High Court grants permanent bail to contractor Asif in RNPP housing project graft case

File photo: Some of the multi-storey buildings at green city housing project under the Rooppur nuclear Power Plant project in Pabna Dhaka Tribune

Advocate Khurshid Alam said the ACC will file an appeal against the High Court order

The High Court has granted permanent bail to contractor Asif Hossain, managing director of Mazid Sons Construction Limited in cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over graft in supplying furniture and appliances for the housing project at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Project (RNPP) in Pabna.

The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order on Wednesday. 

Barrister Fida M Kamal stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state, and Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan stood for ACC.

Khurshid Alam said Asif Hossain should not be released from the jail following the High Court verdict as he

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Why Now Is A Good Time For Real Estate Owners To Launch A New Project

Saqr Al-Qassimi is the CEO of RAK Real Estate, a family-owned real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates.

The pandemic has dramatically shifted business operations in several ways — there’s no doubt about that. Although the rapid changes have caused some people to hunker down and hide, I believe the shift has also prompted people to open up and consider new possibilities. Consumers are also learning how to live with safety practices such as social distancing and face covering guidelines, and they’re beginning to visit their favorite hospitality and tourist spots again. As businesses continue to pivot and figure out the best moves for the future, it’s an ideal time for the real estate industry to think creatively and try a new plan, too.

Traditionally, the real estate business has focused on straightforward transactions such as leases, renewals and payments. With new, indirect modes of interaction, though,

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Construction Co. Sues Contractor Over $2M Embassy Project

Law360 (October 19, 2020, 8:14 PM EDT) — A California subcontractor that says it couldn’t complete a $2 million contract for roofing work at the U.S. embassy in Colombia due to defective materials sued in Maryland federal court after the contractor finished the job.

Q Max Construction Co. Inc. accused Meltech Corp. Inc. of Landover, Maryland, of breaching their contract, saying that the pavers Meltech provided for installation on the roofs of the South American embassy compound in 2017 “crumbled when handled” or cut, leaving the company without enough masonry to complete the work for five months.

Instead of alerting Q Max when new pavers arrived, Meltech quietly completed…

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College of Charleston pact to aid real estate students; 26-acre medical office project on way | Real Estate

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New partnership to help College of Charleston real estate students

One of the College of Charleston’s fastest-growing academic offerings can now provide new career-boosting advantages for ready-to-work students through a newly forged partnership.

The Commercial Real Estate Finance program at the College of Charleston School of Business was recently named a university alliance partner by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute for its undergraduate real estate program, a first of its kind in South Carolina.

Through the partnership, students majoring, minoring or concentrating in commercial real estate finance — and recent graduates — can now benefit from the educational and networking opportunities of the institute and its 13,000 members worldwide. 

“(The institute) is a leader in the commercial real

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CW Realty’s UES condo project was an ‘elaborate scheme,’ building owner charges

Weisz’s lawyer balked at the charges. “While our contract includes the provision for a payment of rent, that requirement is contingent on other factors that have not been met, so the claim is entirely without merit,” said Ariel Farkas, an attorney for Weisz. “Should the matter be brought to court, we are confident that the dispute would be quickly resolved in our favor.”

The new building would be a 120,000 square-foot, 33-story condo tower on a lot that would cantilever over Pecora’s four-story property.

Pecora claimed that the entire project was “an elaborate scheme” in which the developers knew they did not have the money to make it happen, leaving him with an empty promise that he would get more than half a million dollars in rent. 

Despite multiple reassurances by his partners that they could fund the project, the lawsuit claims, Pecora was owed more than $100,000 in rent

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Remake eyed for big downtown San Jose project

SAN JOSE — A big mixed-use development on the eastern side of downtown San Jose is headed for a possible makeover because the government agency slated to occupy the site might wind up at another location in the city.



diagram, engineering drawing: Downtown San Jose mixed-use development of residences, residences, retail, and a plaza, at 675 E. Santa Clara St. between 14th Street and 15th Street, overview concept.    David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long      David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long


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Downtown San Jose mixed-use development of residences, residences, retail, and a plaza, at 675 E. Santa Clara St. between 14th Street and 15th Street, overview concept. David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority has been working toward a dramatic redevelopment of a vacant lot on E. Santa Clara Street where the agency would be the anchor office tenant — but now it’s possible the government entity will establish its main offices elsewhere.

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Regardless of the Housing Authority’s decision, a redevelopment of what is now a blighted, vacant parcel is deemed to

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Granite Selected for $257 Million Construction Manager/General Contractor Project in Central California


Granite (NYSE:GVA) announced today that it has been selected by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the $257 million State Route 99 Rehabilitation from El Dorado Street to Clinton Ave project in Fresno, California. The first phase of this contract is the construction management portion which is valued at $3 million. The entire project is valued at $257 million.


The State Route 99 Rehabilitation from El Dorado Street to Clinton Ave project will reconstruct 3.2 miles of roadway with concrete pavement and alleviate road traffic backups through downtown Fresno with improved interchange configurations, added auxiliary lanes, and increased shoulder widths. The project continues the widening of State Route 99 from a previous project completed for Caltrans by Granite in 2018.


The scope of work includes the replacement or widening of six bridges and several retaining and sound walls to accommodate highway

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Sky Gold Selects Drill Contractor for Mustang and Virgina Properties Contiguous to New Found Gold’s Queensway Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 15, 2020 / Sky Gold Corp. (TSXV:SKYG)(OTC PINK:SRKZF) (“Sky Gold Corp.” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Cabo Drilling (Pacific) Corp. (“Cabo”) has been retained to complete a minimum 3,000 meter diamond drill program on the Company’s “Mustang Property” and the “Virginia Property”, contiguous to the north-eastern portion of the Queensway gold project owned by New Found Gold Corp. (“New Found Gold”).

“Newfoundland is currently one of the hottest exploration areas in Canada, led by New Found Gold with an active 100,000-metre diamond drill program at its 100-percent-owned Queensway project. We are very excited to start drilling at targets such as the Outflow prospect where surface samples have been recorded as high as 28 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 0.8 meters.” stated Mike England, CEO of Sky Gold.

This is the maiden drill program by the Company on the Mustang

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Contractor On Malden Construction Project Cited For Unfair Pay

MALDEN, MA — A contractor awarded a public construction project by the Malden Housing Authority did not pay its employees fair wages, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said. Machados Construction Services Inc. was one of three construction companies cited a total of $636,796 for prevailing wage and records violations.

The AG issued five citations totaling $398,913 against Machados and its manager, Leandro Machado, two citations totaling $217,738 against Real Construction Inc. and its president, Elismar J. Custodio and five citations totaling $20,145 against WF North Lion Inc. and Wirley M. De Freitas.

The penalties stemmed from a construction project in Sutton, but investigators also found that Machados failed to pay employees the prevailing wage on another project in Malden, the AG’s office said.

“Companies that try to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors by not paying workers will be held accountable,” Healey said in a statement. “Prevailing wage laws

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