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“Life is precious” say Indian migrants fleeing COVID-hit cities

Coronavirus India migrants returning 2020

Mumbai, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation Amid India’s COVID-19 crisis, migrant workers are abandoning cities and heading for their villages in droves in a repeat of last year’s exodus when the lockdown shut industries and left them jobless – but this time they are worried about safety. India’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday […]

Facial recognition at Indian cafe chain sparks calls for data protection law

India Coffee shop

Bangkok, ThailandThomson Reuters Foundation The use of facial recognition technology at a popular Indian cafe chain that triggered a backlash among customers, led to calls from human rights advocates on Monday for the government to speed up the introduction of laws to protect privacy. Customers at Chaayos took to social media during the last week […]

Christians’ names missing from electoral lists in India

World Watch Monitor Hundreds of Christians in India’s Madhya Pradesh state found their names missing from the lists of voters in elections for the State Assembly on 28th November, AsiaNews reports. One of them was the Bishop of Bhopal, Leo Cornelio, who told AsiaNews that after waiting at the polling station for 45 minutes and presenting […]