Need to build environmentally friendly houses

Why not build houses the environmentally friendly way? That is a question an increasing number of people across the developing world - environmentalists, town planners, architects and others - have been asking of late.

Three-story building collapses in Thane, Maharashtra

Three-story building, which housed five families, collapses in Thane, Maharashtra. Till now, 8 dead bodies have been recovered and more casualties are expected.

Three-storey building collapses in Thane, six dead

The death toll in the three-storey building collapse in Thakurli town in Thane rose to six on Wednesday.

Delhi: Sarvodaya Enclave under-construction building collapse

At least one person was injured after an under-construction building collapsed in the national capital's Sarvodaya Enclave area on Wednesday.

China lends $300mn to build strategic road in Kyrgyzstan

China will provide nearly $300 million in credit to help Kyrgyzstan build a strategic road for trade, the ex-Soviet state said Tuesday, as part of Beijing`s grand vision to improve transport links across the region. 

Japan, Philippines lash out at China island building

Japan and the Philippines lashed out Thursday at Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, where Beijing is building infrastructure some suspect will be used by its military.

Nineteen hurt as blast, then fire bring down New York buildings
Nineteen hurt as blast, then fire bring down New York buildings

Nineteen people were hurt Thursday when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through another in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion.

Gujarat: 4-year-old girl survives even after falling off a building

Gujarat: 4-year-old girl survives even after falling off a building.

Cairo apartment block collapse kills 15: Officials

A building in Egypt`s capital, where two floors had been added illegally, collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday.

Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70

 The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week.

Man killed in building collapse in Delhi, wife injured

A 51-year-old man was killed and his wife injured when a partially demolished "illegal" building collapsed in Okhla area of south Delhi today.

London`s famed `Gherkin` on sale for £650 mn

London`s landmark "Gherkin" office tower, one of the landmarks on the British capital`s skyline, went on sale for about £650 million ($1.1 billion, 820 million euros) on Tuesday after being placed into receivership.

Criminal case registered against Ghaziabad builder

The Indirapuram police registered a criminal case against the builder in whose building a fire broke out on Friday.

Two buildings collapse in Mumbai; three dead, several injured

After Delhi and Chennai, two separate incidents of building collapse Mumbai on Saturday morning killed at least three people and injured several others. According to reports, two pavement dwellers were crushed to death after a portion of a building in Jai Bhim Nagar fell on them.

Delhi govt mulls ways to check building mishaps

In an effort to check incidents of fire, building collapse in the national capital, Delhi government is planning to provide temporary water, electricity connections to those buildings which fail to obtain fire safety certificate.

Gaza rocket hits building in southern Israel: Police

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday hit an industrial zone in Sderot in southern Israel, setting a building on fire but without causing casualties, police said.

Fire at commercial building in Surat brought under control

A major fire which broke out in a multi-storeyed commercial building here today was brought under control after a 12-hour long operation by fire brigade teams, fire department officials said.

Chinese men catch baby falling from building

Dramatic images of two Chinese men catching a young child after he fell from a second storey window were released today by Chinese state media.

One dead in fire at 8-story commercial complex in Surat

One person died while 13 others were injured when a fire broke out in an eight-storey commercial complex in Saroli area of the city this evening.

Iran says settlement on New York skyscraper `illegal`

Iran`s Foreign Ministry dismissed as "illegal" plans by US prosecutors to sell an Iran-linked Manhattan skyscraper in the largest terror-related seizure to date, media reports said today.