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USGBC names ex-secretary as advisor for green building hub

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:12

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Wednesday that M. Ramachandran has joined as a senior adviser to its LEED customer service hub for green buildings in India.

Building collapse kills 8 in South Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:28

Eight South African workers died on Monday when a building under construction collapsed, and more people were feared trapped under the rubble, emergency workers said.

16 feared dead in Thailand building collapse

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:18

Up to 16 workers may have died in a a building collapse on the outskirts of the Thai capital, police said on Wednesday as they issued arrest warrants for five people involved in the project under construction.

Girls have ability to help grow India`s economy: Priyanka Chopra

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 19:13

Actress Priyanka Chopra says that "girls have the ability to transform their own lives and help grow India`s economy". She feels that they should be given more opportunities to make a mark.

Thai building collapse kills 7, hurts 20

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 18:54

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.

Three of a family killed as building collapses in Kochi

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 13:25

A couple and their teenaged daughter were killed when their three-storey house collapsed in heavy rains at nearby Aluva, police said Thursday.

Stalin moves HC for CBI probe into building collapse

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 01:33

DMK Treasurer M K Stalin on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking a CBI probe into the collapse of an under-construction multi-storeyed building in suburban Porur that left 61 persons dead in June last.

Fire breaks out in residential building in Mumbai`s Andheri

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:44

A fire has broken out in a residential building Godavari in Mumbai`s Andheri area.

Man killed in building collapse in Delhi, wife injured

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 23:34

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:55

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.

Building collapses after heavy rains in Thane, none hurt

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 09:43

A three-storey vacant building collapsed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi after heavy rains lashed the district inundating and cutting off several low-lying areas.

Mumbai building evacuated after bomb scare, search operations underway

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:39

Mumbai bomb scare— Police and the bomb squad evacuated a building in Mahalakshmi on Thursday after receiving a threat of a bomb inside the premises.