Renovation

  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan -...
  • Central library renovated in Mangalore June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: More facilities have been added to the Mangalore Central Library and the capacity has been doubled to 5,000 square feet. A browsing section with six computers having high speed internet has been provided, Mangalore Central Library deputy director K V Raghavendra said in a statement here. The Mangalore City...
  • Karnataka minister spends crores on house renovation, upsets Governor May 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has expressed dissatisfaction over state PWD minister Dr HC Mahadevappa spending Rs 2.5 crore on the renovation of his house. Governor has told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he should not have allowed such lavish spending. He said that the government must focus on providing clean...
  • CJ Mansoor fights to reclaim a public park in Mumbai September 22, 2013

    In 2007,a public park in Mumbai is shut for renovation. Nearly 6 years later and with 105 crores already spent, the park continues to remain out of bounds for citizens like Mansoor Darvesh. He now turns a CJ to reclaim the park for public use. ...
  • Row over Karnataka Vidhana Soudha renovation June 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The renovation of Karnataka's Vidhana Soudha has triggered a massive debate in the state on the unnecessary expenditure. The Opposition has alleged that the renovation is to meet Vaastu standards. A larger room for Karnataka's Environment Minister Ramanath Rai was approved and a wall of the famed Vidhana Soudha...
  • Chennai: Anna Arch renovation work to begin on Wednesday September 25, 2012

    Chennai: The renovation work on the Anna Arch at Arumbakkam would begin from September 26. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat on Monday. During the discussions, the Chief Minister advised the officials about the renovation measures to...
  • Bangalore: Karnataka Assembly to sport a new look September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Following the diamond jubilee celebrations in June this year, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will now be witnessing a major renovation work adding a new and modern touch to the majestic two storeyed assembly hall of the Vidhana Soudha. Speaking to City Express, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker, KG Bopaiah...
  • Montek justifies toilets upgrade for Rs 35 lakh June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday justified the expenditure amounting to Rs 35 lakh on renovating two toilets in Yojana Bhawan saying it was within the budget. Montek said there was nothing wrong in the upgradation of toilets. "This is under the Planning Commission renovation...
  • 'Toilets upgraded for Rs 35 lakh are for public' June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission has issued a statement slamming the reports of wasteful expenses on renovating two toilets in Yojana Bhawan calling it a routine maintenance and upgradation. The Planning Commission also said that the toilets being renovated are for the public and not for senior officials. "The toilets being...
  • T'puram: Kalabhavan theatre to get makeover April 2, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Here’s good news for the city-zens of Thiruvananthapuram. The Kalabhavan theatre at Vazhuthacaud will be closed soon, but for a  good cause; for, it will get a thorough makeover in the coming months. Kalabhavan will be the first among the ten theatres owned by the Kerala State Film Development...
  • SCG to get USD 191 million makeover January 3, 2012

    Sydney: The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is all set to get a major facelift ahead of the 2014 Ashes series for a whopping USD 191 million. As per the renovation plan, three spectator stands will be demolished for a huge state-of-the-art grandstand. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New South Wales (NSW)...
  • Durbar hall ground renovation after Onam September 8, 2011

    Kochi: The Durbar Hall Ground in the heart of the city will get a facelift soon. The works to renovate the ground will begin after Onam. Out of the Rs 1.35 crore that has been sanctioned for the work, Rs 68 lakh will be sanctioned next week. "The Durbar Hall Ground...
  • Beijing glitter: Underneath it all is a separate story August 17, 2008

    Beijing: China has spared no expense for its moment in the sun. Yet, despite the modern structures sprouting up around Beijing, parts of the ancient city still look decrepit. Hu Jianjun lives in a 200-year-old house with his wife and son in an old shabby rundown in the shadow of a...
  • What causes buildings to collapse? July 19, 2007

    Mumbai: A building, Laxmi Chhaya now lies in a heap of rubble taking many lives down with it, but till Wednesday it was like most other buildings in Mumbai, with minor renovations- a constant part of the building’s life. Even simple common renovations that can be done to a building including...
  • Chennai to get swanky new airports May 22, 2007

    Chennai: After Bangalore and Hyderabad it's Chennai's turn to get two new spanking world-class airports. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister gave a final “go ahead” to the Rs 2000 crore plan at the All Party meet on Tuesday. The expansion plan and renovation of the existing airports has given Chennai passengers...
  • Advani demands Pak temple renovation June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan should renovate Sharada Temple in the Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on the lines of Katasraj Temple near Lahore, said senior BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday. Adi Shankaracharya is believed to have visited "Sharada Peeth" dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, during his travels across India. Now in...
  • Pak revives 'ruined' Katas temple April 1, 2007

    Katasraj: An ancient Hindu temple complex is getting a facelift in Pakistan. Lying in ruins today, Katasraj—the 6th century Hindu temple complex in Pakistan's part of Punjab is now being renovated by the Pak government with the hope that it will attract Hindu pilgrims from India. Pak government, keen...
  • 5 killed in Mumbai bungalow collapse June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Tragedy struck a posh locality in Mumbai when a bunglow located in Western suburbs of the city collapses, killing five people and injuring at least 11. The bungalow called Endore Park - located in the Royal Palm area of the city’s Aarey Colony - collapsed around 1800 hrs (IST)...
  • Kolkata's Great Eastern to get makeover November 9, 2006

    Kolkata: The Great Eastern Hotel in Kolkata is all set to get a makeover as Bharat Hotels decides to rebuild it into a five-star deluxe property, but not sacrificing its Victorian charm. "We don't want to take away any of the heritage of Great Eastern out of Great Eastern Hotel...