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.

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.

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.

Delhi HC on DDA demolition drive of slums

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked
DDA to inform it as to whether a detailed survey of slums was
conducted before commencing the demolition drive in the city.

MHADA to redevelop sect 5 of Dharavi, no decision on others

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan
assured that Maharashtra Housing and Area Development
Authority is capable of redeveloping sector-5 of Dharavi slums
in Mumbai.

Bandra slums fire a conspiracy: Raj Thackeray

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged
that the fire in Garib Nagar slums in suburban Bandra last
week was a "conspiracy".

RPF faces resistance in evicting slums on railway land

The Railway Protection
Force faced resistance with bombs being thrown when they went
to evict two slums on railway land near the Burdwan Railway
Station in Burdwan district on Tuesday.

Four children killed in fire in WB

Four children of a family were
burnt to death when 16 shanties of a slum in South 24 Parganas district were gutted in fire, police and fire brigade officials said Thursday.

Over 93 mn people in slums by 2011: Govt

The country will have about 93.06 million people living in slums by next year, up by over 18 million in the past 10 years, the government said on Friday.

Families of CRPF men distribute spare household items in slums

The families of CRPF personnel
have collected unused and spare household items to be
distributed in the slums of the national capital.

49,000 slums in urban areas till July last year: Survey

A government survey has found
that about 49,000 slums existed in urban areas of the country
till July last year, with the highest number of them being in
Maharashtra followed by Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

Over 1,000 homeless as 215 slums demolished in Gujarat

Over 1,000 people became
homeless after the municipal corporation here demolished 215
slums at Ektanar on the Ajwa road on the outskirt of the city
on Saturday.

At least 200 slum dwellings gutted in Haryana fire

Hundreds of people were rendered homeless when more than 200 slum dwellings were gutted in fire in this Haryana district. Five people were injured, an official said Wednesday.

One dead, 400 slum dwellings gutted in Delhi fires

A person was burnt to death and 400 slum dwellings gutted in two fire incidents in the slum areas of the capital early Sunday, a fire official said.