As the winter has started in the Indian capital, Delhi administration has announced that it will provide around 60 “fireproof tents” to the homeless here. The tents will be in addition to the 198-night shelters that exist in the city, which include concrete structures, porta cabins, and tents. These are...
In first of such initiative in Indian national capital, a group of 50 manual scavengers were trained under a Skill Development Programme, aimed at rehabilitating them from the hazardous and demeaning profession to pursue other means of livelihood. Under the programme, the batch was a given a three-month training in housekeeping...
While the rest of the country celebrated the festival of light Deepavali by lighting lamps and burning crackers, youth from 110 colleges of Delhi NCR held a campaign to feed tens of thousands of people in 80 cities across the country. Under the Serving Happiness Campaign, organised by youth leadership...
The central government has launched a campaign in the first ten days of November to bring down the pollution levels in New Delhi. It has deployed 52 teams of officials to visit different parts of Delhi, monitor and report polluting activities and take quick actions if violations of anti-pollution measures are...
Delhi has witnessed a sharp drop in the number of dengue cases to 1,020 so far this year from 2,884 last year, shows official data. According to officials, this is the result of type III of the virus being the dominant strain as it has been present in the capital...
A plea seeking the intervention of the court to act against starvation deaths, especially of children, in various parts of the country, including the national capital has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The petitioner, a lawyer named Maneesh Pathak, said that such cases are more prevalent in families...
Several reports have emerged of continuing crop stubble burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana, despite a ban on the practice. The practice is a major cause of pollution in the states and the neighbouring Delhi. Farmers say that farm waste management is expensive and they don't get any financial support...
Following the people's march led by Ekta Parishad in New Delhi, the central government has promised that it will reconstitute the National Taskforce on Land Reforms, the movement’s founding president P.V. Rajagopal has said. Talking to reporters after the march of 25,000 landless and tribal people from Gwalior to Delhi was...
While the government notified a new Mental Healthcare Act in June, making access to mental health care a legal right, providing treatment to mentally ill homeless people is a major problem that the country faces, say experts. "There is a lot of problem about severe mental illness in the...
As the monsoon season ends and the transition to the winter begins, the Indian national capital is gearing up for worsening air quality. While the Air Quality Index (AQI) measured 52 on Monday, the last day Delhi received rain, it increased to 198 in Friday to 'poor' category. The AQI measures...

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