Urban Development

  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • What crime have I done by taking a 3-bedroom flat, asks Kejriwal 09-03-2014 06:49 PM

    A day after the Urban Development Ministry wrote to Kejriwal asking him to vacate the government house allotted to him when he was the Delhi CM, Kejriwal has now hit out at the media calling them biased. "The media doesn't report anything about Modi and Adani. All they report is...
  • The Netherlands to work with Bihar for urban development 25-02-2014 11:02 PM

    The Netherlands on Tuesday showed interest to work in partnership with Bihar particularly in the field of urban development, health and women empowerment. This was conveyed by a Dutch trade delegation headed by its Ambassador in India Alphonsus Stoelinga. The Ambassador told reporters that the main focus of the mission...
  • Resettlement should not affect already settled families: MLAs 22-02-2014 06:39 PM

    Jharkhand Urban Development Minister Suresh Paswan was asked on Saturday by Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta to have a re-look of the proposed locality where the government would resettle 92 displaced families after some members expressed concern over the availability of land there. Adjourning till Monday a call attention motion,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Chidambaram humiliated me for speaking in Hindi: Urban Development Secretary 12-02-2014 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in disarray with top bureaucrats at war with two senior ministers. Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram humiliated him by not allowing him to speak in Hindi and instead asking him to converse in English. Krishna has written to...
  • UD ministry seeks suggestion on panel to look into Metro fares 02-01-2014 05:48 PM

    The Urban Development Ministry has asked the Law Ministry to suggest names of high court judges to head a panel which will look into the issue of revision of Delhi Metro fares. The UD ministry has in the past suggested names for the position of chairperson of the 4th Fare...
  • Mordia resigns as Rajasthan Housing Board over Congress' debacle in polls 17-12-2013 04:40 PM

    Chairman of Rajasthan Housing BoardParasram Mordia has resigned from his post in the wake ofCongress' debacle in the assembly polls, official sources said on Tuesday. In his resignation sent to the Urban DevelopmentDepartment on Monday night, Mordia said since the BJP formed thenew government in the state, he was tendering...
  • Govt probe reveals shortcomings in DMRC's tender process 18-10-2013 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: After coalgate, now questions are being raised on Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's tender process. A high level committee of the Urban development ministry has highlighted shortcomings of the tendering process followed by the DMRC saying it gave tender to a company whose key technical criteria was found to...
  • Why we need to free our cities from the state's clutches 26-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Profile: Bimal Patel is Director, HCP Design and Project Management. Patel designed the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project in Ahmedabad. India is witnessing an epochal transformation. From a country that lived in villages, it is becoming a nation of towns and cities. The last time the country witnessed such a transformation...
  • DMRC to form panel to examine airport line enquiry committee report 21-08-2013 09:43 PM

    DMRC is planning to form a panel that will examine the airport metro line enquiry committee report and recommend action on its findings. In a DMRC board meeting, which was skipped by Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh, the board on Wednesday discussed further action on the report of the enquiry...
  • India to spend $ 1 trillion on infrastructure in next 5 yrs 06-11-2012 09:16 PM

    London: India will spend $ 1 trillion on infrastructure development in the country over the next five years and 40 per cent of it will come from the private sector, Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs said on Tuesday. "The Cabinet has approved an expenditure of...
  • Rs 1.98 cr house rent due against Meira Kumar 22-11-2011 08:16 AM

    New Delhi: A bill of Rs 1.98 crore has been raised by the Estates Department of the Urban Development Ministry against Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for occupation of 6, Krishna Menon Marg since 1986 after the demise of her father late Jagjivan Ram. The Department of Estates, in an...
  • CBI raids Reddy's close aides' houses 11-09-2011 11:01 AM

    Bellary: The CBI on Sunday conducted searches at the residences of two close aides of former Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy in Bellary and seized several documents, official sources said. The 11-member CBI team headed by Superintendent of Police Venkatesh from Hyderabad swooped down on the residence of Gurulinge Gowda,...
  • Adarsh: another piece of evidence goes missing 17-05-2011 09:19 AM

    Mumbai: A crucial piece of evidence in the Adarsh Housing Society scam - a hard disk - mysteriously disappeared on Tuesday from the Urban Development Department (UDD) just days after a key file went missing. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has informed the special CBI court that one out...
  • B'lore is India's best booming city: report 18-02-2011 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: Tech hub Bangalore tops the list in a new Morgan Stanley report on how India's booming cities cope with problems from infrastructure to job creation, with Mumbai, India's financial capital, trailing in 21st place. Asia's third-largest economy is home to one-quarter of the world's 20 most densely populated...
  • CWG: Sharad Yadav seeks details from CPWD, DDA 14-01-2011 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United (JDU) MP Sharad Yadav, the Chairman of the standing committee on urban development, has called for a panel meeting on January 18 over Commonwealth Games' financial irregularities. Sharad Yadav has sought expenditure details from the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA)...
  • High rise at Marine Drive draws ire 17-12-2010 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: Even before the numerous Coastal Regulatory Zone violations controversy could die down, a fresh one is brewing around the first re-development project of the iconic Marine Drive in Mumbai. Vasant Sagar, the first high rise in the area, has drawn the ire of the residents, conservationists and architects alike....
  • Reddy : Incentives for public transport 05-12-2010 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy today spoke against low excise and customs duty for private vehicles and stressed on the need to provide more incentives for public transport. He supported "disincentives" for private transportation. "We need to offer incentives for public transport. I would go a step...
  • Crime Branch to look into missing Adarsh papers 28-11-2010 01:03 PM

    Mumbai: The case pertaining to the theft of key documents in Adarsh Housing Society scam was today transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch due to seriousness of the issue. "The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch. This special wing is working on the case and have asked for...
  • Two file notes related to Adarsh scam missing 27-11-2010 01:22 PM

    Mumbai: Two file noting related to the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam have gone missing from Maharashtra's Urban Development Department office. The file noting dated August 30, 2009 and November 1, 2010 have gone missing. The Urban Development Department has registered a case of theft and attempt at destruction of...
  • After the Games, DDA and Emaar MGF lock horns 21-10-2010 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy defended the Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) Rs 760-crore bailout of Emaar MGF while building the Games village. The minister said that the deal was profitable and necessary. The Commonwealth Games might have ended but the controversies certainly haven’t. Now it’s the Urban Development...
  • Watch: DDA’s lucky draw scheme under scanner 05-01-2009 12:26 PM

    There have been reports of corruption in the lucky draw scheme. ...
  • Delhi de-sealed: Centre reverses demolition drive 01-02-2008 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Gary Kirsten turned down the opportunity to continue as India's coach after leading them to victory in the World Cup just over two months ago. But now he is all set to take on the role South Africa's coach and really it's not a matter of surprise. Kirsten,...