HOMELESS

  • Delhi: Homeless women complain of sexual assault in night shelters 4 days ago

    The homeless in Delhi look towards night shelters for respite from the cold but several women have complained of sexual assault in these makeshift homes. ...
  • Have food, will share: Robin Hood Army, a group of young samaratians spreads happiness this winter by donating warm meals, blankets to the homeless 5 days ago

    Delhi: While we are busy covering ourselves in layers of warm clothes in this harsh winter in Delhi, there is a group of young Samaritans called the Robin Hood Army who are out on the streets every night ensuring that the homeless get warm food and blankets to survive. Started...
  • SC asks Centre, states to find ways to provide temporary shelters to homeless person November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to step up efforts on providing shelters to the homeless. SC asked Centre to call a meeting of Chief Secretaries of all states to ascertain steps to be taken to provide shelter. The apex court has also asked the Centre and...
  • Government to launch 'rental housing' scheme for migrants, poor November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to provide temporary shelter for migrants and homeless people, the government is firming up a new initiative to launch a rental housing project in the big cities to answer their accommodation needs. "We are launching a major initiative to promote rental housing on a large scale, for...
  • SC tells UP, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal to build shelter homes before winters October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to build shelter homes for the homeless people ahead of winter season. The court has warned the states that it will be harsh on them if the shelters are not ready on...
  • Jammu: Indian Army assures necessary assistance to flood victims September 10, 2014

    In the army relief camps, people with no homes and minimal hopes are surviving with the help of Army assistance and the supplies the fellow countrymen are sending across to them. ...
  • Nature's fury in Jammu leaves thousands homeless September 8, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Jammu resident Asha Rani talks about how the torrential downpour has left her devastated. "We have lost everything in the floods. This is the second time that we've lost our home. It has left thousands homeless", said Asha. ...
  • More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN June 20, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said today. The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a...
  • CJ Shyam Sunder appeals the new government for housing rehabilitation June 15, 2014

    Shyam Sunder, a resident of Delhi's Chandini Chowk has been living in a community hall after his house was brought down by a builder who had taken over the ownership of the building without any prior intimation to the occupants. He has now turned a CJ to appeal the government...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 15, 2014

    In this week's episode, rape survivors' pick up CJ mike to fight for justice, citizens talk about how power cuts affect them ,a CJ highlights the misuse of funds by civic bodies in Bangalore,homeless appeal the new government for rehabilitation. Plus, a fathers fight to save his lone child from...
  • I am homeless now: Robert Pattinson June 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson has revealed that he is homeless again. The millionaire actor said he doesn't have anywhere to live after his parents moved into his home in Los Angeles while he was away filming in Toronto, reported E!Online. "I've kind of found myself a little bit more...
  • More than 8,000 homeless registered to vote in Lok Sabha polls March 31, 2014

    A new brigade of voters is gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as more than 8,000 homeless people, scattered across New Delhi, have been issued voter IDs by the Delhi Election Commission. But the commission has said that its duty does not end with the voter registration, it would...
  • Upset daughter says Zohra Sehgal, 101, refused a ground floor flat in Delhi February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Reacting to a media report that the urban development ministry declined to give Zohra Sehgal a ground floor flat because she doesn't qualify under certain clauses, the veteran actress's daughter feels it is an insult to her and the case should be taken up as a "special category". The...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kejriwal government over deaths of homeless January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued a notice to the Delhi government seeking a report in connection with deaths of homeless persons on the streets of the city allegedly due to cold and rain. The notice was served to the Chief Secretary, calling for a report within...
  • AAP has not made any home shelters for homeless, says BJP January 19, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan hit out at the Aam Aadmi Partyled Delhi government saying they have not made any nigh shelters for the homeless. Vardhan said, "It's been over 20 days now that the Delhi government was formed. So far they have not made any night shelters for...
  • NHRC seeks report from Delhi government on deaths near a shelter home January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has called for reports from the Delhi government on the death of two homeless persons near a shelter home in East Delhi. The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that two homeless persons were found dead at a distance...
  • Delhi: Homeless women battle not just the cold, but also abuse December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Thousands of homeless women and children spend their nights out on the streets of the national capital, battling not just the cold but also abuse and violence. With only six shelters for women, many who are forced to live in the open share horror stories of sexual assault...
  • Delhi: Over 1 lakh homeless people brave the winters on streets December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: As the cold intensifies, over 1 lakh homeless people have been braving the harsh winters on the streets of Delhi. The lack of shelter homes force many to spend their nights out on footpaths, under flyovers, open grounds and even in urinals. CNNIBN's Meenakshi Upreti spent a night...
  • Delhi: EC gives voter cards to more than 100 homeless November 20, 2013

    The Election Commission distributed voter identity cards to more than 100 homeless people in New Delhi so that they can vote in the December 4 Assembly polls, authorities said on Wednesday. The cards were issued to those living on pavements and roadside areas of Yamuna market in the central district of...
  • Bangalore: 300 corporates spend a night in the open to get a firsthand feel of poverty October 2, 2013

    Bangalore: What's it like to be rich and live a poor life? The joy of giving week kicked off this Gandhi jayanti, with around 300 corporates in Bangalore spending a night as the homeless would, without a roof over their heads. Some of them came armed with sleeping bags, some with...
  • Need to enable differentlyabled, homeless people to vote: EC August 4, 2013

    The Election Commission is looking at ways to improve voter turnout during polls by, among others, including differentlyabled and homeless people in the exercise, officials said at the conclusion of a twoday meet in Agra of election officers of states and Union territories. Talking to reporters upon the conclusion of the...
  • Johnny Depp hires homeless people to play extras in new film May 28, 2013

    London: 'Pirates of the Carribean' star Johnny Depp has reportedly hired two homeless people as extras in his upcoming flick 'Transcendence'. The 49yearold actor is said to have employed the couple after he saw them living in the streets in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reported Contactmusic. "Johnny always likes to help out the...
  • West Bengal: Youth quizzed for questioning Mamata Banerjee March 17, 2013

    Kolkata: A youth was quizzed by police on Sunday after he asked a minister why Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not visit a slum in West Bengal where 700 shanties were destroyed in fire on Saturday. The incident happened during Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim's visit to Sholo Bigha slum in...
  • Delhi govt gives Rs 1 lakh to woman who gave birth in park March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi government, after an intervention by NHRC, extended a monetary relief of Rs one lakh to a homeless woman who delivered a baby in a park after being chased and hit by the police. The relief came over a year after the National Human Right Commission took cognisance...
  • Delhi: Shelters for homeless inadequate January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite the Delhi High Court's order directing the government to build one shelter per one lakh population, the capital still has only 150 temporary and permanent shelters that can house a mere 7500 homeless people of the city. With over three lakh homeless people in Delhi, the existing...
  • CNNIBN Campaign: Help the homeless all across the country January 4, 2013

    As the temperatures drop, the worst sufferers are those who have no home, no food and no warmth. At CNNIBN, we bring you the plight of the homeless and how you can help. ...
  • Delhi govt to set up more night shelters for homeless January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN relentlessly showed the plight of the homeless on Delhi streets, the government has finally taken notice. Delhi Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely has formed eight teams of experts to inspect the functioning of night shelters in the national capital. The teams are expected to submit a...
  • Delhi doesn't take care of its workers, rue the city's homeless January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Lakhs of people come to Delhi everyday in search of a good job, better life and a brighter future. But lack of economic or social support for the urban poor in the capital forces a large percentage to live on the streets. Dipankar Sarkar was just sixyearsold when he...
  • Watch: Homeless women in Delhi on fighting cold, abuse January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: CNNIBN's a campaign to help the homeless during the bitter North India cold focuses on the over 10,000 homeless women on Delhi streets who only have 5 shelters to rely on across the city. The women are not only battling with the cold, but also with repeated sexual...
  • CNNIBN Campaign: Help the homeless this winter January 2, 2013

    As the temperatures drop, the worst sufferers are those who have no home, no food and no warmth. At CNNIBN, we bring you the plight of the homeless and how you can help. ...