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Urban development ministry gets 12 percent hike


March 16th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The allocation for the urban development ministry has been increased by over 12 percent from Rs.6,855.23 crore in 2011-2012 to Rs.7,729.38 crore in 2012-13, ... Read more...

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Construction near monuments in public interest only: Apex court


January 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that construction of buildings in the vicinity of a protected monument could only be permitted in "exceptional" circumstances if public ... Read more...

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Pachauri backs green building technologies


January 16th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Warning that India is facing an energy security challenge, renowned environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Monday said use of ... Read more...

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Mizoram, Tripura tighten anti-quake measures


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Mizoram and Tripura, given the high vulnerability of India's mountainous northeast to earthquakes, are becoming stricter in enforcing official guidelines on the construction of ... Read more...

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Quake-prone Delhi lacks safety measures: Expert


September 8th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) With Wednesday night's earthquake still haunting many in north India, a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official said the temblor was just a reminder ... Read more...

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High court pulls up Gujarat jail authorities


March 15th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 14 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday came down heavily on the authorities for allowing illegal construction near the boundary wall of a jail in Bhavnagar district.The bench ... Read more...

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Defence land computerisation to be completed by March: Antony


March 7th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) With over 11,000 acres of about 17 lakh acres under encroachment, the defence ministry's project to computerise its land records to streamline management and prevent ... Read more...

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Systemic changes being brought out to protect defence land, says Antony


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony has said that the Ministry of Defence will shortly be framing policies covering the issue of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) in cases where ... Read more...

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Defence law to be amended to plug land management gaps: Antony


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Stung by a series of scams involving its land, the defence ministry will soon amend a crucial 107-year-old law that regulates buildings around military installations and also ... Read more...

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Bangladesh losing its rare fish species


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Bangladesh is losing out on one of its main objects of pride: fish. Some 20 species of indigenous fish have become extinct over the last 10 years. A ... Read more...

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MCD acted on only 357 of 8,030 illegal construction complaints


November 23rd, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A total of 8,030 complaints of illegal construction of buildings were received by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in the last three years but only 357 ... Read more...

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Centre released Rs 586.02 crore to States under MPF scheme, says Chidambaram


November 1st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Central Government released Rs 586.02 crore to the States under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme for State ... Read more...

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Moderate aftershock to April earthquake shakes U.S.-Mexico border


September 14th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by BNO News
GUADALUPE VICTORIA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck the U.S.-Mexico border on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 5.4-magnitude earthquake at ... Read more...

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Centre gives approves procurement of 59,000 bullet proof jackets


April 30th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Ministry has given approval for procurement of 59,000 light weight bullet proof jackets for the Central Police Forces.Presenting April month report card, Union Home Secretary ... Read more...

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Govt. sanctions Rs. 60.67 crores for central paramilitary forces


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that sanctions amounting to Rs. 60.67 crores were issued in the month of February for acquisition of land and ... Read more...

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Help pours in after Haiti’s capital is devastated by powerful earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- Most of Haiti's capital was destroyed in a powerful earthquake that struck just miles away from the city, killing an unknown number of people and creating a small ... Read more...

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Haiti’s capital devastated by powerful earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- Most of Haiti's capital was destroyed in a powerful earthquake that struck just miles away from the city, killing an unknown number of people and creating a ... Read more...

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Thousands feared dead as massive earthquake destroys Haiti’s capital


January 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of people are feared dead following a powerful earthquake that struck near Haiti's capital on Tuesday, destroying scores of buildings and creating a small tsunami that ... Read more...

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Former Brit summer capital Shimla fights back against street dogs and decline


July 27th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, July 27 (ANI): Shimla, the once genteel summer capital of British India and playground of viceroys and maharajahs, is to reclaim its streets after being over-run by packs of savage stray ... Read more...

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US housing rebounds in battered market (Repeating for all needing)


March 18th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 18 (IANS) In a welcome sign, new home construction has unexpectedly rebounded in the US with a 22 percent jump in February after falling for eight straight months.Housing ... Read more...

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US housing construction surges unexpectedly in battered market


March 17th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 17 (IANS) In a welcome sign for America's fractured housing market, construction of new homes has unexpectedly rebounded with a 22 percent jump in February after falling for ... Read more...

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Spending spree leaves India’s headless medical body in a mess


June 26th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, June 26 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that has been in the news for remaining headless for eight months is rocked by fresh scandals over lavish ... Read more...

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SPV incorporated for Hyderabad animation, gaming city


June 14th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Preparations are on in full swing to set up an Animation and Gaming City near here. The government has incorporated a special purpose vehicle (SPV) - Hyderabad Digital ... Read more...

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Record grant of patents in the 11th Five year plan


April 2nd, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): The Indian Patent Office has granted a record number of 15,262 patents during 2007-08 which is more than double the number of patents granted (7539) during ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu Assembly session likely to be stormy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin
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