Housing

  • Major administrative reshuffle in Rajasthan, 26 senior IAS officers transferred June 7, 2014

    In a major administrative reshuffle, 26 senior IAS officers including three Additional Chief Secretary and 11 Principal Secretary level officials were on Friday transferred in Rajasthan. Chief Election Officer Ashok Jain was transferred to Urban Development and Housing Department as ACS who would replace DB Gupta who was shifted to Public...
  • Vasundhara Raje orders ACB probe into Jodhpur's JDA irregularities June 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday ordered a probe by state Anti-Corruption Bureau into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the projects under taken by the Jodhpur Development Authority. In an order to the Principle Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, the Chief Minister has directed that all such issues...
  • Sahara chief to remain in jail as SC lifts freeze on assets June 4, 2014

    Sahara group chief Subrata Roy will remain in jail even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted the freeze on the group's moveable and immovable assets so it could raise Rs.10,000 crore for part repayment to investors. The apex court March 26, 2014 had said Sahara Group will deposit Rs.10,000 crore...
  • Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings June 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted. Trying to defuse concerns of members of Congress who said the president...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newly-elected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Rajasthan government to move SC for possession of 'Udaipur House' in Delhi May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to move Supreme Court against Delhi government to take possession of the 'Udaipur House' located in Civil Lines area in the national capital, a senior official said on Friday. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated...
  • Barack Obama discloses daughter attended first formal dance May 30, 2014

    Washington: A teenage rite of passage has come through the White House, with President Barack Obama disclosing daughter Malia recently attended her first prom, the formal end-of-year dance of US high school students. Obama wouldn't say whether his older daughter had a date or went with friends. He joked it's...
  • Housing for all by 2022 government's motto, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Highlighting the priorities of his ministry, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that private sector as part of their social responsibility should go for housing for their staff. "Employment is going to be a major challenge before the country, no government can...
  • Government to move SC for possession of 'Udaipur House' in Delhi May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to move Supreme Court against Delhi government to take possession of the 'Udaipur House' located in Civil Lines area in the national capital, a senior official said. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated by them...
  • Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had private lunch at White House May 30, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton has slipped into the White House for a private lunch with President Barack Obama. The White House is confirming the president and his former secretary of state dined, just the two of them. But aides to both are keeping the details under wraps. The White House will...
  • Blow for Sahara, request for house arrest of Subrata Roy rejected May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no relief for Sahara group chief Subrata Roy. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the idea of putting Roy under house arrest for the time being. The apex court has directed the Sahara group to get valuation of three properties which have been mortgaged with the...
  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • Two children die, two injured as house collapses May 28, 2014

    Two children died and two others were injured when a newly built house collapsed at Giddha village under Alauli police station in Bihar's Khagaria district on Wednesday. The victims were inside the house when it collapsed, police said. The house collapsed under the affect of sudden storm and the matter is...
  • 'Indianomix' full of multiple gems which makes it a must read May 27, 2014

    I will begin this review by saying that this book is not 'Freakonomics'. Due to the success of books such as 'Freakonomics' and 'The Undercover Economist' which in turn has spawned off a multitude of me-toos, most reviews of the book tend to be focusing on comparisons with the above...
  • PM Modi begins work with foreign affairs, meets Pak PM, other leaders June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the seven SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • PM Modi meets Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, seeks speedy trial of 26/11 attacks case June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the eight SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif to meet today: What to expect June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif post-noon at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Sharif visited India to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Issues expected to be raised by India in the meeting: India to thank Pakistan for fishermen's release and future approach to be discussed Terrorism -...
  • PM Narendra Modi to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Hyderabad House in the national capital on Tuesday. The two leaders will hold goodwill talks to build confidence among the two nations. The meeting will take place despite protests from all Tamil allies including MDMK and...
  • Man walks up to US Secret Service personnel outside the White House, strips naked in bizarre form of protest May 24, 2014

    US Secret Service personnel sprang into action Friday outside the White House when a man stripped naked in what appeared to be a bizarre form of protest. On one of the hottest days of the year so far in the US capital, where temperatures hit at least 26 degrees Celsius (78...
  • Woman, 3 sons charred to death in house fire May 24, 2014

    A 35 year-old woman and her three children were killed in a fire that broke out in their house under mysterious circumstances in a village in Mirzapur. Rekha and her three sons, aged between 4 and 8 years, were asleep on Friday night when the incident took place in Katra Gadhchirauli...
  • Police arrest man who stripped naked outside the White House fence May 24, 2014

    Secret Service police on Friday arrested a man who stripped naked outside the White House fence and fought with officers. A Secret Service spokesman identified the man as Michel Bechard and said he was charged with assault and indecent exposure. Bechard had approached uniformed Secret Service officers at a White House security...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Parliament House May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Friday morning on the third floor of Parliament house in New Delhi, an official said. The fire was reported at 8.40 am and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. "The fire broke out from the air-conditioners on the floor," a fire...
  • I would love to come back on TV but want to do something challenging: Rohit Roy May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular TV actor Rohit Roy wants to do a show like 'House of Cards' which he feels is challenging and out-of-box. Rohit, known for his role in serials like 'Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand' and 'Swabhimaan', was last seen as Kabir in Zee TV's fiction show 'Hitler Didi'. "I would love...
  • Assocham suggests steps to give boost to affordable housing May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to facilitate affordable housing in the country, Assocham has suggested measures like grant of infrastructure status to housing sector, digitization of land records, easing of norms for FDI in real estate and allowing insurance and pension funds to invest in the sector. "Given the slowdown in the...
  • Adarsh-tainted top bureaucrats Jairaj, Pradeep reinstated May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has reinstated senior bureaucrats Jairaj Phatak and Pradeep Vyas, who were suspended two years ago for their alleged role in the Adarsh housing scam. Chief Secretary JS Saharia said that the two officials were reinstated on Monday. Postings will be given to both the bureaucrats later....
  • Huma Qureshi wants to add a 'personal touch' to her new house May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who recently bought a new house, is trying her hand at being an interior designer for her place. She wants to give it a "personal touch" of her distinct taste. The 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' actress wants to lend an eclectic style to her new residence and so...
  • Narendra Modi is welcome to visit US: White House May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After a historic win of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections, the White House on Friday said that Narendra Modi is welcome to visit the US. It also added that the US President Barack Obama would be reaching out to Modi. Obama also called and congratulated...
  • US supports journalists in reporting freely on countries: White House May 14, 2014

    The US supports the ability of journalists to freely report on countries around the world, the White House said on Wednesday on being asked about the Pakistan government's decision asking the two Indian journalists based in Islamabad to leave the country within a week. "Well, I'm not familiar with the specifics...
  • Horrible Bosses 2: Kevin Spacey tries not to 'lose his cookies' at the shoot May 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Kevin Spacey is having a fun-filled time shooting for "Horrible Bosses 2" as the cast, including Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, makes everyone laugh their hearts out while they were "riffing" and "improving". The 54-year-old actor says the sequel of the 2011 film "Horrible Bosses" is...
  • Rich political parties of taking control of media houses: Mamata Banerjee May 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the role of a section of media and accused "cash loaded" political parties of have taking control of media houses to serve their narrow political interests. Alleging that the run up to the Lok Sabha elections has manifested an alarming role...