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Leonardo DiCaprio urged not to endorse 'disastrous' Indian river project

26 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 130 civil society groups and environmentalists have urged actor Leonardo DiCaprio to withdraw his support for a controversial Indian river project, which they said could hurt local ecology and lead to the loss of millions of livelihoods.

One year after landmark ruling for LGBT+ rights in India, challenges persist

06 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's LGBT+ community on Friday celebrated the first anniversary of a historic judgment that decriminalized gay sex, but campaigners warned major hurdles lay ahead with same-sex marriage still "many years" away.

Indian state bans unnecessary surgery on intersex babies

28 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian state has banned sex assignment surgery on babies whose sex is not clear at birth, a health official said on Wednesday, in a first to protect intersex children.

'Water women' quench thirst of central India's parched villages

27 Aug 2019

JHANSI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Her face veiled, Kiran Aherwal shoveled gravel into a broad platter, placed it on her head, then stepped off to help construct a new check dam in her thirsty village in central India.

FEATURE-'Water women' quench thirst of central India's parched villages

27 Aug 2019

JHANSI, India, Aug 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Her face veiled, Kiran Aherwal shoveled gravel into a broad platter, placed it on her head, then stepped off to help construct a new check dam in her thirsty village in central India.

Job snubs to forced surgery: India's 'invisible' intersex people

16 Aug 2019

BANGALORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bullied at school, gang raped as a prostitute and asked about his genitals in job interviews, Daniel Mendonca - like many intersex people in India - has been mistreated all his life.

FEATURE - Job snubs to forced surgery: India's 'invisible' intersex people

16 Aug 2019

BANGALORE, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bullied at school, gang raped as a prostitute and asked about his genitals in job interviews, Daniel Mendonca - like many intersex people in India - has been mistreated all his life.

With no phones or internet, Kashmiris struggle to reach families

14 Aug 2019

BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With no phones and internet for 10 days, Indians are using their feet, cars and planes to move essential supplies into Kashmir as it deals with a communications blackout on a scale rarely seen in today's world.

With no phones or internet, Kashmiris struggle to reach families

14 Aug 2019

BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith no phones and internet for 10 days, Indians are using their feet, cars and planes to move essential supplies into Kashmir as it deals with a communications blackout on a scale rarely seen in today's world.

'Land of bachelors'? In parched central India, no water means no wife

05 Aug 2019

JHANSI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ram Hetu was sure his 16th proposal would finally secure him a wife, but it didn't - just like all his other attempts to find a partner in central India's Bundelkhand region, where years of drought and water scarcity are keeping possible brides at bay.

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