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India

Rina Chandran

Unequal cities bear the brunt of deadly disease outbreaks

17 Feb 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus, becomes the latest urban center to face a deadly disease outbreak, city planners and physicians say such densely packed hubs are particularly vulnerable and may need a redesign.

With Oscar glory, 'Parasite' shines light on Seoul's housing crisis

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Korean film "Parasite", which became the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, highlights the widening divide and lack of affordable housing in the capital Seoul, according to social analysts and academics.

With Oscar glory, 'Parasite' shines light on Seoul's housing crisis

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Korean film "Parasite", which became the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, highlights the widening divide and lack of affordable housing in the capital Seoul, according to social analysts and academics.

Traditional markets blamed for virus outbreak are lifeline for Asia's poor

07 Feb 2020

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of poor farmers and workers will lose access to a cheap and easy way to buy and sell fresh food if Asian cities clamp down on traditional wet markets in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, analysts warned on Friday.

Bangkok court halts river promenade project that would worsen flooding

06 Feb 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Bangkok has asked the city's authorities to stop work on a riverside promenade that urban planners and environmentalists said would worsen flooding and uproot hundreds of families dependent on the river to make a living.

Bangkok court halts river promenade project that would worsen flooding

06 Feb 2020

BANGKOK, Feb 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Bangkok has asked the city's authorities to stop work on a riverside promenade that urban planners and environmentalists said would worsen flooding and uproot hundreds of families dependent on the river to make a living.

Who is indigenous? Millions may be denied land in India's Assam over definition

05 Feb 2020

GUWAHATI, India, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M illions of migrants and tribal people in India's northeastern Assam state could be denied land because of a new definition of the term "indigenous", land and human rights experts said.

Reform of customary laws urged to protect India's indigenous land

04 Feb 2020

SHILLONG, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Customary laws in the northeastern states of India are failing to protect indigenous lands and must be reformed to safeguard the property of women and poorer tribal people, land rights analysts said on Tuesday.

Reform of customary laws urged to protect India's indigenous land

04 Feb 2020

SHILLONG, India, Feb 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C ustomary laws in the northeastern states of India are failing to protect indigenous lands and must be reformed to safeguard the property of women and poorer tribal people, land rights analysts said on Tuesday.

Indigenous people left landless as traditional farming wanes in northeast India

31 Jan 2020

SHILLONG, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tribal people in northeastern India are increasingly becoming landless and poor as their traditional farming practices are abandoned in favor of commercial plantations, indigenous experts warned on Friday.

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