homeless people

Three million urban poor to get shelters


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government ... Read more...

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Suppressing compassion might make you act immorally


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) You might feel like giving a beggar a coin when you are passing by him but then quickly suppress the feeling. This could put you at ... Read more...

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Renting a cot and quilt as winter chill continues (Feature)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Behind the 17th century Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, an auto-parts market thrives by day, but on winter nights, the area is thronged by thousands ... Read more...

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Six people die of cold in Romania


January 31st, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest (Romania), Jan 31 (IANS) As many as six people have died of cold in Romania, the country's healthy ministry said Monday.According to the Health Ministry, four more people died ... Read more...

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Tom Hardy raises $72,000 for charity


January 14th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy has raised $72,000 for a charity for homeless people.Hardy raised money for Flack Cambridge, an organisation which needed the cash to survive, reports ... Read more...

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India does not have clear roadmap to growth: Stiglitz


January 13th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz Thursday said India does not have a "clear roadmap" for where it is going, and argued against fuller capital market liberalisation ... Read more...

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NGOs asked to make night shelters popular


January 10th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Delhi government has roped in NGOs to spread awareness about night shelters whose occupancy rate even in this harsh winter is far below the ... Read more...

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Ensure not one life is lost in cold, apex court tells states


January 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ner Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked various state governments to take immediate steps to ensure that not one life was lost in the severe and biting ... Read more...

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Crowds remain thin on Day 2 of Team Anna’s Delhi agitation


December 28th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) As Team Anna's protest in Delhi entered its second day here Wednesday, the crowds continued to remain thin while key members - Shanti Bhushan, ... Read more...

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Christmas tree made of milk cans erected in Athens


December 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 21 (IANS) A Christmas tree made up of milk cans to be donated to children and families in need across Greece has been erected in Athens.The Greek branch ... Read more...

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Brain part failure promotes dehumanising behaviour


December 19th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A brain part tied to social interaction might prompt a person to commit horrific atrocities, especially if it becomes dysfunctional. This flaw also may help explain ... Read more...

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Big B loves Delhi winter (Movie Snippets)


December 16th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan's association with Delhi goes back to his college days and the megastar says he still loves the capital's chilly winter."Love Delhi in ... Read more...

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Lauper awarded for charity work


November 24th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Cyndi Lauper has received the Spirit of Youth trophy for her contribution in helping homeless people.Dailystar.co.uk reported that Lauper was applauded by officials at the ... Read more...

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Moscow to host strip show for charity


November 12th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian capital will host a charity strip show to help homeless people survive the upcoming winter, a charity organisation said.The event, organised by the ... Read more...

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Soccer halves risk of early death among homeless


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Playing soccer on the streets twice or thrice a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.Research led by the Universities of Exeter ... Read more...

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43 lakh UIDAI enrolments in Punjab


September 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) campaign for the 'Aadhaar' national identity card has got over 43 lakh enrolments in Punjab, an official said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Brazilian judge assassinated


August 13th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) A Brazilian judge who received death threats after imposing harsh sentences on vigilantes was slain Friday in suburban Rio de Janeiro, police said.Patricia Lourival ... Read more...

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Mental health check-up not to be compulsory in China


June 14th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Mental health examination of Chinese people would not be compulsory and could be done at the discretion of the patient's guardians, says a new draft mental ... Read more...

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China mulls new mental health law


June 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China is mulling over a law that gives people the freedom to decide if they need a mental health check instead of compulsory tests for mental ... Read more...

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Balotelli gives 1K pounds to a Manchester tramp


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): Soccer star Mario Balotelli was at his generous best when he gave a thousand pounds to a tramp outside a casino after winning 25,000 pounds.According to The Sun, ... Read more...

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Give permanent shelter to homeless near Jama Masjid: Court


March 9th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to provide a permanent alternative shelter to the homeless who were using a ... Read more...

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Late night, little security, they counted Delhi’s homeless


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Walking into dirty lanes at night, waking up sleeping and sometimes hostile people, thousands of enumerators and volunteers, including women, fanned out across the sprawling ... Read more...

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Twitter helps homeless NY man reunite with daughter after 10 yrs


February 27th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Just a day after posting a 140-character tweet to find his daughter, a homeless New York man has had an emotional reunion with her after being apart for ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights - 5


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday.* Working expenditure during 2011-12 estimated at Rs.87,000 crore* Passing through a ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights - 3


February 25th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Safety first priority; accident rate has come down.* Decision to start pilot ... Read more...

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Janet Jackson, MJ handed out dinners to homeless in Los Angeles


February 17th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Pop star Janet Jackson has revealed that she and her late brother Michael Jackson used to hand out dinners to homeless people in Los Angeles.The youngest of ... Read more...

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1 in 5 homeless people with TB die within a year of their diagnosis: Toronto study


February 17th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study in Toronto has found that one in five homeless people with tuberculosis die within a year of their diagnosis.And that number remains unchanged over the ... Read more...

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Eight more die in UP, sunny day in cities


January 14th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) It was a warm and bright Friday throughout Uttar Pradesh, but the eight more deaths reported over the past 24 hours were a grim reminder the winter's impact ... Read more...

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Freezing winter takes 25 more lives in northern India (Roundup)


January 10th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) As many as 25 deaths were reported Monday from different states as the freezing winter continued to show no mercy to the shelterless in northern India.Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Supreme Court questions Maharashtra over homeless


January 7th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to clarify if he declined to provide night shelters to the homeless saying they were "outsiders" in ... Read more...

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Australia Flood Reaches “Biblical Proportions”


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A local official warned yesterday, that Australia's flood might reach a "biblical proportions", and the entire world was shocked to see that the flood affected an ... Read more...

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Cold and shelterless, they hope New Year heralds better times


January 1st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Swanky cars zipped past, fancy hotels were full of glitter, nattily dressed people flocked to pubs, lounges and restaurants in the capital this New Year's Eve but ... Read more...

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Giving warmth to homeless to usher in New Year


December 31st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) As many will be partying away to welcome 2011, members of Goonj will usher in the fifth New Year of their voluntary organisation by providing ... Read more...

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Eight homeless people die in New Orleans warehouse fire


December 29th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- Eight people were killed on early Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in a tin construction abandoned warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.The New Orleans Fire ... Read more...

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Drive to bring warmth to Delhi’s homeless


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In an effort to spread warmth in the bitter cold of Delhi's winter, a social organisation has urged people to donate warm clothes to the homeless.According to ... Read more...

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