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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.