Houses

  • Row over Jaitley's house purchase, Amarinder writes to EC 14-04-2014 05:49 PM

    A house bought by BJP leader Arun Jaitley, contesting Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar, today became a centre of a row, with his Congress rival Amarinder Singh filing a complaint with the Election Commission, calling the purchase as "part of his election campaign". Amarinder reasoned that the move of purchasing...
  • Peeved with poor quality food, 11 women escape shelter house in Siwan 13-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Eleven women inmates have escaped from a shelter house in Bihar's Siwan district district, an officer said. Apparently peeved with poor quality of food served there, 11 of 19 females lodged there took to heels in the small hours, District Project Officer Rajkumar Yadav said. A case has been registered...
  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Washington: The White House and US intelligence agencies said neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence. The...
  • Incredible photos of the inside of a tiny house on wheels, complete with attic bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, built by web designer 09-04-2014 02:01 PM

    Web designer Alek Lisefski's 'Tiny Project' is going places. Literally. He builds affordable and sustainable houses on trailers to encourage people to live a simpler, more conscious, debt-free life. He hopes to "help set an example and educate the community about alternative, affordable, more sustainable ways of living."Lisefski, who lives...
  • US plans to allow spouse of H-1B visa holder to work in America 08-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Washington: Spouses of H-1B visa holders with technical skills may be allowed to work in the US under a new initiative by the Obama administration to attract the best and brightest from across the world. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari 07-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused...
  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore 04-04-2014 08:38 PM

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the...
  • Samsung uses Obama-David Ortiz selfie for promotion; White House unhappy 04-04-2014 10:22 AM

    Washington: The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone. Spokesman Jay Carney says the White House objects any time the president's image is used for commercial purposes. Carney says in this...
  • LS polls: Opposition will fail to score on Adarsh, says Ashok Chavan 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Nanded: Hitting back at Narendra Modi, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that his party wanted him to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Nanded due to the anti-incumbency factor and that his family including sitting MP and brother-in-law Bhaskarrao Patil was firmly behind him. "They (my family) are...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya 30-03-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam 28-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close...
  • CBI files chargesheet against 22 members of scam-hit Adarsh Society 27-03-2014 08:28 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing scam. The chargesheet has been filed against 22 members of the society, and 24 finances and co-conspirators involved. The Bombay court had directed the CBI to look into benami transactions involved in the allotment of...
  • No legal bar on Ashok Chavan to contest Lok Sabha elections: Sonia 26-03-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday defended the party's decision to give election ticket to Adarsh housing scam accused Ashok Chavan who will be contesting from Nanded. "The decision to give Ashok Chavan the ticket has been taken by the CEC. As far as we know, he has...
  • Beyonce Knowles, husband Jay Z visit Anne Frank House in Amsterdam 21-03-2014 04:04 PM

    Los Angeles: Pop star Beyonce Knowles paid a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam along with her rapper husband Jay Z. The 32-year-old singer visited the house recently just hours after performing at the city's Ziggo Dome, reported E!Online. Representatives of the museum posted about the singer's visit...
  • Russian Upper House approves annexation of Crimea 21-03-2014 03:00 PM

    Moscow: The upper house of the Russian parliament has approved Moscow's annexation of Crimea. The Federation Council voted unanimously to incorporate Crimea after Sunday's hastily called Crimean referendum, in which residents of the Black Sea peninsula overwhelmingly backed breaking off from Ukraine and joining Russia. Ukraine and the West have...
  • White House stands by Vivek Murthy as 'America's doctor' 20-03-2014 12:56 PM

    In the face of strong opposition from the powerful gun lobby, the White House is standing by President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, Indian American Vivek Murthy, an ardent supporter of Obama's healthcare law. However, it is "recalibrating our approach" as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney put it,...
  • Chiki Sarkar to head publishing at Penguin Random House India 20-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, currently Publisher at Penguin Books India, has been appointed as Publisher, Penguin Random House India with overall responsibility for building the local publishing programme in both English and local languages. Milee Ashwarya and Meru Gokhale have both been appointed to the role of Publishing Director, Penguin...
  • Photos: Is this the craziest house in the world? China's weird 'upside down house' has entry through an upstairs window! 19-03-2014 10:14 AM

    An upside-down house is under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, South of Shanghai. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the 'China Folk Painting Village'. Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open to the...
  • Once a media favourite, Kejriwal mocks journalists, earns their ire 14-03-2014 10:00 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal whose fame is often credited to media is under severe criticism for his volley of attacks on journalists. Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju lashed out at Kejriwal saying that his remarks about media were irresponsible. While admitting that paid news...
  • Kejriwal seeks extention to stay in official flat 14-03-2014 07:39 PM

    Delhi Government has sent former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's reply, in which he has sought an extension to stay in his Tilak Lane residence, to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for the next course of action. Kejriwal has sought an extension to stay at his C-II/23 flat at Tilak Lane till...
  • Obama to meet Ukrainian PM on Wednesday 10-03-2014 12:18 PM

    President Barack Obama will meet this week with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the White House said Sunday, in a prominent show of US support for Ukraine's fledgling new government. Vice President Joe Biden cut short his trip to Latin America, nixing a planned stop in the Dominican Republic so...
  • Sales of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy reach 100 million mark 06-03-2014 10:46 AM

    The Fifty Shades trilogy, written by EL James, who shot to fame because of her fan fiction writing, is now celebrating double milestones. The trilogy has officially sold a hundred million copies worldwide, and has also seen its hundredth week on the New York Times Bestsellers list. According to Random...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP 03-03-2014 09:15 AM

    Lucknow: After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order...
  • Four family members killed in house collapse 02-03-2014 06:12 PM

    Four members of a family were killed and one seriously injured when part of a mud house collapsed in Jafarganj area in Fatehpur, police said on Sunday. Puja (30), her three daughters Gayatri (10), Priya (6), and Gudiya (1) were killed when the room in which they were sleeping collapsed...
  • Ellen DeGeneres' house is haunted? 02-03-2014 10:44 AM

    Los Angeles: Stand-up comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly being disturbed by ghostly goings on in her new house. DeGeneres and her wife Portia Di Rossi bought The Brody House in Holmby Hills area for $40 million in January. But they haven't been able to get a good night's...
  • Ambareesh may be shifted to Singapore for treatment 02-03-2014 10:41 AM

    Bangalore: Ailing Kannada actor-turned-politician MH Ambareesh, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here for breathing-related problems for over a week, may be shifted to Singapore Saturday for further treatment. He is currently at Vikram Hospital here. Ambareesh, Minister for Housing, has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since...
  • Opposition slams government for inaction on Adarsh Commission report 01-03-2014 11:10 AM

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP legislators slammed the state government over its "inaction" on the Adarsh Commission report, saying the government was trying to save a former chief minister involved in the housing scam. BJP MLC Ashish Shelar, who demanded a debate under Rule 289 in the Council, said the government was...
  • Miscreants rob house, shoot owner 01-03-2014 12:01 AM

    A youth was on Friday gunned down after he resisted unidentified gunmen from looting valuables at his house at Birsanagar in Jamshedpur, the police said. The 18-year-old youth, Rahul Shukla, put up strong resistance against the looters after they entered his residence and was shot dead, Senior Superintendent of Police...
  • Sahara Chief Subrata Roy put in Forest department guest house 28-02-2014 11:29 PM

    Sahara Chief Subrata Roy was on Friday evening lodged in a guest house of the Uttar Pradesh Forest department after the state police was directed by a local court to keep him in its custody till March 4 when he will be produced before Supreme Court. Police sources said Roy...
  • Over 50,000 women cleared to work as domestic maids 26-02-2014 10:24 PM

    A total of 53,616 women have been granted emigration clearance to work as domestic workers in the Middle East in the last three years, the government said on Wednesday. The clearances were given by the ministry of overseas Indian affairs. On receiving complaints from women workers, Indian missions abroad are...