BUILDINGS

  • Saturn-shaped planetarium and book-shaped library: 10 amusing buildings from across the world shaped exactly for the purpose they serve 2 days ago

    It would usually take just a signboard for you to understand what purpose a building serves. A few architects decided to take full control and designed buildings in amusing shapes that give away what they are trying to sell or promote.The National Fisheries Development Board Building in Hyderabad has been...
  • Chennai building collapse: Madras HC raises questions on probe 1 week ago

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday raised some questions on the investigation into the multi-storeyed building collapse in June wondering whether the final report was filed in a hurry and asked the government to submit an additional affidavit on its observations in six weeks. "The worry which we have...
  • DMRC observes World Green Building Week September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will be observing World Green Building Week till September 27 to promote construction of environment friendly buildings. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has partnered with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to observe the week on the theme "Get up,...
  • Cochin Shipyard to invest Rs 1,200 crore to build dry dock September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Cochin Shipyard will be investing Rs 1,200 crore for setting up dry dock facility to build LNG carrier ships, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. "The vessels for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be built at a cost of Rs 1,500...
  • Patna: Protests over death of five people after trucks runs over them August 31, 2014

    Patna: Protests have erupted in the Agam Kuan area of Patna city after five people were run over by a truck as they were sleeping on the side of the road. The police had to resort to a lathicharge to control the crowd. The incident occurred outside a government...
  • As Chennai celebrates 375th birthday week, time seems to have taken a toll on its heritage buildings August 19, 2014

    Chennai: As Chennai, the first modern city of India, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week, the time seemed to have taken a toll on city's heritage buildings as well. The Ripon building, Madras High Court, Central Station which are some of Chennai's iconic landmarks and also the visible symbols of...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor July 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Mumbai building fire: Fire brought under control, fireman dead July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Eight hours of relentless rescue operations has finally brought under control, the massive fire that had broken out at a business centre in Mumbai earlier this morning. One firefighter has died and six others injured. Navy choppers were used to airlift nine of the firemen trapped inside the building. According...
  • Mumbai: Building slab collapses after heavy rain, 2 dead July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai triggered a building slab to collapse in Goregaon on Tuesday. Two people are reported to be dead and six injured. As the rescue operations come to an end, the rescued have been taken to Siddharth hospital. "This is a very crowded area. The search has...
  • Mumbai: Portion of a building collapses in Goregaon, no casualty so far July 15, 2014

    Mumbai:Portion of a building collapsed in Goregaon West, Mumbai on Tuesday. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has claimed that the building to be Prasad Shopping Centre at Goregaon station road. It is a commercial cum residential building. Incessant rains is said to be the reason behind the collapse. Five people have...
  • Building collapses: Centre thinking of fixing responsibility July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of building collapses in the country, Centre was thinking of fixing responsibility on local authority for illegal constructions, Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. "There has to be accountability to deal with such issues (illegal construction and building collapse). If people, local building...
  • Chennai: Fire breaks out in SBI building near North Beach Police Station; under control July 12, 2014

    Chennai: A fire broke out this afternoon in the second floor of an old building here, which housed the State Bank of India, police said. The fire is suspected to have been caused by an electric short circuit, they said, adding none was injured since the bank was functioning only for...
  • Mumbai: Building collapses in Colaba; one dead July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: An underconstruction building collapsed in Mumbai's Colaba region on Saturday afternoon killing one person. Five people have also been injured in the accident. The city has been witnessing incessant rains since past few days. Seven people died while six others were injured as a sevenstorey building collapsed in Vakola area...
  • Chennai building collapse: DMK protests, demands CBI probe July 12, 2014

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a protest rally on Saturday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Chennai building collapse. Sixtyone people were killed after an 11storey building collapsed in Chennai last month. While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the builders of the accident and promised...
  • Delhi government mulls ways to check building mishaps July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to check incidents of fire and building collapse in the national capital, Delhi government is planning to provide temporary water and electricity connections to those buildings which fail to obtain fire safety certificate. As per the proposal, the electricity and water rates for these buildings will...
  • Tamil Nadu: 11 dead after wall collapses in Thiruvallur, many trapped July 6, 2014

    Thiruvallur: Eleven people have lost their lives after a compound wall collapsed in Uparapalayam in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. One person has been rescued alive while many are feared trapped. Tamil Nadu Fire services teams are involved in rescue work. The 20 feet compound wall collapsed due to...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive nonstop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons 19 men and eight women were pulled...
  • Chennai building collapse: Oneman panel an eye wash, alleges Karunanidhi July 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief K Karunanidhi on Friday targeted the J Jayalalithaa government over the setting up of a oneman commission to investigate the Chennai building collapse tragedy. Alleging that the oneman commission was an eye wash to help the government escape, the veteran leader suggested a probe by the Central...
  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Six days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61. Rescue operations are now winding down as no survivors have been pulled out in two days. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a oneman probe commission headed by a former judge...
  • Chennai building collapse brings out major flaws in regulation of multistorey buildings July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61 and even as the city comes to terms with this tragedy, CNNIBN finds out that there is a bigger problem at hand. There are major flaws in the regulation of multistorey constructions in...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 61 July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Six days after an 11storeyed building collapsed in the outskirts of Chennai, death toll in the tragedy has now risen to 61. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a oneman probe commission headed by an exjudge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Who is to be blame for the Chennai building collapse? July 3, 2014

    The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 60. Six days on, rescue operations are still on. ...
  • News 360: ISIS shifts Indian nurses to different location in Iraq July 3, 2014

    All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. ...
  • Chennai building collapse exposes several flaws in monitoring and regulation of multistorey constructions July 3, 2014

    Even as the death toll increases in the building collapse in Chennai, the tragedy has exposed several flaws in the monitoring and regulation of multistorey constructions. ...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 60, Jaya orders oneman probe panel July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 60. Six days on, rescue operations are still on. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a oneman probe commission headed by an exjudge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons for...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 50, rescue operations continue July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 50. Six days on, rescue operations still continue with hopes to find more survivors. Twentyseven people have been rescued so far. The government had claimed that there were 72 people inside the building when it collapsed, but...
  • Two kids killed in collapse of building, wall in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two children were killed in separate incidents of collapses of a building and a wall apparently triggered by the rains in different parts of the city on Wednesday. In central Delhi's Anand Parbat area, a doublestoreyed poorly constructed house fell on an adjacent shanty around 2.50 pm, killing twoyearold...
  • News 360: TMC says 'rape for revenge' matter over, no action against MP July 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology letter....