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Bollywood star, Michelin chef come to the rescue of India's stranded migrants

03 Jun 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was past midnight on Sunday when tailor Faruk Mansoori, his last savings exhausted by the coronavirus lockdown, made up his mind to cycle from Mumbai to his village 1,500 kilometres away.

FEATURE-Bollywood star, Michelin chef come to the rescue of India's stranded migrants

03 Jun 2020

MUMBAI, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was past midnight on Sunday when tailor Faruk Mansoori, his last savings exhausted by the coronavirus lockdown, made up his mind to cycle from Mumbai to his village 1,500 kilometres away.

Mumbai bets on iconic sites to tackle coronavirus bed shortage

28 May 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From ritzy racecourse to people's planetarium, Mumbai is turning iconic sites into emergency coronavirus wards to tackle a chronic bed shortage in India's financial hub.

FEATURE-Mumbai bets on iconic sites to tackle coronavirus bed shortage

28 May 2020

MUMBAI, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From ritzy racecourse to people's planetarium, Mumbai is turning iconic sites into emergency coronavirus wards to tackle a chronic bed shortage in India's financial hub.

No way back: Indian workers shun city jobs after lockdown ordeal

28 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When power loom operator Lokanath Swain boarded a bus home after a 40-day wait in the Indian textile hub of Surat, he took a silent vow - to never return to his workplace of two decades.

Workers' rights at risk as Indian labour laws face post-lockdown challenge

13 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers in India are set to face longer days and lower pay in a "race to the bottom", academics, activists and unions said, as six states plan to suspend labour laws to help industry recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

Indian police investigate after rape chat group sparks online backlash

05 May 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Delhi police were on Tuesday investigating an online chat group that made light of gang-rape and caused a backlash on social media over trivialising sexual assault, with one teenage boy questioned.

Bollywood 'vanity vans' aid Indian policewomen on COVID-19 duty

30 Apr 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bollywood vanity vans - the luxury trailers where stars relax and prepare for movie shoots - are providing relief to female police officers on coronavirus lockdown duty in India's financial hub Mumbai.

Bollywood 'vanity vans' aid Indian policewomen on COVID-19 duty

30 Apr 2020

MUMBAI, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bollywood vanity vans - the luxury trailers where stars relax and prepare for movie shoots - are providing relief to female police officers on coronavirus lockdown duty in India's financial hub Mumbai.

As migrant workers struggle for lockdown aid, India seeks to count them

29 Apr 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A veteran of organising elections and pilgrimages in stifling dust and heat, Indian bureaucrat Pranabjyoti Nath sees a precious opportunity in the coronavirus crisis - documenting the country's legions of migrant workers to help boost their rights.

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