Shelter

  • 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 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...
  • Unauthorised shelters of refugees removed from forest land June 17, 2014

    Authorities in neighbouring Shamli district have removed illegal shelters put up on forest land by refugees following last year's violence in the area, officials said. According to Kairana Sub-Divisional Magistrate SK Mishra, the forest space near Roten village was on Monday cleared of the unauthorised structures after the refugees were served...
  • Maharashtra: Shelter home owner arrested for alleged sexual abuse May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: An illegally run private shelter home in Karjat on the outskirts of Mumbai in Maharashtra, has come under scrutiny. This after over 30 children alleged sexual abuse by the founder and owner of the shelter home. Ajit Dabholkar, the owner of the shelter home, and his assistant have been...
  • Delhi: Draw water from ATMs for 30 paise under DJB's new initiative May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon residents of the resettlement colonies in the national capital would be able to draw water from water-ATMs paying a token amount of 30 paise under a new initiative by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The DJB, in collaboration with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), recently launched...
  • Peeved with poor quality food, 11 women escape shelter house in Siwan April 13, 2014

    Eleven women inmates have escaped from a shelter house in Bihar's Siwan district district, an officer said. Apparently peeved with poor quality of food served there, 11 of 19 females lodged there took to heels in the small hours, District Project Officer Rajkumar Yadav said. A case has been registered in...
  • 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 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 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, CNN-IBN 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 low-cost 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...
  • Vijay Bahuguna issues order to build shelter homes January 2, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has issued orders to build shelters homes for people living in the open in severe cold across the state. The Chief Minister, who late last night took a spin around the city to see the conditions of the homeless, issued directives in this regard. Moved by the...
  • 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...
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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 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 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: 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. CNN-IBN's Meenakshi Upreti spent a night...
  • Jammu: 2 arrested for misleading probe in shelter home rape case September 19, 2013

    Jammu: Two more people have been arrested for misleading the police investigations into the alleged repeated rape of girls at a school for special children in Jammu. Principal Rajinder Kapoor and Secretary GL Kaul have been arrested for hiding facts. One of the girls who was allegedly raped was reportedly...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Tales of amity surfacing from violence-hit areas September 11, 2013

    As gory details of communal clashes are propping up from rural areas widening the gulf between two communities, several tales of heroics and amity are also surfacing. In certain cases, people of the minority community have entrusted majority community with their belongings and cattle before fleeing their homes. In several villages,...
  • Ward boy, security guard rape 30-year-old mentally challenged woman; arrested September 2, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a ward boy and a security guard in the lift of a municipal hospital at Bhosari near Pune, police said on Monday. Both the accused have been arrested. The 30-year-old woman, who is also speech impaired, had been admitted...
  • Riches to rags: Mumbai couple offers shelter to former editor Sunita Naik August 20, 2013

    Sixty-five-year-old Sunita Naik, former editor of Marathi magazine 'Grihalaxmi', who was living on the pavement outside a local gurdwara in Mumbai for the past two months, has been offered shelter by a couple. "I no longer live on the footpath, outside the gurdwara. I have found shelter with the couple -...