Housing

  • 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...
  • 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...