Night Shelters

  • Night shelters to be managed by management agency 28-06-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to improve the maintenance of night shelters across the national capital, Delhi government has decided to give the management of 20-25 homes to one Shelter Management Agency (SMA). "The idea is to make the concerned Shelter Management Agency responsible and answerable for the maintenance and...
  • Vasundhara Raje flags off 10 night-shelter buses for pavement dwellers 25-02-2014 03:52 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday flagged off ten 'rain basera' buses with a view to provide night shelter to pavement dwellers. The buses will be stationed at public spots such as railway stations, bus stands and hospitals, Raje said in Jaipur. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has...
  • Delhi HC pulls up AAP government over poor state of night shelters 27-01-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: After facing a rebellion by its MLA Vinod Kumar Binny and under attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Arvind Kejriwal government is facing the heat in the Delhi High Court. The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Kejriwal government for not inviting all NGOs on the...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kejriwal government over deaths of homeless 22-01-2014 11:11 PM

    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...
  • AAP has not made any home shelters for homeless, says BJP 19-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Senior BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party-led 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...
  • Vasundhara Raje holds surprise inspection of night shelters 15-01-2014 02:57 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister once again followed in the footsteps on Aam Aadmi Party as she held a surprise inspection of night shelters in the state on Tuesday night. The Aam Aadmi Party has had an effect on the Rajasthan CM as she first scaled down her personal security to...
  • NHRC seeks report from Delhi government on deaths near a shelter home 15-01-2014 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Cold waves kill 2 in Muzaffarnagar, 6 children at night shelter camps fall ill 13-01-2014 02:12 PM

    Two persons, including a woman, died due to cold even as six children living in night shelter camps fell ill in Shamli district, officials sources said. Irshad (55) died on Sunday after he fell ill due to cold at Gangeru village. Icy winds have been sweeping the region for some...
  • Bhopal Collector, BMC head take stock of night shelter facility 13-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Bhopal District Collector Nishant Warvade along with Municipal Corporation Commissioner Vishesh Garhpale convened a meeting of corporation zonal officers to take stock of "Rainbaseras", shelters provided to the homeless people in chilly weather conditions. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had been for the last few days himself visiting...
  • HC asks Delhi government to submit policy on shelter for homeless 09-01-2014 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the city government to place before it its long term and short term policies for providing shelter to the homeless. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana also directed the government to file an affidavit on the number of homeless...
  • Experts not convinced with AAP's idea of bus night shelters 09-01-2014 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: Under pressure, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has ordered that old abandoned buses be used as night shelters for the homeless. While it is an innovative idea, CNN-IBN did a status check of how effective it is. After days of unfulfilled promises, this is what the...
  • Delhi: AAP government to convert abandoned buses into night shelters 08-01-2014 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has announced a proposal to convert all the outdated and abandoned buses into night shelters. The announcement was made on the party's official Facebook page on Tuesday. The party is calling this initiative a low-cost and innovative solution to public problems. "All abandoned buses...
  • Despite Kejriwal's assurances, homeless still battle the cold 06-01-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Assurances, orders, night inspections, and now more promises, but has the situation changed on ground for the homeless in Delhi? Despite the new Aam Aadmi Party government's orders and promises, there's been little action on the ground. At North Delhi's Mori Gate a lot of people can still...
  • Delhi: No respite for the homeless, AAP promises 100 night shelters 04-01-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: There is no respite for thousands of people who have been left homeless in the national capital due to a demolition drive by the Railways. Even two days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised that 45 shelters will be set up in 48 hours, not much has...
  • Delhi: Government to replace night shelters with porta cabins for homeless 02-01-2014 08:17 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi government has announced a series of measures to provide roof to the homeless in the biting cold sweeping the city and decided to replace all night shelters being run from plastic tents with porta cabins within three days. The state government has also announced 45 new night...
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  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff 01-01-2014 10:51 PM

    Maharashtra Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam demanded a cut in power tariff and has also threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He questioned the state government and said, "If Delhi government can reduce the power tariff, then why can't...
  • 45 new night shelters to be built in Delhi in 48 hours: Govt sources 01-01-2014 04:52 PM

    New Delhi: Forty five new night shelters are to be built in Delhi in the next 48 hours, government sources said on Wednesday. It's a CNN-IBN impact for the New Year as it highlighted tthe plight of the homeless earlier this week. The move comes as a respite for those...
  • Delhi: Homeless battles cold as night shelters lack basic facilities 01-01-2014 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: As North India is hit by biting cold, the homeless seems to be worst hit. They might have a roof over their heads but the denizens of night shelters have little protection from the cold. "Quite often I don't get a blanket or a mattress at night," said...
  • Delhi: Shelters for homeless inadequate 05-01-2013 09:28 AM

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  • Watch: No respite from cold for people in night shelters 04-01-2013 11:00 AM

    Most of them allege that basic amenities like blankets and firewood exist only on papers and never reach them. ...
  • Shift night shelters near needy's work places: HC 09-12-2012 08:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city government to shift temporary night shelters for the homeless and the poor closer to their work places. A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw allowed the plea of NGO Shahri Adhikar Manch Begharon...
  • Who will provide night shelters to the homeless? 21-12-2011 10:40 PM

    Seventy-five people have been killed by cold this year and thousands are at risk. ...
  • Restart night shelters: HC to Delhi Govt 13-12-2011 10:56 PM

    New Delhi: Irked over the closure of 84 temporary night shelters in the national capital against its orders, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the city government to reopen them immediately. Directing the government to restart the shelters, a division bench of acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice...
  • HC asks civic bodies to maintain night shelters 15-12-2010 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over MCD, NDMC and Delhi Jal Board not maintaining co-ordination among themslves to provide basic ammenities in the city's night shelters and asked the civic bodies to provide the same in 3 days. The court also expressed anguish over...
  • A lakh homeless spend winter on Delhi streets 09-12-2010 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: For those of us who take the warmth of our homes and their heating devices for granted, here's a chilling statistic - Delhi has over 100,000 homeless people, most of whom are left to fend for themselves in the open during the cruel winter season. "Delhi winter is...