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India turns tables on traffickers with child-friendly courts

19 Aug 2019

BEED, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Radha was just 13 when she had to testify in open court against the people who trafficked her into prostitution in India, as a defense lawyer bombarded her with questions - why didn't she try to kill herself? Or run away?

India passes 'historic' minimum wage law amid activist worries

05 Aug 2019

MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's parliament on Friday passed a "historic" law to guarantee a minimum wage to hundreds of millions of workers, but labour activists said it did not go far enough to protect those in the informal sector.

New taskforces to tackle 'missing wombs' scandal in rural India

02 Aug 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Special taskforces have been established in India to help stop women from being duped by doctors into having unnecessary hysterectomies that cause debt bondage and enslave families, the country's health ministry said.

New taskforces to tackle 'missing wombs' scandal in rural India

02 Aug 2019

MUMBAI, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Special taskforces have been established in India to help stop women from being duped by doctors into having unnecessary hysterectomies that cause debt bondage and enslave families, the country's health ministry said.

Freedom, money, babies: Indian women rescued from slavery count their losses

30 Jul 2019

CHENNAI/MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five months into her pregnancy, Soniya was still carrying heavy sacks up steps at the rice mill in south India where she was forced to work to pay off a family debt. By the time she was rescued, her baby had died.

India's parched fields yield rich crop of women cops

04 Jul 2019

BEED, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Constable Meena Ghodke may be in the bottom rank of her local police force but it is the highest anyone has climbed in her village - man or woman - and she could not be prouder.

Struggle for water intensifies as taps run dry in India

21 Jun 2019

BEED, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of the drought-hit Indian village of Salegaon are so desperate for water they have started lining up their pots two days before the tanker is due to arrive.

FEATURE-Struggle for water intensifies as taps run dry in India

21 Jun 2019

BEED, India, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - R esidents of the drought-hit Indian village of Salegaon are so desperate for water they have started lining up their pots two days before the tanker is due to arrive.

India heatwave deaths rise to 36, poorest workers worst hit

12 Jun 2019

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A heatwave gripping India has killed 36 people with the poorest workers bearing the brunt, national disaster management officials said on Wednesday, warning that the record temperatures were impacting more states than in previous years.

India heatwave deaths rise to 36, poorest workers worst hit

12 Jun 2019

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A heatwave gripping India has killed 36 people with the poorest workers bearing the brunt, national disaster management officials said on Wednesday, warning that the record temperatures were impacting more states than in previous years.

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.