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slum

a squalid section of a city, characterized by inferior living conditions and usually by overcrowding

Slum

An overcrowded, dirty, neglected, unhygienic area of decaying buildings normally inhabited by economically disadvantaged people.

slum

An area within a city characterized by deteriorated buildings, unsanitary conditions, and high population densities.
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New Delhi, Sep 13(ANI): Hundreds of the slum dwellers, residing on the banks of Yamuna River, are suffering with the river crossing the danger level following incessant rains in the national capital.
I will protest against any cultural activity which goes against our Indian culture,' said the slum dweller smiling, 'especially anything to do with our woman folk being defiled.
Whereas promises to rehouse the slum dwellers were once dismissed as a merely a bad joke, today there is guarded optimism.
The African Population and Health Research Center recently released a report showing that Nalrobi's slum dwellers pay more than residents of wealthy housing estates for water--and, as a result, use less than is adequate to meet health needs.
While no other party has ever stood with the slum dwellers, the BJP is the only party to have chosen its candidate from the weaker sections.
Manila: A group organised to protect the rights of informal settlers in Metro Manila criticised a government agency which announced its plan to train garbage collectors for employment, adding the training is meant to cut down earnings made by slum dwellers engaged in recovery and sale of recycled and biodegradable trash.
Slum dwellers from across Africa gathered at the same conference center - but excluded from the ministerial meeting itself - in the hope of adding pressure on ministers by describing the daily challenges they face.
A PRIME land in the Capital worth ` 6,000 crore and the railways cannot afford to let slum dwellers sit on it.
Cuttack, June 14 ( ANI ): A slum eviction drive turned violent here after police resorted to baton charge on slum dwellers.
Sunitra Devi, a slum dweller, said that they merely wanted that the government to take steps to rehabilitate them.