Accommodation

  • 6 ex-ministers, 23 former MPs yet to vacate government accommodation 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Continuing its eviction drive against former ministers and MPs, Directorate of Estate has managed to vacate government houses of 241 former ministers and MPs till date. While 11 ex-ministers out of 17 have vacated their bungalows, 230 former MPs out of 258 have also surrendered the houses till now,...
  • Stop pensions of illegal occupants of government accommodations: SC July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the unauthorised occupation of government bungalows by bureaucrats, ministers and judges. In the verdict delivered on Friday, the apex court laid down guidelines for the eviction of unauthorised occupants and said that their pension can be stopped if the person...
  • India's richest woman asked to vacate government house April 27, 2013

    Chandigarh: Savitri Jindal, said to be India's richest woman, was on Friday asked by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to vacate within 15 days her government accommodation, which she had been occupying unauthorisedly. The court said that if Jindal failed to vacate the government bungalow within the stipulated time, the...
  • Armed forces housing for married by 2018: Antony February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday told members of the parliamentary consultative committee attached to his ministry that Married Accommodation Project (MAP) for the armed forces personnel will be completed by 2018. Addressing the committee meeting, Antony said there was delay in the implementation of phase two of the...
  • Pune University provides hostel to NE students August 29, 2012

    Pune: Two weeks after students from the Northeastern states left the city in the wake of a panic-driven exodus, the University of Pune (UoP) has stepped forward with a helping hand. In a welcome initiative, the varsity has started accommodating insecure North-East students in the varsity's hostel. “Last week four...
  • Pay market rent for bunglows: Govt tells ex-MPs November 13, 2010

    New Delhi: In a tough message to all former members of Parliament and bureaucrats, the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation has decided to ask non-government occupants of official bunglows to pay rentals for their houses as per the market rate. The red beacon light, hooter, security cordon and the official bungalow are...
  • Are Muslims discriminated against when it comes to housing? September 17, 2010

    On India at 9, CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • PT Usha humiliated in Bhopal, breaks down October 6, 2009

    New Delhi: A humiliated PT Usha broke down after she was not given proper accommodation at the National Athletics Meet in Bhopal. The sprint queen, who was accompanying an athletics team as a coach, was reportedly made to share her room with five others. When Usha asked for a better accommodation she...
  • VIPs tenants owe Centre Rs 50 cr June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that various political parties and politicians owe it over Rs 50 crore as rent for their official accommodations in Delhi. Major defaulters include the Congress, which owes Rs 64 lakh for a bungalow on 5 Raisina Road, and a Congress secretary...