ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS

  • Stop unauthorised construction or face action: HC warns MCDs September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the municipal corporations to ensure that no unauthorised construction takes place in the national capital and warned that noncompliance of its order would result in appropriate action against the officials and persons involved. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth...
  • 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...
  • SC orders demolition of 102 illegal flats in Mumbai's Campa Cola society June 3, 2014

    New Delhi/ Mumbai: In a major jolt to the residents of the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed their against eviction and demolition of 102 illegal flats. The Supreme Court upheld the BMC's November 2013 order, which fixed the deadline of May 31, 2014 for Campa...
  • SC stays demolition of 2 Supertech towers in Noida May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief to Supertech, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed the demolition order of two buildings in an apartment in Noida's Sector 93 A saying the status quo must be maintained in the case. The court said that no third party rights must be created in the...
  • Goa building collapse: Many questionable projects still being approved January 23, 2014

    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, CNNIBN found several questionable projects being given approvals. Days after the Canacona disaster, further investigation has exposed...
  • Residents of Campa Cola society fight for their home November 12, 2013

    The standoff between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to...
  • Mumbai: Police try to break lock at Campa Cola society, detain protesters November 12, 2013

    The Mumbai Police on Tuesday tried to break the lock of the main entrance gate of the Campa Cola society. The police have also taken activists from the Shiv Sena and the BJP into preventive custody who were protesting outside the society. ...
  • BMC officials stopped from entering Campa Cola society in Mumbai November 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Campa Cola society residents stopped the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials from entering into the compound to demolish the unauthorised flats on Tuesday. The residents locked the main entrance gate of the compound and denied entrance to the BMC officials. ...
  • Live: Police try to break locks at Campa Cola society, detain protesters November 12, 2013

    Mumbai: 1:45 pm: Mumbai Police is trying to break the lock of the main entrance gate of the Campa Cola society. The police have also taken some political parties activists from Shiv Sena and the BJP, who were protesting outside the society into preventive custody. 1:25 pm: Minister of State...
  • Campa Cola compound case: Residents remain adamant, refuse to move out November 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The Campa Cola housing colony residents in Mumbai have refused to move out of the compund. Only 10 out of 96 unauthorised in the Campa Cola society have been vacated till now. The aggressive social media campaign also seems to have yielded no result. The Supreme Court had set...
  • Mumbai building collapse fallout: 95 buildings declared dangerous to live in September 30, 2013

    Mumbai: The recent Mumbai building collapse, in which 61 people died and dozens injured, is a stark reminder of how authorities have turned a blind eye to the many illegal constructions in the city. Mumbai's municipal body has now finally declared 95 buildings as dangerous to live in. Around 150...
  • Thane: Many illegal buildings but political pressure ensures no action September 27, 2013

    Thane: An investigation into the illegal constructions in Thane reveals a shocking truth underlining the real estate business in Maharashtra. As per the documents accessed by CNNIBN, it is not just the residential buildings but several offices of political parties have also been illegally constructed in Thane. The documents reveal that...
  • 39 illegal constructions demolished in last two weeks: MCD August 18, 2013

    Thirtynine illegal constructions have been demolished in total in the last two weeks by the North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations in their respective areas, according to an MCD report. "Thirtynine illegal portions in total in north and east Delhi have been demolished by the North and East Delhi municipal corporations....
  • Uttarakhand disaster exacerbated by illegal construction: Nitya Jacob June 24, 2013

    Is rampant construction of dams, roads, power stations, coupled with deforestation and soil erosion responsible for the Uttarakhand tragedy? CSE's programme director Nitya Jacob joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Water water everywhere Not a drop of potable one anywhere. Ironical to pay Rs.200 for a...
  • Mumbai building collapse: When will the authorities wake up? June 11, 2013

    A CAG report accessed by CNNIBN reveals that nearly 38 people have died in such collapses between 2008 and 2011 in Mumbai. While housing authorities have failed to implement existing provisions, a comprehensive law for relief and rehabilitation is yet to be framed. ...
  • Thane: 71 pc party offices illegal, over 60 pc belong to Shiv Sena June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: For hundreds of families, April 4 was a day of horror when a building collapsed in Thane. Two months on and over 20 arrests later, a CNNIBN investigation brings you the shocking truth underlining the real estate business in Maharashtra. Let alone cramped residential buildings, documents show even offices...
  • Four arrested for attacking BJP councillor Kaushik Jain June 1, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Four persons were arrested on Friday for allegedly beating up a BJP councillor on suspicion that he was behind the demolition of an illegal construction, police said. Kaushik Jain, who represents Shahpur Ward, was allegedly attacked on Thursday by Chandresh Vyas (44), Sanjay Vyas (28), Nirav Joshi (28) and...
  • Thane building collapse: Prosecution opposes accused's bail plea May 8, 2013

    Thane: The prosecution in the Thane building crash case on Tuesday opposed the bail pleas of two senior municipal officers arrested for the tragedy which claimed the lives of 74 people last month. Suspended Deputy Municipal Commissioner Deepak Chavan and Assistant Municipal Commissioner Shayam Thorbole were among 22 persons arrested for...
  • BMC postpones demolition at Campa Cola Compound to May 2 April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: There seems to be partial relief for the residents of the Campa Cola Compound in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has now postponed the demolition to May 2. The BMC has granted the residents of Worli's Campa Cola compound a 3day extension. The BMC had issued eviction notices to around...
  • Mumbai illegal buildings: Police call for zero tolerance against corruption April 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh termed the act of constables accepting bribe to allow illegal constructions in the city as "shameful" and said there should be "zero tolerance for such criminal conduct". Thirtysix policemen were suspended on Thursday after a sting operation exposed the nexus between the police and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 11, 2013

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  • Mumbai's illegal buildings: Is the entire system corrupt from top to bottom? April 11, 2013

    Maharashtra government has suspended 37 police constables after a sting operation showed them demanding and accepting a bribe to allow illegal construction in the city. ...
  • News 360: Won't accept any party post till I'm cleared of charges in 1984 riots, says Tytler April 11, 2013

    Former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler broke his silence, a day after a Delhi court rejected the CBI clean chit to him in a 1984 antiSikh riots case. Tytler said he will not take any party post till he's cleared of all charges. ...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions: Will swift action be taken against senior police officers? April 11, 2013

    On Thursday, 37 police officials, including 36 constables, were suspended following a sting that showed 15 Kurla policemen accepting bribes for allowing illegal constructions in the area, just days after the Thane building collapse. ...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions sting: Case against 36 constables April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday filed a case against 36 police officials who had been suspended earlier following a sting that caught 15 Kurla constables accepting bribes to allow illegal constructions in the area. The case was registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Maharashtra government also suspended...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions: Senior police official suspended April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Thursday suspended a senior police officer in connection with the sting operation that showed 15 policemen in Kurla taking bribes to allow illegal construction in the area. The total number of suspended policemen is now 37. Thirty six constables were suspended earlier in the day. The...
  • Mumbai: Biggest rehabilitation scheme is a sham April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Barely a week after the Mumbra building collapse in which 74 people were killed, CNNIBN has found out that three lakh people, housed as part of Mumbai's biggest rehabilitation scheme for those displaced by infrastructure projects, are living in crumbling buildings constructed with substandard material and in imminent danger...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions: Activist says police threatened him April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The social activist, who exposed the nexus between the police and builders, has alleged that the ACP of AntiCorruption Bureau had threatened him over his sting operation. "The ACP of AntiCorruption Bureau came to my house after midnight and tried to threaten us. How do I trust him now?"...
  • Thane: NCP MLA prevented Forest Dept from demolishing illegal buildings April 11, 2013

    In June 2011, officials of the forest department had complained to the Chief Secretary of Mahraashtra against local NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. They stated that their officials were forcibly stopped and threatened by Awhad's supporters when they were demolishing illegal encroachments in the same area where the building collapsed. The...
  • Illegal constructions: 'Constables taking bribe won't be spared' April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Thirtysix police constables were suspended after a sting operation exposed the nexus between the policemen and builders. The sting operations, conducted by a social activist, showed 15 policemen accepting bribe to allow illegal constructions in Mumbai's Kurla area. The expose comes a week after an illegal building collapsed in...