Ceiling

  • Close to 90 hurt as ceiling collapses at London theatre December 20, 2013

    London: Emergency services said nearly 90 people were injured on Thursday when part of the ceiling collapsed during a performance at a packed London theatre, bringing the city's West End entertainment district to a standstill. The audience was showered with masonry and debris following the incident at the Apollo Theatre, where...
  • Republicans consider short-term US debt ceiling increase October 10, 2013

    US House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide. How long the increase might suffice - a few weeks or a few months - was unclear. But...
  • False ceiling caves out at Chennai International Airport August 19, 2013

    Passengers at the international air terminus, on Monday, had a narrow escape when a portion of the false ceiling in the departure area came crashing down this evening, airport sources said. This is the second time in over a week when the false ceiling has caved in at the airport. No one...
  • Bhopal hospital mishap: Two dead, 15 injured April 27, 2013

    Bhopal: Rescue and search operations have been completed at the BHEL-run Kasturba Hospital in Bhopal, where the ceiling of the women's ward collapsed on Friday evening. Fifteen people have been rescued with minor injuries and two people have died in the mishap. "The bodies of two persons identified as Jameel...
  • Bhopal: 2 dead in hospital ward ceiling collapse April 26, 2013

    Bhopal: Two people were confirmed dead by late Friday evening in the Kasturba hospital ward ceiling collapse. The ceiling of the women's ward of the BHEL-run hospital had collapsed at around 5.00 pm on Friday. Between 5 to 10 people are still believed to be trapped under the debris. Several people...
  • Bhopal: Hospital ward ceiling collapses, many trapped April 26, 2013

    Bhopal: At least 20 people are feared trapped when the ceiling of the first floor of a hospital run by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Bhopal collapsed on Friday evening. Sources said that the section of the two-storey Kasturba hospital that collapsed housed the women's ward and had...
  • CID officer, student commit suicide in Jharkhand March 22, 2013

    Ranchi: A senior CID officer and an engineering student committed suicide in the Jharkhand capital on Thursday in two separate incidents, police said. Chandi Kumar Maitra, 59, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) posted in criminal investigation department (CID) in Bokaro district committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan...
  • Kolkata: Ceiling fan falls on examinee's head February 25, 2013

    Kolkata: A Madhyamik examinee was injured when a ceiling fan fell on his head during the first day of the Madhyamik board examination at a school in North Kolkata on Monday, police sources said. The student, Sham Moinuddin, was rushed to hospital where he was given four stitches, the sources...
  • Obama's second term: Tough challenges lie ahead January 22, 2013

    The President spoke directly to the American people on Monday after the swearing-in ceremony, giving a glimpse into the next four years. ...
  • Folk music tipping gender balance in India's margins November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Folk music is silently tipping the gender balance in northern, eastern and southern India with more women from little known village communities using it as a legitimate grassroots voice - and are being heard across the country and abroad. Sugna Devi's voice rings like an untamed desert bird...
  • Giffords makes dramatic return for debt vote August 2, 2011

    Houston: US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a dramatic return to the House of Representatives to vote for the debt ceiling bill, nearly seven months after she was shot in the head. Giffords made an emotional return to the House floor on Monday, casting a vote in...
  • US debt deal to affect world markets August 2, 2011

    The US House of Representatives passed the debt ceiling bill. The US Senate will now vote on the deal. ...
  • US House approves debt-ceiling deal August 2, 2011

    Washington: The House of Representatives on Monday approved a last-gasp deal to raise the US borrowing limit in a decisive step toward averting a catastrophic debt default by the world's largest economy. A day before the deadline to lift the debt ceiling, the passage by the Republican-controlled House of the $2.1...
  • Key elements of possible US debt deal August 1, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama announced on Sunday that Republican and Democratic leaders had agreed on a last-ditch deal to raise the US borrowing limit and avoid a catastrophic default, and he urged lawmakers to "do the right thing" and approve the agreement. Here is a summary of the deal, based on...
  • Women still facing glass ceiling in 2010 - study December 14, 2010

    New York: Women saw little advancement in corporate boardrooms and compensation in 2010, extending a 5-year trend in which companies have lagged in promoting and mentoring of women to their own detriment, according to a new study released on Monday. "Corporate America needs to get 'unstuck' when it comes to advancing...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium false ceiling collapses September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: In more embarrassment for the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee a section of the false ceiling near the weightlifting stage collapsed at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday. Two-three tiles measuring 2 ft by 2 ft fell on Wednesday morning from the ceiling of the stadium. However, Cabinet Secretary KM Chandreshekhar...
  • Realty boom for AP as Land Ceiling Act scrapped March 28, 2008

    Hyderabad: The Nizam's city is growing and growing fast and it's the dream of every resident to own a house in the bustling metropolis. Yet, sky-high property prices mean that for many, the dream remains unfulfilled. However, there is finally some good news. The state government's decision to scrap the...
  • Now, Sonia pitches for raising ceiling on loan waiver March 17, 2008

    Osmanabad (Maharashtra): Under pressure to enlarge the ambit of Union Budget's farm loan waiver scheme, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said her party felt the land ceiling cap be increased to allow more farmers to benefit from the package. Farmers in regions like Vidarbha and Marathwada have larger land holdings...
  • Shiv Sena brings Mumbai to a grinding halt December 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Traffic was been brought to a standstill in parts of Mumbai due to the massive Shiv Sena rally in the city on Thursday. Hundreds of vehicles were stuck on the SV road from Dadar to Mahim, where scores of Sena workers had taken to the streets protesting the scrapping...
  • Farmers can be stakeholders in SEZ companies: Govt December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Special Economic Zones are now associated with much contention thanks to the struggles of Singur and Nandigram. But the government is planning to take some new steps so that SEZs can profit the farmers and corporate India. Union Commerce Secretary G K Pillai said that the government...
  • Mumbai gets land as Assembly repeals Land Ceiling Act November 29, 2007

    Mumbai: If you used to wake up to the sound of birds chirping in your neighbourhood, now get ready to hear sounds of construction. But in a city that is as cramped as Mumbai, where most people are not even able to afford basic needs like shelter, it is good news...
  • Maharashtra Assembly repeals Urban Land ceiling Act November 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Assembly has repealed the Urban Land ceiling Act. This is seen as the first step in releasing nearly 3,000 acres in Mumbai and Greater Mumbai for development of infrastructure. Analysts said that it is a positive move from the point of transparency, funding and speeding...
  • GSM players won’t slash roaming rates June 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The big GSM players, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Hutch, have refrained from a "me-too" behaviour and have kept roaming charges untouched, despite Rel Comm and the state-owned operators are providing the service almost free. “In the next few days I expect other operators also to follow suit," Communications...
  • TRAI to review waiving roaming tariff June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Some analysts feel that operators having pan-India presence should not charge customers for such services. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will on Tuesday consult the matter with all stakeholders. "There should not be any roaming charges when the subscriber is within the same network," PTI quoted an analyst...
  • Cable bill cheaper @ Rs 5 a channel August 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Your monthly cable TV bill might get cheaper soon. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday fixed the ceiling for the maximum retail price for any pay channel -- whether new or existing -- at Rs 5 per channel per subscriber per month. This rate will be...