Indian cities drop in Global Smart City Index; Singapore on top
Thursday, 17 September 2020 Four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities that was topped by Singapore. In the 2020 Smart City Index, Hyderabad was placed at the 85th position (down from 67 in 2019), New Delhi at 86th rank (down from 68 in 2019), Mumbai was at 93rd place (in 2019 it was at 78) and Bengaluru at 95th (79 in 2019).
Speaking to media in Mumbai on October 28, Shiv Sena veteran leader, Sanjay Raut spoke on whether central government should bring Uniform Civil Code or not. Raut said, "If Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and others want to impose Article 370 in Kashmir with help of China then central government should take strict steps. If any person who wants to unfurl tri-colour in Kashmir is stopped, then I consider it as 'Rashtra droh'." "We have said it before also that Uniform Civil Code (UCC) should be implemented in the country. If government brings something like that, then we will take a decision about it," Shiv Sena leader added.
Onion prices continued to surge in Mumbai's Byculla market. Continues rainfall in parts of India led to rise in onion prices. Onions are being sold at Rs 70-80 per kg. Traders used to sell 10 quintals in a day, now it has reduced to less than 3 quintals. A seller said, "Prices have doubled. We used to sell 10 quintals in a day, now it's reduced to less than 3 quintals. We've no idea why supply is less and how long this will prevail."
The festive season is proving to be a boon for shopkeepers across the country. Footfall has increased, helping them recover financial loss they suffered due to COVID-19. In Delhi, shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar market were elated with rise in customers. "With festive season starting, crowds have started pouring in. We covered 70-80% sale yesterday. We're hoping for a good weekend," said VK Gupta, VP, Lajpat Nagar Traders Association. Sarojini Nagar market also witnessed a surge in footfall as customers started thronging shops. "Customers have increased by 10-15% compared to last month. We are hoping that festive season will be good for both business and footfall," said Prem Goel, Shopkeeper. Meanwhile, shopkeepers in Bengaluru breathed a sigh of relief as their sale slightly increased during Navratri festivities.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday requested Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to investigate the drug connection of actor Vivek Oberoi and filmmaker Sandip Ssingh. "Bengaluru Police have come here to probe drug connection of Vivek Oberoi and filmmaker Sandip Ssingh. But NCB is not taking up the investigation. We will request NCB to investigate the drug connection and if they don't, Mumbai Police will do it," said Deshmukh. Meanwhile, the City Crime Branch (CCB), Bengaluru has served notice to actor Vivek Oberoi's wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi over links with brother Adithya Alva in connection with the Sandalwood drug case, the concerned officials said on Friday.
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Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the potentially lucrative mainland China market. Gloria Tso reports.
British billionaire James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, is selling his three-storey Singapore penthouse about a year after buying it, and he's reportedly taking a big loss on the S$74 million ($54 million) he paid. Ciara Lee reports
Top Indian Army officials were seen in New Delhi at the National War Memorial on Tuesday. The officials had gathered on the occasion of Infantry Day. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane were seen at the National War Memorial. The officials paid tribute at NWM. Indian Army observes Infantry Day every year on October 27 to mark the landing of first Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir. The troops were airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to push back Pakistan supported intruders in 1847. Watch the video for more.
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A man in Hyderabad runs a foundation for doing pioneering service by performing the last rites of unclaimed and unidentified bodies. K Rajeshwar Rao, the founder of Satya Harishchandra Foundation started photographing unknown bodies soon after they were sent to the morgue. Satya Harishchandra Foundation stands as a repository of information about unknown bodies and unknown patients. The foundation preserves the data of unclaimed bodies even after the cremation. Rao started a website to make the data easily available for anyone and everyone. The website is www.unknownbodies.org. So far, Rao has cremated 13, 000 unclaimed bodies.
A Hyderabadi woman has written the entire Bhagavad Gita on over 4000 rice grains. This micro artist is surprising people by her talent. Ramagiri Swarika makes drawings on rice grains, which seems easy but needed full focus and concentration. This art of Ramagiri is also recognised by Wonder Book of Records and India Book of records. She also received First Young Woman Micro Artist from North Delhi Cultural Academy. She has done over 2,000 micro arts. Ramagiri is doing micro art since 2016.