EPFO plans to start housing scheme

Retirement fund body EPFO is consideringto start housing scheme for its subscribers so that they are able to own a house by retirement.

Housing for police personnel a priority for Maharashtra govt

Underlining that providing housing to the police in adequate number is its top priority, the Maharashtra government decided to take stock of chunks of land owned by the police department which can be used for construction of houses as well as offices for the department.

Palestinian building permits 'political', admits Israel

Approval of building plans for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank is subject to political considerations, Israeli defence officials have acknowledged.

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.