Housing

  • FTP: Is there an housing apartheid when it comes to castes and communities? November 11, 2013

    A leading property portal is in the line of fire after a broker posted an advertisement for the sale of a flat in Mumbai clearly mentioning that Muslims are not welcomed. The advertisement about a flat located at Dadar's Hindu Colony in Mumbai was put up on 99acres.com by broker...
  • Eviction notice given to Mumbai's Campa Cola society residents November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The police on Sunday issued a notice to occupants of illegal floors of beleaguered Campa Cola Housing Society at Worli in Mumbai. The notice, issued by senior police inspector Deepak More, warned the occupants of action under section 149 of CrPc if any law and order issue is created during...
  • After Bollywood dancing, Michelle Obama hosts workshop on film careers November 10, 2013

    Washington: Days after doing a bit of Bollywood dancing to celebrate Diwali, US First Lady Michelle Obama hosted White House's first ever 'Careers in Film Symposium' for high school students from Washington, New York, and Boston. "Just a few days ago, we were doing some Bollywood dancing in the State Dining...
  • Narendra Modi invited to address Indian diaspora in US via satellite November 9, 2013

    Washington: The top Republican leadership in the US has congratulated Narendra Modi on being nominated as the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition BJP, and has extended an invitation to address Congressional leaders and Indian Americans via satellite at the Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate you on winning the...
  • Pervez Musharraf granted bail, cannot leave Pakistan November 8, 2013

    Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Thursday was freed on bail after nearly six months in house arrest but he continues to be barred from travelling out of Pakistan. Two days after a court in Pakistan granted him bail in the last major case against him over the killing of...
  • 30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling? November 2, 2013

    CNN-IBN brings you how builder-politician-bureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed? ...
  • White House mole fired for 'snarky tweets' is an Indian-American November 2, 2013

    It turns out that a White House mole fired recently for snarky anonymous tweets about top Obama administration officials and its policies was an Indian-American policy wonk. Jofi Joseph, 40, who served as a non-proliferation expert on the National Security Council, was a key aide of President Barack Obama, whose administration...
  • Barack Obama greets people on Diwali November 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists across the globe on the occasion of Diwali, saying the flame of the diya reminds that light will ultimately triumph over darkness. "The flame of the diya, or lamp, reminds us that light will ultimately triumph over darkness," Obama said in...
  • Michelle Obama to lead Diwali celebrations in White House November 2, 2013

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama would lead this year's Diwali celebrations the White House, which is expected to be attended by lawmakers, senior administration officials and eminent Indian Americans. "The First Lady will provide remarks at the White House Diwali celebration," the White House announced on Friday. A media advisory...
  • Woman denied of entering house for being HIV positive October 26, 2013

    The in-laws of a 21-year-old wife in Nadia district allegedly refused to allow the her enter the house with new born baby girl as she is HIV positive patient. According to police sources the woman, a resident of Tehatta Duttapara village in Nadia district had given birth of a baby girl...
  • Merkel frosty on the US over 'unacceptable' spying allegations October 25, 2013

    Brussels: German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused the United States of an unacceptable breach of trust on Thursday after allegations that the US bugged her personal mobile phone, and she indicated data agreements with Washington may have to be revised. Arriving for a two-day summit in Brussels overshadowed by the allegations of...
  • Manna Dey: Kolkata's Coffee House weeps for its balladeer October 25, 2013

    Kolkata: There were the routine chat sessions around the tables, but in hushed tones. The waiters served customers in their usual sluggish manner, but seemed markedly slower. For Kolkata's famous intellectual hub Coffee House was in mourning at the passing away of Manna Dey who rendered the famous song that...
  • Pakistan not epicentre of terrorism, says Sharif October 22, 2013

    Claiming that Pakistan is "neither a source nor an epicentre" of terrorism, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday, said the US was in a position to help his country resolve its differences with India, including the "core" issue of Kashmir. A day ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama at...
  • Maharashtra: Government panel recommends 8 pc reservations in jobs October 22, 2013

    Mumbai: A government appointed panel on Tuesday has recommended 8 per cent reservation for Muslims in government jobs, education and housing in Maharashtra. The Mehmood Ur Rahman Committee formed five years ago to look into the social, economic and educational backwardness of Muslims in Maharashtra has submitted its report to Chief...
  • Haunted house business gets boost as techs up thrill ante October 19, 2013

    Philadelphia: Ed Terebus was an 18-year-old high school student when he and his big brother Jim, a laid-off auto worker, decided to build their first haunted house 34 years ago. The Terebus brothers charged visitors $1.50 per head to tour their creation, which was set up in a trailer and featured...
  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? October 18, 2013

    The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. ...
  • London: Hillary Clinton fined for parking car for 45 minutes without paying October 18, 2013

    An unfazed London traffic warden has slapped an 80-pound fine on a limousine used by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton for parking for 45 minutes without paying. The fine was put on the silver Mercedes as the 65-year- old former US first lady attended an event at a leading...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama says eager to work with everyone October 17, 2013

    After a 16 day standoff, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling. The US House of Representatives earlier on Thursday had passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. ...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama signs bill to reopen govt, raise debt ceiling October 17, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling, the White House said. The US House of Representatives had earlier on Thursday passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. This after...
  • US House passes bill to reopen government, increase debt limit October 17, 2013

    Washington: The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. This after the US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the...
  • US shutdown ends, Senate backs debt crisis deal, House to vote next October 17, 2013

    Washington: The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. The House of Representatives quickly convened and was expected...
  • 'The Blood Telegram,' a powerful statement on American hypocrisy October 16, 2013

    Apart from the local leaders, who played a pivotal role in the liberation of Bangladesh? The obvious answer is the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. Who else? According Gary J Bass' compelling book 'The Blood Telegram' - Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide' , Indira Gandhi's...
  • US: House GOP leaders unveil bill to counter senate debt plan October 15, 2013

    Washington: The House Grand Old Party (GOP) leaders unveiled their own plan on Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on US obligations. Top Republicans unveiled a plan that would suspend a new tax on medical devices for two years and take...
  • Obama and Republicans search for a deal on US fiscal impasse October 13, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a short-term deal to increase the US debt limit and reopen the government. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by phone...
  • Obama, top Republicans agree to continue talks on shutdown October 12, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and the Republican party leadership have decided to continue talks to find any possible deal to re-open government and raise the debt ceiling, but there was no immediate resolution in site to end the current impasse. The White House described a telephonic conversation between Obama and John...
  • Obama, Republicans find 'no specific determination' on path forward October 11, 2013

    Reuters: President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans found no specific way forward to break their impasse over a government shutdown and extending the US debt ceiling at a meeting on Thursday, the White House said. The session of about an hour and a half between Obama and Republican leaders of the...
  • 75 pc less staff; clean loos, simple menu at White House October 9, 2013

    Washington: Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed, barred even from checking the BlackBerrys they usually clutch like worry beads. Of the 1,701 advisers, assistants, number-crunchers, butlers, chefs and landscapers who work...
  • US still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge October 8, 2013

    A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the US fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default. Separately, a Senate aide said Republican Senator Rob Portman,...
  • Shutdown could harm America's global stature: White House October 7, 2013

    Washington: As the US government shutdown enters its second week, the White House on Monday warned that the looming prospect of an unprecedented debt default by the world's largest economy was a "terrible" scenario that would harm America's democracy and global stature. Top US officials said the political deadlock on the...
  • Obama urges public not to give up on health sign-ups October 6, 2013

    Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government. Obama said public interest far exceeded the government's expectations, causing technology glitches that thwarted...