DEMOLITION

  • 22nd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, Ayodhya on high alert December 6, 2014

    Ayodhya: On the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, Ayodhya is on high alert on Saturday. 10,000 security personnel have been deployed amid calls by Muslim outfits to mark the day by hoisting black flags even as Hindu bodies seek to commemorate it. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the...
  • Babri Masjid demolition: Muslim petitioner says 'Ram Lalla' should be set free, distances himself from the case December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on the December 6, one of the main petitioners in the half-a-century-year-old case Hashim Ansari has said that he wants to distance himself from the petition being contested in the Supreme Court. Ansari has claimed that his disillusionment stems...
  • Delhi: Rahul shows solidarity with slum dwellers, stands against demolition November 28, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening visited the Rangpuri Pahadi slums in the city where demolition of around 900 housing units has rendered thousands homeless and warned the Centre against resorting to such action. ...
  • Drive bulldozer over me to demolish slums, dares Rahul Gandhi November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening visited the Rangpuri Pahadi slums in the city where demolition of around 900 housing units has rendered thousands homeless and warned the Centre against resorting to such action. Vowing to fight for the poor who were left homeless after Tuesday's demolition...
  • Mumbai: BMC officials to enter Campa Cola society to cut power, water supply today June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After a standoff of two days, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials will finally be allowed to enter the Campa Cola compound on Monday. For the past two days, they had been facing stiff resistance from the residents. But finally, on Sunday, the residents caved in and said they will...
  • Campa Cola eviction: No success for BMC on day 2, officials leave emptyhanded June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: It was another unsuccessful day for the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation as its officials left the Campa Cola compound after residents once again refused to let them in on Saturday. BMC officials say they will return on Sunday. There was high drama at the compound again on Saturday with BMC...
  • Mumbai: BMC files case against Campa Cola residents for resisting eviction June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The faceoff between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Mumbai's Campal Cola residents continues with none of the two willing to budge. The BMC has now registered a case against the Campa Cola residents at the Worli police station for unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and obstructing a public servant from...
  • Mumbai: BMC officials return from Campa Cola Society as residents block their entry June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Prevented by the residents of Campa Cola Society from entering the compound, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials returned without beginning the eviction process. The officials said that they will report to their senior officers. "We will brief the senior officers and BMC commissioner on the ground situation and a decision...
  • The Mumbai Campa Cola Society case: All you want to know June 20, 2014

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is set to begin the eviction process at Mumbai's Campa Cola Society on Friday. The residents, however, are refusing to budge and performed a havan at the entrance of the compound gate to prevent the BMC officials from entering the compound. The residents also plan to form...
  • Mumbai: With eviction set to begin, Campa Cola residents plan to form human chains June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: It is the Dday for residents of the 102 illegal flats of Mumbai's Campa Cola compound. The Municipal Corporation will cut power, water and gas supply to the illegal flats as the deadline for the residents to vacate their homes ends on Friday. The residents are expected to protest by...
  • Mumbai: Power, water, gas supply of Campa Cola residents to be cut today June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: It is endgame for the residents of the 102 illegal flats of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society compound. The Municipal Corporation will cut power, water and gas supply to the illegal flats as the deadline for the residents to vacate their homes ends on Friday. The residents are left with no...
  • Campa Cola demolition to be filmed: BMC June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The demolition of illegal flats in Campa Cola compound beginning on June 20 will be filmed and used as proof against the residents if they offer resistance, the city's municipal body said on Tuesday. "We will be videorecording the entire demolition process, which we will carry out from June 20,...
  • Mumbai: BMC defers demolition date of Campa Cola Society June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could bring a bit relief to the residents of illegal flats of the Campa Cola Society, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has deferred the demolition of the South Mumbai residential compound. BMC has agreed to defer the demolition process till June 20. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had...
  • Campa Cola residents dare authorities, demand demolition of all illegal constructions in Maharashtra June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the end of the road for the residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola society as the deadline for them to vacate their flats ends on Thursday. The Campa Cola resident association has sent a 14point charter of demands to the Municipal Commissioner. They have demanded that all illegal...
  • Campa Cola deadline ends at 5 pm: Will residents vacate their flats? June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Will they? Won't they? Everybody is asking these two questions as far as the Campa Cola society residents are concerned. Nobody knows whether the flat owners will hand over the keys and say goodbye once the Supreme Court deadline to vacate the flats ends at 5 pm on Thursday....
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents face eviction as deadline to vacate flats ends June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Defiant Campa Cola residents have dared the authorities after being slapped with an eviction notice following a Supreme Court order. The deadline for them to vacate their flats in the Campa Cola society in Mumbai ends on Thursday. "Where will we go? We have lived here. Now we may have...
  • BMC issues fresh notice to Campa Cola society residents to vacate flats by June 12 June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a fresh notice to the residents of the Campa Cola society to vacate the illegal flats by June 12. The flats are scheduled to be demolished soon. The Supreme Court has sanctioned the demolition. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that...
  • Time runs out for Campa Cola residents, BMC wants house keys by June 2 May 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Time has run out for over 100 residents of the Campa Cola society in Mumbai. They will have to vacate their flats by Saturday. Even as the residents cling on to the hope that they can save their homes, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Standing Committee will meet on Friday to...
  • Modi, Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases May 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges. Out of the 66 candidates from Gujarat, who faced criminal charges ranging from poll code violation to attempt to murder, ten won the justconcluded Lok Sabha polls from...
  • Mumbai: SC tells Campa Cola residents to vacate premises by May 31 May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to extend the deadline for the eviction of Campa Cola society's residents in Mumbai. The Supreme Court has asked the residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola society to vacate the premises by May 31, 2014. The court has given the direction that action will...
  • Beni Prasad demands punishment to guilty from fast track courts for Babri demolition, Gujarat riots May 3, 2014

    Welcoming Centre's decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe 'snoopgate' issue, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Saturday demanded fast track courts to punish those guilty of demolishing disputed structure in Ayodhya and the post Godhra riots. "After the demolition of Babri mosque, 22 years have passed. Godhra took place...
  • BJP leaders capabale of killing their own men to gain power: Kejriwal April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the saffron party leaders were capabale of "killing their own men to come to power". Referring to a recent sting done by a news portal which alleged that the 1992 Babri mosque...
  • HC orders demolition of two 40-storeyed buildings in Noida April 11, 2014

    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 Justice...
  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida April 11, 2014

    Noida: In a major setback to Noida Authority and realty major Supertech, the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers in Sector 93 A, Noida. The court has also directed the prosecution of officers of Noida Authority and Supertech for carrying out the illegal construction....
  • A Billion Votes: BJP moves EC over Cobrapost sting April 4, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. The party has now approached the Election Commission against Cobrapost demanding that the telecast of the sting be stopped. ...
  • BJP questions timing of Cobrapost sting on Babri, asks EC to ban it April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Politics is brewing over the recent sting by Cobrapost which indicts right wing leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Terming the allegations as baseless, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) questioned the timing of the sting operation with the Lok Sabha elections just days away. In the sting,...
  • Cobrapost sting on Babri demolition a Congress conspiracy: BJP April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. "This is a political conspiracy by the Congress party. The timing of the allegations made is questionable and...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then...
  • Azam Khan blames Babri demolition for terrorism March 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan has cited the demolition of the disputed Babri mosque structure in Ayodhya as the reason for terrorism in India. The senior Samajawadi Party (SP) leader commented about the Dec 6, 1992, demolition of the mosque at an election rally in Faizabad...
  • Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy March 16, 2014

    A Hindu temple and a dharmashala have been set on fire by a frenzied mob in Pakistan's southern Sindh province over alleged desecration of a holy book, marring Holi celebrations and prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the area. The mob attacked the temple overnight in Larkana city, the hometown...