

Mayor Anup Gupta and MC commissioner Anindita Mitra, while flagging off the project, said that the system has been designed to efficiently collect garbage and streamlining the process

To date, the work was being done by the civic body. Maintenance of neighbourhood parks is with residents’ welfare associations (RWAs). (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 11:51 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Pune artistes, citizens complain about unclean auditoriums, stinky toilets

Pune's auditoriums are facing issues of cleanliness, air-conditioning, water leakage, and parking facilities, causing concern among citizens and artists. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has been unable to keep the auditoriums clean and lacks political pressure to reschedule events. The PMC has been advised to hire professional agencies for cleanliness and appoint officers interested in culture. The district guardian minister has instructed the administration to prepare an action plan and hire private agencies for cleanliness. The Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium will remain closed for air-conditioning system replacement. Balgandharva and other auditoriums will also undergo renovations.

Metro work underway at Balagandharv Rang Mandir premise. Due to this, pipes and other construction debris are scattered in the area inconveniencing citizens. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2023 09:25 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Startup Mantra: Locate clean, accessible washrooms at a click

ToiletSeva, a social enterprise and platform for sharing information about “out of home” toilets to address the age-old problem in India

Amol Bhinge (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 10:55 PM IST
BySalil Urunkar

Panchkula MC to set schedule of cleaning staff for waste collection

MC commissioner Sachin Gupta ordered CSI Avinash Singla to set the time table of cleaning staff to maintain cleanliness in Panchkula

HT Image
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 02:33 AM IST
By, Panchkula

NER initiative: Now, men in saffron, blue and neon green to help passengers onboard

Newly deployed railway personnel in glittery saffron, blue, and neon green jackets will provide different services to passengers onboard trains under North Eastern Railway (NER) Lucknow Division. The orange-jacketed personnel will provide bed rolls, blue-jacketed personnel will take care of cleanliness and onboard housekeeping, and a green-jacketed "Swachhta Prahari" will supervise overall cleanliness. The service has been started under a pilot project in four trains, and other trains will be added based on project success. The system aims to make it easy for passengers to identify whom to ask for help and resolve complaints quickly.

The personnel deployed by the NER. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 06:21 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Top performing civic bodies will be rewarded: U.P. CM Yogi

Municipal corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayat should be good from the point of view of smooth traffic, Yogi Adityanath said at an orientation programme for newly elected heads of civic bodies

U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath being welcomed at an orientation workshop for newly elected civic bodies’ chief in Lucknow on June 1. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 11:33 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Firozabad, Mathura beat others in drive against communicable diseases

Firozabad and Mathura districts topped a cleanliness drive and awareness campaign on communicable diseases, while Mirzapur ranked last, according to a tally based on district-wise performance. Only 22% of bushes and shrubs were cleared in Mirzapur, while just 31% of swine herders were sensitized in Bhadohi. The campaign involved various departments, including health, agriculture, and Swachh Bharat Mission.

Drive is focussed on cleanliness and spreading awareness on communicable diseases. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 12, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Transformed Delhi govt schools, now turn of MCD: Kejriwal

The mega event was primarily aimed at ensuring greater participation of parents of students of Municipal Corporation of Delhi schools

Teachers interact with parents and students during the first joint mega PTM at an MCD school in Patel Nagar on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 11:43 PM IST

235 couples first listened to ‘Mann ki Baat’, then tied knot in MP's Ratlam

Throughout the years, the program has covered various topics including weather, environment, cleanliness, various social issues, and even examinations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Published on Apr 30, 2023 11:12 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Holding events at 3 Chandigarh grounds becomes costlier

At the finance and contract committee (F&CC) meeting held on Wednesday, it was decided to increase the daily rent to ₹25,000 for holding events in Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, the daily rent for holding exhibitions at the Sector 17 ground was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>18,750, Manimajra ground <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>18,750 and Sector 34 ground <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,000. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 02:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Waste not collected for past two days, Gurugram turns a dump yard

This is due to a dispute between the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and its waste collection concessionaire Ecogreen Energy over non-payment of dues

Garbage dump on Civil Lines road on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 11:42 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Bypoll: BJP laments infrastructure decadence in Jalandhar

BJP's Narinder Singh Raina laments infrastructure decay in Jalandhar, stating that the city is lagging behind in cleanliness, good roads, and sport development.

Representational picture of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 01:11 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Thane civic bodies top in beautification

While the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), which is a C category civic body, and the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC), a D category civic body, have topped their categories in the state government’s ‘City Beautification and Cleanliness Competition 2022’

Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Thane civic bodies top in beautification
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Pune: FDA conducts checks on ice as demand rises in summer

Roadside hawkers, juice centres, or eateries buying ice have been advised by the authority to keep a record of from where they purchased the ice

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Pune will soon begin with tests and checks on ice creams and carbonated drinks by this week. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 11:33 PM IST
ByShiva Joshi

Panchkula’s solid waste management plan gets CM nod

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar directed the officers to install GPS on vehicles as well as RFID in all houses to ensure door-to-door collection of waste

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar was apprised of a proposal to hire an agency for door-to-door garbage collection, processing of solid waste in Panchkula. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, Panchkula

PMC to strengthen and improve its healthcare facilities

The PMC has prepared a 126-point checklist including parameters like—infrastructure, outdoor facilities, pharmacy, specialised OPD’s, vaccination room, portal uploading, store room amongst others

The order was issued by Dr Bhagwan Pawar, PMC health officer. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 11:37 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Amarnath Yatra to commence on July 1, registration from April 17

Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Friday announced that Amarnath Yatra will commence on July 1, saying a hassle-free pilgrimage is the top priority

The Amarnath Yatra will commence simultaneously from both routes – the Pahalgam track in the Anantnag district and Baltal in the Ganderbal district. (HT file Photo for representation)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Jammu

New Panchkula deputy commissioner gets cracking to set house in order

New Panchkula deputy commissioner Priyanka Soni has directed all employees at the mini-secretariat to report on time or face strict action

Priyanka Soni, a 2012-batch IAS officer, took charge as the Panchkula deputy commissioner on Wednesday. (HT)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 01:51 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Metro gets a dreamy ambassador

Hema Malini decided to take the metro from Dahisar to Andheri on Tuesday evening as the danseuse and Member of Parliament from Mathura, who was shooting at Dahisar for a commercial, found the 2-hour-long car commute to be exhausting

**EDS: SCREENSHOT FROM TWITTER VIDEO VIA @dreamgirlhema** Mumbai: Veteran actor and BJP MP Hema Malini rides a metro, in Mumbai, Tuesday, April 11, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_12_2023_000265A) (PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 01:05 AM IST

MLA Shirole points issues with e-toilets, PMC promises quick action

During a meeting on Wednesday, Shirole stated that most public toilets and e-toilets are not being used due to lack of maintenance

Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar on Wednesday ordered the municipal administration to immediately repair e-toilets (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Covid protocols revived in Lucknow, other UP districts amid spurt in cases

Adherence to social distancing, wearing of masks mandatory in offices, educational institutions, hospitals, malls, railway stations, airports and other places

Anyone can inform about any Covid positive patient on telephone number 0522-4523000 of the Integrated Covid Command and Control Centre. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 08:06 PM IST

At Vande Bharat event, PM Modi’s dig at Ashok Gehlot over Sachin Pilot’s protest

PM Modi also rued that an important and basic need of the citizens such as railways was turned into an arena of politics in the past

Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra, chief minister Ashok Gehlot and railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw attend the virtual flagging off ceremony of first Vande Bharat Express between Ajmer and Delhi Cantt (ANI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 07:06 PM IST
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