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West Bengal: Rampaging elephant damages houses in Siliguri

A rampaging elephant today strayed from Baikunthapur forest area and entered Siliguri town damaging buildings there, police said. The elephant was first spotted at Dabgram, Fulbari areas within ward numbers 30 and 40 of Siliguri town which falls within the limits of Jalpaiguri district.

Govindpura : All houses now have LPG connection in this village

While residents of many villages are still struggling to pile up wood in order to cook food, village Govindpura on the other hand, has got LPG connection in each resident's house.

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.

Andhra government sanctions 2 lakh houses for rural poor

 Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned two lakh houses for the rural poor of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced on Saturday.

Nepal quake: Flat owners baulk at return to high-life

Nepal quake: Flat owners baulk at return to high-life

His luxury flat had views of the Himalayas to make the heart soar but Dan Bahadur Budhathoki is going to take some persuading to move back into Kathmandu`s 17-storey Park View Horizon apartment block.

Gujarat to adopt `redevelopment policy' for affordable housing

The Gujarat government is all set to announce a 'redevelopment policy' to initiate building of affordable houses in place of old colonies, a senior official said here on Monday.

Every household in Delhi to pay environment compensation, says NGT

Every household in the city will now have have to pay a minimum environment compensation of Rs 100 for generating sewage, National Green Tribunal Friday said.

10.2 million houses in urban India lying vacant: CBRE

Even as the country faces a shortage of 19 million houses, around 10.2 million completed units are lying vacant, which can be absorbed under rental housing programme for weaker sections, says property consultant CBRE.

Rampur dalits' tough choice- home or religion!

Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.

Rampur dalits' tough choice- home or religion! Part-2

Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.

Maharashtra govt to build 11 lakh houses in Mumbai

Maharashtra government will construct 11 lakh houses in Mumbai and about seven lakh in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), state Housing Minister Prakash Mehta said on Tuesday.

PM Modi to provide 50,000 homes in Jaffna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide 50,000 homes in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

25,000 new houses to be made for policemen in MP: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that 25,000 new houses would be constructed for policemen in the state.

'Swapnadanam' screened to packed houses after 38 yrs

Thirty-eight years after it made a scorching debut at the celluloid, K G George's 'Swapnadanam' was screened to a full house at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in the auteur's presence.

India constructs 16,00 houses in Lanka in 2014

 India on Thursday said it has achieved an important milestone by constructing 16,000 houses in Sri Lanka during 2014, meeting the target set for the year.

UN, PNA to rebuild 24,000 destroyed Gaza houses

 The UN has notified the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) that construction raw material to rebuild some 24,000 destroyed houses will be allowed soon into Gaza Strip, a senior official said Monday.

'Most new Malayali producers don't even own houses'

PanajiOver 100 Malayalam films are made every year, but it is not a cash rich industry. The new producers of Kerala often sell property or borrow money to make films, says a distributor from the southern state.

Japanese firm to build houses in India in JV; to invest Rs 6k cr

Developer Group is promoted by Japanese investors but managed by Indian professionals.

Global realty investors may currently focus on metros: Experts

According to experts, at least for the next 12-18 months, internationals investors may look at major 6-7 metros.

PM Modi wants Singapore`s expertise in housing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought the help of Singapore`s expertise in implementing his government`s agenda of providing low-cost housing to all.