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Indian state to pay for sex change in boost for transgender rights

Aug 06 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT campaigners urged India's state governments on Monday to "learn a lesson" from Kerala after authorities in the wealthy southern state said they would cover the cost of gender reassignment surgeries.

Indian state to pay for sex change in boost for transgender rights

Aug 06 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT campaigners urged India's state governments on Monday to "learn a lesson" from Kerala after authorities in the wealthy southern state said they would cover the cost of gender reassignment surgeries.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

May 31 2018

KOCHI/MUMBAI Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

May 31 2018

KOCHI/MUMBAI, May 31 Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

May 28 2018

MUMBAI/KOCHI India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease.

Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare virus, fanning fears of spread

May 23 2018

KOCHI/MUMBAI Indian health officials were checking on Wednesday if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern Karnataka, as the death toll in adjacent Kerala, where the outbreak began, rose to 11.

Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals

May 22 2018

BENGALURU/KOCHI A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated.

Rare brain-damaging virus kills 10 in India, prompts rush to hospitals

May 22 2018

BENGALURU/KOCHI, May 22 A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least two more cases being monitored.

India court affirms priests' right to property despite poverty oath

Jun 15 2017

KOCHI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A high court in southern India has ruled that Christian priests and nuns are entitled to their right to property despite their vows of poverty, signaling an end to a centuries-old tradition that has left many in the clergy destitute.

Activists skeptical as Kerala becomes first in primary education goal

Jan 20 2016

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists welcomed the south Indian state of Kerala being named the first in the country to give a primary education to its entire population, but stressed the need to improve the quality of education.

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