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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

`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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Delhi land scam: Court to frame charges

A Special CBI court has decided to frame charges against ten persons accused in the multi-crore land scam saying the evidence prima facie show they were involved in fictitious allotments to slum dwellers.

Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again

Nonadanga, located in eastern Kolkata, has been on the boil since March 30 when the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority demolished a slum.

Kolkata: Scientists write to PM for intervention

Perturbed over the arrest of an eminent scientist who opposed eviction of slum dwellers in Kolkata, a group of scientists has written a letter to PM.

Delhi govt to build 72k flats for slum dwellers

The Delhi government has decided
to construct 72,000 low-cost flats in next two years.

Delhi slum dwellers to get flats

Delhi government decided to give ownership rights of
flats given to slum dwellers through a central city modernisation

Slum dwellers evicted without notice, officials pass the buck

They own ration cards, voter IDs
and some even passports but a number of slum dwellers in the
capital are being forced to stay in makeshift homes after
being evicted from their houses without a notice prior to the

93 mn slum dwellers likely by 2011: Govt

Despite the country`s robust economic growth, the number of people living in slums is likely to cross 93 million by 2011, marking an increase of around 23 percent since 2001.