Homes for poor to get clean cooking energy solution soon

Homes for poor being built under the government's ambitious rural housing scheme will now get a clean cooking energy solution too.

More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

Five years on, hundreds of Bihar flood victims await homes

Over five years after their houses were washed away by the Kosi river in the worst floods in Bihar in half a century, Karee Devi and Ramji Das - and hundreds of others like them - are still awaiting the construction of their houses under the state government`s rehabilitation and reconstruction project.

Hundreds of homes on Thames swamped as UK floods spread

Hundreds of homes were swamped by floods along the River Thames today while British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that stricken communities were "in it for the long haul".

Facebook building a $120 million town for employees

The commute may be getting a lot shorter for some of Facebook Inc`s workers. The online social networking company is investing in and helping to design a 394-unit housing development, complete with swimming pool, sports pub and a convenience store, that will be built one and a half miles down the road from its headquarters.

Telecom scam: 54 Chinese deported from Indonesia

Fifty-four Chinese suspected of participating in a transnational phone scam were escorted home on a flight from Indonesia.

Flooding forces 75,000 from west Canada homes

Calgary`s mayor said the flooding situation in his city is as under control as it can be for now. Officials estimated 75,000 people have been displaced in the western Canadian city.

`Vienna children`s home saw abuse, rapes for decades`

Children were physically and mentally abused for decades at a former Austrian children`s home, a commission said.

US man faces jail for laughing too loud

Forty-two-year old Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, New York received the tickets for disturbing the peace on consecutive days in February.

Indian child back home from US protection custody

One-and-a-half-year-old Indrashish arrived in Kolkata and met by relatives and grandparents with toys and balloons.

Lottery for MHADA homes for millworkers on June 28

About 48,000 millworkers are eligible to participate in the draw and the tenements have been priced at Rs 7.5 lakh each.

Irene hits North Carolina as it moves up East Coast

Hurricane Irene howled ashore in North Carolina on a path that triggered evacuations in New York and threatened the densely populated East Coast with flooding and power outages.

New Zealand offers to buy 5,000 quake-hit homes

The government estimated the cost of moving the first 5,000 homeowners at up to USD 500 million.

Common insecticide used in homes delay mental development in kids

A new study has found that a common insecticide used in homes is associated with delayed mental development of young children.

Common insecticide used in homes delay mental development in kids

A new study has found that a common insecticide used in homes is associated with delayed mental development of young children.

Brazil mudslides: Rio to build homes for victims as toll tops 805

The disaster is reported to be worst natural catastrophe in Brazil`s history.

Sri Lanka`s NCPA seeks new homes for war victim children

A countrywide appeal was issued
in Sri Lanka to seek new homes for thousands of children
orphaned during the nation`s three decade long civil war.

Maha appoints committee on child protection in orphan homes

Maharashtra Government has
appointed a committee on child protection in orphan homes
after the Bombay High Court reprimanded it for deaths of five
children in two months at an orphanage.

Delhi Police to make dropping of BPO staff at homes compulsory

Delhi Police will make it
mandatory for call centres to ensure that their employees are
dropped at their homes and are accompanied by security guards.

World `must recognise Palestinian state` as reply to Israel

Palestinians urged the international community to
immediately recognise a Palestinian state in response to
Israel`s decision to build 1,300 new east Jerusalem settler
homes.