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Urban poor vulnerable to climate change: Kumari Selja


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) A vast majority of urban poor are vulnerable to climate change, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said Monday, blaming the developed ... Read more...

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‘25 percent urban population of India is poor’


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A quarter of India's urban population lives below the poverty line and are poor, the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said ... Read more...

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India plans better housing facilities for urban poor


July 30th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) With an estimated 95 million people expected to be living in shanties by next year, the government has drawn up an "ambitious", but "achievable" scheme ... Read more...

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Chinese Government to build 10 million subsidized homes


March 10th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.10 (ANI): The Chinese Government plans to spend nearly 1.3 trillion yuan to build 10 million units of government-subsidized housing.According to a senior official, these efforts are to curb surging property ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath calls for reforms in governance


March 7th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): After receiving the report of the High Powered Expert Committee on Urban Infrastructure, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath today said the reforms in governance is needed to ... Read more...

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Urban infrastructure report submitted to Kamal Nath


March 7th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): The High Powered Expert Committee on Urban Infrastructure submitted its report to Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath and the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari ... Read more...

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President’s Estate recognised for green effort


July 25th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The President's Estate has become the first urban habitat in India to be accorded a ISO 14001:2004 certificate for environmental management, including pollution control and energy ... Read more...

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Reaction to UN war crimes probe unwarranted: Ban tells Colombo


July 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 10 (DPA) A hunger strike by a former Sri Lankan minister against a UN investigation into alleged war crimes entered its third day here Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon ... Read more...

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Work from home, UN tells officials in Sri Lanka


July 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (DPA) UN officials in Sri Lanka Wednesday told employees to stay home to avoid a pro-government protest outside their offices. The demonstration began Tuesday to protest a UN decision to ... Read more...

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Rihanna in free land controversy


June 25th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): R&B singer Rihanna has been embroiled in a controversy after a Barbadian minister gave her a free piece of real estate while poor residents struggle to cope ... Read more...

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Rihanna in free land controversy


June 25th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) R&B singer Rihanna has been embroiled in a controversy after a Barbadian minister gifted her a free piece of real estate while poor residents struggle to cope ... Read more...

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Congress denies Rajiv had a role in Anderson escape


June 11th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Congress party Friday strongly rejected a former prime ministerial aide P.C. Alexander's indication that the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had helped Warren Anderson, ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel on Bhopal gas tragedy an eyewash: BJP


June 9th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the Bhopal ... Read more...

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Group of Ministers to study Bhopal Gas verdict


June 9th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): The Government of India has reconstituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into compensation and public liability aspects of industrial disasters in the context of the ... Read more...

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Only an inclusive city can be a sustainable city: Kumari Selja


October 5th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Tourism Kumari Selja today said only an inclusive city can be a sustainable and we have to work towards ... Read more...

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World Habitat Day 2009 to be celebrated on Oct 5


October 1st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): The World Habitat Day (WHD) 2009 will be celebrated on October 5.The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October each year as the WHD. ... Read more...

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Focus of poverty is shifting to cities: Selja


August 27th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IBNS) The Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation & Tourism, Selja Thursday said that what is striking in the trends of urbanization in developing countries is that ... Read more...

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India, Singapore sign Joint Action Plan on tourism cooperation


August 4th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): India and Singapore signed a Joint Action Plan on tourism cooperation here today.At the signing ceremony, the Indian side was represented by Sujit Banerjee, Secretary (Tourism), ... Read more...

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Government housing scheme also for middle income groups


July 18th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, July 18 (IANS) Apart from the earlier proposal to build 1.5 million houses for urban poor, the government will build a million affordable houses for the middle income group, Minister of ... Read more...

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Selja for developing urban street vendors


June 29th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Monday said the government would develop urban street vendors in the country and "safeguard" their interest. She said ... Read more...

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State home loan lender reduces rates


June 22nd, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) State-owned home loan lender Housing and Urban Development Corp (HUDCO) has lowered interest rates by up to 125 basis points. The new rates, which will come into ... Read more...

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Portfolios of Manmohan Singh cabinet announced


May 28th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The UPA government Thursday evening announced the portfolios of the 73 ministers. Among the prominent cabinet ministers, Farooq Abdullah is the minister of New and ... Read more...

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International Housing Bureau to meet today


October 13th, 2008 - 9:12 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): The Bureau of the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) will meet here today.The meeting will be chaired by Iranian Housing and ... Read more...

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