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Indian cricket team hits period taboos for six with sanitary pad sponsorship

Sep 16 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cricketers from an Indian Premier League team will be sporting the logo of a sanitary pad brand on their jerseys when the tournament kicks off on Saturday, a step they hope will fight stigma around periods.

Court order to clear Delhi's railway slums will cause 'great distress', activists warn

Sep 04 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's top court has ordered the demolition of tens of thousands of shacks alongside railway tracks in Delhi, a move that housing campaigners said could plunge nearly 230,000 poor residents into even deeper poverty.

Tuk-tuk warriors: the abuse victims who rode to women's rescue in lockdown India

Sep 03 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the coronavirus kept virtually everyone at home, Talat Jahan was busily crisscrossing the slums in her black-and-yellow rickshaw - on a lockdown mission to help women suffering abuse and hunger in her central Indian city.

U.N. chief warns India over 'bad economics' of coal

Aug 28 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With India facing deadly air pollution, high healthcare costs and growing disaster threats from global warming, the head of the United Nations warned the country's leaders Friday that investing more in coal was "bad economics".

Coronavirus and stigma among priorities for India's new transgender council

Aug 25 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Discrimination, housing and the impact of COVID-19 are among the top priorities for India's new National Council for Transgender Persons, two trans members said on Tuesday.

'What if I die?': Coronavirus hits India's tuberculosis care

Aug 17 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When India's strict coronavirus lockdown left migrant worker Brijesh jobless overnight, he had to make a quick decision - leave for his home village or wait to collect his tuberculosis medicine.

'Rely on God' - a prescription for India's poor in pandemic

Aug 06 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With scant supplies and underpaid staff, one of India's poorest states is scrambling to prevent a "blast" in coronavirus cases that medics say could cripple its precarious health system.

Fears in India as Kuwait looks to cap migrant worker numbers

Jul 20 2020

KOCHI/NEW DELHI/AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With no job or savings, Indian electrician Shibhu Clemance had hoped to return to work in Kuwait - until he learned of a proposal to drastically cut back on migrants in the country.

Unilever faces calls to pull skin lightening products in South Asia

Jun 25 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unilever is facing calls to scrap a range of skin lightening products in South Asia, where critics said a rebranding announced on Thursday was a "gimmick" that did not fully resolve the problem.

Indian judge draws flak for 'misogynistic' order in rape case

Jun 25 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian judge faced an outpouring of anger on Thursday after he cast doubt on a woman's rape claim, calling her description of events "unbecoming" and granting her alleged attacker protection from arrest.

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