Jammu: 100 open-sky schools to get buildings

Students in remote areas of the district face hardships due to lack of proper infrastructure at open-sky schools, which functioning without buildings and often face closure due to bad weather.


Aug 20, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Philippines' Luzon island, jolts buildings

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Philippines' Luzon island, jolts buildings

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit the Philippines` northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:36 AM IST
Average office rent rises 1% in Delhi-NCR in Jan-March: JLL

Average office rent rises 1% in Delhi-NCR in Jan-March: JLL

Office rent rose marginally by 1 percent in the Delhi-NCR market during the January-March quarter of this year, according to property consultant JLL India.


May 18, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Scientists develop light-absorbent material to cool buildings, cars'

Scientists develop light-absorbent material to cool buildings, cars'

The material, developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego in the US, is called a near-perfect broadband absorber.

Feb 04, 2017, 23:58 PM IST

Map entire buildings in 3D with mobile devices soon

Swiss scientists have developed a unique software that can map the entire building in 3D with a tablet and other mobile devices - that too in sunlight.

Jan 14, 2016, 17:29 PM IST
Teenager killed, buildings damaged in Indonesian quake

Teenager killed, buildings damaged in Indonesian quake

A powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, damaging several buildings and leaving a teenage boy missing after he fell into a river. 

Jul 28, 2015, 11:08 AM IST

Goa govt to conduct audit of buildings over 3-decade old

In a move which could have an impact on Portuguese-era mansions in the state, the Goa government on Friday decided to conduct audit of buildings that are more than 30 years old and make it mandatory for these structures to provide stability certificate every five years.

Jul 17, 2015, 14:05 PM IST
Using waste tyres to minimise quake impact on buildings!

Using waste tyres to minimise quake impact on buildings!

Waste tyres can be a great environmental concern but a professor at a Japanese university hailing from Assam has developed earthquake resistant techniques using them which he says can be effective and affordable means to minimise impact on buildings.

May 03, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

Body found at site of collapsed New York buildings

New York police recovered on Sunday a body from the Manhattan site where four buildings were destroyed or damaged earlier this week in a massive gas explosion.

Mar 30, 2015, 01:23 AM IST

New ultra-sensitive sensor for improved fire safety

A new ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector could enhance fire safety in buildings, researchers report.

Feb 19, 2015, 12:29 PM IST

MCD working on upgrading list of heritage buildings in Delhi

The MCD has set the ball rolling to upgrade its list of heritage buildings, including age-old havelis, and is "in the process" of working out incentives like house tax exemption.

Apr 27, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

Thai police bars entry to certain Bangkok buildings, roads

Thai police Friday issued its first notice under the Emergency decree prohibiting individuals or groups of people from entering 13 building compounds and 25 roads unless authorised to do so.

Jan 24, 2014, 15:43 PM IST

No two-storey buildings near Corbett National Park

The Uttarakhand government has decided not to give permission for construction of buildings with two storeys or more near the Corbett National Park until a decision on the proposed eco-sensitive zone is taken.

Sep 14, 2013, 21:11 PM IST

Syria evacuates Army buildings in Damascus ahead of possible strike

The Syrian government has evacuated most personnel from army and security command headquarters in central Damascus in preparation for a Western military strike.

Aug 29, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

52 buildings gutted in J&K fire

At least fifty-two buildings, including houses and granaries, were gutted in an overnight blaze in Jammu and Kashmir`s Anantnag district, police said here Sunday. No loss of life was reported.

Nov 25, 2012, 11:00 AM IST

Maha minister promises buildings for "pathetic" Ashram schools

Maharashtra Minister of State for Tribal Development Rajendra Gavit promised that Ashram school would get a new building in the next three years.

Oct 02, 2012, 23:58 PM IST

DDA to set up separate unit for quake-prone buildings

Delhi Lt Governor and DDA Chairman Tejendra Khanna suggested that the DDA should address the issues of unsafe buildings.

May 15, 2012, 21:34 PM IST

Israel orders three settler buildings destroyed

Israel only considers those settlements built without
government approval to be illegal.

Jun 12, 2011, 23:39 PM IST

Security forces vacate 1,225 buildings in J&K

Committed to decreasing the footprint
of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government
has ensured that the forces have been vacated from 1,225
buildings in the state till date.

Apr 06, 2011, 16:08 PM IST

Qaeda magazine gives tips on how to blow up buildings

The 67-page magazine uses sophisticated graphics to detail a method for blowing up buildings with natural gas.

Jan 18, 2011, 15:51 PM IST