Apartments

  • UP: Fire in residential apartments in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram July 11, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of...
  • FIR lodged against two neighbourhood boys on charges of raping an 18-year-old girl July 8, 2014

    A teenage girl has alleged that she was raped and blackmailed by two neighbourhood boys for last four years in Jaipur in an apartment complex in Malviya Nagar, police said on Tuesday. Eighteen-year-old girl has moved the FIR through an "istgasa" recently filed in the court which directed the Jawahar Circle...
  • Blast in apartment in China kills three June 9, 2014

    Beijing: Three people were killed and four others were injured in a blast in an apartment in southwest China's Yunnan province on Monday. The blast, which occurred at around 2:30 am (local time), ripped through the fourth floor apartment on Ziyun Street in Chuxiong City, state-run Xinhua news agency reported....
  • Kejriwal's objection to security overruled, Ghaziabad police to give 'Z' security cover January 13, 2014

    Notwithstanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stand against taking any security cover, Ghaziabad police has decided to provide 'Z' category protection to him from Monday. As per the security plan outlined by the district police, 30 personnel would be deployed round-the-clock to provide security to Kejriwal. Kejriwal presently resides with his...
  • Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit kickstarts Delhi's Food Security programme September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit kickstarted the distribution of subisidised food under Delhi's Food Security programe. Under the scheme, eligible families will receive wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg. The programme was launched by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi last month. Delhi...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show: A builders Special June 2, 2013

    This week's CJ special highlights the builder-buyer issues. Watch to find out how to avoid being duped! ...
  • Gujarat: Floors of a residential building collapse May 17, 2013

    Vadodara: The top two floors of a five-storey residential building in Vadodara collapsed on Friday night, hours after all the occupants had evacuated it. "Mahavir Swami Apartment located in Kapdipole area of Raopura had developed cracks and started leaning in the wee hours today," acting city engineer of Vadodara Municipal...
  • Errant builder told to pay over 50 lakh to flat applicant April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A builder who failed to start a Greater Noida residential project on time has landed in trouble as a consumer court in Delhi has directed him to pay compensation of Rs.3 lakh and refund the over Rs.49 lakh cost of a flat to a complainant. Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal...
  • Chinua Achebe, celebrated Nigerian novelist, dies March 23, 2013

    New York: The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway: "Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond," Chinua Achebe wrote in 'Things Fall Apart'. Africans, the Nigerian author announced more than 50 years ago, had their own history, their...
  • Watch: The modern micro apartments available in New York January 27, 2013

    In a city tight on living space things are about to get even tighter. Now the New York City real estate is appealing to people to consider living modern micro apartments. Take a look at how these apartments are small but cater to all the requirements of a family. ...
  • Bangalore: Who cares about rain water harvesting? July 26, 2012

    Bangalore: The officials of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) seem to have forgotten the deadline given to residents and commercial establishments to install rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in buildings measuring 40x60 feet. The official deadline ended on March 31. The board, which had threatened to disconnect water and...
  • Half of urban Karnataka lives in rented homes July 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Close to half the households in urban areas in the state live in rented houses, revealed the latest census data released by Karnataka’s directorate of census operations. Of the total 53.15 lakh households in the urban areas, 27.13 lakh people live in rented accommodation. Also, of these total households,...
  • Real estate booming within T'puram limits July 9, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The real estate sector in Thiruvananthapuram is still concentrating on the heart of the city as people prefer the busy places rather than the periphery. Now, the trend of investment has changed to real buyers who want to stay in an apartment. The builders are also redesigning apartments by...
  • Laugh riot Ayomayam.. to release soon May 27, 2012

    The variety of characters one gets to see in an apartment is the theme of Ayomayam Apartment. Directed by B Seetharamayya, who comes with a long experience of 30 years, the film is all about the mentalities and personalities of various people in the neighbourhood of an apartment. ...
  • Singapore maid deaths: Dark side to the story? May 22, 2012

    Every year several domestic workers fall to their deaths from Singapore's apartment windows. This year alone, eight women have died while trying to clean apartment windows. ...
  • In a first since 2008, Mumbai housing prices fall May 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Residential property prices in Mumbai declined 9.1 percent last fiscal, recording the first price fall since the 2008 crisis, according to a survey by consultancy firm Knight Frank. The survey, titled `Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index Q1 of 2012', said that property prices of global prime cities reported...
  • Mumbai: 2 years later, 5 lakh homes only on paper April 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Tomorrow, it will be exactly two years since Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) and the state government inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The intent was to develop five lakh affordable homes in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). However, in a recent statement, MCHI has claimed...
  • Serviced flats under scanner in Bangalore April 19, 2012

    BANGALORE: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) plan to bring serviced apartments under the commercial property tax net has not yielded desired results. The Palike had planned to generate `130 crore as revenue but ended up collecting only `7.5 crore. As a result, the Palike is rushing to complete its dream...
  • US: Jet crashes into apartment complex, 9 injured April 7, 2012

    Washington: A US Navy F/A-18D fighter crashed soon after take-off into an apartment complex in Virginia on Friday, sending fireballs into the sky, heavily damaging half-a-dozen buildings and injuring nine people. All the injuries, including those to the F/A-18 crew, were minor, officials said, but the search of the Mayfair Mews...
  • Watch: Chopper falls apart on landing in Brazil February 24, 2012

    The amateur video shows the chopper mysteriously disintegrating even as its blades continued spinning. ...
  • The dream colonies of Hyderabad January 9, 2012

    Shanthinagar Colony: Ever experienced peace amidst the rush of an urban metro? If not, head to ‘Shanthi’nagar on a blazing hot day. This peaceful abode located just a few metres off the noisy street of Masab Tank, wraps you in the shade of its wide mahoganies, even as bright blue...
  • US: Seven of a family shot dead on Christmas December 26, 2011

    Texas: Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in an apartment near Fort Worth, Texas, police said on Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before...
  • World’s tallest apartment in Mumbai by 2014 June 8, 2010

    The 450 metre residential tower at Worli in south-central Mumbai will cost of Rs 2,000 crore. ...
  • Mumbai to have world's tallest residential tower June 8, 2010

    Mumbai: Mumbai will have the world's tallest residential building, nearly half a km in height, by 2014, providing an unhindered view of the city from all sides. City-based realty group Lodha Developers will collaborate with two New York-based firms to build an over 450 metre residential tower at Worli in south-central...
  • Filmi Fiscal: All films fail at Box Office April 28, 2010

    The dull phase at the box office continues this week too. All the five new release failed to woo the audience. Hello and welcome to Filmi Fiscal with me Somen Mishra. This is where you get all the box office updates. This week there are five new releases - City of...
  • First Cut: 'Apartment' fails to impress April 24, 2010

    Apartment reminds us constantly of the films made in the 90's, albeit with a more recent subject.Had the film explored a little more in terms of research work rather than skimming it from the top, it would have been more effective and made an interesting watch. Jagmohan Mundra's Apartment talks about...
  • Friday Releases: City of Gold, Apartment... April 23, 2010

    The film's releasing this week are City of Gold, Apartment, Bird Idol and Kuchh Kariye. Mahesh Manjrekar's City of Gold hits theatres today. But for something light and funny - catch the The Bounty Hunter. Here's a preview. CITY OF GOLD Mahesh Manjrekar goes behind the camera with City of Gold, a...
  • No vulgarity in bathing scene: Neetu Chandra April 17, 2010

    Actress Neetu Chandra doesn't like to be called a bold actress and says her much-in-news bathing scene in Jagmohan Mundhra's Apartment is not at all vulgar. "There is no vulgarity or cheapness in the shower scene. The shot gives an illusion that I am not wearing anything but it is a...
  • No girlfriends please! Moral policing in B'lore August 28, 2009

    Bangalore: No girlfriends please, we are Indians: That's what a notice at an upmarket apartment in Bangalore seems to say. The Majestic Residency in Koramangala has put this up especially for students from the nearby Christ College who have rented flats there. It is believed that female friends who visit...
  • Man tries to fix airbed, blows up apartment July 15, 2009

    Berlin: A German who tried to fix his leaky air mattress blew up his apartment instead, the fire brigade in the western city of Duesseldorf said on Wednesday. The 45-year-old man used tyre repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight. But it blew up when he...