SHELTER

  • Snow leaves thousands of holiday makers stranded in French Alps 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    Paris: Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded on Saturday, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home. The snow and ice hit as a rush of holiday makers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Cold wave intensifies, 20 more dead Yesterday

    Lucknow: The cold wave intensified in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with the return of fog and icy winds. In most parts of the state the mercury dipped further and dense fog resulted in poor visibility, hitting both rail and road transport. The Regional Met Office has predicted that in some Terai...
  • 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. ...
  • Agra: NGOs provide shelter to homeless to survive the chill December 10, 2014

    Agra: With the temperature dropping by each passing day and this Taj city enveloped in a misty fog in the morning, night shelters set up by voluntary groups are providing succour to the needy. As official agencies usually keep dragging their feet citing a resource crunch for providing shelter to the...
  • Cow and calf new residents of Goa Raj Bhavan November 21, 2014

    Panaji: After building a cow shed in Raj Bhavan complex, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha is all set to welcome the first cow and calf to the plush grounds of the estate located on the outskirts of the capital. On Wednesday, Sinha visited a cow shelter run by the Jai Sriram Gosanvardhan...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HC seeks report from Delhi government on toilets catering to shelter homes September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took note of nonfunctional mobile toilets that cater to homeless people living in night shelters and sought a report from the city government by Friday. "Please inform us tomorrow as to how many permanent and temporary toilets are there for the shelter homes....
  • Bangalore: 13yearold boy thrashed, made to walk on his knees at a government shelter home August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: In a shocking incident reported from a government shelter home in Bangalore, a 13yearold boy was brutally thrashed with a rod in the shelter. The boy was allegedly taken to the shelter home mistakenly, thinking that he might be an orphan. The boy was then allegedly assaulted in the...
  • CNNIBN Campaign: 2dayold baby abandoned for being a girl child, help her find a home August 22, 2014

    Twoyearold baby was abandoned just because she was a girl child. Baby Prema is now being taken care of at an an orphanage in Mathura. CNNIBN is carrying out a campaign appealing for help and a good household for baby Prema. ...
  • Mathura: Twoday old child abandoned for being a girl, actor Deepika Padukone appeals for help August 22, 2014

    Mathura: Actor Deepika Padukone has appealed for help for a twoday old girl child abandoned by her mother in Mathura for being a girl. "If I was not working I would have adopted her. I hope she gets shelter and somebody takes care of her," said Deepika. It is Deepika's wish...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • 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...
  • 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 SubDivisional 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 waterATMs 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 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...