Housing for all by 2022 a great challenge: Naidu

New Delhi; Terming the target of housing for all by 2022 a "great challenge", Union Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said public and private sector cooperation is needed to make it possible.

No separate housing clusters for Kashmiri Pandits: J&K CM Mufti

Facing flak from the opposition parties and separatists, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Thursday said that no separate housing clusters will be built for Kashmiri Pandits in the state.

Colombia transforms old tires into green housing

The highlands around the Colombian capital are scattered with small buildings that look like out-of-place igloos but are in fact innovative houses made from the tires that litter the country`s roads.

Congress promises housing for Delhi's slum dwellers

 The Congress on Wednesday said it would provide housing to all slum dwellers here if voted to power, a day after party vice president Rahul Gandhi promised right to shelter to the poor in the national capital.

BJP demands anti-conversion law

The BJP on Monday demanded framing of a strong anti-conversion law and blamed the Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar for failing to keep its promises of development of the dalit community, which, he alleged compelled several families to convert to other religions in several districts recently.

Thane school, NGO partner to build toilets in schools

Thane: Habitat for Humanity India, an NGO working in field of housing and sanitation, has partnered with a private school here under its campaign "Rupee for Change" to build 40 toilets in several schools across the country.

Ensure better housing for Delhi Police, says BJP

The BJP's Delhi unit Thursday urged union Home Rajnath Singh to ensure better living conditions for the city's police force, a statement said.

HC tells Maharashtra govt to take a stand on police housing

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks to the Maharashtra government to take a stand on two public interest litigations (PILs) which have alleged that plots of land reserved for housing policemen were fraudulently allotted to housing societies of legislators and bureaucrats.

Maharashtra govt to ensure affordable housing for middle income group

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the state government will ensure that middle income group people are able to afford their own houses.

`Computerised draw for houses in Gujarat will ensure transparency`

A computerised draw for allotment of houses will eliminate middlemen and ensure transparency in the process, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel said.

Centre calls meet on way forward on `Housing for all by 2022`

To give a push to its `Housing for all by 2022` goal, the government has convened a meeting of housing and urban development secretaries and ministers to review various schemes and projects in this area.

Devyani case: Maid`s salary doesn`t include cash, meals, housing, says US law

Payments made to the domestic maid of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in cash or to Indian bank accounts and provision of service accommodation and meals as part of salary are grounds that may not be in compliance with US notifications in this regard.

Neanderthal `homes` were tidy and organised

Neanderthals, like modern humans, had separate areas in their shelters dedicated to various activities and household chores, according to a new study.

Trying to address housing problem: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said his government is trying to address the housing problem faced by people belonging to economically weaker section, and sought co-operation from private builders.

Israel`s plan to build houses slammed by Palestinian officials

Israel`s recent decision to build 1,200 housing units on its occupied lands in east Jerusalem and the West Bank has outraged the Palestinian officials.

All Mahadalit families must be provided land : Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar directed the revenue department to provide land by this fiscal to all Mahadalit families in the state for housing.

Cameron to set out tougher approach on housing for immigrants

In a bid to cut down on immigration, British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a tougher approach on housing and benefits, including keeping immigrant families off council house waiting lists for five years.

PM mulls Rs.1,000 crore corpus for housing poor

The government is considering creating a corpus fund of Rs.1,000 crore that would encourage banks to give housing loans to the urban poor.

Bihar govt to fulfil housing dream of 4.12 lakh employees

The Bihar government will soon provide a maximum of Rs 30 lakh as `House Construction Advance` to its over 4 lakh employees.

Govt officials quizzed for missing Adarsh papers

6 officials of the Maharashtra govt have been questioned in connection with the theft of key documents pertaining to the scam-ridden Adarsh Housing Society but no breakthrough has been achieved yet, a senior
official said today.