Tribal

27% of tribal population has no access to safe drinking water source, no toilets in 75% tribal homes

In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, the government told Parliament it was making efforts to provide access to toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission. India: Close to 27% of India’s tribal population do not have access to ...

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Centre taps corporates to adopt tribal districts with CSR funds

India: Adopt a tribal district – this is the call Modi government has given to the corporate sector. With an eye on crucial assembly elections in tribal-dominated states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the government is wooing private players ...

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State govt. to give scholarships to TISS students

Mumbai: The State government will be disbursing funds under the Government of India Post Matriculate Scholarship (GoI-PMS) to the students of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) who come from communities falling in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category and ...

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Criticism of Senate chairman: PPP moves motion against prime minister in Senate

ISLAMABAD: In a rare move in the history of the Senate, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Friday submitted a privilege motion to the Senate Secretariat against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his statement against the Senate chairman. The privilege ...

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MoTA to support setting up of EMRSs

New Delhi: Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) provides support under the programme under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India to the State Governments for setting up of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) with the capacity of 480 students in each ...

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If passed, new forest policy will benefit private sector and hurt local ecology: experts

India: In a symbolic gesture, the government of India put out a draft national forest policy for public comments a week before the International Day of Forests on March 21. The environment ministry has sought comments and suggestions from all stakeholders by ...

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Tripura CM mulls to set up food processing unit in ADC village for tribal’s earning

Agartala, Apr 2: In view of dilapidated condition of the tribal population in Tripura’s TTAADC area of Champaknagar village under the Jirania Sub-divison of West Tripura District, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday mulled for a food processing unit ...

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MP Kumari Selja blames Centre for not presenting full facts regarding SC/ST Act in SC

New Delhi, April 2 Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana and former Union Minister Kumari Selja on Monday hit out at the NDA government for allegedly not presenting sufficient facts before the Supreme Court which led to an order by it diluting ...

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TEA TALES AND MORE

The legacy of tea is best preserved in cities like Dibrugarh, and in the coming decades, the future generations will revel in its sinful, aromatic magic, writes SOMEN SENGUPTA India: From the early part of the 19th century, imperial India was ...

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Pandemonium in Odisha assembly over tribal advisory body

BHUBANESWAR: Such lapses are very unfortunate,” Naik said.On the state government’s allegations regarding central neglect to tribal welfare, Naik said the Union tribal affairs minister is a member of the TAC here. “Though the advisory panel should meet at least ...

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‘Commission for tribals should look at challenges, reservation’

MYSURU: A large number of reservation posts remain vacant for many years, and it is neither good for institutions nor the people aspiring for those posts, said , former secretary to the government of India. Inaugurating the national seminar on ...

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Lalgarh tiger scares away foresters, injures three

AGHORA: The tiger roaming the forests of Jangalmahalsince January end gave foresters the slip again on Friday. A team of forest department staff — lying in wait to capture the big cat for more than two hours with a net and tranquillizer guns ...

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Is This Andaman Tribe in a Tourist Zoo? Time to Wake up and End This ‘Safari’!

The Jarawa have been occupying the Andaman rainforests for years. India: Magine you wake up and start going about your normal day. Your better half prepares breakfast for your children, and you get dressed for the office. As you open the ...

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Tiger injures 3 tribals during hunting festival in West Bengal

Medinipur ,March 30 A tiger which had strayed into the forest at Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, on Friday injured three tribal people during a hunting festival, official sources said.The tiger attacked and injured the three tribals at Bagghora forests, ...

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CRPF distributes bicycles to tribal girl students

Kakinada: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is always working for a better society and striving to maintain the law and order in the agency areas, by providing necessary support to the police department, said the CRPF 39th Battalion Commandant ...

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Tribals in Agency missing without a trace

Kothagudem: The number of missing cases being registered at various police stations in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district has been increasing day-by-day. With many agency areas in the district, several tribals are going missing. Since they are illiterate, the tribals depend on labour work ...

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New National Forest Policy, If Passed, Will Open Govt Owned Forest Lands To Industrial Plantations

[All stakeholders including public/private organisations, experts and concerned institutions are requested to send the comments on draft National Forest Policy, 2018.[All stakeholders including public/private organisations, experts and concerned institutions are requested to send the comments on draft National Forest Policy, ...

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Apex court refuses to stay SC/ST Act bail

New Delhi, March 26 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay a Gujarat High Court order giving anticipatory bail to two builders accused of land- grabbing and atrocities against tribals.The Gujarat High Court had followed the March 20 Supreme ...

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‘Let indigenous community enjoy their inherent rights’

KOCHI: At a time when policy makers and development activists across the globe are clamouring for assimilation of indigenous population with the mainstream society, Anna Grace Milward, a cultural anthropologist and social entrepreneur from Australia is of the view that assimilation ...

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Odisha reports highest number of fire incidents in India as alerts go up

BHUBANESWAR: This has been a season of fire for Odisha’s forests. As the summer heats up and threatens to be even more gruelling, the State has reported the highest number of fire incidents in the entire country, if the fire ...

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Tripura: Enduring Peace

Tripura has become a role model for other insurgency-afflicted States in India’s Northeast. Tripura: Tripura once again remained as the most peaceful among the seven troubled States of India’s Northeastern region, in terms of insurgency-related violence, as the State Government ...

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Gondi dictionary to help bridge gap between communities

India: Four years since the initiative was launched in 2014, a group of 80 representatives of the Gond tribe from six states of Central India’s forest belt, introduced the first standardised Gondi dictionary of 3,000 words at the Indira Gandhi National ...

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Coming Soon: Dictionary of 3,500 Gondi Words to Redeem Its Lost Identity

The language has over a period of time acquired many regional influences and has variations as we traverse from one part of the tribal belt to another. The original language of the Gondi people has been fading because of the ...

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Tribal girl to climb up Mt Everest

Seetampet: Tribal student Kondagorre Renuka is embarking upon an unusually huge adventure trip. She is going to climb up the summit of the mount Everest. He has left her home in Nulakajodu village of Bhamini mandal and will be trained at ...

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How not to revere a freedom hero

Birsa samadhi in capital a picture of neglect, civic bosses take refuge in model code Ranchi: The newly built Distillery Talab Park in Kokar and the Samadhi Sthal of freedom hero Birsa Munda are pictures of contrast that underscore how civic guardian RMC ...

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What is Forest Rights Act

India:The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is a result of the protracted struggle by the marginal and tribal communities of our country to assert their rights over the forestland over which they ...

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Santhali to ring out at Inter Parliamentary Union in Geneva

Kolkata : It’s a great honour for me to be selected as the first Santhali woman to address the Inter Parliamentary assembly,” said Saren on Thursday. The language is spoken by Santhals, an adivasi ethnic group settled mainly in the ...

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FATA Celebrate 78th Pakistan Day With National Fervor, Zeal Pledging To Promote Harmony

The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Friday celebrated the 78th Pak-Day like other parts of the country with traditional zeal and fervor and renewed pledge to work with unison and harmony for sovereignty and solidarity ...

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Kerala’s Out-Of-The-Box Solution for Tribal Literacy May Be Just What It Needs!

India: Despite the fact that many welfare initiatives for tribals have been being passed in the state, a huge sense of dissatisfaction continues to prevail in Kerala as none of these schemes have really come close to realising the desired ...

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Low prices, stringent trade laws and the struggling mahua collectors of Odisha

Villagers of Madhikhol and Palehi in Phulbani block say they used to get decent prices, up to Rs 25 a kilo, but traders have been exploiting the lack of a price-protection mechanism. Odisha: Nineteen quintals of dried mahua flowers, once ...

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State girl’s movie ‘Yak’ wins award

Guwahati, March 21 Yak, known as the ship of mountains, is not only an animal, but also the source of livelihood for tribals living in the Himalayan belt. Being from Kinnaur, acclaimed filmmaker and director Renu Negi knows how precious ...

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Tribals protest

Indore: Jai Adivasi Yuva Shakti (JAYS) has decided to support independent candidates at 60 seats in tribal-dominated areas across the state. It also provides protection to tribals on account of their economic disadvantages so that they could maintain their identity ...

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Ilaiyaraaja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, 41 others given Padma awards

NEW DELHI: Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Hindutva thinker P Parameswaran, Kerala Bishop Philipose Mar Chrysostom and 39 other prominent personalities were conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind here ...

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Hustle and bustle returns to tribal areas, but US doubts commitment to war on terror

MIRAN SHAH: Clean, safe and secure. These are the supposed hallmarks of Pakistani tribal border regions touted by Islamabad, an image paid for with blood and treasure in a two-year campaign to clear North Waziristan’s provincial capital from groups such as ...

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Jharkhand: ‘Mastermind’ behind illegal patthalgadi incidents held

Kujur (42), the national working president of Adivasi Mahasabha and the alleged brain behind “patthalgadis” in several villages, was arrested from Delhi on Saturday The alleged mastermind behind incidents of “patthalgadi” in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan, Khunti and adjoining areas was ...

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Tribal schemes to be implemented in time-bound manner: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra: A meeting to review the welfare schemes for tribals was presided over by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. It was discussed that in the tribal belt of Thane and Palghar, problems related to ...

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54 forest rights for final nod

QUEPEM: In a major relief to tribals and forest dwellers of the Kalem panchayat, the deputy collector of Quepem Rohit Kadam has cleared 54 files under the forest rights settlement claims and sent them to the district level committee for final approval. The sub ...

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This tribal belt in Maharashtra powered the Farmers Long March

These farmers aren’t getting their land rights, or any basic amenities. They’re even threatened by displacement due to an ambitious river-linking project. Surgana (Maharashtra): About 80 kilometres north of Nashik city, towards the Gujarat border, the terrain gets progressively steeper ...

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Tribal refugees averse to repatriation unless demands are met

Tripura : Over 32,850 Mizoram tribals staying in refugee camps in Tripura for the past 21 years are averse to return to their homes unless their demands for allotment of land for cultivation and security are met, officials said here ...

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Madhya Pradesh: Bandits rule the roost as ‘terror industry’ thrives

Dacoits are also used by political parties during polls to influence tribal voters in their favour. Rewa: A multi-crore “terror industry” is being run by bandits in western Madhya Pradesh for the past four decades and the dacoits’ domination has failed ...

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Active But Peaceful Resistance

The farmer’s agitation is in fact an uprising, but a peaceful one. Irrespective of caste, community and religion, farmers all over Maharashtra gathered in Nasik to walk, literally walk to Mumbai. The participation of tribal farmers shows how the issue ...

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Maharashtra to revisit 93K claims rejected for land transfer

Maharashtra: In a path-breaking move, the state government will revisit a record 93,000 individual forest land claims rejected across Maharashtra and provide a fresh opportunity to tribals to make an appeal and submit new applications. This will help reduce the ...

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India: Tribes Threatened by Conservation Plan Protest

India: Tribes Threatened by Conservation Plan Historic Protest Hundreds of Baiga people from the area that inspired Kipling’s The Jungle Book are rallying to oppose the authorities’ attempts to evict them from the forests that they have lived in and managed since time immemorial. ...

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CSR : IDFC Foundation partners Vasudhara Dairy to bring Financial Inclusion to over 1000 villages

VALSAD/MUMBAI: IDFC Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of IDFC Group, has partnered Vasudhara Dairy, to bring financial inclusion to over 1000 unbanked villages in the tribal districts of Gujarat and Maharashtra, using Financial Inclusion Devices or interoperable microATMs. This ...

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Left Is Not Right!

Tripura: The defeat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura has now perhaps sunk in. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s success in Northeast in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 had been a sign of things to come. This ...

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NCST Seeks Fast Disposal of Fake Caste Certificate Cases Pending in Courts

Over the trial periods for these cases, while the accused continues in the government services, the deserving candidates are left with no opportunities. The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has moved to Supreme Court for better implementation of reservation for the ...

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US citizen sentenced to 45 years for supporting al Qaeda

Washington, Mar 14 : A US citizen, who was trained by al Qaeda in the tribal areas of Pakistan, has been sentenced to 45 years of imprisonment for conspiring to kill Americans and providing support to the global terror outfit. Muhanad ...

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“350% rise in Karnataka forest fires was preventable” say local tribespeople

Karnataka: The dramatic rise in forest fires in Karnataka, India, could have been prevented by indigenous forestry methods developed in part to prevent large-scale blazes, say members of the local Soliga tribe. These techniques halt the spread of the lantana plant, ...

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Handcrafted, natural products showcased at Purab and Prakriti Mela

India:A cultural extravaganza of handcrafted, natural products and traditional crafts from Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand is being organised by Delhi Tourism and Dastkar. The Purab and Prakriti Mela being held at the Nature Bazaar is ...

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Murder in Attappadi

The lynching of a tribal youth has shaken Kerala society. But change can come to the underdeveloped region only through a participatory approach to policy-making. Attappadi: As someone who worked as the head of the Integrated Tribal Development Project in Attappadi ...

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Veteran tribal, spokesperson are Congress’s Rajya Sabha nominees from Gujarat

Gujarat: The Congress has fielded veteran tribal leader Naran Rathwa and a spokesperson Amee Yajnik for the March 23 Rajya Sabha election. All the four Gujarat candidates, including the BJP’s Purshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya, will be filing their nominations ...

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In Kerala, no party has adopted Adivasis

Kerala: The mob killing of a 27-year-old mentally challenged youth in a tribal settlement at Attappady has put the spotlight on the treatment of Adivasis, who account for 1.15% of the population in “progressive” Kerala. What happened? On February 22, ...

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OPINION | Will Agrarian Distress Prove to be the Deciding Factor in 2019 Elections?

The Centre did not respond to demands of unconditional loan waivers and left the state governments to face the farmers’ fury. INDIA : In 2019, agriculture distress could be the nemesis of the BJP government at the Centre and in ...

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Kerala, where no party has adopted the Adivasis

Kerala: The mob killing of a 27-year-old mentally challenged youth in a tribal settlement at Attappady has put the spotlight on the treatment of Adivasis, who account for 1.15% of the population in “progressive” Kerala. What happened? On February 22, a mob ...

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Spl development councils in 9 tribal Odisha dists

Odisha : Odisha government has formed special development councils (SDCs) in nine tribal-dominated districts of the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.The nine tribal dominated districts are – Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, and Sundargarh.The SDCs will focus on preservation and promotion ...

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Pathalgadi nipped in bud

Ranchi: A suspected pathalgadi attempt by tribals was foiled near Audrey House in the heart of the state capital on Friday, with police detaining 70 who were later released on personal bond. An ancient tribal custom of erecting stone slabs in memory of ...

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US announces $5 mn reward for Pak Taliban leader

Washington, Mar 9 :  The US today announced a USD 5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of the banned terror outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan which has carried out several deadly attacks, including the ...

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How the RSS grew roots in the North-East

Decades of hard work, behind the scenes, by RSS workers have laid the ground for the BJP’s electoral successes in the region The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s parent organisation, made its début in the North-East ...

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Poverty is not the only reason behind child marriages in India

An education system that helps them continue and build prospects will definitely help in addressing child marriages. India : From one in four to approximately one in five, child marriages have seen a decline world over in the past 10 ...

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Jammu & Kashmir: Two BJP ministers say restrictions on eviction of tribals hold no ground

Minister of State for Finance and Tribal Affairs, Ajay Nanda, who was present at the meeting, has written to the CM saying that the issue relating to restrictions on eviction of any tribal until the formulation of a Tribal Policy ...

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The Urdu Press: BJP’s triumph

Shakeel Shamsi, editor of Inquilab, in his signed column on March 5, points out that the actual voting figures reveal the magnitude of BJP victory in the region is not as grand as is being made out. Tripura : Commenting ...

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Settle tribal rights at first approval stage

India: In view of the delay in settling forest rights of tribals and forest dwellers before forest land is cleared for development projects, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has suggested to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) ...

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Kerala tribal man lynched on suspicion of rice theft, mob click selfies

Kerala : In a shocking incident in Palakkad, Kerala, a tribal youth was allegedly beaten to death by a violent mob. Madhu, a 27-year-old who lived in a tribal colony in Attapady forest, was beaten under the suspicion that he ...

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How the Left Lost the Tribal Plot in Tripura

By moving away from the 1950s’ moment when the Left built a solid tribal base by soldering ethnic identities and Left politics of redistribution, the CPI(M) created a political vacuum in which the RSS swam in with money, muscle and men. ...

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Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana: Even as state brings national health insurance scheme, it needs to tackle issues in MPJAY

Data from MPJAY showed that of the 971 surgical procedures covered under the scheme, most applications are for medical oncology, with 4.1 lakh patients applying for pre-authorisation. Nandurbar : It took 12 months and visits to four hospitals for 14-year-old ...

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AP govt. to provide feeder ambulances to remote areas

Andhra Pradesh government has taken up an initiative to provide feeder ambulances to remote areas of the state that do not have proper road connectivity. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, state’s health minister Kamineni Srinivas inaugurated the feeder ambulances in ...

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India: Poverty of India’s indigenous people raises questions

Half of India’s indigenous people are among the poorest in the country, according to a recent federal government survey, raising questions about the government spending millions on their welfare schemes. Some 50 percent of India’s 104 million indigenous people, locally called adivasis or ...

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Anita Dongre Foundation opens a production unit in Palghar

Nearly 70 tribal women have been employed in a new tailoring unit in Jawhar town, Palghar district, as a part of a livelihood project by the Anita Dongre Foundation. The centre was inaugurated by Vishnu Savara, Cabinet Minister of Tribal ...

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Amit Shah’s decision to ally with IPFT in Tripura aided BJP

NEW DELHI: BJP chief Amit Shah’s decision to okay an alliance with tribal outfit Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) despite misgivings in sections of the party was crucial in sealing a stunning electoral win that ended the Left’s long monopoly over power in the ...

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Live-in couple baiters held

Ranchi: A Gumla kangaroo court’s attempt to strip and parade naked a tribal woman for having an extramarital affair was foiled by police on Sunday evening in a rare example of alacrity shown by law-keepers in Jharkhand’s hinterland. The incident took ...

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Hostel chief held for molesting 2 minor tribal girls near Mumbai

The superintendent of a government hostel for girls (ashramshala) in Talasari, Palghar, was arrested for allegedly molesting two girl students of Class 10. The girl’s hostel has no woman superintendent. We have also seized the mobile phone which contained the ...

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Tripura elections: IPFT to support BJP govt from outside if not given ‘respectable’ position in new ministry

Tripura assembly election results: Handing a crushing a defeat to the Manik Sarkar-led Left Front, the BJP and IPFT combine swept to power in the state winning 43 out of the 59 seats for which elections were held. Deepening fissures ...

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Ally IPFT pricks BJP celebrations in Tripura, raises demand for tribal CM

The demand came even as Tripura BJP chief Biplab Deb, touted to be the next CM, took out a victory road show through his Assembly constituency, Banamalipur in Agartala, accompanied by his wife and thousands of supporters. Barely 24 hours ...

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Bandh paralyses life in Visakha agency

Visakhapatnam: Normal life was paralysed in the Visakhapatnam agency area following a call given by the Andhra Pradesh Girijan Sangham (APGS) supported by Left parties to observe demanding the government not to include Boya and Valmiki communities into ST category. The ...

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Assamese film ‘Ishu’ explores horrors of witch-hunting

Bengaluru, February 28 : The story of director Utpal Borpujari’s debut film “Ishu” may have been told from a child’s perspective but it is not a fairytale. The Assamese film, which will be showcased at the ongoing Bengaluru International Film Festival, ...

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Kerala has become a paradise for murders under CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Ramesh Chennithala

After Chennithala’s motion to discuss the recent spate of political murders were turned down in the Kerala assembly for a third consecutive day, he alleged that the state has become a paradise for murders under Vijayan Bengaluru: Kerala’s opposition leader Ramesh ...

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Indian officials order stop to eviction of tribal people from tiger reserves

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An Indian government agency for indigenous people has asked the forest ministry to stop evicting tribal people from tiger reserves, highlighting the growing tensions over land use in the country. The National Commission for Scheduled ...

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Tribal man lynching: Kerala HC suo motu initiates proceedings

Kochi, Feb 28 : The Kerala High court today initiated proceedings on its own on the recent lynching of a tribal man for allegedly stealing food at Attappady in Palakkad district and directed the state government to file its response ...

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Water woes begin in tribal belt

Visakhapatnam: Even though summer has not yet set in fully, tribals in the agency are already hit by drinking water shortage. Though all the 11 mandals in the agency area facing water woes, the situation is acute in Araku, AP’s most ...

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Caught between Odisha and Andhra, villagers who vote in both states

Three separate district administrations, under two state governments, are now competing to look after Annamma Soboro. Gudipadara : Annamma Soboro has been living in Gudipadara village of Ganjam district for as long as she can remember. “My husband is dead. ...

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Tribal empowerment & concern

Rights tips for overall progress Rayagada: The National Legal Services Authority has organised a one-day workshop titled Protection and Enforcement of Tribal Rights at the district headquarters town here to make the tribal people aware about their legal rights. “Progress of ...

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PHC moved to seek separate status for Fata

PESHAWAR: A petition was moved on Monday at the Peshawar High Court seeking separate province status for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) instead of merger with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The petition was filed by regional President of Pakistan Justice and ...

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Kerala tribal lynching: 16 accused remanded in custody for 14 days

PALAKKAD: All the 16 accused in the lynching of Adivasi youth Madhu were produced at a special court in Mannarkkad on Sunday. The court remanded them to 14 days in custody.The accused were brought from Agali police station and produced at ...

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Tribal freedom from state etched in stone

Kochang (Khunti): Around 5,000 tribals gathered at Naxalite-hit Kochang village in Khunti, some 35km from the district headquarters and 100km from capital Ranchi on Sunday morning, for the mass ritual of pathalgadithat apparently proclaims their liberation from the state. Kochang apart, pathalgadi was performed ...

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MP: Tribal villages show the way to combat malnutrition

A low-cost model using traditional delicacies has helped children gain weight naturally as villagers donate their surplus grains for the project. Bhopal: Eight tribal villages in poverty-stricken Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand regions of Madhya Pradesh have turned a laboratory of a “unique” ...

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Steps to promote tribal products

Bhubaneswar: Craft products from across the country will now be available at Ekamra Haat in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela as two new showrooms of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (Trifed) have opened recently. Eight categories of products would ...

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Tribals continue rape protests

Raiganj: Around 500 tribal people dwelling in South Dinajpur raised a roadblock on NH512 continuing their protests over the rape of a mentally-challenged tribal woman even on Saturday. The mob shouted slogans demanding arrests and exemplary punishment of all those involved ...

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Tribal man’s lynching, political killings haunt Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala

After political killing in Kannur, public lynching in Attappadi, a tribal hamlet in Kerala drags Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala to defensive and ire of storm. When state conference of Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) is meeting in Thrissur, ...

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Guwahati organises tribal festival ‘Aadi Mahotsava’

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 22 : Assam has organised a tribal festival called ‘Aadi Mahotsava’ at Gandhi Mandir Indoor stadium field here to celebrate the ethnic tribal culture of the country. The 10-day festival is being conducted by the Tribal ...

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Ahead of assembly elections, Naga Hoho clout declines among state’s youngsters

Last year, the Hoho stalled elections to urban local bodies over a clause that stipulated 33% reservation in seats for women. Then, in January, the tribal organisation demanded a deferment of the assembly polls. For decades, the Naga Hoho held sway ...

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Need to champion resistance against abuse of dalits, adivasis

Many cases go unreported or are settled clandestinely through coercion by the perpetrators of such atrocities. THIRUVANATHAPURAM: While many would like to portray the brutal assault on  tribal youth Madhu in Attapadi as an isolated incident, the fact is that attacks ...

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Zulfkar participates in international tribal conference

NEW DELHI: Minister for Foods and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Thursdaysaid that there is a very low literacy rate among tribal communities in whole world and only by way of providing education, their fate can be changed. This ...

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MLA moves Guj HC challenging invalidation of caste certificate

Independent MLA Bhupendrasinh Khant has moved the Gujarat High Court afresh, challenging the decision of a scrutiny committee headed by the tribal development commissioner to invalidate his caste certificate.The case is likely to come up for hearing on Monday.Khant had won as an Independent from the Morva Hadaf ...

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No tribal should be harassed: Mehbooba to officials

Jammu, Feb 14 :- Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked officials to ensure no member of tribal communities is harassed during anti-encroachment drives. �??No member of tribal communities should be harassed…,�?? she said chairing a review meeting ...

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AAPSU reiterates stand against citizenship status to refugees

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has reiterated its stand against the Centre’s purported move for granting of citizenship rights to the Chakma-Hajong refugees and implementation ...

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Panchmahals gained, Dahod lost highest forest cover

Ahmedabad: Good news first. Sixteen of the 25 districts that were analysed in Gujarat saw a rise in forest cover, says State of the Forest Report 2017. The fresh report included 26 districts, which is one more as compared to the ...

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NSTFDC official invites youths of Nagaland to avail packages

Kohima: Johnny G. Rengma, non official director of National Scheduled Tribes Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC) is currently in the state capital Kohima to work out strategies and connect the tribal communities to the NSTFDC packages. Addressing a press conference here, ...

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Fresh focus on bamboo to revive India’s rural economy

The Modi government has changed its policies and injected fresh funds to revitalize the country’s bamboo-based industries and give an impetus to the rural economy The humble evergreen plant that once fueled insurgency in India’s northeastern states has now become ...

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The Uncontested and Contested Idea of ‘New India’

The ‘New India’ that would emerge by 2022 shall be free of communalism, casteism, terrorism, corruption, and nepotism. It is about Shanti, Ekta and Sadbhavana (peace, unity and harmony) and violence in the name of faith is not acceptable. This was unfolded by the ...

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Gujarat sees forest cover rise by 47 sq km in two years

Of the 26 districts in Gujarat, five saw a decline in forest cover in the past two years. But the good news is that overall, the state has managed to increase its forest cover by 47 sq km, according to ...

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