Housing

  • Sahara Chief Subrata Roy put in Forest department guest house March 1, 2014

    Sahara Chief Subrata Roy was on Friday evening lodged in a guest house of the Uttar Pradesh Forest department after the state police was directed by a local court to keep him in its custody till March 4 when he will be produced before Supreme Court. Police sources said Roy was...
  • Over 50,000 women cleared to work as domestic maids February 26, 2014

    A total of 53,616 women have been granted emigration clearance to work as domestic workers in the Middle East in the last three years, the government said on Wednesday. The clearances were given by the ministry of overseas Indian affairs. On receiving complaints from women workers, Indian missions abroad are immediately taking...
  • Five of a family killed as house collapses after heavy rain February 22, 2014

    At least five people were killed near Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri town when a roof of a house collapsed following heavy rain, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at Auna village on Friday past midnight when the family of two women, two teenaged girls and a man was fast asleep. Neighbours...
  • Three children charred to death, five sustain burn injuries February 22, 2014

    Three children were burnt to death and five sustained burn injuries when their thatched house in a Bihar village caught fire, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday at Kusi village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here. "All the victims were of the same family," a...
  • Obama to meet Dalai Lama at the White House today February 21, 2014

    US President Barack Obama will meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel peace laureate, at the White House on Friday. "The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader," National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said. Obama met the...
  • Maharashtra: CBI gives clean chit to ex-CM Shivrajirao in Adarsh scam February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: In a relief to former Maharashtra chief minister and revenue minister Shivajirao Nilangekar, the Central Bureau of Investigation has given him a clean chit in the Adarsh society housing scam. The CBI was filing its reply to the application in the Bombay High Court seeking to make Nilangekar an...
  • Lok Sabha issues statement, says live telecast stalled due to technical glitch February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After Speaker Meira Kumar received severe criticism for stalling the live telecast of Lok Sabha proceedings during debate on Telangana Bill, the Lok Sabha has now issued a statement saying that the blackout was a result of technical glitch. "The proceedings of the Lok Sabha could not be...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold cabinet meeting in Bharatpur today February 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will on Tuesday hold the cabinet meet in Bharatpur for the first time away from the state capital, after criss-crossing the division for 11 days along with several ministers. The cabinet meeting will be held at the Collectorate Building in Bharatpur around 2 pm, a CMO...
  • 'The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring' is definite winner February 17, 2014

    David Michie has written several books on Buddhism, with his primary focus being the hectic urban brigade, and those who would like to know more about the concepts behind this spiritual practice. His books have been very successful, and have explained Buddhism in a relatable, practical manner. The Dalai Lama's...
  • Good progress in India assisted housing plan in SL, says Chidambaram February 4, 2014

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said, there was "satisfactory progress" in the India assisted programme of constructing and repairing 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka. By December 31 last year, construction of 10,250 houses was completed under the programme of building houses for the internally displaced persons in the...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces. "Another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme. The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said...
  • AAP demands SIT for 1984 riots, Cong MLA asks why ignore Batla encounter January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the government is likely to deliberate on modalities for a possible SIT into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, there are calls to do the same for the 2008 controversial Batla House encounter in Delhi's Jamia Nagar. Congress MLA from the area Asif Mohammad Khan on Thursday disrupted Arvind...
  • Not afraid of eviction from Cong, says MLA who called a Kejriwal liar January 30, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's press conference ended in chaos after a Congress MLA Asif Mohamad disrupted the proceedings. The MLA raised his voice shouting slogans after Kejriwal's comments on the Batla encounter case. The MLA from Okhla accusing Kejriwal of going back on the AAP's promise to reopen the...
  • Congress MLA disrupts Kejriwal's press conference, calls him cheat, liar January 30, 2014

    Delhi: There were scenes of uproar at the Aam Aadmi Party's press conference in Delhi when a Congress MLA from Okhla Asif Mohammad tried to disrupt it. The MLA from Okhla raised his voice shouting slogans after Kejriwal's comments on the Batla house encounter case. He accused Kejriwal of ignoring the...
  • Most tweeted-about beard of the White House meets razor's edge January 27, 2014

    The most tweeted-about beard in the Obama White House left the way it came in - with wisecracks. "Here I am, the old me," a clean-shaven White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the start of his daily briefing with reporters on Friday. His announcement was greeted with laughter. Carney debuted the...
  • Indian-origin academician appointed dean of Harvard College January 23, 2014

    New York: Indian-origin academician Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College and will take over his new role in July. Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS), professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and...
  • 4 persons killed as under-construction house collapses in Beawar January 22, 2014

    Four persons, including three labourers, were killed and three others got injured when a portion of an under-construction house collapsed at Beawar in Ajmer district, the police said on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when under-construction portion of a renovated building suddenly came down on Tuesday in Teja Chowk area, they said....
  • Photos: Inside Arvind Kejriwal's new 3-bedroom house in Tilak Lane (It's quite spacious) January 20, 2014

    Work is in progess at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's newly allotted three-bedroom house at Tilak Lane in New Delhi. The hunt for a suitable residence for Kejriwal finally comes to an end with Urban Development Ministry allotting him a three-bedroom house at Tilak Lane in the Lutyen's zone. The Directorate...
  • Batla House encounter: Delhi High Court denies bail to convict Shahzad January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Shahzad Ahmed, convicted in the 2008 Batla House encounter, was on Thursday denied bail by the Delhi High Court, which also admitted his appeal against his conviction and life sentence in the case. A bench of justices PK Bhasin and JR Midha dismissed the bail plea of Shahzad, 25,...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI seeks to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed an application in a special court seeking to drop former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's name from the list of accused in Adarsh housing society scam. The move came after Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan refused to sanction prosecution of Chavan. Sources...
  • White House unveils plan to save domestic helps of diplomats January 15, 2014

    In the wake of the worst diplomatic spat with India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat for allegedly underpaying her nanny, the White House has come out with a strategic action plan for human trafficking "victims". The plan does not name Devyani Khobragade, India's then consul general in New York,...
  • Obama looks forward to meeting Pope in near future: White House January 15, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is looking forward to meet Pope Francis in the near future, the White House said today, without giving details of the meeting. "The President looks forward to meeting with the pope in the near future," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "I do not have...
  • Michelle Obama to celebrate 50th birthday on Friday January 13, 2014

    Nearing a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as "50 and fabulous." The US first lady hits the half-century mark on Friday and, by her own account, she feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama's days as a candidate are over. "It gives me a little more room to breathe,"...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes a dig at Kejriwal over his demand for a 'smaller house' January 19, 2014

    'The Week That Wasn't', in this episode takes a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has turned down his five-bedroom duplex flat in search of a 'smaller' haven. ...
  • Woman returns home as husband finally builds her a toilet January 10, 2014

    A Dalit woman, here in Indore district, who stayed away from her husband's house for about two years because it did not have a permanent toilet, returned on Friday as her demand was fulfilled. "I am happy that my husband has finally constructed the toilet in the house after agreeing to...
  • Man arrested for looting riot victims' houses January 10, 2014

    Household items and cash belonging to riot victims were recovered after police arrested one person for allegedly looting houses during last year's September clashes which displaced thousands of people. Ankur Kumar was arrested on Thursday at Lisad village under the Phugana police station in Muzaffarnagar for looting goods from victims' houses...
  • Obama believes in further cementing ties with India: US January 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing America's relationship with India as an "extremely important" one, the White House on Friday said that President Barack Obama believes strongly that ties need to continue and must be further cemented. "This is an extremely important relationship and that has many aspects to it and cultural ties, political ties,...
  • Eat before you come to my birthday party: Michelle Obama to her guests January 8, 2014

    Washington: Michelle Obama has asked guests attending her 50th birthday bash at the White House next week to wear comfortable shoes, practice their dance moves and eat before coming to the party as there will be no meal provided. In a save-the-date email guests have been advised to dine before coming...
  • Michelle Obama's Bollywood dance among top White House Photos January 7, 2014

    Michelle Obama's rhythmic dance moves to peppy Bollywood numbers during a Diwali bash has made it to one of the top White House photos for the year 2013. Taken by Chuck Kennedy, the 49-year-old First Lady is seen doing Bollywood dance in the State Dining Room along with choreographer Nakul Dev...
  • Even as CM Kejriwal hunts for a 'smaller' house, Sisodia opts for a 3-bedroom flat January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Drifting from the party's stand to end "VIP culture" in Delhi, Delhi Urban Development Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia chose a three-bedroom apartment in Mayur Vihar as his official residence. The AAP had earlier come under fire after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to...