TRIBALS

  • Nashik: Angry villagers find files rotting in Tribal Development office, take on officials December 11, 2014

    Nashik: A row has broken out after files relating to tribal land claims were found rotting in a the Tribal Development office in Nandurbar. Angry tribals who found these files rotting and half eaten by termites, carried them to the Tribal Development office in Nashik. They barged into Adivasi Commissioner Sanjeev...
  • Election Commission says over 64% voting in 20 seats of Jharkhand in the 2nd phase of Assembly elections December 2, 2014

    In Jharkhand, former chief ministers Arjun Munda and Madhu Koda and three ministers are among 223 candidates, including 35 women, contesting from 20 seats - 16 of them reserved for tribals. Jharkhand has an 81-member Assembly. ...
  • Jharkhand polls: Round Two to distinctly reflect tribal mood and urban voting trends December 1, 2014

    Jharkhand will count its millions of votes on December 23 and at the end of Tuesday's Round Two of Assembly elections, voters of 43 out of the total 81 constituencies will seal the fate of their candidates in EVMs. By Tuesday evening, it will be pretty much clear who the...
  • Jharkhand elections: JMM top guns contest from Santhal Pargana to nullify the Narendra Modi wave November 18, 2014

    Santhal Pargana: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to face an uphill task in tribal-dominated Santhal Pargana when the region votes to elect a new Assembly. Two of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand that BJP lost in 2014 despite a strong Narendra Modi wave fall in this...
  • Birsa Munda Jayanti: 5 biggest tribal issues still remain unaddressed in Jharkhand November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on Bhagwan Birsa Munda's birthday in 2000. The election season has begun and political parties are campaigning with old and new promises. But the policies of the nine governments, all headed by tribal chief ministers in the last 14 years, have widely been...
  • Jharkhand polls: Dumka's first MP still hoping for basic necessities November 13, 2014

    Dumka: Lal Hembram, the first representative from Dumka who joined the first legislature of a free India, is a man lost in the pages of history. But he, even today, is present in the sufferings of the Santhal Pargana tribals. His outstanding contributions to the society give the current MPs...
  • JMM red-faced as manifesto gives Jharkhand domicile issue a miss, party to release it again November 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar after a long struggle with the tribal population alleging discrimination from Patna. One of the main agenda of the parties championing the cause of Jharkhand was the domicile issue which has been a hot potato for every political party as no one has...
  • BJP rides high on Modi wave in Jharkhand, but faces tough time in tribal areas November 12, 2014

    Ranchi: After an emphatic poll victory in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party hopes to show a similar feat in Jharkhand. Riding high on the Narendra Modi wave in the state this winter, the party claims to form a government of its own. From forming alliance with...
  • Tribal families yet to receive aid after cyclone Hudhud November 7, 2014

    Koraput(Odisha): Almost a month after cyclone Hudhud hit Odisha, seven tribal families of remote Podaguda village claim they are yet to get aid to reconstruct their houses. After gusty wind ripped through their houses on October 12, these tribal families have taken shelter on the verandah of fellow villagers. "While roof of...
  • Centre urged to review policy of funding on population October 29, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Affairs Minister Kalikho Pul has urged Centre to review population criterion for releasing grants and make it based on the requirement of the state. A tribal state inhabited by the indigenous Scheduled Tribe population of 9,51,821 (68.78 per cent) of its 13,83,727 total population as per...
  • CRPF screens films in Naxal-hit areas to connect with tribals October 24, 2014

    Raipur: Reaching out to tribals in Chhattisgarh's worst Maoist-hit Sukma district, CRPF has launched a new initiative of screening Bollywood movies for them as it feels that it would expose the people from the remote backward region to the mainstream. Under this initiative, 'Kick' starring Salman Khan was screened on October...
  • MNREGA may be restricted only to tribal, backward districts September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday indicated that it may restrict the rural job scheme MNREGA only to tribal and backward districts of the country. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the MNREGA guaranteeing up to 100 days of unskilled work in a year to every rural household is not...
  • Assembly bypolls: Congress candidate booked for abducting two Tribals August 19, 2014

    In a major embarrassment to Congress ahead of Assembly bypolls, the party's candidate for Bahoriband seat, Saurabh Singh, has been booked on thecharges 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 5, 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 midJune 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 14yearold 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 10years imprisonment for attacking tribal girl June 25, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40yearold 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 12yearold tribal girl June 16, 2014

    A 12yearold 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 landrelated 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 childcare centers on a pattern similar to 'Anganwadi'. The state Minister for Tribal Area Development Nandlal Meena on Thursdaysaid 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...