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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Safety standards set low for Delhi buildings

NDMA has proposed the setting up of a tall building council for the Capital

Safety be damned

Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon, all part of the high-risk seismic zone 4, are getting ready to go as high as 80 floors. What is alarming is that the city does not have a tall buildings code for safety of structures

Risking lives for additional revenue?

Earning revenue from unauthorised buildings ‘unethical’

Free water, power, but lakhs of lives at risk

Will the Delhi government wake up to the real issues and take some measures to stop building of unauthorised structures that risk precious lives?

Neta’s neighbourhood

The Delhi CM has suddenly made Kaushambi famous. However, can any area be categorised as premium just because of celebs?

Should lenders ask for completion certificates?

Checking the sale-deed of an apartment is not enough for disbursing home loans

Shiv Kala fraud: RBI, NHB tightlipped

Financial institutions yet to take action against their officials in a case of multiple finance fraud

Can you trust your lender?

Homebuyers are in danger of losing their hard-earned investments as many financial institutions are approving loans for ‘unauthorised’ housing units

A battle lost for apartment owners?

The Supreme Court has given ownership rights over community and commercial facilities to the developers in Gurgaon

Your builder cannot take you for a ride

Residents’ consent is mandatory to modify building plans, says the Allahabad High Court in a landmark judgment that irons out the creases in the UP Apartment Act.

Boiling cauldron

Campaigning for the rights of homebuyers, HT Estates highlights cases it has pursued against malpractices in the realty sector

A home below Rs. 50 lakh?

It’s possible. Most projects located along major highways NH58, NH24 and the Yamuna Expressway offer options in this budget

Auspicious beginnings

Priests say that Navratra this year has the special blessings of Goddess Durga

‘The entire woodwork in my kitchen collapsed’

Signing contracts with big names in the interior design business is no guarantee of quality. Some clients say they have had to deal with shoddy work and substandard material

Increase in repo rate by 25 bps disappoints real estate developers

Increase in repo rate by 25 bps disappoints real estate developers
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