#RealtyNewsRoundUp: Cyclone Ockhi Kills 19 In Kerala, 600 Rescued
The death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala rose to 19 even as more than 600 fishermen stranded at sea off the state's coast were rescued. Over 60 houses in the state have been damaged as the Cyclone Ockhi intensifies on December 3. A total of 6,581 people have been shifted to various relief camps in the state. A fresh spell of rainfall is expected to lash Tamil Nadu.
Environmental non-governmental organisation Greenpeace has said it was "sad" that India faced "international shame" for hosting games in polluted areas such as Delhi, after the Sri Lankan cricket team on December 3 held up play in the third test match, complaining of poor air quality. Noting that the bigger hindrance to clean up the air in India is lack of "political will", the green body said that the solution to this was not in shifting or cancelling matches, but, in cleaning up the air with "systematic, coordinated and comprehensive" actions.
The Delhi revenue department has issued vacation orders to 875 alleged illegal occupants settled on a Waqf Board property located at Darya Ganj in central Delhi. The order, dated November 28, issued by the Kotwali sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), has given 15-days' time to the alleged encroachers to leave the land occupied by them at the graveyard Taqia Kale Khan on the Meer Dard Road.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is planning to undertake a massive digitisation drive. Under the project, the development body would network its 22 departments and 60 field offices, and undertake capacity building for its 5,000 officials to provide citizen services. The DDA would use social media to improve interaction with customers, promote digital payments and establish state- of-the art record rooms.
Source: Media report