Architecture

  • Chennai building collapse brings out major flaws in regulation of multistorey buildings July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61 and even as the city comes to terms with this tragedy, CNNIBN finds out that there is a bigger problem at hand. There are major flaws in the regulation of multistorey constructions in...
  • China for new security architecture along with India, Myanmar June 28, 2014

    Beijing: China on Saturday made a strong pitch for a "new architecture" of AsiaPacific security cooperation along with India, Myanmar and others as it targeted the US on the Iraq imbroglio, saying any attempt to oust the legitimate regime of a country through illegal means should be opposed. Quoting Rabindranath...
  • Jamia Millia Islamia celebrates 93rd Foundation Day October 29, 2013

    Jamia Millia Islamia, on Tuesday, celebrated its 93rd foundation day with the announcement of a unique email id for students and teachers of the central university. "Centre for Information Technology at Jamia will soon provide a unique email id to all students enrolled in Jamia. "This channel of communication between students and...
  • Watch: Humayun's Tomb wears a new look after a massive restoration project September 25, 2013

    The iconic Humayun's Tomb in the national capital wears a new look after a massive restoration project that took six years. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh revealed the newlook Humayun's Tomb last week. ...
  • Antoni Gaudi: Google doodles the Spanish architect's 161st birthday June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Google letters on the doodle to commemorate Antoni Gaudi's 161st birth anniversary are made up of six landmark works of the Spanish architect. Antoni Gaudi's designs had a distinctive style that were characterised by freedom of form, voluptuous colours and texture. His works are mainly concentrated in an...
  • Nalanda University project takes major step forward May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising the ambitious Nalanda International University, coming up in Rajgir in Bihar, an international jury has selected the architectural design of an Ahmedabadbased firm for the varsity. The design of Ahmedabadbased company Vastu Shilpa Consultants was selected by a jury that comprised top...
  • Delhi: HRD Ministry orders fresh probe into SPA ragging case January 8, 2013

    Ranchi: The Human Resource Development Ministry has ordered a fresh inquiry into a ragging incident that left a student almost crippled at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) in Delhi. The ministry has also sought an explanation from SPA director Prof Chetan Vaidya. A firstyear architecture student had alleged...
  • Delhi: Student ragged in SPA, undergoes surgery January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Jharkhand's Navin Kujur, a student of Delhi's School of Planning and Architecture, has suffered serious injuries after he was allegedly ragged by some of his seniors in the hostel. The seniors allegedly ragged and physically tortured Kujur so severely that he had to undergo surgery. An FIR was registered...
  • Bangalore: Karnataka Assembly to sport a new look September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Following the diamond jubilee celebrations in June this year, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will now be witnessing a major renovation work adding a new and modern touch to the majestic two storeyed assembly hall of the Vidhana Soudha. Speaking to City Express, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker, KG Bopaiah...
  • Vishwakarma Puja: Worshipping the Hindu God of creation September 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Vishwakarma is the presiding Hindu deity of all craftsmen, architects, mechanics and technicians. He is believed to have fabricated and designed the divine architecture of the universe. As a mark of reverence, he is not only worshipped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals who worship...
  • Murder ruled out in Loitam death case, say sources May 17, 2012

    Bangalore: The mysterious death of Manipur student Richard Loitam continues to haunt the Bangalore rural district police as the medical report has said his death was not due to physical injuries. Sources said that the police will drop the murder charges and culpable homicide has been ruled out. Sources also...
  • Loitam's blood has no traces of drugs: Sources May 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Manipur student Richard Loitam's death remains a mystery with the forensic report saying no traces of drugs have been found in his blood even as there is no clarity on whether wounds in the head led to his death. The forensic report of Loitam, who died under mysterious circumstances...
  • Richard Loitam case: 2 students booked for murder May 1, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police have booked two students Syed Afzal Ali and Vishal Banerjee for the murder of Manipur boy Richard Loitam. However, the students will not be arrested now as the police were waiting for the forensic report. The police said that they would take action only after the...
  • Students hold protest to demand justice for Manipur boy April 29, 2012

    Hundreds rallied to demand justice for Richard Loitam, the student who died in a Bangalore college hostel after a brawl over watching an IPL match on television. ...
  • Protests over Manipur boy's death in B'lore college April 30, 2012

    New Delhi/Bangalore: The death of a 19yearold Manipuri boy under suspicious circumstances in his college hostel in Bangalore has sparked protests demanding justice for the student with his friends and family alleging that that he suffered fatal injuries in an assault by his seniors. In Delhi, Richard Loitam's family and friends...
  • Killed for a remote: North East students to protest April 29, 2012

    Guwahati/Bangalore: The students from the North East are planning to hold silent protests across the country on Sunday to demand justice for Richard Loitam, a student of an architectural institute in Bangalore, who died after a bitter fight with his friends over a TV remote while an IPL match was...
  • FTN: Do North East students still feel alienated in the big cities? April 26, 2012

    Richard Loitam died of a cerebral haemorrhage in his sleep hours after he got into a brawl with a fellow student over the remote control while watching an IPL match. ...
  • B'lore: Student dies after fight over TV remote April 26, 2012

    Bangalore: There is a controversy over the death of a student from Manipur at Bangalore's Acharya Institute of Architecture on April 17. Richard Loitam died of a cerebral haemorrhage in his sleep hours after he got into a brawl with a fellow student over the remote control while watching an...
  • Engineering colleges to have 2 lakh more seats December 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Too many students and too little seats it's the bane of Indian education right from nursery to graduation and beyond. Turn it around could take years, but the baby steps taken by Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal in technical education put out new norms for AICTE accredited...
  • Study uncovers details of cave temple architecture October 27, 2010

    Tiruchirappalli: An archaeological study in Tamil Nadu has thrown light on interesting facets of cave temple architecture during the PandyasPallavas reign, besides uncovering musical inscriptions engraved on some temples. The study has revealed that cave temples of the Pandyas and the feudatories exhibited several cult images of Ananthasayi (Lord Vishnu),...
  • UN rights boss denounces Swiss ban on minarets December 1, 2009

    Geneva: The top UN rights official on Tuesday said Switzerland's ban on building minarets was deeply divisive and at odds with its international legal obligations. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a statement that prohibiting an architectural structure linked to Islam or any religion was ''clearly discriminatory''. Swiss...
  • Now a book on The contemporary Indian architecture May 4, 2008

    The world of Indian contemporary architecture is buzzing with activity. It may not yet match up to those esoteric international styles but it's surely a lucrative industry today. CNNIBN reviews a recent book on contemporary Indian architecture. Written by the bestknown historian in the field, Jagan Shah, the book takes us...
  • Artist parents prodigal daughter back in family bus November 2, 2007

    New Delhi: We have heard of people taking to art as an act of rebellion, but here is someone who turned away from it. Like every other rebellious teenager, Maya Burman was sure that she didnt want to follow in her parents footsteps. The daughter of wellknown Paris based artists Sakti Burman...
  • Paris gets a taste of India April 4, 2007

    Paris: An exhibition on artefacts, statues and photos of the ancient Indian empires, particularly 4th century's Gupta period has been launched in Paris. The threemonthlong exhibition was opened at the Grand Palais on Tuesday. A total of 110 sculptures in stone, terracotta and bronze have been displayed at the biggest exhibition devoted...
  • Govt to make Army save heritage November 18, 2006

    New Delhi: The British left behind an exquisite architectural heritage in the army cantonments with their barracks, churches and cemeteries. For long nothing was done to conserve them. In 1929, Field Marshall Sir William Birdwood, the chief of the Indian Britsh Army laid the foundation stone of the St Martin's...