Slum dwellers

Ahead of PM Modi's Mumbai visit, his wife fasts for slum dwellers

Jashodaben -- whose arrival was not known even to the local police -- was flanked by five National Security Guard commandos.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:08 PM IST
Shakur Basti demolition: Case lodged in toddler's death; slugfest between political parties intensifies

Shakur Basti demolition: Case lodged in toddler's death; slugfest between political parties intensifies

A case of death due to negligence has been lodged by police probing loss of life of a toddler in a West Delhi slum cluster.

Dec 14, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Panel discussion on politics over slum dwellers in Delhi

50 am and destroyed nearly 500 of them by the evening. Watch Panel discussion on politics over demolishing slums in Delhi.

Dec 14, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

HC directs authorities not to demolish slum at Ghazipur

The Delhi High Court has directed the authorities, including DMRC, not to evict the slum dwellers at Ghazipur Dairy Farm in east Delhi nor demolish their homes till the next date of hearing on their plea seeking protection from any move to demolish them.

May 08, 2015, 23:07 PM IST

More slums cropping up after promise of permanent housing to slum dwellers: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that after his govt promised permanent housing to slum dwellers, more and more jhuggis/slums have started coming up.

Apr 07, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Slum rehab policy: DDA for taking consent of majority of dwellers

Taking a leaf out of Mumbai's slum rehabilitation policy, DDA is now planning to undertake such projects in Delhi only after obtaining the consent of at least 70 per cent of the slum-dwellers.

Mar 10, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Congress promises housing for Delhi's slum dwellers

 The Congress on Wednesday said it would provide housing to all slum dwellers here if voted to power, a day after party vice president Rahul Gandhi promised right to shelter to the poor in the national capital.

Jan 28, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

Acrimony aside, MPs join hands to benefit Delhi slum dwellers

Setting aside their week-long acrimony over conversion issue, members belonging to both sides on Tuesday joined hands in Rajya Sabha to pass a bill that will benefit lakhs of slum dwellers in the national capital facing threat of demolition.

Dec 23, 2014, 17:01 PM IST

Relief to slum dwellers would embolden encroachers: Delhi govt

The Delhi High Court was told on Tuesday that granting relief to slum-dwellers of Rangpuri Pahadi here, who are facing eviction, would embolden the encroachers and will adversely affect efforts of the forest department to protect the Ridge land.

Dec 09, 2014, 20:01 PM IST

Slum population rose by 130 lakh between 2001 and 2011: Govt

Slum population in the country has increased by over 130 lakh between 2001 and 2011, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Aug 06, 2014, 18:03 PM IST

Maha govt issues resolution on extending slum regularisation

Maharashtra government today issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000.

Jul 23, 2014, 02:03 AM IST

SC stays eviction of poor dwellers on cantonment land in MP

The Supreme Court today came to the rescue of poor dwellers and stayed the eviction and subsequent demolition of their houses built on land of the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board at Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh.

Jun 11, 2014, 19:04 PM IST

Children learning more of English, says Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar says that children from the middle class are learning English at the "cost of vernacular languages".

Jan 26, 2014, 13:34 PM IST

BJP criticises Cong over treatment to migrants, slum dwellers

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday took a swipe at the Centre and Delhi governments, saying internal migration have taken place due to wrong policies of the Congress and if voted to power, his party would identify such migrants and ensure their basic necessities are met.

Nov 29, 2013, 20:25 PM IST

`Won`t allow eviction of slum dwellers by realtors`

CPI(M) veteran Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the Left would not allow eviction of slum dwellers by realtors for setting up malls and buildings.

Sep 04, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

US second lady Jill Biden visits slum dwellers in Agra

It was a memorable day for the slum dwellers of Kachchpura near the Taj Mahal here as they had a VIP visitor -- US second lady Jill Biden who spent nearly an hour with them.

Jul 23, 2013, 21:35 PM IST

Norms for housing for slum dwellers eased by Delhi govt

Delhi government on Thursday relaxed norms to facilitate housing accommodation for majority of slum dwellers under its slum rehabilitation policy.

Jan 31, 2013, 22:34 PM IST

Maharashtra slum dwellers to pay housing cost?

The Maharashtra government is mulling over framing a policy whereby the slum dwellers will have to pay for the cost of housing.

Oct 10, 2012, 13:33 PM IST

Maha govt mulls policy to make slum dwellers pay housing cost

Concerned over the loss the state exchequer may suffer due to allocating free houses to slum dwellers till 2000, the Maharashtra government is mulling over framing a policy whereby the slum dwellers will have to pay for the cost of housing.

Oct 10, 2012, 10:43 AM IST

Delhi govt to allot houses to slum dwellers soon

Delhi government has decided to start allocation of around 10,000 low-cost flats to slum dwellers from next month.

May 09, 2012, 20:48 PM IST