Housing

  • 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...
  • BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was...
  • India builds 10,000 homes for IDPs in Sri Lanka December 31, 2013

    The Indian government built 10,000 houses this year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces and 33,000 more will be constructed in the next two years. The housing project funded by New Delhi made significant progress during 2013, the Indian High Commission said in Colombo on...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 30, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 December 30, 2013

    Keeping up its pre-poll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • Pakistan: Explosives found outside Pervez Musharraf's house December 30, 2013

    Five packets of explosives were found on Monday near former Pakistani military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf's farmhouse here, days after explosives were discovered on the road he was to take to a court. According to the police, explosives were recovered from the green belt on Park Road near Chak Shahzad farmhouse....
  • Barack Obama appoints record number of Indian-Americans in 2013 December 30, 2013

    Indian-Americans never had it so good in the US, as a record number of members from the over three million-strong community were appointed to key positions in the White House in 2013. Reflecting his special affection, President Barack Obama appointed a record number of Indian-Americans in the first year of his...
  • NCP pressures Chavan regime, says it's open to review Adarsh report January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress is under more pressure by its coalition partner in Maharashtra, the NCP, which has said that it is open to reviewing the decision to reject the Adarsh Housing Society Commission Report. NCP spokesperson Nawab Mallik said that action could be initiated against those indicted in the report. Four...
  • Congress should identify who put it in spot over Adarsh: NCP December 27, 2013

    Mumbai: In a veiled swipe at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, NCP on Friday said Maharashtra Congress should identify those who were responsible for putting it in a spot over the Adarsh Society probe commission's report. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said in Delhi that he did not agree with state government's decision...
  • 2002 riots: BJP euphoric over clean chit to Modi, Zakia vows to fight on January 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In an order viewed as politically crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Ahmedabad magistrate's court on Thursday upheld the clean chit to him by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Gulbarg Society massacre case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra...
  • 2002 riots: BJP hails verdict, accuses Congress of falsehood December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by a Gujarat court upholding the (Special Investigation Team) SIT clean chit given to its prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the killings that took place at Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 riots in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Deora disagrees with Maharashtra government stand on Adarsh report December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader and South Mumbai MP Milind Deora has questioned the Maharashtra government's rejection of the judicial commission of inquiry report on Adarsh Housing scam which indicted several politicians including three former Chief Ministers for "blatant violations". "If the Adarsh Committee report raises questions, we should investigate, answer...
  • Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam? January 6, 2014

    Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief...
  • BJP slams Maharashtra governor over decision on Adarsh report December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded Maharashtra Governor be recalled for his decision not to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam. Governor K Sankaranarayanan had exercised his report not to prosecute Chavan even after Adarsh commission report indicted the former chief minister along...
  • We knew Adarsh report will be rejected, says Justice Patil December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including...
  • My New Year's resolution is to be nicer to White House Press, says Barack Obama December 21, 2013

    American President Barack Obama said that his New Year resolution is to be nicer with the White House Press Corps. "My New Year's resolution is to be nicer to the White House Press Corps," Obama said amidst laughter on Friday at his year ender news conference. "You know?  Absolutely," said the...
  • BJP targets Maharashtra CM over Adarsh Commission report December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been indicted along with other leaders in the Adarsh Commission report which was tabled in the Maharasthra Assembly on Friday. Other prominent politicians include Sushilkumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh who the reports claims facilitated the illegal allotment of flats. The much-awaited report by...
  • Adarsh Commission report tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government finally tabled the much-awaited report by the two-member Commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam in the state Assembly on Friday. The report was tabled by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with an action taken report (ATR). The Adarsh report has named high profile bureaucrats including former...
  • Christie's holds its maiden auction in India, earns Rs 102 crore December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: International Art auction house Christie's held its maiden auction in India of Indian and South Asian art on Thursday. Artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde's untitled painting fetched a whopping Rs 20.5 crore, which is a record of its kind for any Indian work of art sold in India. Tyeb Mehta's...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Armaan returns to the house, confirms Colors' spokesperson December 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Armaan Kohli, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting British singer-actress Sofia Hayat in the 'Bigg Boss - Saath 7' house, has resumed his stay in the reality show after completing legal formalities Tuesday, said a spokesperson of channel Colors. "Armaan Kohli had to leave the 'Bigg Boss' house last...
  • Mordia resigns as Rajasthan Housing Board over Congress' debacle in polls December 17, 2013

    Chairman of Rajasthan Housing Board Parasram Mordia has resigned from his post in the wake of Congress' debacle in the assembly polls, official sources said on Tuesday. In his resignation sent to the Urban Development Department on Monday night, Mordia said since the BJP formed the new government in the state, he was tendering his...
  • 'Bigg Boss 7' contestant Armaan Kohli granted bail in alleged assault case December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Armaan Kohli, one of the participants in the reality show Bigg Boss Season 7, was granted bail by a Mumbai court today following his arrest last night for alleged physical abuse of a co-contestant on the show. Armaan Kohli, who has been picking fights with everyone in the...
  • Snowdem should return to US, face charges: White House December 17, 2013

    The White House says a National Security Agency official who suggested the US consider granting Edward Snowden amnesty was expressing his personal opinion. White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama's position hasn't changed. He says Snowden faces felony charges and should be returned to the US Carney says Snowden...
  • Armaan Kohli arrested from the 'Bigg Boss 7' house December 17, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Bigg Boss' season 7 participant Armaan Kohli was arrested by Lonavla city police on Monday night for allegedly assaulting British-Pakistani actress Sofia Hayat. Hayat has filed a complaint alleging Kohli of physical abuse during her stay at Lonavala-based bungalow for the shooting of reality show 'Bigg Boss'. Kohli was...
  • SC tells Rajasthan HC judge to send his daughter to her lover December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the police to hand over the custody of the 30-year old daughter of the Rajasthan high Court judge to the petitioner. This after Justice Raghvendra Singh Rathore allegedly put his daughter under house arrest, fearing she may marry the man she loves, Siddharath...
  • Golden Globes nominations: 'Homeland' dumped, new and edgy 'Masters of Sex' make the cut December 13, 2013

    Television favorites of seasons past such as 'Mad Men' and 'Homeland' lost out to new, edgy shows like 'Masters of Sex' and 'House of Cards' in the Golden Globes nominations announced on Thursday, as voters seek out TV's next big thing. In the category of best TV dramas, Netflix's political thriller...
  • Adarsh report to be tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: After months of delay, the Maharashtra government has decided to finally table the Adarsh Housing Society inquiry commission report in the Assembly during the ongoing winter session. The state government informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday in connection with a petition filed by BJP MLAs. Two Maharashtra BJP leaders...
  • US: No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers December 10, 2013

    Madison: Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs. For $60, customers at the Snuggle House can spend an hour hugging, cuddling and...
  • SUVs, stay arrangements ready for new MLAs December 8, 2013

    Forty-two SUVs have been kept ready for new ministers in Rajasthan while accommodation arrangements for 199 MLAs have also been made, a senior official said on Sunday. "We have made temporary arrangements for the stay of MLAs in Circuit House, Officers' Training School, Panchayati Raj Bhawan and Indira Gandhi Canal Board...
  • J&K: Police officer killed in a terror attack in Chadoora, Budgam December 2, 2013

    Chadoora: The Chadoora Station House Officer (SHO) on Monday succumbed to injuries following an attack by a terrorist in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. Two other police officials were also injured in the attack outside police station in Chadoora. No terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far but...