NIGHT SHELTERS

  • Night shelters to be managed by management agency June 28, 2014

    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 2025 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 February 25, 2014

    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 provided...
  • Delhi HC pulls up AAP government over poor state of night shelters January 27, 2014

    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 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...
  • Vasundhara Raje holds surprise inspection of night shelters January 15, 2014

    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 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...
  • Cold waves kill 2 in Muzaffarnagar, 6 children at night shelter camps fall ill January 13, 2014

    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 days. In...
  • Bhopal Collector, BMC head take stock of night shelter facility January 13, 2014

    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 "Rainbaseras"...
  • HC asks Delhi government to submit policy on shelter for homeless January 9, 2014

    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 January 9, 2014

    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, CNNIBN did a status check of how effective it is. After days of unfulfilled promises, this is what the AAP...
  • Delhi: AAP government to convert abandoned buses into night shelters January 8, 2014

    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 lowcost and innovative solution to public problems. "All abandoned buses in Delhi...
  • Despite Kejriwal's assurances, homeless still battle the cold January 6, 2014

    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 January 4, 2014

    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 January 2, 2014

    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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 1, 2014

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  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff January 1, 2014

    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 January 1, 2014

    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 CNNIBN impact for the New Year as it highlighted tthe plight of the homeless earlier this week. The move comes as a respite for those who...
  • Delhi: Homeless battles cold as night shelters lack basic facilities January 1, 2014

    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 government directed to build night shelters January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the government of the national capital to take necessary steps to built temporary night shelters for the homeless in the city. The court also asked the government to utilise closed government buildings as temporary night shelters. A division bench of Chief Justice D...
  • 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...
  • Watch: No respite from cold for people in night shelters January 4, 2013

    Even as North India shivers due to extreme cold conditions, there is no respite for the poor who are taking night shelters to protect themselves against the harsh weather. Most of them allege that basic amenities like blankets and firewood exist only on papers and never reach them. ...
  • 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...
  • Don't remove night shelters till April: HC to Delhi govt January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of the homeless and asked the city government not to remove till April the temporary night shelters, built near railways tracks in the national capital. "Temporary night shelters, constructed at the site of railway tracks, be not removed as...
  • Shift night shelters near needy's work places: HC December 9, 2012

    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...
  • Delhi winter: Homeless women worst off January 18, 2012

    There are at least 10000 homeless women in Delhi, but most of the night shelters provide space only for men. ...
  • AIIMS to construct night shelters for patients January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will construct temporary night shelters on the vacant 6000 square feet land at the hospital complex. The Supreme Court had earlier issued a notice to AIIMS asking why people coming to the super specialty...
  • FTN: Are night shelters in winter not a priority for the govt? January 12, 2012

    How much money has been spent in providing night shelters for the homeless as north India endures a chilly winter? ...
  • Who will provide night shelters to the homeless? December 21, 2011

    Seventyfive people have been killed by cold this year and thousands are at risk. ...
  • Restart night shelters: HC to Delhi Govt December 13, 2011

    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 Rajiv...