City Corporation

  • A 'taxing time' for T'puram Corporation July 13, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A backbreaking chore awaits the City Corporation if it intends to complete the procedures for collecting the revised property tax from October. While the State Government has set the deadline for the preparation of the new assessment register as September, which is just two months away, the proceedings are...
  • T'puram Corporation launches cleaning drive April 27, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation on Thursday opened its pre-monsoon cleaning drive, but is in a quandary over the disposal of the collected waste. Reason - all the areas that were designated by the Corporation after December for burying garbage have hit the saturation point. The State Government has not responded...
  • T'puram Corporation going women-friendly March 16, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If things go as planned, women in the capital city, especially the economically deprived, would have a lot to cheer over the Corporation’s annual budget. The budget, which recently got the Council nod, has around six major projects to help them earn a livelihood. ‘’Apart from giving them job opportunities,...
  • City Corporation MD defends his IPL dreams June 8, 2010

    City Corporation MD Aniruddha Deshpande has been claiming that he bid for the Pune team as an individual and not as the chief of any company. But documents with CNN-IBN show that he made the bid in the name of City Corporation. Fresh documents with CNN-IBN show that right till the...
  • Pawar admits ownership link to Bangalore team June 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has told IBN Network that he holds shares in the Baramati Grape Association, a subsidiary of Vijay Mallya-owned United Breweries (UB) Group. He has however insisted that investment in Baramati Grape Association was a business investment and hence did not translate to he or...
  • IPL bid made in individual capacity: Pawar June 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Under attack over an IPL bid in which he and his family members have a direct share holding, Union Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday maintained that the bid was made by a top official of the company in his personal capacity and not on behalf of the firm. Reacting...
  • My dad didn't bid for IPL team: Pawar's daughter June 4, 2010

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's daughter and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule defended her family and claimed that they had nothing to do with the Indian Premier League team auctions. Sule said that her family or husband "has got nothing to do with Pune-based construction company City Corporation's MD Anirudhha...
  • Pawar denies bidding for IPL team June 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister and International Cricket Council (ICC) president president-elect Sharad Pawar on Friday dismissed reports of his family's involvement in the failed bid for Indian Premier League franchisees. Pawar, who is the former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India, rubbished newspaper reports linking his family...
  • Swear to God! Karnataka leaders damn each other January 17, 2010

    Bangalore: After hurling swear words, Karnataka politicians are now ready to swear by the gods to prove their honesty in the face of charges of corruption, irregularity and amassing land. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa says he is ready to swear by any god his predecessor and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader...
  • Bangalore to school corporation officials January 31, 2008

    Bangalore: For eight years, Chitra has preserved a piece of paper torn off a daily calendar — the birth date of her first child Dinesh. But now, his memory only brings grief. Dinesh died last year when a loose brick fell on him from the third floor of his school building. ''Even...
  • Bangalore finds a quick fix for traffic trouble December 7, 2007

    Bangalore: It looks like any other flyover and underpass, but it was built in less than a week. The Bangalore City Corporation plans to build more such underpasses in the city over the next two months. The Corporation says it's a simple procedure, each concrete block is pre-fabricated by companies...
  • Trouble in Chennai? Just SMS city corporation November 13, 2007

    Chennai: 9788951111: That's the number you need to SMS your civic complaint to if you're in Chennai. The Chennai Corporation authorities promise swift action through this service. But do people actually know that this service exists? Apart from news reports in some local dailies, the Corporation has not taken enough steps...