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Scientists to create artificial earthquake

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Washington: Earthquakes never occur when you need one, so US researchers plan to create an artificial quake in the hope of developing sturdier and safer buildings. A team led by Johns Hopkins structu

Govt approves construction of NCR Transport Corporation


To carry out construction of three Regional Rapid Transit System corridors connecting Delhi with Panipat, Alwar and Meerut, the Union Cabinet on Thursday approved constitution of National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC).

Uttarakhand govt orders ban on construction work on river banks


Dehradun: Rattled by the Himalayan tsunami that ravaged Uttarakhand, the state government today clamped a blanket ban on construction of houses and commercial establishments along river banks and ann

10-storey building in 48 hours!

A 10-storey building which is being planned to be erected within a record time of 48 hours will be ready by Saturday evening, a company official claimed.

"We are on target in assembling the building,

River sand price touches sky in state

Construction activities in Chennai and its suburbs have hit a speed-breaker due to the escalating cost of river sand.

According to industry sources, the cost of sand loads has reached an all-time hi

Govt may relax lending norms for cash-strapped realty sector


The Finance Ministry is considering a proposal to relax funding norms for the realty sector so that good housing projects are not starved of funds.

"The Ministry is actively looking at options ... ho

Builders find substitute in m-sand

Builders say they are discouraging the use of river sand in constructions and maximising the use of m-sand for the same.

John Thomas, secretary, Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations o

L&T Q4 net up 14 per cent at Rs 1,920 crore


Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday reported a growth of 13.89 per cent in its standalone net profit at Rs 1,920.41 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, largely o

L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,454 crore


L&T Construction on Wednesday said it has secured orders worth Rs 1,454 crore across various verticals including power transmission and water and effluent treatment in February.

"L&T Construction has

DLF shares plunge over 5 per cent on weak Q3 results


Shares of realty firm DLF on Monday plunged by over 5 per cent in morning trade after the company reported 45 per cent decline in consolidated profit after tax for the third quarter of 2011-12.


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