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Signed files on officials’ advice, Deshmukh tells Adarsh panel


June 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Appearing before the two-member commission investigating the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Tuesday said he did not check all documents that ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ex-legislator, CBI lawyer nabbed for graft


March 6th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested former Maharashtra Congress legislator Kanhaiyalal V. Gidwani, who is one of the promoters of the scam-hit Adarsh housing society, and a lawyer ... Read more...

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Ahead of polls, largesse for Maharashtra’s urban flat buyers


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) An hour before elections to Maharashtra's municipal corporations and zila parishads were declared Tuesday afternoon, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced an amendment to the rules ... Read more...

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Poll-eve largesse to urban flat buyers, opposition cries foul


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
QN-NAT-POLL EVE LARGESSE FOR FLAT BUYERS, OPPN CRIES FOUL5 QN 03NAT/ (@ 525-words)India-./Poll-eve largesse to urban flat buyers, opposition cries foulMumbai, Jan. 03 (IANS) An hour before the elections to ... Read more...

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Mumbai to have super-speciality government hospital


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Move over, AIIMS -- Mumbai will soon have a government-run world-class multi-storied super-speciality hospital at a cost of around Rs.630 crore (Rs.6.30 billion), Maharashtra Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray spars with cousin Raj over flyover issue


December 7th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) In an indirect attack at Raj Thackeray, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday questioned how people who had demanded relaxation of norms for cricket ... Read more...

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Green building may get incentives: Delhi Lt Governor


October 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna Friday said the government might consider incentives for Green Buildings to encourage greater energy efficiency.Green Building, also known as green ... Read more...

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More floor area for a premium in suburban Mumbai


October 20th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) In a pre-Diwali gesture, the Maharashtra government said Thursday it would offer for a premium additional floor area for construction in suburban Mumbai. "The government will give ... Read more...

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China to get world’s third tallest building


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is to get the world's third tallest building, the China Daily reported Wednesday.The Wuhan Greenland Center, developed by the Shanghai-based Greenland Group and designed by ... Read more...

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Bonanza for Mumbai families living in old buildings


May 22nd, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Thousands of families living in old and dilapidated buildings awaiting redevelopment in Mumbai were given a bonanza by the state government Saturday - more space post-redevelopment.The ... Read more...

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Probe panel visits Adarsh Society premises


April 13th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) In a fresh development in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, a two-member probe panel of the Maharashtra government Wednesday visited the building premises at Colaba as ... Read more...

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Maharashtra considers more incentives to green buildings


April 8th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Committed to promoting green homes in the state, the Maharashtra government is considering various incentives and subsidies, including granting extra floor space index (FSI), to green ... Read more...

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Bharat Ratna for Sachin, recommends Maharashtra assembly


April 5th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) In a rare gesture, the Maharashtra assembly Tuesday unanimously recommended that the central government should confer the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods’ ex-wife spends $12.2m of divorce fortune on Florida mansion


March 19th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren has paid 12.2 million dollars for a new home in Florida.Although it is a fraction of the cost of Woods' new 60-million-dollar ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray backs Sachin’s gym plans


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Tuesday rushed to support cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar in his quest to construct a private gymnasium at his Bandra residence and once ... Read more...

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Notice to environment ministry on Adarsh society’s plea


February 17th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday sought the response of the union environment ministry on a petition by members of the scam-hit Adarsh Housing Society challenging the ministry's order ... Read more...

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Adarsh demolition order challenged in court


February 15th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Members of the scam-hit Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society have moved the Bombay High Court challenging the union environment ministry's demolition order against its 31-storey building here, a ... Read more...

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Ashok Chavan made undue recommendations in Adarsh, says FIR


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan allegedly made undue recommendations to allow allocation to civilians in the scam-hit Adarsh Society during his tenure as the state's revenue minister, ... Read more...

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CBI raids premises of three Adarsh scam accused (Lead)


January 30th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) The CBI has seized nearly 200 files related to the scam-hit Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society during raids on the office of the society, premises of three of its ... Read more...

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Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 provides special relaxations: Jairam


January 8th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Keeping in view the diverse problems faced by fishermen and local communities living in slums, special relaxations have been provided in the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 notification, Union ... Read more...

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Here’s a peek into Mukesh Ambani’s billion-dollar palace


October 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): India's richest man Mukesh Ambani is set to shift to a new 27-storey palace, which has three helipads-worth one billion dollars.The 570ft Mumbai tower-Antilia, named after a mythical ... Read more...

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Mumbai to provide housing to poor at reasonable rates


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 1 (IANS) Floor space index (FSI) of 2.5 - equal to that in Mumbai - will soon be available in areas under the Pune Municipal Corporation and the suburban Pimpri-Chinchwad ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu unveils policy for rural BPOs


August 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Monday announced a special policy offering capital and training subsidy to rural business process outsourcing (BPO) units. Tamil Nadu being a major Information and Communication ... Read more...

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Not Husain, but youngest son to exhibit in Mumbai (With Image)


July 21st, 2010 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) At a time when M.F. Husain lives in self-imposed exile from his motherland, his youngest son Owais Husain is carrying on in his father's footsteps in India ... Read more...

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Flat in Moscow costlier than New York’s largest apartment


April 28th, 2010 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An under-construction apartment in Moscow is to be sold for $42.8 million, 50 percent more than the price of the largest apartment in New York's Trump Tower. "Now ... Read more...

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Scammers cheat brides-to-be with a fake show


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Enterprising scammers cheated thousands of brides-to-be by setting up a fake show on a bogus website. They advertised the fake show as the ‘biggest and the ... Read more...

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New IT centre to come up in Kolkata by 2011


November 18th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal capital will have a dedicated information technology (IT) centre spread over two acres by 2011. "The project when completed will generate direct employment for 2,500 people. ... Read more...

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‘Indian homes have more beds than mattresses’


May 8th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Indians are gradually waking up to the joys of an affluent lifestyle with greater penetration of durable and consumer goods even though floor space at home is ... Read more...

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Walking passengers powering ad hoardings, ticket machines at Tokyo train stations


December 13th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 13 (ANI): Advertisement hoardings and ticket machines at two railway stations in Japanese capital Tokyo are being powered by electricity generated by walking commuters. Special flooring tiles have been ... Read more...

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Now, a revolutionary fold-away bathroom for small flats


October 2nd, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Keeping small flats in mind, a Brit designer has developed the world''s first fold-away bathroom.The 9,000 pounds device, which features two showers and a lavatory, is the ... Read more...

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New British homes are smallest in Europe


September 12th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Britain is building the most cramped housing in Europe in a phenomenon dubbed "rabbit hutch", with every country in western Europe, from Ireland to Italy, providing bigger new ... Read more...

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IT boom boosts real estate and hospitality sectors in Pune


August 7th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji Salunkhe Pune, Aug. 7 (ANI): Ever since software developers and hardware experts made their presence felt in Pune in 2002, there has been no looking back for the Information Technology ... Read more...

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Spencer’s ties up with British toy major


June 7th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) The Rs.135 billion RPG Enterprises' retailing arm Spencer's has tied up with Britain-based Woolworth to sell Chad Valley branded toys in India. Sanjiv Goenka, vice-chairman, RPG Enterprises, said: ... Read more...

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Tibet to allocate $62 mn for low-cost housing


March 22nd, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Lhasa, March 22 (Xinhua) China will allocate around 465 million yuan ($62 million) for low-cost housing in Tibet to improve living standards, mainly for the low-income households. "The money will be used ... Read more...

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Tamil action hero Prashanth launches jewellery shopping centre


March 6th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Tamil action hero Prashanth and his father Thiagarajan, also an actor, director and producer, are facilitating gold retail by constructing a shopping complex here. Touted as a the ... Read more...

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