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For the last few days, the northwestern part of India has been in the grip of a cold wave or severe cold wave conditions. This situation is likely to continue in the National Capital Region for the next three days.(REUTERS)

Winter shelters for the homeless: Don’t cut corners

PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:54 PM IST
The problem of homeless people and shelters is symptomatic of a larger problem: The lack of adequate and safe housing.
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Police arrested seven people, including the girl’s 20-year-old sister, a man and his two sons on Sunday.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Police arrested seven people, including the girl’s 20-year-old sister, a man and his two sons on Sunday.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Class 10 student drugged by sister, forced into prostitution: Police

By HT Correspondent | Bhopal, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:37 PM IST
In her statement registered with the police, the minor said she was raped for the first time two years ago when she was just 13 years old
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The girl being questioned by members of saffron brigade in presence of policemen. (HT Photo)
The girl being questioned by members of saffron brigade in presence of policemen. (HT Photo)

‘Love jihad’ charge fake, admin behind miscarriage: UP woman

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:11 AM IST
Jahan was the first woman detained under the UP Prohibition Of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020, which outlaws religious conversions by marriage, coercion or enticement.
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The girl being questioned by members of saffron brigade in presence of policemen. (HT Photo)
The girl being questioned by members of saffron brigade in presence of policemen. (HT Photo)

Woman detained under UP’s new law against ‘love jihad’ suffers miscarriage

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Muskan Jahan (Hindu name Pinki) is also the first woman detained under UP prohibition of unlawful conversion of religion ordinance 2020. She had converted to Islam after marrying a Muslim.
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Teenager’s ordeal: Brother, high on drugs, raped her last year

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:02 PM IST
In her statement to the police, the Class 9 student said she was sexually exploited by her brother, the sole earning member of the family, in December 2019.
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The agency has sought that the man’s movable and immovable properties worth Rs 8.8 crore, which have already been attached, be confiscated.(HT Photo)
The agency has sought that the man’s movable and immovable properties worth Rs 8.8 crore, which have already been attached, be confiscated.(HT Photo)

ED files charge sheet against man accused of abuse in Bihar shelter home

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The investigation was initiated under the provisions of PMLA based on two FIRs registered by Mahila Police Station, Muzaffarpur, and an FIR lodged by CBI Patna
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File photo of John Patrick Bridge, who founded home shelter Faith Outreach. (HT Photo)
File photo of John Patrick Bridge, who founded home shelter Faith Outreach. (HT Photo)

British man running Odisha shelter home arrested for sexually abusing minor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Police officials in Jharsuguda said John Patrick Bridge - who ran a child shelter home called Faith Outreach - was arrested following a complaint by a minor tribal boy about being sexually abused.
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The shelter home run, by the Delhi government’s social welfare department, houses 960 inmates but only has the capacity for 550.(PTI (Representative))
The shelter home run, by the Delhi government’s social welfare department, houses 960 inmates but only has the capacity for 550.(PTI (Representative))

23, including 8 kids, test Covid-19 positive in shelter home for mentally challenged

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:47 AM IST
According to officials at the shelter home, of the 23 inmates who tested Covid-19 positive between June 5 and June 20, eight are children in the age group of 11-13, seven are adult inmates and the remaining are staffers.
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Donkeys rescued from streets in Dehradun feeding at a shelter home on Chakrata Road.(HT PHOTO)
Donkeys rescued from streets in Dehradun feeding at a shelter home on Chakrata Road.(HT PHOTO)

Owners abandon Char Dham pack animals in Uttarakhand as lockdown bites

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Animal rights activists in the state are trying to raise funds to rehabilitate these animals by their owners who are pout of work after the Char Dham yatra was cancelled.
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Workers arrive to catch a bus to travel to their home states, in Prayagraj.(AP)
Workers arrive to catch a bus to travel to their home states, in Prayagraj.(AP)

Rules for movement of stranded persons issued by Delhi government

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:15 AM IST
The SOP document, which HT has seen, stated that the additional district magistrates and additional district commissioners of police “shall register such stranded persons” and prepare the database.
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Tens and thousands of migrant workers who could not return to their home states because of the national lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, are awaiting government guidelines on transportation.
Tens and thousands of migrant workers who could not return to their home states because of the national lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, are awaiting government guidelines on transportation.

Stranded migrants in Delhi wait in desperation as admin readies transportation plans

By Vatsala Shrangi and Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The official added that while trains are a better mode of transport with respect to social distancing protocol in mind, private buses will have to be hired for workers who want to travel to shorter distances.
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A man feeds stray dogs at a park in New Delhi.
A man feeds stray dogs at a park in New Delhi.

In Delhi, pets abandoned, strays face cruelty due to Covid fear

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 03:55 AM IST
Members of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and activists say that instances of pets, mainly dogs and cats, being abandoned during the lockdown have gone up significantly, with most winding up at shelter homes.
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Migrant workers eating lunch at a temporary shelter home in Sector 20, Panchkula.(SANT ARORA/HT)
Migrant workers eating lunch at a temporary shelter home in Sector 20, Panchkula.(SANT ARORA/HT)

Following MHA order, 200-odd migrants at shelter homes in Chandigarh, P’kula look forward to going back home

By Yuvraj Kaushal and Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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According to orders from the Child Welfare Committee, received Wednesday, the infant will be taken to the adoption centre in Mathura.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
According to orders from the Child Welfare Committee, received Wednesday, the infant will be taken to the adoption centre in Mathura.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

New born girl child found abandoned on roadside

By Tanmayee Tyagi | Hindustan Times, Noida, Noida
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:17 AM IST
Officials said that under normal circumstances, abandoned infants are kept under 24-hour medical supervision at the Child PGI hospital, but because it is currently sealed after coronavirus cases were detected the hospital, the baby was taken to a private hospital.
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Close to five million workers would have to be brought back to their respective states, as per the data collected by the state governments till Tuesday afternoon.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Close to five million workers would have to be brought back to their respective states, as per the data collected by the state governments till Tuesday afternoon.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Stuck in camps, uncertainty keeps labourers on the edge

By Debabrata Mohanty/Sachin Saini/Aditya Nath Jhan | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar/Jaipur/Purnia
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:41 AM IST
On Monday, several chief ministers asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue guidelines allowing the states to bring back the migrant workers.
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Delhi has 259 regular shelter homes for the homeless, of whom 112 are porta-cabins, 111 are inside buildings and 36 are tents.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
Delhi has 259 regular shelter homes for the homeless, of whom 112 are porta-cabins, 111 are inside buildings and 36 are tents.(Amal KS/HT file photo)

At Delhi’s shelter homes, inmates complain of no medicine while doctors battle multiple threats

By Soumya Pillai and Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Doctors said they only have basic treatment plans, which include medicines for fever, flu and stomach infections. In many places, they do not even have a thermometer or a blood pressure monitor.
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A patient being taken for dialysis from an inn at the PGIMER to a private facility in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
A patient being taken for dialysis from an inn at the PGIMER to a private facility in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Dialysis patients have a tough time amid Covid-19 curfew in Chandigarh

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Ranabai with her family at Kamla Nehru Hospital.
Ranabai with her family at Kamla Nehru Hospital.

Born in a pandemic: Hospital provides shelter to family of newborn in Pune

By Shalaka Shinde | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The woman came to Pune with her partner from Pandharpur via a train before they were stranded at the Pune railway station for two days.
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Migrant labourers at a makeshift relief camp in Rohtak on Monday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Migrant labourers at a makeshift relief camp in Rohtak on Monday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Rohtak sets up 43 shelter homes, can accommodate 14,500 people

By Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Rohtak
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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People relax at a temporary shelter home in Karnal on Sunday.(HT Photo)
People relax at a temporary shelter home in Karnal on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Relief camps set up to accommodate migrant labourers on move in Haryana

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Karnal
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 01:07 AM IST
15 temporary shelter homes with capacity of around 5,000 people have already been set up and the remaining will be ready to use in next 24 hours, says Panipat DC Hema Sharma.
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Covid-19 outbreak: Kids in shelter homes practise hygiene in UP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Shelter homes for children are under strict vigil as no one except staff is allowed to enter the premises. Earlier, there were some visitors but now even the child welfare committee is inspecting or communicating with children through video calls.
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Chandigarh survey: 28 graduates among 2,064 homeless

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 01:08 AM IST
The report was released by UT administrator VP Singh Badnore on Monday.
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Lal Batti Express: Daughters of Mumbai sex workers are breaking stereotypes through stage plays

By Asian News International | Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Breaking stereotypes, a group of 25 girls who are daughters of sex workers are known for performing a stage play named Lal Batti Express, portraying their real-life experiences.
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The story of adolescent girls and their quest for love is rarely told(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The story of adolescent girls and their quest for love is rarely told(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

On the question of love and underage marriage

PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2019 06:23 PM IST
India has the largest number of underage brides in the world and 26.8% of girls marry before they are 18 . This is the age of consent under a 2012 amendment, which makes even those under 18, in consensual relationships, vulnerable to parental backlash, with boyfriends and husbands branded as sex offenders.
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Two homeless men were arrested for allegedly murdering a 26-year-old sanitation worker.
Two homeless men were arrested for allegedly murdering a 26-year-old sanitation worker.

Murder in Delhi’s CP over entry to shelter home, two homeless men held

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:18 AM IST
Police said the arrested men, Kunal alias Anshul,22, and Prem Kumar,22, allegedly stabbed to death Praveen (single name) near Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan in Connaught Place on Saturday morning.
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The girl’s friends had spotted her in an unconscious state and alerted the hostel authorities who took her to sadar hospital where a doctor declared her brought dead.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The girl’s friends had spotted her in an unconscious state and alerted the hostel authorities who took her to sadar hospital where a doctor declared her brought dead.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

10-year-old inmate of shelter home dies mysteriously in Bihar’s Begusarai

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 08:19 PM IST
The girl had been staying at the shelter home since June 13 when she was handed over to them by Khagaria child welfare committee.
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The ED has attached immovable properties in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.(HT Photo)
The ED has attached immovable properties in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.(HT Photo)

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: ED attached 12 properties of Brajesh Thakur

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:32 PM IST
The 12 attached properties include a hotel owned by prime accused Brajesh Thakur and his family. The central agency also pasted notices on the seized properties.
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A teengaer was allegedly sexually assaulted by a teacher from a religious school in Kerala.(HT FILE)
A teengaer was allegedly sexually assaulted by a teacher from a religious school in Kerala.(HT FILE)

Kerala teacher held for sexual assault on minor

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:07 AM IST
Police said the issue came to light after some of the students alerted childline officials.
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A police team led by sub-inspector Dasrath Prasad Singh reached the spot to rescue the Childline employees and was initially attacked by villagers .(Representative image)
A police team led by sub-inspector Dasrath Prasad Singh reached the spot to rescue the Childline employees and was initially attacked by villagers .(Representative image)

Childline staff attacked as rumours continue to fuel mob fury in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 02:13 AM IST
Childline employees Raghav Thakur, Nilesh Kumar Karn, constable Gopal Ram and driver Daya Jha were attacked when they reached Koriahi village in Sitamarhi district to verify the address of one of the three children they brought from a Darbhanga-based shelter home.
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In this the girl has asked the top court to test her case on the touchstone of the Shafin Jahan verdict. Filed by advocate Dushyant Parashar the petition said his client’s marriage was valid because both the girl (16) and her husband (24) had attained puberty, there was an offer and acceptance, giving and taking of meher and a nikahnama was drawn with the consent of both.(HT FILE)
In this the girl has asked the top court to test her case on the touchstone of the Shafin Jahan verdict. Filed by advocate Dushyant Parashar the petition said his client’s marriage was valid because both the girl (16) and her husband (24) had attained puberty, there was an offer and acceptance, giving and taking of meher and a nikahnama was drawn with the consent of both.(HT FILE)

SC summons UP home secretary in Muslim girl case

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 04:45 AM IST
The girl approached the top court on September 10 against the Allahabad high court’s decision to send her to a woman’s shelter home, terming her marriage as void.
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