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Annie Banerji

Fears in India as Kuwait looks to cap migrant worker numbers

Jul 20 2020

KOCHI/NEW DELHI/AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With no job or savings, Indian electrician Shibhu Clemance had hoped to return to work in Kuwait - until he learned of a proposal to drastically cut back on migrants in the country.

Unilever faces calls to pull skin lightening products in South Asia

Jun 25 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unilever is facing calls to scrap a range of skin lightening products in South Asia, where critics said a rebranding announced on Thursday was a "gimmick" that did not fully resolve the problem.

Indian judge draws flak for 'misogynistic' order in rape case

Jun 25 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian judge faced an outpouring of anger on Thursday after he cast doubt on a woman's rape claim, calling her description of events "unbecoming" and granting her alleged attacker protection from arrest.

Spat on and abused: Coronavirus fuels racism against India's northeasterners

Jun 19 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One after another, people came, took one look at her face and then walked off. In the end, student Rachungailiu Gonmei gave up on finding anyone willing to share a rickshaw with her in New Delhi, and traveled alone.

FEATURE-Back to rags: Lockdown hits sanitary pad supplies in India

Jun 16 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith rains pounding her village in eastern India this week, Neelam Singh weighed the options; walk several miles through the jungle to buy sanitary pads or cut a strip from one of her mother's old polyester saris.

Bollywood faces flak for protesting racism while backing skin lightening

Jun 07 2020

NEW DELHI, June 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Several Bollywood stars have been labelled "hypocrites" after speaking out against racism to lend support to global protests while promoting products in India designed to make people's skin lighter.

India launches jobs plan for migrants in 'testing times'

Jun 03 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India on Wednesday unveiled a jobs plan for "testing times" in a bid to get migrants back at work after the world's biggest coronavirus lockdown stripped millions of their livelihood.

Drones to disc jockeys: India battles new wave of crop-munching locusts

Jun 02 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From deploying drones and fire trucks to banging utensils and blaring loud music, India is experimenting with ways to battle a new wave of locust attacks that have alarmed farmers.

Nearly 200 migrant workers killed on India's roads during coronavirus lockdown

Jun 02 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 200 migrant workers died in road accidents in India while returning to their village homes during the world's longest coronavirus lockdown, a charity said on Tuesday.

As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

May 19 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

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