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Winter shelters for the homeless: Don’t cut corners

The problem of homeless people and shelters is symptomatic of a larger problem: The lack of adequate and safe housing.
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)
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)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Class 10 student drugged by sister, forced into prostitution: Police

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
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)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 05:37 PM IST
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Bhopal, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 02:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | ByS Raju

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | ByS Raju

Teenager’s ordeal: Brother, high on drugs, raped her last year

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.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

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

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
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)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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British man running Odisha shelter home arrested for sexually abusing minor

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
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23, including 8 kids, test Covid-19 positive in shelter home for mentally challenged

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.
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))
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 06:47 AM IST
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Owners abandon Char Dham pack animals in Uttarakhand as lockdown bites

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.
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)
Published on May 05, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Rules for movement of stranded persons issued by Delhi government

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.
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)
Updated on May 04, 2020 04:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey, New Delhi

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

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.
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.
Updated on May 03, 2020 02:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi and Anvit Srivastava

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

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.
A man feeds stray dogs at a park in New Delhi.
A man feeds stray dogs at a park in New Delhi.
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 03:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBaishali Adak, New Delhi

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

It has been a month since 500-odd migrant labourers walking back to their native places on foot, owing to the mass exodus amid the Covid-19 lockdown, were housed at shelters homes in Chandigarh and Panchkula. So far, 10 migrants from Chandigarh, and 336 from Panchkula, have gone back to their homes after authorities tied-up with their respective states.
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)
Published on Apr 29, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByYuvraj Kaushal and Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

New born girl child found abandoned on roadside

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.
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))
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 05:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByTanmayee Tyagi, Noida

Stuck in camps, uncertainty keeps labourers on the edge

On Monday, several chief ministers asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue guidelines allowing the states to bring back the migrant workers.
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)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar/Jaipur/Purnia | ByDebabrata Mohanty/Sachin Saini/Aditya Nath Jhan

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Pillai and Vatsala Shrangi

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

Dilkhush Yadav, 30, a kidney patient from Bihar is facing a trial by fire due to the lockdown. Suffering from end stage kidney disease, Yadav walks for over 2 hours to cover a 4-km stretch from Sarai in PGIMER to a private centre in Sector-38 A for dialysis.
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)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

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

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.
Ranabai with her family at Kamla Nehru Hospital.
Ranabai with her family at Kamla Nehru Hospital.
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde, Pune

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

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)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

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

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.
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)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Karnal

Covid-19 outbreak: Kids in shelter homes practise hygiene in UP

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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Published on Mar 27, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Chandigarh survey: 28 graduates among 2,064 homeless

The report was released by UT administrator VP Singh Badnore on Monday.
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Published on Mar 17, 2020 01:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Lal Batti Express: Daughters of Mumbai sex workers are breaking stereotypes through stage plays

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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Updated on Feb 29, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByAsian News International

On the question of love and underage marriage

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.
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)
Published on Nov 15, 2019 06:23 PM IST
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Murder in Delhi’s CP over entry to shelter home, two homeless men held

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.
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.
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:18 AM IST
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10-year-old inmate of shelter home dies mysteriously in Bihar’s Begusarai

The girl had been staying at the shelter home since June 13 when she was handed over to them by Khagaria child welfare committee.
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)
Published on Oct 02, 2019 08:19 PM IST
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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: ED attached 12 properties of Brajesh Thakur

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By, Patna

Kerala teacher held for sexual assault on minor

Police said the issue came to light after some of the students alerted childline officials.
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)
Published on Sep 24, 2019 09:07 AM IST
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Childline staff attacked as rumours continue to fuel mob fury in Bihar

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 02:13 AM IST
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SC summons UP home secretary in Muslim girl case

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.
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)
Published on Sep 20, 2019 04:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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