AAP woos slum dwellers, slams BJP for recent demolitions

In a bid to woo slum dwellers in the national capital, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that if his party came to power, no slum would be demolished without an alternate arrangement made.

Encroachments on govt land are of your own making: HC to DDA

 The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up DDA for allowing encroachments upon its land saying it was responsible for the situation as it did not take preventive action earlier.

HC asks DDA not to demolish slum in Vasant Kunj

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed DDA not to demolish a slum cluster in Vasant Kunj here as had been planned by the authority on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Slum fire kills two, guts over 100 huts in West Bengal`s Malda district

A raging fire charred to death a two-year-old toddler and a 65-year-old woman, besides reducing to ashes over 100 huts in a slum area of West Bengal`s Malda district.

Rio beefs up security in wake of increased violence ahead of FIFA World Cup

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has reportedly already put in action part of its security plan for the FIFA World Cup in June after serious violence across the city, including a shootout in the neighbourhood overlooking the England team`s hotel.

Man burnt to death in slum fire in Bhubaneswar

A man was burnt to death and about a hundred shanties were reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in a slum in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Friday, police said.

50 shanties gutted in Delhi slum fire

At least 50 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum in a New Delhi area, official said.

Lilian Thuram `understands` Brazil protest

French football legend Lilian Thuram expressed sympathy with Brazilian protesters threatening to disrupt the World Cup, saying he understands their anger over the tournament`s multi-billion-dollar price tag.

Girl from pavement makes it to district basketball team

Despite not having got the chance to watch Michael Jordan and other US sporting stars on the telly, she has set her eyes on the moon from the non-descript shanty near railway tracks and is determined to make the state proud.

Crack a joke and stay cool: Surviving Venezuela`s queues

Rumour has it there`s a fresh delivery of milk inside, so there is expectant chatter among the Venezuelan housewives, pensioners and teenagers lining up in the hundreds at the Bicentenario store.

Nine dead in Rio slum gunbattles

Nine people, including one police officer, were fatally shot during gunbattles that erupted in a slum complex near Rio international airport, authorities said in an updated toll.

Protest against corrupt slum redevelopment practices in Mumbai

Hazare, who met Patkar and other protesters at the Azad Maidan, venue of the protest and a relay hunger strike, expressed support for the agitation and said he would discuss the issue with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.

25 huts gutted in Pune slum fire

At least 25 huts were gutted in a
fire in a slum locality here this afternoon, Fire Department
officials said.

Slums represent face of urban poverty: President

Slums represent the face of urban
poverty and the sprawling divide that exists in cities,
President Pratibha Patil on Friday said, voicing concern over
increasing number of ghettos in the country.

Delhi govt writes to Centre on flats for slum dwellers

Delhi Government on Saturday took up
with the Centre the issue of delay in construction of flats
under in situ relocation of slum dwellers in certain areas in
the city.

Scheme for a slum-free India to roll out by Jan

With around 93.06 million people projected to live in slums across India by 2011, the ambitious Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) meant to provide housing to the urban poor is expected to roll out by January, officials say.

Blaze destroys 320 homes in Brazilian slum

No one was seriously injured in the blaze in the Real Parque shantytown area.

Shabana gets cake designed as slum on birthday

Guess what actor and social activist Shabana Azmi got on her 60th birthday from husband Javed Akhtar - a cake designed as a slum!