Tribals

  • Mizoram: Three Brus arrested in connection with an abduction case 19-04-2014 10:25 AM

    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 09-04-2014 12:51 PM

    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...
  • Atrocities on tribals by Congress, BJP led to rise in Maoism, claims Prashant Bhushan 07-04-2014 07:52 AM

    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....
  • BJP talks about development, but not about poor and tribals: Rahul 31-03-2014 04:25 PM

    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 31-03-2014 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue 26-03-2014 08:46 PM

    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-...
  • Power of 49: Tulasi Munda's fight to spread literacy among tribals 12-03-2014 03:14 PM

    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 05-03-2014 01:06 PM

    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,...
  • Power of 49: 2 doctors work tirelessly for healthcare in Sittilingi 05-03-2014 09:07 AM

    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 25-02-2014 07:47 AM

    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...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls 20-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged awalkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly whileaccusing the state government of its "failure" to ensuresecurity of girl inmates of the state-run residential schoolsand hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rapeof minor tribal girls in a government-run residential schoolat Jhaliyamari Village in...
  • Bhagoria fest, tribal 'Valentine's Day', to start from Mar 10 16-02-2014 10:20 PM

    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...
  • Relatives kill 55-year-old tribal woman, dump her body near railway tracks 15-02-2014 08:17 AM

    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...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva 14-02-2014 08:29 PM

    Government should amend thePanchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect theland rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Fridaywhile presenting the recommendations of a group of eightGovernors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at RashtrapatiBhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC calls for records pertaining to the case 14-02-2014 01:25 PM

    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 12-02-2014 02:08 PM

    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,...
  • Rahul Gandhi interacts with tribal women, urges them to join politics 07-02-2014 02:37 PM

    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...
  • Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi's suggestion to end caste-based quotas 06-02-2014 07:51 AM

    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...
  • Birbhum gangrape: Forensic team inspects the crime scene 25-01-2014 08:09 PM

    A team of forensic scientists from Kolkata inspected the location where a 20-year-old woman was gangraped for falling in love with a man from a different community. The young woman had been gangraped by 12 men on orders of a panchayat as punishment. The Supreme Court had taken suo motu...
  • WB: Tribals protest against gangrape of 20-year-old woman on panchayat orders 25-01-2014 09:19 AM

    Birbhum: The tribals in Birbhum district in West Bengal are holding protests against the horrific gangrape of a 20-year-old woman by 13 men on the orders of the village council. Taking suo motu cognizance, the SC had issued a notice to the West Bengal government and asked the Birbhum district...
  • WB tribal woman gangrape: Mamata orders Birbhum police chief's removal 24-01-2014 08:16 AM

    Birbhum: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the removal of the district police chief after a 20-year-old woman was gangraped by 13 men overnight on the orders of the village council. In a horrific sequence of events, she was raped as a punishment for not being able to...
  • 60-year-old tribal arrested for allegedly molesting minor girl in 1983 13-01-2014 07:46 AM

    A 60-year-old tribal was arrested from Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, 31 years after he had allegedly molested a minor girl, police said on Sunday. "The accused Sadhram Sidar was nabbed in connection with molestation of a girl," Raigarh ASP Praphulla Thakur said. A case was registered against Sadhram (29) in 1983...
  • Woman official arrested in Shahdol for fraudulent transfer of Tribal land 10-01-2014 10:40 PM

    A local court on Friday remanded a woman government officer in judicial custody after she was arrested in connection with fraudulent transfer of tribal lands in the district. Sandhya Singh, the accused, was posted as the District Registrar (Land Registry) in Shahdol district in 2009 when the land belonging to...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Tutor allegedly accused of raping 11 minor tribal girls 04-01-2014 03:01 PM

    Eleven minor tribal girls residing in a students' hostel run by an NGO in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, have alleged sexual assault by their tutor for the past five months, police said on Saturday. According to Nalgonda Superintendent of Police T Prabhakar Rao, a case was yesterday registered against...
  • Rahul to meet members of minority communities in poll preparations 23-12-2013 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will interact with over 200 representatives from various minority communities, including Muslims, on Monday to solicit their views and find out their demands and aspirations which may find a place in the party's 2014 poll manifesto. After holding a meeting with representatives of...
  • BJP to introspect on sombre performance in tribal belt during Assembly polls 13-12-2013 10:53 AM

    Stung by a dismal show in tribal regions of Chhattisgarh in the Assembly polls, BJP leaders have called for an "introspection" to consolidate party's prospects in the areas ahead of the general elections. Though the saffron party managed to retain its hold over state Assembly elections, it got a cold...
  • 2-day conclave of 8 governors on tribal issues concludes 06-12-2013 11:19 PM

    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...
  • Teenager rapes 5-year-old tribal girl in Kutkudungri area 05-12-2013 12:03 AM

    A five-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by a minor boy in Kutkudungri area in Jamshepur on Wednesday, the police said. The girl's parents, who are daily labourers, had gone to their native village leaving the girl with her paternal uncle and aunt who also went out leaving her in...
  • In rural Udaipur, Congress woos tribals but does little for them 25-11-2013 11:15 AM

    Udaipur: In spite of slew of promises made by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, tribals in Udaipur have been delivered little. Even the basic infrastructure like hospitals and schools were in shambles. Udaipur, the city of Lakes and palaces, has charmed Indians and foreigners...
  • Chhattisgarh will grow 36 times faster if Congress is voted to power: Sonia Gandhi 12-11-2013 01:56 PM

    In a veiled attack on BJP, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accused Raman Singh government of doing little for the development of the state and welfare of its people inspite of being provided funds by central government. "Congress will develop the state 36 times faster than the BJP," she...