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Police station in Aurangabad holds English classes for kids from slums

As part of a community policing programme, Pundalik Nagar police station has started English classes for children from nearby slums, for a period of 15 days, with the help of a teacher, an official told PTI.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 02:20 PM IST
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Aurangabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Demolition of slums near tracks illegal without rehabilitation, Delhi govt writes to Railways

Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Raghav Chadha said that the letter has noted that the BJP government should provide houses to every slum dweller and if they fail then the Kejriwal government will provide.
AAP has written to the Ministry of Railways over the demolition of slums near railway tracks in the national capital and stated that any such demolition is unconstitutional and illegal without rehabilitation(HT photo)
AAP has written to the Ministry of Railways over the demolition of slums near railway tracks in the national capital and stated that any such demolition is unconstitutional and illegal without rehabilitation(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Kejriwal govt will give railway slum residents home if Centre doesn’t: Raghav Chadha

Addressing a press conference on Friday, AAP national spokesperson Raghav Chadha said the Delhi government has written to the Northern Railway, arguing that any demolition without rehabilitating residents would be “unconstitutional” and “illegal”.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha(PTI)
AAP leader Raghav Chadha(PTI)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

With no income during lockdown, people in slums forced to borrow money for water: Survey

The survey of 619 people in the slums of Shivaji Nagar in M-East ward, conducted by NGO Apnalaya, reveals that 46.7% of the respondents had no income during the lockdown period.
Shivaji Nagar is a patch of slums near the 132-hectare Deonar dumping yard in central Mumbai.(ANI)
Shivaji Nagar is a patch of slums near the 132-hectare Deonar dumping yard in central Mumbai.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 12:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Inside Dharavi: India’s largest slum and a major Covid hotspot

The Dharavi slum is spread over 2.4 sqkm, has 850,000 residents and a population density of 354,167 per square kilometre, making it one of the more cramped spaces in Mumbai, itself the world’s fifth most densely populated city.
The slum is characterised by difficult-to-manage makeshift shanties, or double storey stand-alone tin and concrete shanties.(HT Photo)
The slum is characterised by difficult-to-manage makeshift shanties, or double storey stand-alone tin and concrete shanties.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S

Mushrooming slums: Kharar MLA seeks intervention of minister for local affairs

Writes a letter suggesting the creation of a sub-division of these areas for their regulated development
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Updated on Sep 06, 2019 01:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali

Free tuberculosis detection camps in slums to start from next week

The camps aim to cover more than one lakh people and will be set up near 18 urban public health centres (UPHCs) in Basai Enclave, Khandsa, Nathupur, Om Nagar, Patel Nagar, Rajendra Park, Rajiv Nagar, Sukhrali and Tigra, among other areas.
In 2018, number of TB cases in the district recorded an increase of 68% as compared to 2017. Health officials attributed the rise to better detection. A planning meeting was held on Friday at the Civil Hospital in Civil Lines.(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In 2018, number of TB cases in the district recorded an increase of 68% as compared to 2017. Health officials attributed the rise to better detection. A planning meeting was held on Friday at the Civil Hospital in Civil Lines.(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 06:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Mumbaiwale: The taekwondo champ who returns to his slum to give kids a helping hand

Onetime slum resident Jaydeep Kadam, gives local kids a fighting chance at success with free martial arts training
In a Chembur slum, onetime resident and taekwondo champ Jaydeep Kadam gives kids a fighting chance at success(HT PHOTO)
In a Chembur slum, onetime resident and taekwondo champ Jaydeep Kadam gives kids a fighting chance at success(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 08:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez

250 huts gutted in major fire in slum in Delhi’s Paschim Puri

The cause of the fire in Delhi’s Paschim Puri area is yet to be ascertained, however, short-circuit is being suspected as the reason behind the massive blaze.
At least 250 huts were gutted in a massive fire which broke out in a slum in Delhi’s Paschim Puri area on Wednesday.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
At least 250 huts were gutted in a massive fire which broke out in a slum in Delhi’s Paschim Puri area on Wednesday.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 11:27 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International

From being a watchman, slum- deweller to becoming models: Modelling is a dream no more for the underprivileged

Modelling agencies are now inspiring the underprivileged to dream and become successful models, with the industry in India witnessing a colossal shift
Ankesh Kothari was a watchmen before he was scouted by an agency and groomed for modelling.(Instagram/kothariankesh007)
Ankesh Kothari was a watchmen before he was scouted by an agency and groomed for modelling.(Instagram/kothariankesh007)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Akshay Kaushal

When does a slum stop being a slum?

Improving slums to become neighbourhoods is a realistic approach to improving social and economic outcomes, and actually creating a slum-free India
An overview of Dharavi, one of the largest slum pockets in Asia. In India there isn’t enough data on the path out of ‘slumhood’ to ‘neighbourhood’(Hindustan Times)
An overview of Dharavi, one of the largest slum pockets in Asia. In India there isn’t enough data on the path out of ‘slumhood’ to ‘neighbourhood’(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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By Swati Ramanathan

Major fire breaks out at slum in Mumbai’s Bandra, 2 children hospitalised

At least 25 fire tenders were pressed into service along with a large Mumbai Fire Brigade contingent which managed to bring the blaze under control within two hours.
At least 70 hutments were destroyed as hundreds of slum-dwellers lost their homes.(Kunal Patil/HT photo)
At least 70 hutments were destroyed as hundreds of slum-dwellers lost their homes.(Kunal Patil/HT photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 03:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Ordinance shield for slums vote-bank politics: Cong

The ordinance provides that no eviction notice could be issued for three years to over 7.7 lakh slum dwellers. A special policy will be put in place in the next three years to resettle slum dwellers, or regularise slums
Dehradun, India - July 19 :: A JCB machine removing encroachments at Dharampur area in Dehradun, India, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Photo by Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Dehradun, India - July 19 :: A JCB machine removing encroachments at Dharampur area in Dehradun, India, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Photo by Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma

Trash chokes Mumbai’s Poisar river, civic body blames slums

Officials from BMC’s storm water drains (SWD) department said pollution in Poisar was too much because of a large number of slums and cattle-sheds along the river banks.
The seven-kilometre Poisar river is brimming with untreated domestic waste, sewage, and carcasses, said NGO Watchdog Foundation.(HT Photo)
The seven-kilometre Poisar river is brimming with untreated domestic waste, sewage, and carcasses, said NGO Watchdog Foundation.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Bombay HC stays demolition of slums in Vikhroli

Of the 817 slums in the area, more than 261 have been demolished in the drive that began last month.
The demolition of slums underway in Vikhroli.(HT Photo)
The demolition of slums underway in Vikhroli.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2018 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak

A Swach revolution underway: Spreading from slums to Pune city

In a bid to cover more slums and remove chronic garbage spots, SWaCH and Pune Muncipal Corporation (PMC) have been conducting frequent rallies to raise awareness on segregation and waste disposal.
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

13-year-old girl killed, 70 huts gutted in slum near Tigra village

Fire department officials suspect the fire was caused by a leakage in an LPG cylinder. Police have filed a case against two men—Sunder, who had rented the huts to people, and Nuru Thekedar, who used to collect the rent.
Fire broke out in a slum near Tigra village in Gurgaon on Monday.(HT Photo)
Fire broke out in a slum near Tigra village in Gurgaon on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurgaon
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