Tribals

  • Assembly bypolls: Congress candidate booked for abducting two Tribals 3 days ago

    In a major embarrassment to Congress ahead of Assembly bypolls, the party's candidate for Bahoriband seat, Saurabh Singh, has been booked on the charges of abduction, a report published in TOI said. Bahoriband Assembly seat candidate Saurabh Singh has been booked for abducting two Tribals, the report added. A case in this regard...
  • Tribal students demand 50% domicile quota in Tata Football Academy August 6, 2014

    Activists of tribal students, Adivasi Chatra Ekta, demonstrated in front of the Tata Football Academy (TFA) for the second day today demanding preference to local talents in recruitment of cadets. Led by Chatra Ekta leader Jasai Mardi, over one hundred activists sat on a dharna since Monday demanding 50 per cent...
  • Malaria claims 76 lives in Tripura August 3, 2014

    Agartala: At least 76 people have died of malaria in the state during the past one and a half months, the state government on Sunday said. The deaths occurred mostly in the tribal dominated areas since mid-June till date, Health and Family Welfare Minister Badal Chowdhury told reporters here. "Insurgency has ravaged...
  • Jharkhand: To seek revenge, panchayat allegedly orders rape of teen girl July 11, 2014

    Bokaro: In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old tribal girl. The minor girl's family claimed that the teenager was allegedly raped because her brother had been accused of misbehaving with a female neighbour. They said that the panchayat instructed some...
  • Man sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for attacking tribal girl June 25, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a court in Kendrapara district for attacking a tribal girl and chopping off her fingers last year. While convicting Sanatan Bhoi on Tuesday, on the basis of circumstantial evidence and deposition of witnesses, Kendrapara district and sessions judge BK...
  • On the pretext of marriage, man rapes 12-year-old tribal girl June 16, 2014

    A 12-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by a youth who made false promises to marry her in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, police said. "A native of Udarsai village, the minor girl had gone to her relative's place at Manoharpur village to attend a wedding when the accused Jagendar Lohar, who was...
  • Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra government for no progress made in tribal scam probe June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for not providing facilities to a retired judge appointed recently to inquire into alleged financial irregularities amounting to Rs 6,000 crore in tribal welfare schemes in the state. "Why has the inquiry not begun? We want the...
  • ST/SC Land Commission may be formed for speedy disposal of pending land related cases June 4, 2014

    Jharkhand Industry and Tribal Welfare Minister, Champai Soren on Wednesday said he was contemplating to set up a land commission for ST/SC people for speedy disposal of pending land related cases. "We are contemplating to form an ST/SC Land Commission in the state to facilitate speedy disposal of land-related cases involving...
  • Over 300 new 'maabari' centres to be opened in Rajasthan tribal areas May 29, 2014

    In a bid to control drop out from schools in the tribal belt of the state, Rajasthan Government on Thursday said it would open 325 new government sponsored mother and child-care centers on a pattern similar to 'Anganwadi'. The state Minister for Tribal Area Development Nandlal Meena on Thursday said the 'maabari'...
  • Three tribal women killed after being run over by speeding car May 7, 2014

    Three tribal women were on Wednesday crushed to death by a speeding car in Mandla, police said. The deceased women belonging to Manpurkheda village, were returning from Bichhia tehsil, about five kms from here, after selling wood when they were run over by a car killing them on the spot. The deceased...
  • Tribal woman sentenced to 4-year rigorous imprisonment for killing brother April 23, 2014

    A tribal woman was on Wednesday sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for beating her brother to death in 2011. The court of Additional District Judge II of East Singhbhum Deepak Nath Tiwari convicted Guruwari Tudu under section 304(II) IPC and sentenced her to four years RI. Guruwari's father Wakil Tudu...
  • Mizoram: Three Brus arrested in connection with an abduction case April 19, 2014

    Aizawl: Three persons belonging to the Bru community were arrested for their alleged involvement in the abduction of two Mizos and a non-tribal in November last year, police said on Saturday. All the three arrested, who are residents at Naisingpara relief camp in North Tripura district's Kanchanpur sub-division, were arrested...
  • LS polls: Welfare of Jarawa tribes key issue in Andaman April 9, 2014

    The conflict between commercial activities and welfare of Jarawa tribes is one of the key poll issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is witnessing a fierce fight among five major parties, including debutant AAP, for this lone Lok Sabha seat going to polls on Thursday. The issue remains so critical...
  • Atrocities on tribals by Congress, BJP led to rise in Maoism, claims Prashant Bhushan April 7, 2014

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Sunday held atrocities on tribals during the rule of both Congress and BJP governments responsible for the rise in Maoism in Chhattisgarh. "The parties looted natural resources of tribals. They (tribals) have suffered huge atrocities when they took stand for their rights. Even...
  • BJP talks about development, but not about poor and tribals: Rahul March 31, 2014

    Koraput: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who is campaigning in Odisha tried to strike a chord with the tribal population in the state as he targeted the BJP, criticising it of speaking about development while ignoring the state of the poor and the tribals. "The opposition speaks about development, but...
  • Odisha: Kandhamal tribals threaten to boycott polls March 31, 2014

    A large number of tribal people have threatened to boycott polls for Kandhamal Lok Sabha and Phulbani Assembly seats accusing the government of being callous in providing basic facilities like drinking water, electricity, education and healthcare. Around 5,000 voters, mostly tribals, of Bilabadi, Danga, Shraba, Mallickpada, Shamapaju, Birigada and five other...
  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue March 26, 2014

    The banned Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday agreed to continue its ceasefire after holding first-ever direct talks with government negotiators at an secret location in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan. Continuation of ceasefire was one of the primary demands of the government. The month-long ceasefire announced by the Tehrik-e- Taliban Pakistan...
  • Power of 49: Tulasi Munda's fight to spread literacy among tribals March 12, 2014

    Tulasi Munda who has worked hard to spread literacy among the tribal girls of Koenjhar. Like thousands of other adivasi children in the mining town of Koenjhar, Tulasi didn't go to school. It was her greed to learn, to make something of herself that set Tulasi Munda apart form other...
  • 5 boys gangrape 14-year-old tribal girl, 3 arrested March 5, 2014

    A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by five youths, who also attacked her cousin brother at Ghoghardih village in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district. Three of the accused have been arrested in the case, police said. The minor school girl was gang-raped by five youths- Shyam Naagwanshi, Pintu Paikra, Munna Kumar, Chakku...
  • Power of 49: 2 doctors work tirelessly for healthcare in Sittilingi March 5, 2014

    Power of 49 is a 'Jaago re' initiative in association with Network 18, encouraging women to vote this election. The campaign brings you the story of two doctors who have worked tirelessly to set up the Tribal Health Initiative in Tamil Nadu's Sittilingi valley that had the highest infant mortality...
  • Scholarship scam: Case to be registered against 23 persons February 25, 2014

    The district administration has ordered to register cases against 23 people, after a scam to the tune of Rs 15 crore in the distribution of scholarships meant for reserved category students in paramedical colleges was exposed recently. "A probe has been ordered after getting the report of a two-member committee which...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls February 20, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly while accusing the state government of its "failure" to ensure security of girl inmates of the state-run residential schools and hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rape of minor tribal girls in a government-run residential school at Jhaliyamari Village in Kanker...
  • Bhagoria fest, tribal 'Valentine's Day', to start from Mar 10 February 16, 2014

    The Bhagoria festival, which could be said to be an extended Valentine's Day for the young tribal girls and boys, would begin from March 10 across Jhabua, Dhar, Khargone and Barwani districts of Madhya Pradesh. It would last till Holi, on March 16. This is the time when a tribal youth...
  • Relatives kill 55-year-old tribal woman, dump her body near railway tracks February 15, 2014

    Body of a 55-year-old tribal was on Friday recovered from a rail track near Sarlo village on Hatia-Govindpur railway track, police said. The victim, Bhadua Horo, was allegedly murdered by relatives including his brother under Karra police station of Khunti district who dumped the body on the rail track to mislead...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva February 14, 2014

    Government should amend the Panchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect the land rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Friday while presenting the recommendations of a group of eight Governors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal sub-plan...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC calls for records pertaining to the case February 14, 2014

    In latest development in the Birbhum gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Friday called for records pertaining to the case. The Supreme Court has directed the government to put on record the copies of FIR, recorded statements and forensic reports. A 20-year-old woman was gangraped in Birbhum district in January...
  • Two tribal women raped and murdered in separate incidents February 12, 2014

    Two tribal women were allegedly raped and murdered in separate areas here, police said on Wednesday. A mentally-challenged woman, missing since Tuesday, was raped and later killed with heavy stones late at night. Body of the 44-year-old woman was found in Domuhani area in the steel city on Wednesday morning, police...
  • Rahul Gandhi interacts with tribal women, urges them to join politics February 7, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday held an interaction with tribal women in Jharkhand who urged him that they should get proper representation in Parliament and Assembly elections. "Women should get proper representation in Parliament and Assembly elections," a woman told reporters after the interaction at a hotel. "All of us...
  • Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi's suggestion to end caste-based quotas February 6, 2014

    Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Thursday strongly opposed party colleague Janardan Dwivedi's controversial suggestion about ending caste-based quotas. Talking to reporters in Raipur, Jogi said that the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs had been introduced to end social inequality in the country. The quota system for government jobs...
  • West Bengal: Villagers shun rape survivor January 25, 2014

    As police call in a forensic team to probe alleged gangrape of a tribal girl in Birbhum district, the local villagers have warned the 20-year-old against returning. Her family has fled the village, even as she remains in hospital. ...