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PM Modi reaches out to youth


Delivering his first Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of building a brave, new India — a country in which every citizen has a bank account, women are safe, parliamentarians adopt ...

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SC orders Supertech to refund Noida flat buyers


In an order expected to have wide-spread implications for home buyers who have their savings stuck in litigious property, the Supreme Court has directed Supertech to refund, with interest, those allotted flats in its Noida twin towers, which are now ...

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Akhilesh blames Opposition


Lucknow: A recent spurt in communal violence in Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling Samajwadi Party in the crosshairs again, not long since it faced criticism over a string of rapes and murders. Accused of ineptness and partisanship, chief minister ...

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3 in 10 Indians poor


Nearly one in three Indians was poor in 2011-12, according to a new report that was commissioned following widespread criticism two years ago that the government grossly underestimated the number of poor in the country by choosing an unrealistic poverty ...

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DDA to offer more houses, says Naidu


Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been asked to plan more housing schemes for all categories from low to high income buyers to help meet the Capital’s shortfall of housing, urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said. Speaking to TOI ...

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Drastic changes in land acquisition law


The “land acquisition law” bearing Rahul Gandhi’s imprint, enacted by the UPA government last year, came under all-round attack from states, including those ruled by Congress, raising the prospect of drastic changes in its provisions. The meeting of state revenue ...

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Offer for Campa Cola residents


Staring at a possible backlash during the forthcoming assembly elections, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday offered a solution to the residents of Campa Cola that will ensure the 96 illegal flats are not demolished and they return to legal ...

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Campa residents give in, seek President’s ‘mercy’


Campa Cola society residents, who have been resisting action by the civic authorities, on Sunday finally relented and decided to allow officials to cut electricity, water and gas supply of the 96 illegal flats. The decision was taken by the ...

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BMC plans another attempt


BMC officials couldn’t enforce the Supreme Court’s orders on the illegal flats in Campa Cola Compound, for the second day in a row on Saturday, as residents refused to open the gates. Senior BMC officials, accompanied by their own security ...

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Delhi downsizes as NCR population booms


Honey, they’ve shrunk the city. Recently released census data shows that between 2001 and 2011, population in Mumbai, Kolkata and two inner districts of Delhi declined, while in Hyderabad and Chennai only a small increase took place. But surrounding regions ...

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