Slum

  • Young Indian architect named 'leader of tomorrow' by Time magazine Yesterday

    New York: A 28-year-old Indian architect has been named "young leader of tomorrow" by Time magazine for his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers. Alok Shetty is among "leaders of tomorrow" who are "working hard to change their worlds on Saturday," Time said as it named six...
  • 70 per cent slum kids in Mumbai malnourished, says report 5 days ago

    Mumbai: An alarming study by Mumbai based think-tank has found that 40 to 70 per cent of slum kids in the maximum city under the age of 5 barely get minimum nourishment and almost 50 per cent of them are stunted as a result. These are startling figures from a...
  • Close to a lakh slum dwellers to be rehabilitated following Centre's order September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked Maharashtra government to remove slums near Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. It says if the land occupied by slums is not reclaimed the airport faces a security threat. The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has written to the Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Rehabilitate slum dwellers near Mumbai airport: Centre to Maharashtra government September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it wants slum dwellers near the Mumbai Airport to be relocated. CNN-IBN has accessed the letter written by the Ministry to the Maharashtra government. The state government has been asked to rehabilitate 90,000 slum dwellers living in close proximity to the airport. The...
  • Fire in Brazil shantytown leaves 2,500 homeless September 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown - or favela - in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday. The blaze destroyed about 80 per cent of the rickety shacks making up Buraco Quente, a slum in southern Sao...
  • Tamil Nadu: Slum Clearance Board proposes houses to transgenders August 11, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has a proposal to give flats built by Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to 260 transgenders, Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi today informed the Assembly. Replying to a call attention motion brought by Opposition parties on the schemes announced for the welfare of transgenders in the state,...
  • Slum area development' to be considered CSR activity: Government August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Expanding the ambit, works carried out by corporates for slum area development will be now considered as social welfare spending activity under the new companies law. Under the Companies Act, 2013, certain class of profitable companies are required to shell out at least 2 per cent of three-year annual...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Young footballers from Bangalore travel to China July 12, 2014

    A group of young footballers from the slums of Bangalore will be travelling to Beijing to participate in the Great Wall Cup. ...
  • Jharkhand government directs authorities to supply water to slum areas of Jamshedpur May 31, 2014

    Jharkhand government has directed authorities to supply potable water to slum areas in the city. Jharkhand chief secretary had recently issued a directive asking Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) to provide water supply in non-command areas under Jugsalai, Mango and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committees. Following the move, a senior BJP leader...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Ghaziabad slum cluster, 3 injured April 28, 2014

    Ghaziabad: A massive fire broke out in a slum cluster in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad in the early hours on Monday, leaving three persons injured and gutting around 200 jhuggis. Fire fighters have completely doused the flames, which erupted between 1 am and 2 am. Fire department officials said that around 12...
  • LS polls: Evicted slum dwellers in Kolkata threaten to exercise NOTA option April 21, 2014

    More than 300 families, who were evicted from a slum in the city's eastern part to make way for an upcoming flyover, have threatened to use the NOTA option in the Lok Sabha election if they are not rehabilitated by the state government. Almost all of the 383 families, who lived...
  • CJ Kiran, a first time voter demands basic sanitation facilities in a Delhi slum April 25, 2014

    Kiran is a young voter who lives in a slum in the national capital. Her locality lacks some of the basic amenities of life including the lack of safe and clean toilet. She picks up the CJ mike to demand her right as she gets ready to vote for the...
  • Eyeing elections, Maharashtra government to regularise more slums February 28, 2014

    Mumbai: With an eye on Lok Sabha polls, the Maharashtra government has tabled the Bill to amend the Maharashtra Slums (improvement, clearance and redevelopment) Act in the state assembly on Friday. This Bill, if cleared, will allow for regularisation of slums up to Jan 1, 2000. The bill extends the...
  • Shocking tourism ad for fake slum compares the poor to animals, sparks online outrage December 3, 2013

    A South African company has found itself at the centre of a raging debate on poverty porn after its much-publicized 'shanty town' for rich tourists was criticized by people online as "insensitive" and "pretentious". "Millions of people are living in informal settlements across South Africa. These settlements consist of thousands...
  • Slums ignored in Lutyens' Delhi by Congress, BJP November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: War of words have intensified between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of Delhi polls over allegations of lack of development in two slums in the vicinity of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence. The battle for Delhi has brought BJP's...
  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights November 3, 2013

    Berhampur (Odisha): Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about three weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights. Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Netherland-based NGO in association with a local organisation, had distributed relief kits to the slum...
  • 90,000 houses allotted to slum dwellers in 2 years in Modi's Gujarat October 21, 2013

    Vadodara: Ninty thousand houses have been allotted to slum dwellers here in two years, Gujarat Urban Development Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday. The houses, which are constructed on private land, government land and land acquired under the Urban Land Ceiling Act, have all facilities, the minister said while laying the...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show October 6, 2013

    CJ stories highlighting the children's rights violation across the country, a witness report documenting the intolerance on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Plus your videos/pictures, save my back campaign. All packed in this week's show. ...
  • Hope Chandigarh becomes India's first slum-free city: Manmohan Singh September 14, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hoped Chandigarh would soon become India's first slum-free city, as he handed over keys to newly-built flats to slum dwellers. The Prime Minister arrived in Chandigarh on Saturday to hand over documents and keys to 10 flats to beneficiaries in a housing colony in Dhanas...
  • Manmohan Singh to hand over Chandigarh flats to slum dwellers September 14, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Chandigarh Saturday to hand over keys to newly-constructed one-room flats to slum dwellers. The prime minister will hand over keys to beneficiaries at Dhanas area of the union territory under the city's slum rehabilitation scheme. Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Punjab Chief Minister...
  • Minor gang-rape victim undergoes operation, condition still critical September 12, 2013

    The two-and-a-half-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in a slum area in Punjab's Ludhiana district, underwent an operation at PGIMER in Chandigarh even as her condition continued to remain serious. The girl, who was gang-raped by unidentified persons in a slum area at Haibowal in Punjab's Ludhiana district, underwent a complex...
  • PM to inaugurate housing complex for nearly 8500 slum families September 11, 2013

    Chandigarh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a housing complex at Dhanas on September 14, benefiting nearly 8,500 families living in slums in the city. The Rs 2,400 crore worth 'Housing Complex' project at Dhanas town has been completed and the Prime Minister will hand over the keys of 8,448 houses,...
  • Police file chargesheet in Odisha minor girl's rape and murder August 27, 2013

    Police have filed a chargesheet in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl here in the Odisha capital, an official said on Tuesday. The 60-page chargesheet was filed on Monday in the sessions court against 22-year-old Kiran Sahu, the lone accused. According to rules, a chargesheet can be filed in such...
  • Bhubaneswar: Man rapes, kills 8-year-old girl in a slum August 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A minor girl was allegedly killed before being raped by a person whom she was helping in searching someone's house in a slum in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, police said. Commissioner of Police RP Sharma said the incident took place at Saliasahi slum after the accused, identified as Ashok Sahu,...
  • Delhi: Rights activists demand compensation for rape, acid attack victims August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Rights activists from all over the state held protests at Jantar Mantar demanding compensation and rehabilitation schemes for rape, sexual assault and acid attack survivors. Women from various universities, Wazirpur slum cluster, Narela and Mandavli also participated in the protest. The dharna was organised by the All India Progressive...
  • Flat to every slum dweller in Delhi if we come to power: BJP August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Vying to return to power in the national capital after 15 years, Delhi BJP on Sunday promised to provide flats to each and every family living in over 600 slum clusters if it wins the assembly polls slated for November. Addressing a 'Jhuggi-Jhopri' convention at Talkotara stadium organised...
  • Status check: A Mumbai slum family earning Rs 7,000 a month not BPL? July 31, 2013

    Mumbai: After being reduced to a farce by politicians, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia admitted that poverty figures are at an all time low. CNN-IBN's Smitha Nair tried to find out if it is possible to survive in a Mumbai slum for close to Rs 7,000 a month. It...
  • Kolkata slum boy, who announced Prince George's birth, returns to India July 31, 2013

    The Indian footman at Buckingham Palace who helped announce the birth of new British heir - Prince George - has left Britain after the expiry of his temporary work visa. Badar Azim, a 25-year-old hospitality management graduate, who grew up in a Kolkata slum, was seen by millions posting the...
  • Kolkata slum boy announced royal baby Prince George's birth July 29, 2013

    Badar Azim, a 25-year-old hospitality management graduate, born in a slum in then Calcutta and who later became a royal footman, played a part in the announcement of the birth of Prince George to the entire country. Badar walked alongside the Queen's Press Secretary Ailsa Anderson to mount outside Buckingham...