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Rina Chandran

With simple words, mapping apps offer help to refugees, slum dwellers

11 Oct 2019

MUMBAI, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ttic.Caramel.Truth is not a crossword puzzle. It is the address of India's most famous monument - the Taj Mahal - on a mapping app that aims to help millions of slum dwellers, rural residents, refugees and those in need of emergency aid.

Delhi hawkers to be free from threat of eviction after five-year delay

10 Oct 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Delhi is set to become the first Indian city to fully implement a law that protects street vendors against the threat of eviction, authorities in the capital said on Thursday, five years after the landmark legislation was first introduced.

Protests, petitions as green spaces in Indian cities vanish

10 Oct 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just hours after the high court dismissed petitions against cutting trees in a heavily wooded area in suburban Mumbai for a metro rail depot, hundreds of protesters swarmed the site, crying and clinging to trees as the felling began.

As legal fight over India forest rights drags, millions more risk eviction

04 Oct 2019

UDAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of indigenous people face eviction in India after states stopped processing new land claims under a law that is being challenged in the country's highest court, land and human rights advocates warned on Friday.

REFILE-As legal fight over India forest rights drags, millions more risk eviction

04 Oct 2019

UDAIPUR, India, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M illions of indigenous people face eviction in India after states stopped processing new land claims under a law that is being challenged in the country's highest court, land and human rights advocates warned on Friday.

South Asian herders fight for right to roam as pressure to settle grows

03 Oct 2019

UDAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian pastoralists facing shrinking rangelands and a rise in conflicts over the right to roam must be allowed greater involvement in managing lands to help secure their survival, land experts said on Thursday.

South Asian herders fight for right to roam as pressure to settle grows

03 Oct 2019

UDAIPUR, India, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian pastoralists facing shrinking rangelands and a rise in conflicts over the right to roam must be allowed greater involvement in managing lands to help secure their survival, land experts said on Thursday.

Custom, caste system deny land rights to Asian women, indigenous people

02 Oct 2019

UDAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women, lower-caste and indigenous people across Asia are failing to benefit from land reform laws because of custom and deep-rooted social biases, land rights activists said on Wednesday.

Custom, caste system deny land rights to Asian women, indigenous people

02 Oct 2019

UDAIPUR, India, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women, lower-caste and indigenous people across Asia are failing to benefit from land reform laws because of custom and deep-rooted social biases, land rights activists said on Wednesday.

Is your Thai holiday resort built on indigenous land?

27 Sep 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's indigenous people risk losing more of their land to hotels and national parks amid an unchecked tourism boom that has marginalized them, human rights groups warned on Friday.

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