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  • In reply to a question in Parliament, the government says it is empowered to lawfully intercept, monitor or decrpyt information stored in a computer resource in the interest of sovereignty or integrity of India
  • Police stop a 12-year old girl on her way to the Sabarimala shrine
  • In Karnataka, the JD(S) indicates that it might support the BJP government if it falls short of numbers after the bypolls
  • Congress pips the BJP in local body elections in Rajasthan, winning 961 wards to the BJPs 737
  • After Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, Jio also indicates that tariffs will be raised from December
  • Sources in Shiv Sena say that they might revive the alliance with the BJP if it offers the 50:50 deal
  • A miffed Sanjay Rout of the Shiv Sena says that it will take "100 births" to understand Sharad Pawar
  • Mobile operators Vodafone-Idea and Airtel decide to raise tariffs from next month
  • Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi and says more time needed for government formation in Maharashtra
  • Justice S A Bobde sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India
  • Supreme Court holds hotels liable for theft of vehicle from their parking area if parked by valet, says "owner's risk" clause is not a shield from such liability
  • Finance Minister says she is receiving feedback from many sectors that recovery is happening as there is lower stress
  • Sabarimala temple opens, but police bar the entry of women below 50 years
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Air India and BPCL to be sold off by March
  • Media person Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president
Two Muslim litigants in Ayodhya refuse to accept the Supreme Court order, say review petition might be filed
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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.

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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.