slum dwellers

Half infrastructure development cost to come from private sector: Kumari Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Thursday said the share of the private sector in infrastructure development is expected to go ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb wants mass protest against Trinamool


September 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Arambagh (West Bengal), Sep 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday called for mass resistance against the "atrocities" against his ... Read more...

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UN, Coca-Cola water project to impact a million people


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Naples (Italy), Sep 4 (IANS) UN and Coca-Cola have announced here the expansion of their partnership on water sustainibility to 10 countries that will impact over a million people in ... Read more...

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Slums to royalty: Oprah showcases shades of India (With Images)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) From heart wrenching poverty to majestic heritage as well as the glitz, glamour and royalty, international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has offered ... Read more...

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Delhi government allots flats to 500 slum dwellers


July 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A total of 500 slum dwellers living in eight clusters across the city were Wednesday allotted flats by the Delhi government under a central government ... Read more...

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Kabir Suman pens satirical song on Pinki case


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Rebel Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has composed a song scathingly critical of the treatment meted out to Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik by ... Read more...

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Bundchen to find model from remote areas


June 10th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Supermodel Gisele Bundchen will find a model from some of the poorest areas in her native Brazil.The 31-year-old was in the South American country to promote ... Read more...

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Thousands left homeless as jhuggis gutted in Delhi


June 1st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Around a thousand people were left homeless as about 250 jhuggis (shacks) were gutted in a major fire that broke out in the old quarters ... Read more...

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Now Kolkata joins the ’slutwalk’ movement


May 24th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The eastern metropolis resonated with slogans of "Jaa porechi, besh korechi (I don't care what people think of my dressing sense)" as over a hundred ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee: A study in contrast (One year of Mamata)


May 20th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's car still stops at all traffic signals, she still lives in a single-storey house in a dingy lane, and wears her trademark cotton ... Read more...

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Delhi land scam: Charges to be framed against 10 accused


May 5th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A CBI special court here has decided to frame charges against 10 accused, including ex-officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), for alleged lapses ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges ‘intolerant’ Bengal to change policies


May 4th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) In the wake of the forcible eviction of people from slums in eastern Kolkata, human rights activist Binayak Sen Friday accused the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Kolkata Slum dwellers’ eviction a crime: Binayak Sen


April 29th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again


April 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured."A large number of slum dwellers today ... Read more...

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Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA


April 27th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief ... Read more...

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Ominous signs for democracy in Bengal: Kolkata scientist


April 18th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Warning that there were "ominous signs for democracy" in West Bengal, internationally acclaimed scientist Partho Sarothi Roy, who was arrested for supporting slum dwellers when ... Read more...

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Mamata’s reign similar to semi-fascist rule of 1970s: Left leader


April 18th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday likened the rule of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the "semi fascist regime" ... Read more...

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Intellectuals protest Mamata regime’s ‘irrationality’


April 17th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) More than 50 intellectuals have expressed "dismay over the spiralling descent into irrationality" of the West Bengal government following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's directives ... Read more...

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Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses


April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state ... Read more...

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Human rights activists beaten up in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Several people were injured and many arrested after a procession led by a human rights organisation in protest against the eviction of slum dwellers in ... Read more...

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Intellectuals protest against Mamata regime


April 12th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Upset over various incidents ranging from the Park Street rape case to attack on human rights organisations, intellectuals of Kolkata, including a Trinamool Congress MP, ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers on hunger strike in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) A group of slum dwellers of east Kolkata's Nonadanga area, whose shanties were razed by civic officials Wednesday went on a hunger strike demanding the government ... Read more...

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Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi


April 4th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee "fascist", Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in ... Read more...

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‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

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Mumbai tops list of homes to slum dwellers: Unicef report


February 29th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The city of dreams, Mumbai has topped the list of cities that are home to a maximum number of slum dwellers in India, Unicef's annual ... Read more...

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Eliminating level crossings big challenge for railways


February 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will have to dig deep into his pocket for eliminating the thousands of unmanned level crossings across the country that ... Read more...

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Multi-crore land scam accused continues in Delhi government (IANS Special)


February 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) One of the accused in Delhi's multi-crore land scam in 2007, who allegedly allotted plots to fictitious people and sold them at exorbitant rates and ... Read more...

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Will make Delhi slum-free, says Dikshit


February 10th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said the city government will try to make the capital slum free at the earliest."The Delhi State Industrial and ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch toilets with health centres in Delhi


January 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a new model of providing affordable healthcare and sanitation facilities, Sulabh International will introduce toilet complexes with attached healthcare centres in the capital, the ... Read more...

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Land scam: CBI joint director appears in court (Second Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director Thursday appeared in a Delhi court and told it that efforts were being made to trace missing ... Read more...

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Land scam: CBI joint director appears in court (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director Thursday appeared in a Delhi court and told it that efforts were being made to trace ... Read more...

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‘CBI director needn’t appear before trial court’ (Lead, correcting year in paras 3,4)


January 12th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed a joint director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appear before a trial court in place of ... Read more...

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‘CBI director needn’t appear before trial court’


January 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed a joint director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appear before a trial court in place of ... Read more...

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Missing documents: CBI moves court against summons (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against summons issued to him by a trial court over missing documents ... Read more...

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Missing documents: CBI moves court against summons


January 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against summons issued to him by a trial court over missing documents ... Read more...

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