Housing

  • PM Modi seeks Singapore's help in housing sector July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought Singapore's assistance for construction of low-cost and affordable housing in India. During a meeting with K Shanmugam, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law, Modi said his government plans a major thrust in low-cost and affordable housing and sought Singapore's assistance...
  • High Court notice on plea over house rented to Arvind Kejriwal July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from Naren Jain, son of former Congress leader Bhiku Ram Jain, on the controversy over the Civil Lines house that has been given on rent by him to former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. On hearing the news that the house was...
  • Declaration of 'caliphate' in Iraq, Syria has 'no meaning': US July 1, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Tuesday said the declaration by Sunni militants of an "Islamic caliphate" on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has "no meaning." "We have seen these types of words from ISIL before," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, referring to militants of the Islamic...
  • 'If I were FM, I would promote affordable housing' June 29, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would use this budget to promote affordable housing for everyone in India. The NDA government has been a proponent of toilets and homes for everybody. Over half of our population live in thatched houses. The budget is a great example to start and...
  • Mandi House-Central Sectretariat Metro Section thrown open to public June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mandi House to Central Secretariat Metro section was thrown open to the public Thursday by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The Minister flagged off the first train, operated by a woman driver, on this route from Mandi House Station at 9:30 AM and then himself...
  • Modi surpasses White House in Twitter follower base June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fourth most "followed" world leader on Twitter, has overtaken the White House in terms of number of followers on the micro blogging site, an annual global study of world leaders on Wednesday revealed. According to Twiplomacy, a study conducted by global public relations and...
  • Delhi Metro: Mandi House to Central Secretariat line to open this week June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Secretariat to Mandi House route of Delhi Metro will be thrown open to public this week. "The Central Secretariat Mandi House section has received the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and the line is expected to be opened for commercial...
  • Obamas give rare insight into pre-White House days June 24, 2014

    Washington: Giving a rare insight into their pre-White House days, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have spoken about their family life when both of them were in jobs and found it tough to spend time together. "Barack was in Springfield; then he was in Washington. I was in...
  • Iron ore scam: Nine business houses under CBI scanner June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has initiated 11 preliminary enquiries against nine Chhattisgarh business groups for allegedly exporting iron ore worth Rs 72 crore meant for consumption in domestic market. CBI sources said the agency has started these inquiries for alleged duty evasion in the exports of 7.28 lakh metric tonnes of iron...
  • Bombay HC fixes final hearing on PIL against CM's housing quota June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday fixed for July 28 the final hearing on a PIL challenging double or multiple allotment of houses from the Maharashtra Chief Minister's discretionary quota. A bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, asked petitioner Ketan Tirodkar to file an additional affidavit within a week...
  • Photo: Incredible! Man builds a 26-feet tall house of cards using 1100 decks of cards and no tape or glue June 23, 2014

    This 26-feet-tall freestanding house of cards is like a castle turned into a mini apartment building. Built by Bryan Berg using 1100 decks of cards, this stands by itself. He's not used tape, glue or any sort of folding. The only thing not allowed next to it is a fan!...
  • 'Inauspicious' Delhi government bungalow to be turned into guest house June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The sprawling bungalow at 33, Shamnath Marg in Delhi's Civil Lines area will soon be turned into a state guest house as no senior official or political leader is willing to live there given its "inauspicious" past. The Delhi government's spacious four-bedroom bungalow is considered to be worth several...
  • OMG! Tom Cruise to shoot inside Britain's Houses of Parliament for 'Mission: Impossible 5'? June 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise will reportedly shoot scenes for the next installment of 'Mission: Impossible' inside Britain's Houses of Parliament. The actor has reportedly been granted permission to shoot the fifth installment of the action franchise inside the home of British politics, the House of Commons, reports contactmusic.com. A source tells...
  • Kejriwal to move to new house in Civil Lines June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will move to a rented house from the one which was allotted to him after he became Delhi chief minister. "I have finally decided upon a house offered by Sh. Naren Jain in Civil Lines area. Thanks Naren ji," Kejriwal tweeted on Friday. The house,...
  • Iraq crisis: Sending 300 military advisers to train Iraqi forces, says Obama June 19, 2014

    Washington: Holding back from more robust options, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the...
  • EC conducts final hearing in Chavan 'paid news' case June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission today conducted the final hearing in the case of alleged "paid news" and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. The full bench of the EC comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and...
  • CJ Shyam Sunder appeals the new government for housing rehabilitation June 15, 2014

    Shyam Sunder, a resident of Delhi's Chandini Chowk has been living in a community hall after his house was brought down by a builder who had taken over the ownership of the building without any prior intimation to the occupants. He has now turned a CJ to appeal the government...
  • Blow to Noida buyers: Who is at fault- authorities or the builders? June 11, 2014

    In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the eco-sensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Construction around the eco-sensitive Okhla Bird Sanctuary...
  • Noida: 30,000 flats face uncertainty as SC upholds Green Tribunal order June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the eco-sensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Construction around the eco-sensitive Okhla...
  • White House to host event to discuss state of working dads June 10, 2014

    Washington: In an endeavour to explore policies and best practices for men to maintain balance between work and family, the White House will hold an event to explore the state of "working dads". "We are hosting an event to explore the state of working dads, including the challenges dads...
  • We were 'dead broke' after White House, says Hillary Clinton June 9, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said in an interview that aired on Monday. Republicans immediately seized on the comment and said it demonstrated that Clinton, the Democratic Party's strongest contender...
  • About 265 former MPs asked to vacate houses by June 18 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: To accommodate newly elected Members of Parliament, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has sent notices to about 265 former MPs asking them to vacate their houses by June 18. Describing the exercise as "routine", Lok Sabha Secretary General P Sreedharan said, "The secretariat has informed all former MPs to vacate...
  • 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...