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India's tribal ministry slams proposal to 'privatise' forests

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a rare rebuke of another government agency, India's Tribal Affairs Ministry has sent a letter to the forest ministry warning that its proposed policy would lead to the "privatisation" of forests and undermine indigenous rights.

Text trap: Traffickers tap into India's digital boom to lure girls

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tanu had marvelled at her first smartphone when her Indian migrant worker husband gave it to her last November so the couple could stay connected. Before long, she was uploading pictures on Facebook and sending messages on Whatsapp.

UBS puts Indian girls into school - and makes a profit

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An innovative financial tool aimed at increasing the number of girls in school in India and improving education has exceeded its targets, triggering a large payout, said the investor UBS Optimus Foundation on Friday.