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Maids, brick makers, children: the faces of slavery in 2016 driving change

Maids, brick makers, children: the faces of slavery in 2016 driving change

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CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Housemaids, brick makers, labourers, textile workers, fleeing migrants and children risking their lives in mica mines. These were the faces of modern day slavery in 2016 when the world saw a renewed resolve to combat all forms of human bondage. An estimated 45.8 million people globally live in some form of slavery, either trafficked into forced labour, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index by rights group Walk Free Foundation. Most of them are workers looking for a livelihood, better jobs, more income. And most of them are cheated, in debt bondage and trafficked to places far from home, campaigners said. But slowly the scourge of modern slavery is driving action; fr...
State wails as Amma left

State wails as Amma left

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75 days after being admitted to Apollo Hospital following complaints of dehydration and breathlessness, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa breathed her last at 11.30 pm on Monday, leaving thousands of her supporters and fans grief-stricken Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for the past 75 days after coming down with a serious ailment, died at 11.30 pm on Monday. Jaya was rushed to the hospital in Chennai late on September 22, where she was undergoing treatment for fever, dehydration and underlying co-morbidities, attended to by the top doctors in the country and abroad. Under their constant monitoring, she was on the road to progress before suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday night that pushed her beyond any chance of recove...