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India’s Women Seaweed Divers Swim Against The Tide Of Climate Change

India’s Women Seaweed Divers Swim Against The Tide Of Climate Change

In a blue plastic barrel, Meenakshi Mookupori packed her belongings for a five-day stay on an island in the Indian Ocean, off the Coromandal coast of south India. Besides her clothes, toothbrush and soap, she included her diving gear – a worn-out pair of black socks, a locally made pair of goggles, cheap plastic slippers, […]

Don’t Forget Us In Coronavirus Battle, Say Businesses In India’s Dharavi Slum

Don’t Forget Us In Coronavirus Battle, Say Businesses In India’s Dharavi Slum

Samita Chavan used to wake up at 3am every day to the sound of her neighbour’s wet grinder in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Now, she is adjusting to a rare silence after three months of lockdown that saw tens of thousands of migrant workers leave the city. Dharavi, believed to be Asia’s largest slum, has been hailed […]

Western Fashion Brands That ‘Exploit’ Bangladesh Suppliers Face Blacklisting

Western Fashion Brands That ‘Exploit’ Bangladesh Suppliers Face Blacklisting

Bangladeshi manufacturers said on Wednesday that they would blacklist Western fashion brands that “exploit” them by failing to pay their bills due to the new coronavirus crisis, days after threatening to sue a major British retailer over its debts. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has written to British billionaire Philip Day’s Edinburgh […]

Nearly 200 migrant workers killed on India’s roads during Coronavirus Lockdown

Nearly 200 migrant workers killed on India’s roads during Coronavirus Lockdown

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. Tens of thousands of people walked home from India’s big cities after losing their jobs when one of the world’s strictest lockdowns was introduced and all public transport […]

India’s Top Court Orders Gender Equality In Navy

India’s Top Court Orders Gender Equality In Navy

India’s top court on Tuesday ordered the navy to treat male and female officers equally, rejecting the government’s argument that women could not be sailors because there were no separate bathrooms on ships as “illusory”. The Supreme Court also instructed the government to give all women officers permanent contracts with the same benefits as men, […]

India’s Poor Risk Loss Of Privacy, Land In Drive To Digitise Records

India’s Poor Risk Loss Of Privacy, Land In Drive To Digitise Records

A push to digitise land records in India to establish ownership and minimise conflicts has raised concerns over privacy for poorer communities and could make them more vulnerable to evictions, legal and technology experts said on Monday. India’s national land record modernisation programme seeks to re-survey lands, verify and upgrade records, and put the information […]

How Indian State’s Three-Capital Plan Could Spur Equal Growth

How Indian State’s Three-Capital Plan Could Spur Equal Growth

A proposal by the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to have three capitals rather than one could be a model for more equal development and help release pressure from the country’s overcrowded cities, say planning experts. Last month, the government of Andhra Pradesh passed the Decentralisation and Equal Development of All Regions Bill to […]

One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape and murder of a woman in a bus in New Delhi in 2012 […]

Hijab Women Take To The Streets Of India Demanding For Their Rights

Hijab Women Take To The Streets Of India Demanding For Their Rights

As a crowd of protesters swelled around them under the watchful eyes of dozens of policemen in riot gear, a cluster of young female students in burqas stood outside their university in New Delhi shouting anti-government slogans. “What is happening in the country is wrong,” Shabana, a 21-year-old student at Jamia Millia Islamia University, said […]

India Court Orders Execution Of Convicts For 2012 Deadly Rape On Jan. 22

India Court Orders Execution Of Convicts For 2012 Deadly Rape On Jan. 22

Four men sentenced to death for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in an attack that sent shockwaves across the world will be hanged on Jan. 22, an Indian court ruled on Tuesday. The four men were convicted in 2013 of the rape, torture and murder of the […]

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