Just outside Pune is Lavasa, an ambitious new city that started taking shape in the early 2000s. The planners hired a foreign architect to give it a Mediterranean look, complete with stucco buildings and seaside villas. Within a few years, the weathered facades and street grime has turned it into a ramshackle, sad affair. When plans were announced for Amravati, Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city, all the catchphrases of urban design were tossed about: smart city, IT city, sustainable habitat, green architecture, etc. Then, after an international competition, a foreign architect was selected. Soon, he was dropped. Others were shortlisted, including a famous Bollywood set designer. Finally, an Indian architect was selected. And eventually the entire project was dropped.Now, in Delhi, plans are afoot to challenge the century-old legacy of Edwin Lutyens and redesign the Central Vista, including Parliament house. The project is shrouded in the sort of secrecy accorded to military … [Read more...] about ‘The private home has done more harm to Indian urbanism than any other building’
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Email ABC Radio Adelaide Posted December 06, 2019 14:49:33 Video: A time lapse supplied by SA Water of the Kangaroo Creek Dam upgrade (ABC News) Related Story: Dam upgrade exposes bridge that's been submerged for decades Related Story: Dammed if you do, damned if you don't: Australia's water infrastructure conundrum Map: Adelaide 5000 After nearly four years, the rediscovery of a 1920s bridge and the removal of 10 tonnes of carp, a $94 million upgrade of Kangaroo Creek Dam is complete. Key points:The upgrade is to raise and strengthen the dam wall to improve the safety of the structure in earthquakesIt is one of SA Water's largest projectsSA Water is now planning an upgrade of the Mount Bold Reservoir Work started on the Adelaide Hills project in 2016 and involved blasting 330,000 square metres of rock from the nearby hillside and laying 35,000 cubic metres of concrete.The works were undertaken to widen the spillway by an average 33 metres, raise and strengthen the … [Read more...] about SA Water completes Kangaroo Creek Dam upgrade, one of its ‘largest projects in decades’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It would be easy for some to expect that Chase Elliott’s second consecutive NMPA Most Popular Driver award marks the early stages of a streak that could rival, if not top, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s record run of 15 consecutive titles. But that would be overlooking some challenges Elliott will face. One could come from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, who said 2020 will be his last full-time Cup season. That gives him a final chance to win one of the few honors he’s never captured in his NASCAR career. Johnson is the only seven-time champion not to win the Most Popular Driver award. Dale Earnhardt was awarded the honor posthumously in 2001. Richard Petty won it eight times, the last time in 1978. If he couldn’t win an eighth championship, would there be a better sendoff for Johnson than to win the sport’s most popular driver award? “There’s no award that Jimmie could or will ever win that he doesn’t … [Read more...] about Friday 5: Could Jimmie Johnson score Most Popular Driver award in 2020?
Jaipur: Robert Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, was interrogated for nine hours Tuesday by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged land scam in Rajasthan's Bikaner district. The questioning will resume at 10.30 am Wednesday, his lawyers said. His mother Maureen was also questioned for some time, but Vadra remained at the ED's zonal office till about 8.30 pm, except for a lunch break during which he was allowed to leave the premises for an hour. AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra dropped Vadra and his mother off at the ED office, taking time off from her four-day Uttar Pradesh trip in a show of solidarity with her husband. Congress workers shouted slogans when Vadra arrived for the questioning and when he left for his hotel at night. "The interrogation lasted for nearly nine hours. He has given answers to the questions from the ED officers. He will once again appear before the ED zonal office in Jaipur at 10.30 am," Vadra's lawyer … [Read more...] about Robert Vadra questioned by ED for 9 hours, summoned again on Wednesday
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994.The revised indictment, filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying a bribe in exchange for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone identified only as “Jane Doe” on Aug. 30, 1994. A day later, Kelly, then 27, married Aaliyah in a secret ceremony he arranged at a hotel in Chicago. The marriage was annulled months later because of her age. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 at age 22. The U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment about whom the fake ID was meant for, and the indictment didn’t mention the wedding, but a person familiar with the investigation confirmed the “Jane Doe” was Aaliyah. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss details of the new charge and spoke on condition … [Read more...] about R. Kelly Facing Bribery Charge over Fake ID to Wed Underage Singer Aaliyah