IN THE MEDIA

ASICS 2016 Press mention

S.No
Published
Article
1 The New Indian Express(New Delhi) http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/mar/01/indias-cities-are-not-poised-to-handle-urbanization-survey-1575988.html
2 Times of India (Thiruvananthapuram) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/tpuram-adjudged-best-city-in-janaagraha-survey/articleshow/57399412.cms
 

Bengaluru

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/janaagraha-city-survey-bengaluru-slips-to-16th-rank/articleshow/57393239.cms
3 The Hindu (Bengaluru) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/governance-survey-bengaluru-ranks-16-among-21-cities/article17385261.ece
  The Hindu (National) http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/urban-rule-a-stumbling-block/article17384769.ece
4 The Indian Express http://epaper.indianexpress.com/1121383/Indian-Express/March-1,-2017#page/10/1
5 Deccan Chronicle http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/280217/tpuram-beats-delhi-mumbai-to-emerge-no-1-in-urban-governance-survey.html
6 Deccan herald http://www.deccanherald.com/content/598846/at-no-16-bengaluru-fares.html
7 The Live Mint (New Delhi) http://www.livemint.com/Politics/vT8OlU7m1zEOrnkMyTEOiK/Thiruvananthapuram-tops-citywide-urban-governance-survey.html
8 Economic Times http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/patna-raipur-beat-bengaluru-in-city-systems-survey/articleshow/57405582.cms
9 Financial Express http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/how-pune-kolkata-beat-arvind-kejriwals-delhi-in-governance-ranking-5-reasons/570924/
10 Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities-117022801160_1.html
11 Pioneer http://www.dailypioneer.com/city/delhi-slips-from-rank-7-to-9-in-annual-city-governance-survey.html
12 Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/02/28/thiruvananthapuram-is-indias-best-governed-city-according-to-a/
13 IndiaLivetoday http://www.indialivetoday.com/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities/129609.html
14 NDTV.com http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities-1664702
15 DNA http://www.dnaindia.com/academy/report-delhi-slips-thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking-2338205
16 India Today http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-slips-thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking/1/893945.html
17 Outlook India http://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/delhi-slips-thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking/998144
18 Millennium Post http://www.millenniumpost.in/nation/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities-217558
19 The Quint https://www.thequint.com/india/2017/03/01/bengaluru-ranked-low-for-urban-planning-among-low-scoring-cities
20 News Minute http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/bengaluru-bottom-pile-indian-cities-when-it-comes-urban-planning-57893
21 News Nation http://www.newsnation.in/india-news/best-cities-in-india-thiruvananthapuram-pune-kolkata-take-top-slots-delhi-bangalore-loose-article-162982.html
22 Bengaluru Mirror http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/civic/city-slips-in-national-civic-infra-index/articleshow/57400030.cms
23 Money Control http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/real-estate/delhi-slips-thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking_8575821.html
24 Khaleej Times https://www.pressreader.com/uae/khaleej-times/20170301/282888025468636
25 Housing.com https://housing.com/news/tag/janaagraha-centre-for-citizenship-and-democracy/
26 The Hans India http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/National/2017-03-01/Thiruvananthapuram-Ranked-First-In-Survey-Of-Cities/284057
27 IndiaTimes http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/trivandrum-beats-delhi-and-mumbai-to-secure-first-position-in-the-urban-governance-survey-272505.html
28 Inshorts https://www.inshorts.com/en/read/national
29 Sify.com http://www.sify.com/news/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities-news-others-rc2vufegdbiig.html
30 Governance Now http://www.governancenow.com/news/regular-story/thiruvananthapuram-ps-in-urban-governance-janaagraha-survey
31 Inuth http://www.inuth.com/india/this-city-is-ranked-the-best-city-in-india-in-2016-thiruvananthapuram/
32 Odisha News Insight http://www.odishanewsinsight.com/odisha/bhubaneswar-ranks-10th-position-city-governance-survey/
33 Mathrubhumi English http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-asics-survey-of-cities-annual-survey-of-india-s-city-systems-1.1764372
34 Gulf News http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities-1.1986155
35 India.com http://www.india.com/news/agencies/delhi-slips-thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking-3-1881719/
36 Web India http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/Business/20170228/3065068.html
37 CanIndia http://www.canindia.com/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities/
38 Indialivetoday http://www.indialivetoday.com/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities/129609.html
39 Yahoo https://in.news.yahoo.com/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-survey-cities-153607950.html
40 Nyooz.com http://www.nyoooz.com/news/bengaluru/746518/poor-showing-in-governance-survey-the-points-that-hurt-bengalurus-prospects
41 Odisha Sun Time http://odishasuntimes.com/2017/03/01/odisha-capital-ranked-10th-best-city-in-annual-survey/
42 IndiaTVnews http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-delhi-slips-three-places-in-urban-governance-ranking-thiruvananthapuram-retains-top-spot-370700
43 NewsToday http://newstodaynet.com/index.php/2017/03/01/thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking/
44 Smtimes.in http://www.smetimes.in/smetimes/news/indian-economy-news/2017/Mar/01/thiruvananthapuram-first-survey-cities32823.html
45 Dainik Jagran (Hindi) http://www.jagran.com/news/national-thiruvananthapuram-tops-city-governance-ranking-15610603.html?src=Search-ART-economy-survey
46 Dainik Bhaskar(Hindi) http://epaper.bhaskar.com/detail/858738/3125434640/cph/map/tabs-1/03-01-2017/194/9/image/
47 Mathrubhumi (Malayalam) http://digitalpaper.mathrubhumi.com/1121375/Trivandrum/1-March-2017#clip/17200296/3d81a9e5-1900-4bac-b068-bd02776f0b2e/1004:332
48 Madhyamam (Malayalam) http://www.madhyamam.com/kerala/thiruvananthapuram-good-urban-administration-city/2017/mar/01/249555
49 Andhra Vilas (Telugu) http://andhravilas.net/en/thiruvananthapuram-ranked-first-in-survey-of-cities
50 Eenadu (Telugu) http://epaper.eenadu.net/
51 Sakshi (Telugu) http://epaper.sakshi.com/c/17215925
52 The Financial Express http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/infrastructure-out-of-the-box-thinking-by-indian-railways-to-offer-trucks-loading-facility-and-move-them-across-ncr/578763/
53 Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-how-well-does-your-city-fare-117030701263_1.html

 

 

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