Tribal Areas

  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 2-day conclave of 8 governors on tribal issues concludes December 6, 2013

    A panel of eight governors on Friday concluded its two-day deliberations on issues relating to tribal areas covered under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution. The panel discussed 'Budget Models' for Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) areas, land rights of Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers, and the role of Governor...
  • Jairam Ramesh moots 20-year moratorium on mining in tribal areas March 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday mooted 20-year moratorium on mining in tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh. Addressing a public meeting at G K Veedhi, a an interior tribal area in Visakhapatnam district, he suggested to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to impose the ban...
  • 'Local govt will be introduced in Pak tribal areas' August 14, 2012

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has announced that the local government system will be introduced in Pakistan's tribal areas in the coming year to bring the people of the region into the mainstream. Zardari made the announcement while addressing a special ceremony held at the presidency to celebrate the country's...
  • US mulls new covert raids in Pakistan: AP sources June 22, 2012

    Washington: US military and intelligence officials are so frustrated with Pakistan's failure to stop local militant groups from attacking Americans in neighbouring Afghanistan that they have considered launching secret joint US-Afghan commando raids into Pakistan to hunt them down, officials told The Associated Press. But the idea, which US officials say...
  • Stop drone attacks, Zardari tells US April 26, 2011

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the US to stop drone attacks in the country's tribal areas after a group of parliamentarians spoke of the growing resentment among local people against it. The issue came up when parliamentarians from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) met Zardari on Monday, Dawn...
  • Shocker: US troops killed Afghans for sport? September 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Shocking reports of human rights violations by US troops in Afghanistan. The US military has found that a group of soldiers within its ranks formed a death squad that randomly targeted civilians for sport. Five soldiers have been charged with murder for a five-month killing spree that left three...
  • Environment Min blamed for spread of Naxalism July 23, 2010

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Kamal Nath, it's the turn of Union Minister Jairam Ramesh to invite criticism from the Planning Commission. The Commission has blamed the Environment ministry for the spread of Naxalism in the nation. The Commission says the Environment ministry is not clearing numerous developmental projects in...
  • Holbrooke brands western Afghan area as theatre of war March 23, 2009

    New Delhi: US special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has called western Pakistan the ‘heart of the threat’ to the US, India and many other countries. He has also added that the Afghan crisis cannot be resolved without addressing the problem of militancy in the restive tribal region. The...
  • US message clear: drone attack inside Pak to continue February 27, 2009

    Washington: CIA Director Leon Panetta has said that the US aerial attacks against Al Qaeda and other extremist strongholds inside Pakistan have been successful and would continue despite concerns about a popular Pakistani backlash. He said the drone strikes have so far turned successful in accomplishing goals. "Nothing has changed our efforts...
  • US missile strike kills 6 in Pak tribal village September 1, 2008

    Islamabad: At least six people were killed and eight injured Sunday when a US missile hit a house in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, officials said. A single missile hit a house in Tapi village, some 15 km east of Miranshah, the main town in the district of North...
  • Two bomb blasts in Pakistan kill 34 people July 19, 2007

    Islamabad: At least 34 people died when two bombs exploded in south and northwest Pakistan on Thursday. Twenty six people, including eight policemen, were killed in the city of Hub in southwestern Balochistan province when a bomb exploded near a bus stop early morning, a local civic official told reporters from...
  • Dos and don'ts for Pak tribal women November 29, 2006

    Islamabad: Pamphlets warning of strict action if people sent their daughters to school or dressed them in trousers and banning the entry of NGOs working for women as well as women health workers and teachers have been distributed in Pakistan's Bajaur agency. The pamphlets put up in the tribal area in...