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India

Annie Banerji

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

06 Aug 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.

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

06 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith 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

20 Jul 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.

FEATURE -Fears in India as Kuwait looks to cap migrant worker numbers

20 Jul 2020

KOCHI/NEW DELHI/AMMAN, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith 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

25 Jun 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.

Unilever faces calls to pull skin lightening products in South Asia

25 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI, June 25 (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

25 Jun 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.

Spat on and abused: Coronavirus fuels racism against India's northeasterners

19 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One after another, people came, took one look at her face and then walked off. In the end, student Rachungailiu Gonmei gave up on finding anyone willing to share a rickshaw with her in New Delhi, and traveled alone.

FEATURE-Spat on and abused: Coronavirus fuels racism against India's northeasterners

19 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One after another, people came, took one look at her face and then walked off. In the end, student Rachungailiu Gonmei gave up on finding anyone willing to share a rickshaw with her in New Delhi, and travelled alone.

FEATURE-Back to rags: Lockdown hits sanitary pad supplies in India

16 Jun 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith rains pounding her village in eastern India this week, Neelam Singh weighed the options; walk several miles through the jungle to buy sanitary pads or cut a strip from one of her mother's old polyester saris.

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