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Cargo Airports in Telangana and UP

Telangana and Uttar Pradesh both are waiting for a green signal from the Centre for a Cargo Airport of their own. While Telangana has zoomed in on northern Hyderabad for a dedicated Cargo Airport, Uttar Pradesh plans to construct it up in the western part of the state, once the green signal is received from the Centre. According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, while there are five operational airports in the (erstwhile) state of undivided [...]

Mumbai Ranked Ahead of Washington

Knight Frank, a leading global property consulting company has just released ‘The Wealth Report 2017’, of which the ‘City Wealth Index’ ranks Mumbai at 21st, based on the number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) residing in major cities covered by the report. The report covers 125 cities in 89 countries and is based on responses to a detailed survey carried out with 900 of the world’s leading private bankers and wealth managers. A [...]

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The Telangana Government is working towards getting UNESCO recognition for Charminar, Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs. The Government of Telangana is planning to set up a special task force to help towards removing encroachments or unauthorised constructions in or around historic sites and monuments in the city. If required, services of retired employees will be pooled-in in this endeavour, as per Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao. World Heritage Sites [...]

Delhi and Patna: Among Most Polluted Cities

On one hand we have the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian space agency that took the country into a world record last week, by launching a record 104 satellites in one go; and then we have cities like Delhi, India’s capital, along with Patna, Bihar’s capital, that have let India down by being recognised as among the most polluted cities in the world, as per the latest report published in the journal, ‘The [...]

Cities That Have Served As The Capital Of India

Did you know that New Delhi has not always been the capital of India? India was divided into many kingdoms through the ancient and medieval times, each with its own capital. Many of these grew into trade hubs and cultural centres. Pataliputra, near Patna, was the capital of the Nanda, Mauryan and Gupta empires of yore. But eventually, the focus shifted west, especially with the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate which came to be governed [...]

Tableaux Add True Colour to the 2017 Republic Day of India

India is all set to celebrate the 68th Republic Day on the 26th January, 2017. It is the day when the Constitution of India was officially enforced as the governing document of India. The Constitution of India replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 in 1950. Every year, the Republic Day parade is held in Rajpath in Delhi where the air-force, army, navy along with the paramilitary forces and the different states of India showcase their talent [...]

Odd-Even Car Scheme - What Happened?

Grandiose plans without adequate planning and public support never really take off. Let’s take the example of Akbar, who tried to build Fatehpur Sikri near Agra as the capital of the Mughal Empire but failed due to lack of adequate water in the region. After 13 years of living there, he shifted back to Agra. Tughlaq tried a similar move to build Tughlakabad as the new capital, only to abandon it later. And more recently, [...]

Status of Smart City Projects

Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Government of India in June 2015. It is an urban renewal and retrofitting program, and the mission proposes to develop 100 cities rendering them citizen friendly as well as sustainable. The cities selected are midsized and will be developed by modernising the existing amenities. They will serve as the satellite towns of bigger cities. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration [...]

Best Tourist Destinations 2016

The year 2016 saw steady interest in travel and tourism within India, driven largely by domestic tourists. International tourists, too, continued to arrive in greater numbers taking advantage of a weaker rupee. Here is our list of some of the interesting and popular tourist sites, by category, in India for 2016. #Adventure 2016 showed India’s increasing interest in adventure-related tourism, with people wanting to experience different kinds of adventure sports. Trekking has traditionally been popular, [...]

Jodhpur and Mumbai Among World's Most Insiring Cities

Sun-drenched Miami, in the USA, famed for its colourful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs, has topped the 2016 list of the world’s most inspiring cities. The Inspiring Cities Ranking is run by TravelBird with the aim of inspiring the intrepid travellers to travel to the right city where the experience will be soul stirring and stimulating. The three cities following at close heels with the status of the most inspiring [...]