• Posted On Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    June 1, 2009, Kolkata: The West Bengal Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architecture successfully hosted the IIA Excellence in Architecture Awards 2008 ceremony at the architectural heritage - Town Hall, Kolkata on May 29, 2009. This edition of the annual IIA Awards is the first such event to be organised at the historical Town Hall, constructed in 1814. Honorable Mayor of Kolkata, Bikash R....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 29, 2009

    May 25, 2009, Mumbai: Fifteen eminent Indian architects including 10 from Mumbai were felicitated during the unveiling of the first-of-its-kind collectors edition, Golden Hands The Power of Architecture, a coffee table book, which features 30 contemporary works of 15 Indian architects.Golden Hands The Power of Architecture was unveiled by White Flag Media and Communications Ltd, at a glittering ....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009

    May 4, 2009, Chennai: This year, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) would focus on economic revival, fast tracking of infrastructural development and improved governance, said Venu Srinivasan, President of CII, at a press conference in Chennai. Mr Srinivasan said that though there are signs that the economy is stabilising, India faces many challenges, especially that of building the in....

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  • Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009

    April 1, 2009, New Delhi: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has recommended the adoption of a two-pronged strategy for financial institutions to extend funding to the infrastructure sector. According to ASSOCHAM, this could be done by increasing the exposure limit of the Indian banking system and the refinancing facility. A number of ongoing infrastructure proje....

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  • Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009

    April 16, 2009, New Delhi: Even though real estate has been the harshest victim of the high cost economy, especially after the meltdown set in, it has accounted for 12% of the total private sector infrastructure investments in the metropolitan cities in the last 6 months. It was closely followed by the hospitality sector, which accounted for 10.26% of the investment share, according to an assessm....

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  • Posted On Monday, March 16, 2009

    March 2, 2009, Mumbai: HaraBara hosted a roundtable discussion on Issues in Green Building for HaraBara Connect members. Participants from the finance banking, design, real estate development, hospitality, clean technology and other industries explored the incentives, barriers, costs and benefits of green building. Their key finding reveals that although the long-term benefits of green building a....

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  • Posted On Monday, March 16, 2009

    March 2, 2009, New Delhi: Seeking comprehensive reforms in the real estate and housing sector, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in a report submitted to the government, has suggested that the real estate housing sector should be accorded Industry Status and the Integrated Township development activity be accorded Infrastructure Status.With strong backward and forward linkages with more....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    February 5, 2009, New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval to the proposal of the Department of Road Transport Highways, Ministry of Shipping Road Transport and Highways for two sub-projects (i) four laning of Gujarat/Maharashtra border Surat-Hazira section NH-16 from 103.000 km to 29.100 km in the state of Gujarat (ii) Four/Six laning of Jaipur-Tonk-Deoli sec....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    February 4, 2009, New Delhi: Rapid urbanisation and construction of buildings have impacted the environment, and contributed to climate change. As one of the fastest growing construction sectors in the world, India has put enormous pressure on natural resource usage (materials, water and energy) and led to localised accumulation of waste from construction and the use of buildings. To popularise th....

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  • Posted On Friday, January 16, 2009

    January 09, 2009, New Delhi: The ASSOCHAM is organising a day long conference on Threat Before Real Estate Sector: - What are Solutions? on January 14, 2009 at 09:30 a.m. at ASSOCHAM House, 47- Prithviraj Road, New Delhi to discuss and set the Agenda for the Government on revival of Real Estate Sector, in which S. S. Kohli, CMD, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited will be the chief guest.....

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