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From the Local to Regional: Who is Planning Urban India and How?May 31, 2016 Naresh Kumar Sagar Who is Planning Urban India and How?Sanjeev Vidyarthi Who does Urban Planning ? Who is making the plans shaping fast-growing Indian cities and their metropolitan regions? The presentation, which shares preliminary findings of this research, is organized in two parts. The first part describes the changing perception of spatial plans within the planning discipline. Plans, for example, are no longer seen as precise and predictive in character but incremental and provisional by nature. There is a growing recognition that a diverse range of actors (homeowners, squatters, developers, politicians etc.) make different kinds of plans (informal, tacit, spontaneous, incremental and more) as they anticipate and prepare for an uncertain future in an increasingly urbanized world. The second part of presentation will then illustrate the wide variety of existing and emergent urban actors and their plans tha…
Eves get sexually assaulted music festival DarmstadtMay 31, 2016 Various women in Germany have filed complaints to police saying they were sexually assaulted at a musical festival in Darmstadt. Police arrested three refugees from Pakistan at the scene after three of the women immediately reported their attacks. The sexual assaults are reported to have taken place at the Schlossgrabenfest music festival in the city of Darmstadt, near Frankfurt, on Saturday night.  Three of the women immediately alerted police at the festival that they had been assaulted. They said they had been surrounded and then sexually harassed by a group of men who were of South Asian appearance. Nearly fifteen more complaints were filed  of assault. “Unfortunately several women were sexually harassed on Saturday, when the dance floor area was completely packed,” the police said in a statement, as cited by Die Welt. Law enforcement officers, they were able to apprehend three suspects, who are asylum seekers from Pa…
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GAIL ‘spuds’ another exploratory well in Cambay BasinMAY 31, 2016 | EDIT Photo caption: Shri M Ravindran, Director (Human Resources & Business Development), GAIL (2nd from right) at the spudding ceremony of the second Exploratory Well in Cambay Basin. New Delhi, May 30, 2016: GAIL (India) Limited has started drilling its second Exploratory Well as Operator in the NELP-IX Block CB-ONN-2010/11 in Cambay Basin. The well is situated in Nabhoi Village, in Tarapur Tehsil of Anand District in Gujarat and the “spudding” operations started on May 27, 2016. The first well was spud in this block on March 27, 2016. Drilling of target depth of 2200 meters of this well is scheduled to be completed in 30 to 35 days.
GAIL is the Lead Operator of the block with 25% participating interest. Other partners in this block are Bharat Petro Resources Limited (BPRL), Engineers India Limited (EIL), Monnet Ispat Energy Ltd. (MIEL) and Bharat Forge Infrastructure Limited (BFIL). The consortium w…
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