Discarded laptop batteries can power slums: IBM

Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found.

Delhi polls: Kejriwal promises pucca houses for slum dwellers

Accusing BJP of razing slums, Aam Aadmi Party on Friday promised pucca houses for slum dwellers and freehold rights to the lease holders at affordable rates, as it presented its agenda for 15 lakh residents of 45 resettlement colonies in the national capital.

'About half of slums reported no change in basic amenities during 5 years preceding 2012'

Almost half of slums in India witnessed no improvement in basic amenities like washrooms, drainage, power, health, primary education and sewage during five years preceding 2012, a government survey said.

Old laptop batteries could power slums in India: Study

 Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found.

Trashed laptop batteries to power homes

 Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from IBM have used discarded laptop batteries to create an emergency lighting system called UrJar for street vendors and houses located in slums in Bengaluru.

Rahul Gandhi visits Delhi slums, warns govt against demolition drive

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited the Rangpuri Pahadi slums in the city and warned the Centre against further such move, saying "if they want to use the bulldozer again, let them drive it over my body".

Slums will be developed as clean residential areas: Harish Rawat

 Claiming that the state government is seriously addressing the problems faced by slum-dwellers in the city, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said riverfronts will be developed along the banks of the Rispana and Bindal rivers where slums abound and shops will be allocated to poor sections.

Committee formed to ensure sanitation in slums

The Delhi government has formed an advisory committee to frame guidelines to ensure sanitation in slum clusters and resettlement colonies.

Delhi HC unhappy over tardy pace of awareness drive on sex offences

The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Centre and city government for their "tardy and sluggish" pace of implementing steps to create awareness on the issue of sexual offences and related laws in the capital.

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.

Brazil`s army to occupy Rio slums as World Cup nears

The Brazilian army will take over the policing of Rio de Janeiro`s Mare slums following a series of attacks on police targets last week.

Rio 2016 security a priority: IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) insists security at the Rio 2016 Games will not be compromised following a spate of attacks against police in the city`s slums.

Maha`s move to regularise slums till 2000 a poll gimmick: Medha Patkar

Social activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar on Thursday dubbed the decision of Maharashtra government to regularise slums built till 2000 as an "election gimmick" mocking the poor people in the city.

Ahead of elections, Maha govt legalises slum transfer

Apparently eyeing the elections, Maharashtra government today announced "slum transfer policy" which makes the present occupant of a house in a slum the beneficiary of the redevelopment scheme.

Urban poverty a major challenge,India should be slum-free: Pranab Mukherjee

Voicing concern that cities are struggling to keep pace with spurt in population, President Pranab Mukherjee said the challenges on urban poverty front are daunting.

`Current dwellers of pre-1995 slums in Mumbai eligible for rehab`

With an eye on the Assembly polls due next year, the Congress-NCP alliance government announced that the current residents of the slums in Mumbai, built before 1995, will be eligible for rehabilitation schemes.

Dreams come true for some at slums in India!

Dreaming a good life comes naturally to one and all. Just that everyone does not get to fulfill his or her dreams!

UK to clear slums with illegal Indians

Termed `beds in sheds` and `shanty towns`, the slum-like living conditions are rented out for extortionate rents by ruthless landlords in London.

Changes in DC rules for Dharavi re-development

Addressing a press conference Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the process of re-development of sector 5 in Dharavi, would get a boost.

Dwellers of pre-1995 slums eligibile for rehab

Thirty-five per cent of the state`s population lives in slums.