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Delhi Air Pollution: SC Re-Imposes Ban On Construction Activities

Nov 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Delhi AQI: The Supreme Court has directed the states to pay the affected workers, for the construction ban period.

Chinese Construction Site In Serbia Using 'Slave Labor'

Nov 25, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Around 500 Vietnamese workers are building the first Chinese tire factory in Europe. Activists say their working conditions are inhumane: no money, no passports, no hot water. The Serbian government rejects the claims.

Prime Minister Modi To Lay Foundation Stone Of Noida International Airport On November 25

The airport will develop a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multi-modal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking, according to the PMO.

Residential Building In Cairo Collapses, One Dead

Jul 27, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The incident occurred on Tuesday and authorities have opened an investigation, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

13 Chinese Workers Die After Being Trapped In Flooded Tunnel For A Week

A total of 14 workers were trapped in the construction site of the Shijingshan tunnel, part of the Zhuhai city's Xingye expressway, when the site was flooded on July 15

27 December, 2020

Over 400 Infrastructure Projects Show Cost Overruns Of Rs 4.34 Lakh Cr


Reasons include delay in land acquisition, delay in obtaining forest and environment clearances, lack of infrastructure support and Covid-19, amongst other hindrances.

29 November, 2020

Nagaland Minister Expresses Shock Over Meghalaya's Proposal For New Land Lease Agreement


'It is a matter of trust and confidence between two governments,' Nagaland Housing Minister Tongpang Ozukum said.

10 October, 2020

Delhi Govt Imposes Rs 20 Lakh Fine Against FICCI For Violating Dust Control Norms


The Delhi Pollution Control Committee had earlier asked FICCI to stop work at the demolition site.

26 June, 2019

Andhra Pradesh: Demolition Of Building 'Praja Vedika' Built By Former CM Chandrababu Naidu In Amaravati Underway

Outlook Web Bureau

Praja Vedika (people's grievance cell) was built by the then TDP government, as an extension to then Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's residence in 2017. Built at a cost of Rs 5 crore, it was being used by Naidu for official purposes as well as to hold party meetings.

24 February, 2019

Tax On Under-Construction Homes Slashed To 5%, Jaitley Says Move Will Boost Construction Sector

Outlook Web Bureau

"This (GST reduction) decision will certainly give boost to construction sector," Jaitley told reporters.

24 December, 2018

Delhi's Severe Air Pollution Prompts 3-Day Ban On Construction Activities

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee said the ban comes into force from Monday itself and it is sending letters to industries and construction authorities to immediately halt the activities.


19 September, 2018

Every Urban Area in UP To Have A Road Named After Former PM Vajpayee: Adityanath

Outlook Web Bureau

Adityanath also said it should be ensured that from December 15, no sewage canal, industrial or soild waste falls into the Ganga or any of its tributaries.

21 March, 2018

Around 12,000 Residential Properties In Refugee Colonies May Be Sealed: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the reports, so far at least 3,500 properties have been sealed over the alleged misuse, encroachment and running establishments on non-notified areas by three civic agencies across the national capital.

17 January, 2018

Basement Units of 50 Shops Sealed In South Delhi's Posh Defence Colony Market

Outlook Web Bureau

Several Delhi markets are facing action for violations of civic and building bylaws. Traders, however allege that authorities have failed to come up with lasting solutions for their changing needs

16 January, 2018

BMC Regularised 'Illegal' Modifications In Amitabh Bachchan's Property, Reveals RTI Reply

Outlook Web Bureau

The development came over two months before the BMC demolished illegal constructions inside BJP MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha's bungalow.


04 January, 2018

NGT Quashes Govt Notification Diluting Requirement Of Environment Clearance For Construction Activities

Outlook Web Bureau

In a strong worded attack, the Tribunal said " the notification attempts to hide behind the poor for the benefit of the builders."

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz