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  • S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, says Pakistan should release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav immediately
  • Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala asks the Speaker to hold the trust vote latest by 1.30 pm today
  • The Government sends a list of 24 questions to mobile app company that runs video app TikTok seeking answers for anti-national and obscene content carried on the platform
  • Sarvana Bhawan founder P Rajagopal, serving a life term for murder, dies in a Chennai hospital
  • SC allows time till July 31 to the Ayodhya mediation panel
  • IT department attaches "benami" plot worth Rs 400cr in Noida. The plot allegedly belongs to BSP leader [email protected]@@s brother and his wife
  • Dawood [email protected]@@s nephew, Md. Rizwan Iqbal, was arrested from Mumbai airport as he was waiting to board a flight to Dubai
  • Trouble brews in Bihar JD(U)-BJP alliance as Bihar police asks special branch officers to keep tabs on RSS activities
  • Trust vote in Karnataka assembly today. With rebel MLAs deciding to stay away after the SC order, the Congress-JD(S) government is likely to fall as it does not have the numbers
  • Amit Shah says the government will identify and deport illegal immigrants from all parts of the country
  • Reports from Pakistan confirm that Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to jail
  • After the SC order, Karnataka Speaker says he will go by the Constitution in deciding on the resignations of the 16 MLAs
  • Rebel MLAs say they will not attend the trust vote on Thursday
  • Supreme Court rules that rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly and vote in the floor test
  • Both the Centre and the Assam government have sought re-verification of up to 20% of draft NRC data
International Court of Justice agrees with India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution. It asks Pakistan to allow consular access to the accused.
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Guwahati Smart City: People Have to be Smart First

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
Guwahati has several low-lying areas and is prone to flooding even in smart showers. But low level of areas is just one thing. The city is suffering from apathy from its municipal body on the one hand and an absolute lack of civic sense on part of its citizens on the other. While the municipal body has abrogated its responsibility to keep the city clean – apart from high profile areas – the people think nothing of clogging the drains with assorted garbage, including non-biodegradable plastic. The images provided here narrate the story louder than any words can ever do.


Open drains, refuse piled up. Where will the water go?

To be a smart city, Guwahati needs to infuse its citizens with the spirit of cleanliness. Plastics need to be banned. Refuse needs to be collected and disposed of daily, from arterial roads in residential and commercial areas, for they are the ones that clog the drains. The GMC needs to work properly.

Neon signs, spanking malls and big cars will not make Guwahati a smart city. Smart people will.