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India's parched fields yield rich crop of women cops

Jul 04 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

Jun 20 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.

India heatwave deaths rise to 36, poorest workers worst hit

Jun 12 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.

L is for lesbian, G is for gay: Indian parents learn ABC of LGBT

Jun 10 2019

PUNE, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After her son came out as gay, Sushma Samudra consulted astrologers, quizzed psychiatrists, performed prayers and implored gods and goddesses to cure his abnormality.

Record number of women set to enter India parliament

May 24 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record number of women are set to enter India's parliament after a marathon election that returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power, initial results showed on Friday.

Indian politicians don't walk the talk on women

May 09 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The men contesting India's general election are vying for women voters but the paltry number of female candidates shows the battle women face in Indian politics - as in so much else in Indian life.

INVESTIGATION-Missing wombs: the health scandal enslaving families in rural India

May 07 2019

KARAULI, India, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farm labourer Dharmendra Meena's first year of marriage with his wife Vaijanti in northwest India was "beautiful and carefree".

Indian slavery survivor wins top payout after two-year court battle

Apr 30 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian woman who spent three years working 16-hour days cleaning toilets without pay has won the country's highest possible compensation under a scheme introduced in 2016 to help modern slavery victims rebuild their lives.

Revered yet rejected, India's trans women seek their place in parliament

Apr 10 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Sneha Kale filed her nomination as a candidate for India's general election this week, she was with a lone supporter - a stark contrast to the cheering crowds and camera crews that usually accompany politicians in the world's biggest democracy.

Creches, courts and quotas - India's rival parties woo women as polls loom

Apr 08 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's ruling party promised cheap sanitary pads, workplace creches and quotas to get more women into parliament on Monday, seeking to woo female voters ahead of a general election.

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