Reconstruction

  • Exodus of migrant workers to hit reconstruction work in the valley 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The work of reconstruction in the flood-ravaged Kashmir could get delayed by at least six months due to the mass exodus of migrant labour force in the wake of the natural calamity that hit the valley causing huge damage to infrastructure both public as well as private. Even the...
  • Egypt to host Gaza reconstruction conference on October 12 September 10, 2014

    Cairo: Egypt will host a donors conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on October 12 in Cairo following the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, the Egyptian foreign minister said on Tuesday. The announcement carried on the state news agency came after Norway's foreign minister...
  • MoS Home Rijiju to attend world reconstruction meet in Washington September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will attend the second World Reconstruction Conference being organised by World Bank in Washington DC from September 10 to 12. Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation for the meet and would be a panelist for the opening plenary on the...
  • $7.8 billion needed for reconstruction in Gaza September 4, 2014

    Ramallah: An estimated 7.8 billion dollars is needed for the Gaza Strip to reconstruct after being destroyed during the 50-day Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday. "The direct and indirect losses resulted from the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip reached 4.4 billion dollars,"...
  • Rs 10 crore funds sanctioned to flood-hit districts for road repair March 5, 2014

    A corpus fund of Rs 10 crore each will be given to the district magistrates of Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi, which bore the brunt of last year's calamity to ensure that road reconstruction work by the BRO goes on uninterrupted on Char Dham pilgrimage route. An announcement to this effect was...
  • Harish Rawat assures flow of funds for reconstruction March 3, 2014

    Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said there would be no dearth of funds for reconstruction in disaster-hit areas but there should be no compromise on the quality of work. Reviewing reconstruction work in Narendra Nagar area of the district, Rawat assured officials of adequate funds wherever needed but said...
  • CM allots additional funds to flood-hit areas, asks officials to speed up work February 26, 2014

    Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs 125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruction work. The Chief Minister issued the directives while reviewing the progress of...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Seven months on, roads still a distant dream February 4, 2014

    Kedarnath: It has been more than 200 days since the floods devastated Uttarakhand and killed thousands of people. Special funds were released by the Centre but there is little to show for it on the ground. CNN-IBN travels on the route to Kedarnath for a reality check of the reconstruction...
  • Uttarakhand govt seeks Rs 15 crore from Centre for disaster-hit schools October 11, 2013

    The Uttarakhand government has asked the Centre to sanction Rs 15 crore for the repair and reconstruction of 139 middle schools destroyed in the mid June calamity in the hill state. The demand was raised by Uttarakhand Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani at the 62nd meeting of Central Education Advisory Board...
  • Corruption in Bihar a fourth of that in Delhi, claims Ex-home secy October 5, 2013

    Corruption in Bihar is one-fourth of what it is in Delhi, former Union Home Secretary RK Singh remarked on Saturday. "I have worked in Bihar and Delhi for almost equal tenures. You talk about corruption. Corruption in Bihar is one fourth of what it is in Delhi," said Singh, who is...
  • Clashing visions weigh on US drive for Taliban talks June 28, 2013

    Islamabad: As the United States makes a fresh attempt to start talks with the Taliban, competing visions in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan over what an eventual peace process might look like have emerged as one of the biggest hurdles. Washington's hopes of negotiating with the insurgents to stabilise Afghanistan before...
  • Rare surgery in Delhi reconstructs half of baby's heart October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind surgery in India, doctors at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital operated upon a 46-day-old baby to recreate half of her heart, giving her a normal life she would have otherwise missed, medical officials said on Thursday. A look at six-month-old Isha (name changed) does not...
  • World Bank approves $ 4.3 bn aid to India March 15, 2012

    Washington: The World Bank has announced $ 4.3 billion financial aid to India through a new innovative and flexible financing arrangement to help the country fight poverty. This arrangement, while facilitating a $ 4.3 billion increase in support to India, is designed to maintain International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (IBRD)...
  • PM, Gilani to discuss Afghanistan reconstruction November 10, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are to meet on the sidelines of the SAARC summit to discuss the reconstruction of Afghanistan. ...
  • Spielberg chronicles rebuilding of Ground Zero September 9, 2011

    New Delhi: On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Steven Spielberg brings a new show about the daunting task of constructing the new, 104-storyed, World Trade Center. Being the Executive Producer of this Discovery Channel show 'Rising: Rebuilding Grond Zero', Spielberg toured the site with the workers during...
  • BSNL, MTNL to synergise operations May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Following directives from Telecom Ministry to synergise their operations, state-run MTNL on Wednesday said it has initiated process with BSNL to streamline their business, including telecommunications, enterprise and customer care to cut costs. Both the firms are reeling under huge financial losses and the Government has directed them to...
  • Japan reconstruction may take 5 yrs: World Bank March 21, 2011

    Singapore: Japan may need five years to rebuild from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to $ 235 billion of damage, the World Bank said on Monday. The March 11 disaster which ravaged northeastern Japan will likely shave up to 0.5 percentage point from the country's economic growth...
  • J&K: Omar govt under fire over unused funds March 16, 2011

    Jammu: Noisy scenes and a walkout by the Opposition in the J&K assembly over the non-utilization of funds provided by the Centre under the Prime Ministers' Reconstruction Plan. Out of Rs 32,000 crore granted in 2004, only Rs 9,900 crore or just 30 per cent have been spent. Former finance minister,...
  • 'India has critical role in Afghanistan' February 14, 2011

    Singapore: India has a critical role in the reconstruction of war-torn Afghanistan and has continued supporting Kabul by providing financial aids, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the country's former foreign minister said here on Monday. "India, being the world's largest democracy, cannot be left out of Afghanistan's efforts in rebuilding the country," said...
  • Situation in Afghanistan disturbing: Krishna January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Just back from his two-day visit to Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday termed as "very disturbing" the current situation in the war-torn country where Taliban is giving shelter to Pakistan- based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and other terrorist outfits. Fully backing the peace process, the minister said...
  • Pinki's story raises awarness about cleft lipped kids February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Pinki Sonkar's, the child actor of documentary film ...
  • Watch: Reconstruction of Gaza a far cry February 3, 2009

    Diplomats are working to make permanent the temporary ceasefires unilaterally declared by Hamas and Israel. Residents of Gaza are waiting to begin the process of reconstructing their shattered homes and towns. But as long as the border blockade remains in place, Gaza cannot rebuild, because the necessary materials can't enter the...
  • Girl's face restored after bear attack disfigured it January 18, 2008

    Kochi: Twelve-year-old Kusumavathy, whose face was disfigured in an attack by a bear, went home smiling on Friday after undergoing facial reconstruction surgery at a hospital in Kochi. Kusumavathy, a student of a tribal school in Chattisgarh was admitted to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) three months ago following a...
  • Orkutians fret over virtual revamp December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Virtual friendship had to take a backseat on Friday with Orkut flashing an "under construction" message even as its members unsuccessfully tried to login. The web portal, which literally brought everyone with Internet access within the frame of a computer screen, kept people apart due to its reported construction...
  • Quake survivors still on tenterhooks October 8, 2006

    New Delhi: Despite an aid package of $6.7 billion, reconstruction in many quake-hit regions of northern Pakistan has still not begun. According to the NGO Oxfam, 1.8 million people are still living in temporary shelters. "We are living in these shelters (tents and temporary shelters), my husband is jobless and...
  • Survivors struggle to rebuild lives October 8, 2006

    Uri (Jammu & Kashmir): Twelve months after killer earthquake struck Uri, the residents have made one transition - they have moved from olive green tents to tinsheds. Nazir Ahmad, who lived in a large three-storey house before the earthquake hit his hometown Kamalkote in Uri on October 8, 2005, now lives...