Housing

  • Barack Obama welcomes new puppy named Sunny to White House 20-08-2013 07:01 AM

    The White House announced a new resident on Monday. Sunny, a 1-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the Washington residence of President Barack Obama and his family, joining Bo, a male dog of the same breed, the White House announced on its website. That breed works well with the allergies...
  • Extract: A Cool Dark Place by Supriya Dravid 19-08-2013 06:59 PM

    A mother daughter bond formed in the afterlife, memories stored in Ziploc bags and the horrific struggle to piece together a past that's been through the shredder A Cool, Dark Place is all of these plus the unsettling realization that ones life was ghost-written by two drunks. Here's an extract...
  • Two moderate quakes hit Kishtwar-Doda region in J~~amp;amp;K 19-08-2013 12:51 PM

    The quake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit the area around 5.22 am, a MeT official said. It was followed by another tremor of 3.9 magnitude at 8.48 am, they said, adding that a minor aftershock was also witnessed around 6.42 am. However, there was no immediate report of...
  • Couple killed in house collapse due to heavy rains 18-08-2013 03:06 PM

    A middle aged couple was killed when their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Tadi village, police said on Sunday. Jai Rajbhar (40) and his wife Parmi Devi (38) died on the spot when their house collapsed on Saturday evening, they said. The bodies were taken out from the...
  • Incessant rain claims 6 lives in Amritsar 17-08-2013 12:11 PM

    Six persons were killed in the incessant rains in Amritsar in the last three days, officials said. Three persons, including a six-month-old child, died when a rented accommodation in which they were living in Bangla Basti near the Gate Hakima collapsed on Friday evening, police said. The victims in Bangla...
  • Barack Obama says he is having a 'great time' with family on vacations 17-08-2013 11:58 AM

    President Barack Obama says he's having a "great time as always" on vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha on a late morning bike ride on Friday through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury. The president made the comment during...
  • Robert Pattinson changes house to avoid Kristen Stewart 17-08-2013 11:07 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Pattinson has reportedly shifted his house from Los Feliz here to Beverlly Hills in California in order to avoid ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart, who also stays here. Pattinson ended their four-year-old relationship as he could not forgive the actress for having an affair with director Rupert Sanders...
  • 8 killed, 1,500 houses damaged in Jammu floods; rains to continue till Monday 17-08-2013 10:29 AM

    Eight people have died and over 1,500 houses suffered extensive damage due to floods caused by incessant rains in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. Of those killed, five died in a house collapse while three were washed away by swollen rivers since Friday, an...
  • NMMC demolishes controversial Glass House on HC's direction 16-08-2013 06:19 PM

    The controversial 'Glass House' bungalow built illegally by nephew of a Maharashtra Minister on a 301 square metre CIDCO plot in neighbouring Navi Mumbai has been demolished, the civic body informed the Bombay High Court on friday. Hearing a PIL, the Court had earlier directed Santosh Tandel, nephew of Excise...
  • 'The Butler': Movie on a man who served White House for 34 years 16-08-2013 11:37 AM

    Forest Whitaker-Oprah starrer 'The Butler' is inspired from a man who has served the White House for 34 years. Eugene Allen has served eight US Presidents and bore witness to some of the most powerful figures and tumultuous times in the US history. ...
  • 25-year-old woman attempts suicide near Parliament House after not getting government job 16-08-2013 01:36 AM

    A Jharkhand woman attempted suicide on Thursday afternoon by consuming a pesticide near the Parliament House in Delhi as she could not get a job in a central government undertaking on compassionate grounds after her father's death, said police. Sukumari, 25, consumed pesticide around 2 pm near a fountain at...
  • Obama played cards in White House on Osama raid day: Ex-aide 15-08-2013 02:57 PM

    Barack Obama spent a large chunk of time playing cards on the day of the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan in which the al-Qaeda chief was killed, a former aide of the US President has said. The iconic photo of the raid on Osama bin...
  • Does Salman Khan want to be 'Bigg Boss 7' contestant? 15-08-2013 07:14 AM

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, who is ready to host the seventh season of controversial reality TV show 'Bigg Boss', has reportedly expressed his desire to be a housemate and not just a host. The promo of the Colors reality TV show is out. Featuring Salman in a double role as...
  • A difference this Obama vacation: No daughters yet 15-08-2013 02:50 AM

    Edgartown: President Barack Obama's vacation is humming along, but the family vibe is different this year. Daughters Malia and Sasha aren't with their parents. The girls are at an undisclosed summer camp, but the White House says they'll eventually join their parents. They won't say exactly when. "When they get...
  • Narendra Modi thanks British MPs for inviting him to give a speech in House of Commons 14-08-2013 03:30 PM

    Stating that dialogue strengthens democracies, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the British MPs for inviting him to UK in the spirit of dialogue and engagement. Barry Gardiner, a MP of UK, had sent a letter to Modi last week inviting him to the House of Commons to...
  • Narendra Modi gets invite to visit UK, to address House of Commons 13-08-2013 11:32 PM

    Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed upto Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited him to visit the UK. Labour MP Barry Gardiner said Modi has been one of the key political figures in India and he has...
  • Difficult to believe that Sahara refunded money to investors, says SC 13-08-2013 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it is "extremely difficult" to believe Sahara group's contention that it had refunded Rs 22,000 crore to its investors even before an order was passed directing its firm to deposit Rs 24,000 with SEBI. Sahara group, which faced tough time in convincing...
  • SBI takes possession of Kingfisher House 12-08-2013 10:18 PM

    In another setback for Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya, the Kingfisher Airlines House in Mumbai will now be auctioned. The State Bank of India, which is a lender to the airlines, took possession of the Kingfisher House on Saturday. ...
  • Mumbai: Kingfisher House to be auctioned as SBICAP takes possession 12-08-2013 09:24 AM

    Mumbai: In another setback for Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya, the Kingfisher Airlines House in Mumbai will now be auctioned. The State Bank of India, which is a lender to the airlines, took possession of the Kingfisher House on Saturday. KFA House is the headquarters of the airline in Mumbai...
  • Justin Bieber wants to buy Michael Jackson's former home 11-08-2013 05:28 PM

    London: Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is reportedly looking to buy King of Pop Michael Jackson's former home Neverland. The troubled pop teen is said to have sent his team last week to view the sprawling ranch in Californian town of Los Olivios, reported Daily Mirror. "Justin has been caught...
  • Three die, four injured as building collapses 10-08-2013 07:40 PM

    Three persons were killed and 12 injured while two were trapped under the rubble and presumed dead when a four-storey building collapsed in Bhatta Basti area in Jaipur on Saturday. Raju and Sabir, both youths, and a 10-year-old boy were killed and 12 injured in the incident which happened in...
  • Pakistan admits to Dawood Ibrahim's stay in the country 10-08-2013 08:54 AM

    London: Pakistan has admitted for the first time to the stay of one of India's most wanted terrorists Dawood Ibrahim in the country. The significant statement came from the Pakistan Prime Minister's special envoy for improving relations with India, Shahryar Khan. He said that the underworld don had been in...
  • Telangana: TDP leaders call off stir after govt assurance 08-08-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: TDP members, who have been protesting against the division of Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday promised to call off the stir in the Rajya Sabha after government and the Opposition appealed to them with an assurance that discussion would be held next week. TDP's two members Y S Chowdary...
  • 65-year-old woman killed in house collapse 07-08-2013 03:00 PM

    A 65-year-old woman was killed when a portion of an old house collapsed and fell on her in Pheel Khana area in Kanpur, police said on Wednesday. Kalyani Devi, wife of a retired bank employee and resident of General Ganj, was passing from under the dilapidated house in Sirki locality...
  • Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro to act together in 'The Good House' 07-08-2013 02:09 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro are ready to team up for the fourth time on the big screen. They will be seen in the movie adaptation of novel 'The Good House', reports huffingtonpost.com. The project will be helmed by Michael Cunningham and produced by Film Nation...
  • 3 family members killed, 2 injured as house collapses 07-08-2013 02:07 PM

    Three members of a family were on Wednesday killed and two others got injured when their house collapsed in Sujru village in Muzaffarnagar, police said. 29-year-old Usman, his wife 26-year-old Rihana and their 6-year-old son Ayam were killed when the house collapsed early on Wednesday morning, police said, adding two...
  • Subrata Roy not liable for refunding Rs 24,000 crore: Sahara to SC 06-08-2013 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: Sahara group on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that its chief Subrata Roy is not liable for refunding Rs 24,000 crore collected by its two firms from investors, countering the arguments of SEBI which wanted his passport to be impounded till the contempt plea against him and companies...
  • Supreme Court to hear Sahara-SEBI case today 06-08-2013 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is set to take up the SEBI-Sahara case again on Tuesday. On July 30, SEBI had made a forceful plea to punish Sahara chief Subrata Roy along with his two firms and their directors for not complying with its order for refunding Rs 24,000 crore...
  • Will continue to monitor terror threat: White House 06-08-2013 01:23 AM

    The US would continue to monitor the terrorist threat coming from the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and take all the necessary action to thwart that, the Obama Administration said on Monday. "I'm not in a position to discuss specific intelligence, but we believe this threat is significant, and we...
  • Exclusive commando unit for Parliament security deployed 05-08-2013 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: An exclusive specially trained paramilitary unit armed with the latest gadgets and weaponry has now been deployed for security of Parliament house complex. The team, drawn from the best trained men and women of the CRPF, has been named the Parliament Duty Group (PDG). The creation of the...