Donors pledge $5.4 billion for Gaza reconstruction

India has promised USD four million in the total USD 5.4 billion aid that the global donors have pledged at a donor conference here aimed at raising funds for rebuilding Gaza Strip that was destroyed by its 50-day conflict with Israel.

Noida builders using ground water; NGT pulls up authorities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pulled up the authorities for their failure to restrain builders in Noida and Greater Noida from "extracting" ground water for construction.

MCDs should dissolve themselves, Delhi HC says

Irked over non-compliance of its orders by municipal bodies to demolish illegal constructions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court today said the three municipal corporations should get together and dissolve themselves.

Thai building collapse kills 7, hurts 20

At least seven people, including an infant, were killed and 20 others injured today after a six-storey building under construction collapsed on the outskirts of Bangkok.

Indian government grants USD 1 million for Afghanistan stadium

The Indian government has given approval to a grant of USD 1 million for the construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan`s southern province of Kandahar, according to a report.

India donates NRs 22.6 million for school construction

India has provided a financial assistance of NRs 19.6 million for the construction of a school building in Nepal`s Lalitpur district.

Four suffocate to death in under-construction septic tank

Four persons died of suffocation in an under-construction septic tank in Bihar`s Katihar district today, police said.

Brazil ready for World Cup: Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted Brazil is ready to host the World Cup, less than a week before football`s showpiece event kicks off in Sao Paulo.

N Korea reports `unimaginable` construction accident

North Korea`s state media reported today an "unimaginable" accident at an apartment construction site in Pyongyang, which had resulted in an unspecified number of casualties.

89 Indian workers died in first four months of 2014, official figures reveal

Official figures from the Indian embassy have revealed that a total of 89 Indian workers have died in Qatar while preparing the venues for 2022 World cup, in the first four months of 2014.

Construction of China-Russia railway bridge begins

Designed with an annual cargo transport capacity of 21 million tonnes, the bridge will connect Tongjiang Port in northeast China`s Heilongjiang Province with Nizhneleninskoye in Russia, reported Xinhua.

Goa mishap: Rescue operation halted after adjacent buildings tilt

The death toll in the Goa building collapse increased to 17 even as authorities halted rescue operations in the area despite fears of people still being trapped under the rubble on Monday after adjacent buildings tilted dangerously.

Goa building collapse kills 14; hunt on for builder, contractor

The death toll in the Goa building collapse increased to 19 with several people still trapped under the rubble on Sunday even as police has launched a manhunt for the accused builder and contractor of the building.

Stop construction within 500 metres of Taloja jail: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to stop ongoing construction within 500 metres of the outer wall of Taloja jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai in keeping with a new policy.

‘Substitute building materials can limit environmental damage’

Research should be directed at expeditiously developing alternative building material as heightened construction activities were taking a toll on the environment through "unprecedented sand mining from river beds", adviser to the Prime Minister, TKA Nair said Thursday.

Trees felled with due permission: Delhi Metro tells NGT

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has refuted before the National Green Tribunal the allegation of "avoidable felling of 700 trees" for construction of its line from Mundka in Delhi to City Park in Bahadurgarh, Haryana.

J&K MLAs cry foul over delay in construction of bridges

Two MLAs in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today claimed that bridge construction in their constituencies has been delayed due to sighting of a snake and snowfall around construction site, among other reasons.

In God we trust, while making buildings

As per the CREDAI report, India`s real estate sector is estimated to have a total supply of close to 3.6 billion square feet for completion in 2013.

Mud wall caves in at Bharatpur, 8 killed

Eight persons, including five women and two children, were buried alive when a mud wall collapsed on them at a construction site.

China cancels construction of $6 bn nuclear plant

China has cancelled the construction of a USD six billion nuclear procession plant in Guangdong province apparently due to public concerns over its safety.