Buildings

  • Kingdom Tower will soon displace Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building 20-04-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Saudi Arabia is all set to begin the work next week on what will become the tallest building in the world and will rise over the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 828 meters, has been the tallest standing tower in the world till date....
  • Reports of gunman at Los Angeles Times building: Police 19-04-2014 12:21 PM

    Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times building late on Friday after receiving a report of a gunman inside and have arrested one person, police said. Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 pm local time (0200...
  • No political advertisement on government buildings: EC 13-04-2014 08:14 PM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors. The communique has been received in response to a complaint forwarded...
  • HC orders demolition of two 40-storeyed buildings in Noida 11-04-2014 07:28 PM

    The Allahabad High Court, on Friday, ordered the demolition of two 40-storeyed buildings in Noida, observing that it has repeatedly come to notice that builders by joining hands with officers of the development authorities flout every conceivable rule, including building regulations. A division bench comprising Justice V K Shukla and...
  • Fire on 12th floor of a Thane building leaves 2 dead, 2 injured 16-03-2014 09:19 AM

    Thane: Two people have died and two others injured in a fire that broke out on the twelfth floor of the Sundarban park building in Thane district of Maharashthra. The fire reportedly started at 6 am on Sunday. Short circuit is believed to be the reason for the fire though...
  • 7 dead in a seven-storey building collapse in Mumbai 14-03-2014 11:26 PM

    Seven people were dead and five others were injured in a building collapse in Mumbai. Rescuers are working against the clock with more feared to be still trapped in the debris. The seven-storeyed structure was on the BMC's demolition list. ...
  • Mumbai building collapse: Two dead, five injured 14-03-2014 05:37 PM

    Mumbai: Two people died while five others were injured when a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area of Mumbai on Friday morning. Locals said that a lawyer used to reside in the building even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had issued a notice for its demolition. Apart from the lawyer,...
  • Kashmiri student falls from hostel building, dies 14-03-2014 05:16 PM

    A 17-year-old Kashmiri student allegedly fell to death from his school hostel building under mysterious circumstances in Kavi Nagar area here. The student, identified as Mohammed Safi, was studying in Class 11 in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kamla Nehru Nagar of Ghaziabad. His father, an Army man, lives with his family...
  • Watch: A 7-storey building in Mumbai collapses like a pack of cards 14-03-2014 03:19 PM

    A 7-storey building in Mumbai's Vakola area collapsed like a pack of cards on Friday morning. One person died while three others were rescued. Rescue operations are underway. ...
  • Mumbai: 7-storey building collapses in Vakola, seven dead 14-03-2014 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: Seven people died while six others were injured as a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area of Mumbai on Friday morning. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the building was unoccupied but it was located next to a slum area which caused the casualties. Both fire brigade and NDRF are...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-03-2014 10:29 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Building collapse in Manhattan, 1dead 12-03-2014 09:10 PM

    An explosion has leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing one person and injuring many others. A utility company says a resident in a nearby building reported smelling gas shortly before the explosion. ...
  • 2 New York buildings collapse in explosion, 2 people dead 12-03-2014 07:37 PM

    New York: A thunderous explosion flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday as utility workers were on their way to investigate a report of a gas leak, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving over a dozen others unaccounted for. The fiery blast rocked the neighborhood...
  • Controversy over swastikas carved on UK building 28-02-2014 06:47 PM

    Swastikas carved into the walls of a county hall building in a small town in the east of England have triggered a row, with a Hindu group claiming that Nazis "abused" the symbol of peace for selfish purposes. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by a member of public questioning...
  • Goa building collapse: Two senior government officials arrested 12-02-2014 04:39 PM

    Goa Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested two senior government officials in connection with the last month's building collapse that left more than 30 people dead. Additional District Collector (North) Dipak Desai and Deputy Collector (Bicholim) Pradip Naik were placed under arrest by the crime branch, which had been questioning them...
  • Surat: Fire breaks out in commercial buidling, 4 dies 29-01-2014 04:48 PM

    Four persons were asphyxiated to death and three others injured when a fire broke out in a commercial building in Surat on Wednesday, a fire official said. The blaze erupted on the ground floor of the four-storey building on Amroli-Sayan Road where an embroidery factory was operating, divisional fire officer...
  • Shimla: Major fire breaks out in British-era building 28-01-2014 11:53 AM

    A major fire broke out in a British-era building in this Himachal Pradesh town on early Tuesday, officials said. The fire was reported in the top floor of the Gorton Castle, housing the office of Audit and Accountant General, a fire department official told. Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra said fire...
  • Goa building collapse: Many questionable projects still being approved 23-01-2014 08:59 AM

    Panaji: Goa saw the worst ever building collapse last month which left 31 people dead. The incident exposing the rampant illegal construction in the state. Despite Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's promises to crack down, CNN-IBN found several questionable projects being given approvals. Days after the Canacona disaster, further investigation has...
  • Assembly building to be constructed only after resolving issues: Hemant Soren 21-01-2014 11:17 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said construction of a building to house the state Assembly would begin only after resolving the issues of people in the vicinity. Laying the foundation stone for the structure at the "Core Capital Area" in Ranchi after 13 years since the state's creation,...
  • Goa: Government blacklists accused builders in Canacona building collapse case 15-01-2014 05:55 PM

    The Goa government on Wednesday blacklisted the construction firm responsible for the Canacona building collapse early this month, which left 31 people dead. "We have withdrawn all the licences of the builder (M/S Bharat Realtors and Developers). We have also blacklisted them," Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said. The builders, who...
  • TN: Funds granted for constructing more registrar office buildings 15-01-2014 12:54 PM

    Chennai: Observing that integrated buildings accommodating the registrar and sub-registrar offices are being constructed at 17 places in Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of Rs 48.90 crore, government on Wednesday issued grant of another Rs 30 crore for constructing additional buildings for registrar offices during the current financial year....
  • Goa: Deputy Collector arrested in Canacona building mishap 14-01-2014 05:14 PM

    A Deputy Collector has been arrested in connection with the Canacona building collapse in Goa which left 27 people dead, police said on Tuesday. Prashant Shirodkar, Deputy Collector of the area, who was also holding charge of Chief officer of Canacona Municipal Council, was arrested on Monday. Police inspector Harish...
  • Last 10 years of Congress rule worst in Indian history: Narendra Modi 12-01-2014 08:20 PM

    Panaji: Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi kick started his party's Lok Sabha campaign in Goa with yet another blistering attack on the Congress and its Central government during the 'Vijay Sankalp Rally' in Panaji on Sunday. While addressing the mega rally, Modi said people were now ready...
  • Goa building collapse: Death toll mounts to 28 11-01-2014 04:23 PM

    Panaji: The death toll in Canacona building collapse in Goa has risen to 28. More than 40 people were trapped under the debris when the under-construction five-storey building caved in on Saturday afternoon. Rescuers had since managed to pull out 16 people alive from the debris. Ashok Menon, incharge of...
  • Goa building collapse: Death toll mounts to 24 09-01-2014 12:36 PM

    Panaji: With the recovery of three more bodies from the debris, the death toll in Canacona building collapse in Goa has risen to 24 even as the operation to remove the rubble has entered its final phase. "We recovered three more bodies from the debris of the building last night...
  • Goa building collapse: Toll mounts to 21, contractor's bail plea rejected 08-01-2014 11:53 PM

    Panaji: The death toll in Goa building collapse has risen to 21. The under-construction building in Chawdi area of Canacona collapsed last Saturday. The rescue operations were stalled for two days when the adjacent buildings started tilting. However, they have been resumed now. Meanwhile, the contractor Vishwas Desai 's anticipatory...
  • Renovate Rajinikanth's school, fans urge government 08-01-2014 03:14 PM

    Bangalore: Fans of superstar Rajinikanth here will stage a protest if their long-pending demand for the renovation of the Gavipuram Government Kannada Model Primary School, in which he studied, is not met by the government at the earliest. "The condition of the school has worsened in the last two years...
  • Goa building collapse: Contractor applies for anticipatory bail 08-01-2014 10:33 AM

    Panaji: Contractor Vishwas Desai has filed for anticipatory bail in the Goa building collapse case. The plea is expected to come up for hearing in a Margao court later on Wednesday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Canacona police is likely to argue that the contractor used poor quality material...
  • Will Parrikar be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in Goa? 08-01-2014 10:19 AM

    Canacona: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's administration is struggling for answer as Goa mourns the loss of 19 lives in its worst building collapse. Parrikar has promised to crack the whip, but will he be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in the state? Goa is losing its open spaces...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work resumes, CM says survivors unlikely 07-01-2014 04:46 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the rescue operations have resumed but there were no chances of any survivors. An unconstructed building collapsed on Saturday in Canacona that left 18 people dead. Around 21 people have been rescued but many were feared to be trapped. Parrikar said,...