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US stocks open slightly higher


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 21 (IANS) US stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday as mixed reports showed that the American housing market is improving.The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index ... Read more...

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Glass wall ban in Shanghai


January 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Glass curtain walls will be banned from the second floor and higher in all new residential buildings, hospitals, schools, kindergartens and nursing homes in Shanghai from ... Read more...

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Good news from Kashmir: Education back on rail


January 29th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Binoo Joshi Jammu, Jan 29 (IANS) Ramshackle and damaged buildings are being repaired, teacher-student ratios are improving, enrolment is rising and so is the literacy rate. After over two decades of militant ... Read more...

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India, Switzerland ink deal for energy efficiency


November 10th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India and Switzerland have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of energy-efficient buildings through the use of advanced Swiss technologies.Philippe Welti, Swiss ambassador ... Read more...

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Quake must jolt officials into action: Dhaka daily


September 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The earthquake that rattled Bangladesh Sunday should be a wake-up call for authorities as vulnerability has increased manifold due to unchecked urbanisation, a leading daily said ... 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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Medha Patkar protests against Adarsh Society


February 9th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar and several others were detained Tuesday evening for forcefully entering the premises of the scam-hit Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society in south Mumbai, police said. ... Read more...

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Schoolchildren’s death: Himachal to conduct surveys


February 8th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 8 (IANS) A day after four students were buried alive after a boundary wall of their school collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Una district, Education Minister I.D. Dhiman Tuesday ordered a ... Read more...

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Judge Orders Cabrini Green Families To Leave In Ten Days


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cabrini Green has become one of the most searched items after court ordered that the high rise building in Chicago should be closed. The building was ... Read more...

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Minister fears repeat of Delhi building collapse


November 24th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) With water accumulated in basements of many east Delhi buildings, a repeat of Lalita Park building collapse is a distinct possibility, a minister said Wednesday.Delhi Urban Development ... Read more...

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ROK alleges N. Korea of restoring facilities at destroyed Yongbyon nuclear reactor


October 6th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Oct 6 (ANI): South Korea's defence ministry has alleged that North Korea is restoring facilities at its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, which was destroyed in 2008 as part of an agreement made ... Read more...

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Chinese Culture Minister slams media for passing “cheap entertainment as culture”


August 7th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 7 (ANI): Chinese Culture Minister Cai Wu has slammed the country's broadcasters and publishers, calling their output 'vulgar' and 'kitsch', and for passing on "cheap entertainment as culture"."Vulgar publications ... Read more...

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‘Green buildings’ soon in UAE


July 7th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first region in the Middle East to begin work on environment-friendly government offices, dubbed "green buildings". The project will contribute towards ... Read more...

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Malaysian private companies urged to adopt cash-strapped Tamil schools


June 9th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 9(ANI): Private companies across Malaysia have been urged to "adopt" at least one of the 523 Tamil schools in the country, which are in dire need of funds ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up veterinary clinics in all districts


June 8th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) In a bid to improve veterinary services in the state, Punjab will establish poly-clinics in all districts and upgrade the infrastructure of existing veterinary hospitals and dispensaries, an ... Read more...

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Delhi up to meeting any seismic disturbance: Jaipal Reddy


June 8th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Union Minister for Urban Development S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday said earthquake-resistant measures would be adopted by all future constructions, as New Delhi is located in a ... Read more...

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Dropout rate falls in Jammu and Kashmir schools


March 20th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has seen a steady decline in the dropout rate in schools and the government is making the maximum efforts to expand quality education in the ... Read more...

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Construction allowed inside Victoria Memorial


March 9th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday permitted construction of an administrative block inside the premises of the Victoria Memorial, the British era monument, in Kolkata. A bench of Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Mercedes-Benz to expand Brazilian production unit


March 7th, 2010 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janiero, March 7 (IANS/EFE) German automobile giant Mercedes-Benz will expand its commercial vehicle manufacturing unit in Brazil with a view to increase annual production capacity. The facility at Sao Bernardo do ... Read more...

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Canada to house Haiti government temporarily


February 16th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) Canada has announced it will temporarily house the government of quake-devastated Haiti. According to the latest estimates, more than 200,000 people died in the deadly earthquake which hit Haiti ... Read more...

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Haryana to have green rating for its new buildings


November 12th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (IANS) Keeping in view the rising need of renewable energy, the Haryana government Thursday made it mandatory for all buildings coming up after April next year to be compliant ... Read more...

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Madonna snapped ‘waving’ hand sanitiser at Malawian orphans


October 31st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Madonna made a rather 'clean' faux pas when she was pictured waving with a bottle of hand sanitiser at orphans in Malawi.The ill-timed photograph was taken as ... Read more...

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Delhi to make 100 existing buildings greener


October 12th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Delhi government Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) to make "greener" 100 city buildings, including the Delhi Secretariat and ... Read more...

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From snacks to saris, it was all ‘green’ all the way


July 19th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The sheer greenness of the event was almost startling. Whether it was the decor or the attire that both men and women wore, green was definitely the ... Read more...

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Green centre is ‘building to the future’: Clinton (Lead)


July 19th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 19 (IANS) An eco-friendly building that recycles its water and solid waste and uses minimal electricity so impressed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she said it deserves equal ... Read more...

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Clinton praises green building, compares it with Taj Mahal


July 19th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 19 (IANS) An eco-friendly building near the Indian capital Sunday got a big thumbs-up from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who equated it with well-known monuments like the Taj ... Read more...

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‘Queen of Hills’ Shimla now needs fans, ACs


June 28th, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 28 (IANS) It's advisable to wear half sleeve shirts, stay indoors in the afternoon and turn on the fan or the air-conditioner. No, you aren't in some ... Read more...

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Re-think approach to stairs: expert


June 18th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Climbing stairs is a well known way to stay fit. Now researchers are urging building designers to revise their approach to stairs, even including the use of music, ... Read more...

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60 Tamil schools to get a facelift in Malaysia


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Malaysian government is planning to rebuild 60 Tamil schools in the country, many with new buildings.The schools would be given a facelift ... Read more...

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Over 33pct Brits troubled by noisy neighbours


April 9th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): Noisy neighbours have made the lives of more than a third of Britons miserable, a new survey has found.According to the survey by insulation manufacturer Rockwool, loud ... Read more...

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How daylight can optimise environmental impact of buildings


April 5th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Buildings that use daylight as the primary source of workplace illumination provide for a more comfortable, productive and healthier environment for workers, according to a research.And keeping these ... Read more...

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Lahore attack similar to Mumbai terror strike: Rehman Malik


March 30th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) The attack on the Lahore police training centre Monday was similar to the Mumbai terror strike, Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said while the attack was in progress. Malik ... Read more...

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‘Most of disaster management infrastructure will be ready by 2010′


January 22nd, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Nearly 80 percent of infrastructure for disaster management will be in place by 2010, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice-chairman N.C. Vij said here Thursday.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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People, environment should be kept in mind while constructing buildings


December 14th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Architects should keep human and environmental situation when designing buildings, according to Kingston Heath, a professor of historic preservation at the University of Oregon.He said that a ... Read more...

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1,415 IIT Delhi students awarded degrees


August 9th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Over 1,400 students including 147 PhD scholars graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, which held its 39th convocation here Saturday. Graduate, postgraduate, business administration ... Read more...

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