Illegal Constructions

  • 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...
  • Residents of Campa Cola society fight for their home 12-11-2013 09:29 PM

    The stand-off 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 12-11-2013 02:22 PM

    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 12-11-2013 01:05 PM

    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 12-11-2013 11:59 AM

    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 12-11-2013 09:25 AM

    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 30-09-2013 08:55 AM

    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 27-09-2013 11:31 AM

    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 CNN-IBN, it is not just the residential buildings but several offices of political parties have also been illegally constructed in Thane. The documents reveal...
  • 39 illegal constructions demolished in last two weeks: MCD 18-08-2013 09:43 AM

    Thirty-nine 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. "Thirty-nine illegal portions in total in north and east Delhi have been demolished by the North and East Delhi municipal...
  • Uttarakhand disaster exacerbated by illegal construction: Nitya Jacob 24-06-2013 06:12 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai building collapse: When will the authorities wake up? 11-06-2013 08:58 PM

    A CAG report accessed by CNN-IBN 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 04-06-2013 07:31 AM

    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 CNN-IBN 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 01-06-2013 12:20 AM

    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 08-05-2013 10:36 AM

    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...
  • BMC postpones demolition at Campa Cola Compound to May 2 29-04-2013 10:54 AM

    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 3-day extension. The BMC had issued eviction notices to...
  • Mumbai illegal buildings: Police call for zero tolerance against corruption 12-04-2013 09:59 AM

    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". Thirty-six policemen were suspended on Thursday after a sting operation exposed the nexus between the police and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-04-2013 11:32 PM

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  • Mumbai's illegal buildings: Is the entire system corrupt from top to bottom? 11-04-2013 10:52 PM

    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 11-04-2013 09:32 PM

    Former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler broke his silence, a day after a Delhi court rejected the CBI clean chit to him in a 1984 anti-Sikh 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? 11-04-2013 07:44 PM

    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 11-04-2013 07:37 PM

    Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption 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...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions: Senior police official suspended 11-04-2013 07:08 PM

    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....
  • Mumbai: Biggest rehabilitation scheme is a sham 11-04-2013 06:43 PM

    Mumbai: Barely a week after the Mumbra building collapse in which 74 people were killed, CNN-IBN 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 11-04-2013 01:54 PM

    Mumbai: The social activist, who exposed the nexus between the police and builders, has alleged that the ACP of Anti-Corruption Bureau had threatened him over his sting operation. "The ACP of Anti-Corruption 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 11-04-2013 11:58 AM

    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' 11-04-2013 11:23 AM

    Mumbai: Thirty-six 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...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions: Policemen suspended for taking bribe 11-04-2013 09:21 AM

    Mumbai: Thirty-six policemen were suspended after a sting operation showed them accepting bribe to allow illegal constructions in Mumbai's Kurla area. The sting operation, conducted by a social activist, comes in the backdrop of the collapse of an illegal building in Thane which claimed 74 lives. The Mumbai Police has...
  • Thane building collapse: Guilty will not be spared, says Maharashtra Forest Minister 10-04-2013 09:33 PM

    A week after the building collapse in Thane's Mumbra area claimed 74 lives, documents now in possession of Network 18 show that local NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad had prevented the Forest Department from demolishing illegal construction in the area despite a court order to do so. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai policemen take bribes to allow illegal construction 10-04-2013 07:58 PM

    Mumbai: A sting operation by a social activist in Mumbai has revealed the nexus between police and illegal construction mafia. The sting, shot at a refugee camp in Kurla, showed around 15 policemen taking bribes to allow illegal construction to flourish in the area. The Mumbai Police has now initiated...
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    A recent print commercial by the home loan arm of an Indian multinational highlights why we all buy homes - to build memories, to have...