APARTMENT

  • Belgium: Four armed men enter apartment in Ghent, police cordon off area December 15, 2014

    Ghent: Four armed men have entered an apartment in the western Belgian city of Ghent, and police have blocked off a wide perimeter around the area. Police said on Monday that two hours in it was still unclear what the intention was, and there was no information available either about the...
  • UP: Fire in residential apartments in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram July 11, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Several cars were gutted in a fire that broke out on Friday afternoon in the basement of a residential building in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. There was no loss of life in the fire that struck the basement of Tower Number 2 of ATS residential society in Nitikhand area of...
  • FIR lodged against two neighbourhood boys on charges of raping an 18yearold girl July 8, 2014

    A teenage girl has alleged that she was raped and blackmailed by two neighbourhood boys for last four years in Jaipur in an apartment complex in Malviya Nagar, police said on Tuesday. Eighteenyearold girl has moved the FIR through an "istgasa" recently filed in the court which directed the Jawahar Circle...
  • Blast in apartment in China kills three June 9, 2014

    Beijing: Three people were killed and four others were injured in a blast in an apartment in southwest China's Yunnan province on Monday. The blast, which occurred at around 2:30 am (local time), ripped through the fourth floor apartment on Ziyun Street in Chuxiong City, staterun Xinhua news agency reported....
  • Kejriwal's objection to security overruled, Ghaziabad police to give 'Z' security cover January 13, 2014

    Notwithstanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stand against taking any security cover, Ghaziabad police has decided to provide 'Z' category protection to him from Monday. As per the security plan outlined by the district police, 30 personnel would be deployed roundtheclock to provide security to Kejriwal. Kejriwal presently resides with his...
  • Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit kickstarts Delhi's Food Security programme September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit kickstarted the distribution of subisidised food under Delhi's Food Security programe. Under the scheme, eligible families will receive wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg. The programme was launched by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi last month. Delhi...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show: A builders Special June 2, 2013

    This week's CJ special highlights the builderbuyer issues. Watch to find out how to avoid being duped! ...
  • Gujarat: Floors of a residential building collapse May 17, 2013

    Vadodara: The top two floors of a fivestorey residential building in Vadodara collapsed on Friday night, hours after all the occupants had evacuated it. "Mahavir Swami Apartment located in Kapdipole area of Raopura had developed cracks and started leaning in the wee hours today," acting city engineer of Vadodara Municipal...
  • Errant builder told to pay over 50 lakh to flat applicant April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A builder who failed to start a Greater Noida residential project on time has landed in trouble as a consumer court in Delhi has directed him to pay compensation of Rs.3 lakh and refund the over Rs.49 lakh cost of a flat to a complainant. Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal...
  • Chinua Achebe, celebrated Nigerian novelist, dies March 23, 2013

    New York: The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway: "Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond," Chinua Achebe wrote in 'Things Fall Apart'. Africans, the Nigerian author announced more than 50 years ago, had their own history, their...
  • Watch: The modern micro apartments available in New York January 27, 2013

    In a city tight on living space things are about to get even tighter. Now the New York City real estate is appealing to people to consider living modern micro apartments. Take a look at how these apartments are small but cater to all the requirements of a family. ...
  • Bangalore: Who cares about rain water harvesting? July 26, 2012

    Bangalore: The officials of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) seem to have forgotten the deadline given to residents and commercial establishments to install rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in buildings measuring 40x60 feet. The official deadline ended on March 31. The board, which had threatened to disconnect water and...
  • Half of urban Karnataka lives in rented homes July 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Close to half the households in urban areas in the state live in rented houses, revealed the latest census data released by Karnatakas directorate of census operations. Of the total 53.15 lakh households in the urban areas, 27.13 lakh people live in rented accommodation. Also, of these total households,...
  • Real estate booming within T'puram limits July 9, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The real estate sector in Thiruvananthapuram is still concentrating on the heart of the city as people prefer the busy places rather than the periphery. Now, the trend of investment has changed to real buyers who want to stay in an apartment. The builders are also redesigning apartments by...
  • Laugh riot Ayomayam.. to release soon May 27, 2012

    The variety of characters one gets to see in an apartment is the theme of Ayomayam Apartment. Directed by B Seetharamayya, who comes with a long experience of 30 years, the film is all about the mentalities and personalities of various people in the neighbourhood of an apartment. ...
  • Singapore maid deaths: Dark side to the story? May 22, 2012

    Every year several domestic workers fall to their deaths from Singapore's apartment windows. This year alone, eight women have died while trying to clean apartment windows. ...
  • In a first since 2008, Mumbai housing prices fall May 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Residential property prices in Mumbai declined 9.1 percent last fiscal, recording the first price fall since the 2008 crisis, according to a survey by consultancy firm Knight Frank. The survey, titled Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index Q1 of 2012', said that property prices of global prime cities reported...
  • Mumbai: 2 years later, 5 lakh homes only on paper April 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Tomorrow, it will be exactly two years since Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) and the state government inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The intent was to develop five lakh affordable homes in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). However, in a recent statement, MCHI has claimed...
  • Serviced flats under scanner in Bangalore April 19, 2012

    BANGALORE: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palikes (BBMP) plan to bring serviced apartments under the commercial property tax net has not yielded desired results. The Palike had planned to generate 130 crore as revenue but ended up collecting only 7.5 crore. As a result, the Palike is rushing to complete its dream...
  • US: Jet crashes into apartment complex, 9 injured April 7, 2012

    Washington: A US Navy F/A18D fighter crashed soon after takeoff into an apartment complex in Virginia on Friday, sending fireballs into the sky, heavily damaging halfadozen buildings and injuring nine people. All the injuries, including those to the F/A18 crew, were minor, officials said, but the search of the Mayfair Mews...
  • Realty in Bangalore to see 25 percent growth March 28, 2012

    BANGALORE: The real estate sector in Bangalore has grown to a large extent in the past one year. In the year ahead, the citys realty is expected to grow by 25 per cent, estimates the Karnataka Chapter of the Consortium of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI).We are expecting...
  • Good time for a sweet dream March 27, 2012

    HYDERABAD: For all those who thought Hyderabad was a costly city to live in, the latest statistics signify otherwise.The city is ranked second in India, among 15 considered, for declining real estate prices in the year 2011, with the Economic Survey 201112 report tabling a decline by 14% in residential...
  • Watch: Chopper falls apart on landing in Brazil February 24, 2012

    The amateur video shows the chopper mysteriously disintegrating even as its blades continued spinning. ...
  • Mumbai: 15yearold falls 7 floors, lands on car January 20, 2012

    Mumbai: She's lucky to be alive. A 15yearold girl survived miraculously after falling from the seventh floor of her building in Mulund. The total height from which she fell was about 100 feet. The victim landed on a Honda Jazz car parked below and escaped with a fractured left arm...
  • The dream colonies of Hyderabad January 9, 2012

    Shanthinagar Colony: Ever experienced peace amidst the rush of an urban metro? If not, head to Shanthinagar on a blazing hot day. This peaceful abode located just a few metres off the noisy street of Masab Tank, wraps you in the shade of its wide mahoganies, even as bright blue...
  • US: Seven of a family shot dead on Christmas December 26, 2011

    Texas: Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in an apartment near Fort Worth, Texas, police said on Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before...
  • Worlds tallest apartment in Mumbai by 2014 June 8, 2010

    The 450 metre residential tower at Worli in southcentral Mumbai will cost of Rs 2,000 crore. ...
  • Mumbai to have world's tallest residential tower June 8, 2010

    Mumbai: Mumbai will have the world's tallest residential building, nearly half a km in height, by 2014, providing an unhindered view of the city from all sides. Citybased realty group Lodha Developers will collaborate with two New Yorkbased firms to build an over 450 metre residential tower at Worli in southcentral...
  • Filmi Fiscal: All films fail at Box Office April 28, 2010

    The dull phase at the box office continues this week too. All the five new release failed to woo the audience. Hello and welcome to Filmi Fiscal with me Somen Mishra. This is where you get all the box office updates. This week there are five new releases City of...
  • First Cut: 'Apartment' fails to impress April 23, 2010

    Apartment reminds us constantly of the films made in the 90's, albeit with a more recent subject.Had the film explored a little more in terms of research work rather than skimming it from the top, it would have been more effective and made an interesting watch. Jagmohan Mundra's Apartment talks about...