Tribals’ road, rail blockade in Tripura against CAB

Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of tribals on Thursday blockade Tripura’s main National Highway and lone railway line to protest the Citizenship Amendment Bill cutting off the northeastern state from the remaining... Read more »

No CAB in 3 N-E states, partially in other 3

By Anindya Banerjee New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill will likely exclude 3 states in the North-East out of its ambit besides the tribal areas in as many... Read more »

Maoists restricted to few areas in Jharkhand: Modi

Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Maoists have been restricted to a few areas in Jharkhand by the BJP government in the state in the... Read more »

Modi govt does not understand pain of people

Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the revenue generated from common people in the form of GST and demonetisation has... Read more »

Northeast MPs seek region be exempt from Citizenship Bill

New Delhi/Shillong, Nov 29 (IANS) Twelve parliamentarians from eight northeastern states on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to exempt the region from the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. The... Read more »

Most local NE parties to attend meeting with Shah on CAB

By Sujit Chakraborty  Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 29 (IANS) Most regional and local parties from the northeastern states would attend the consultative meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the proposed amendment... Read more »

List of business in Rajya Sabha on Thursday

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Thursday list of business in Rajya Sabha includes several ministers laying the papers on the Table. Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of... Read more »

IIM-L gets first prize in Ideation competition

Lucknow, Nov 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has won the first position for its suggestions in ‘Driving for Change’ for local communities in which the participants were encouraged to... Read more »

Only 8 states use the Institutional Support for Tribal Produce scheme

Source: In what appears to be a double body blow to rights of indigenous people and forest dwelling communities, it appears that not only has the government failed to implement the... Read more »

Tripura CM wants to rehab Mizoram tribals in state

Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) The Tripura Chief Minister has sought central fund to rehabilitate 35,000 tribal refugees as the migrants are averse to return to their homeland unless the central government announces... Read more »

Centre bans Meghalaya-based insurgent group HNLC

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Central government on Monday banned Meghalaya-based insurgent group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and declared it and its factions, wings and front organisations as “unlawful associations”.... Read more »

Key questions in LS on 1st day of winter session

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) As the winter session of Parliament starts on Monday, there’s a host of questions that are lined up for the government to answer in the Lok Sabha.... Read more »

A Handbook to help advance forest rights among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Source: The Indian Express NEW DELHI: In order to raise awareness on how the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act can help advance forest rights among the marginalised, Vasundhara... Read more »

Draft Forest Act withdrawn on fears of being anti-tribal

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Failing to quell concerns of tribals on displacement from forest land, the government on Friday said it has decided to withdraw a draft for possible amendments to... Read more »

Meghalaya govt-Guv speak in different voices on ordinance

Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has sent the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 to Governor Tathagata Roy for his approval, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on... Read more »

Toilet wall collapses in MP, 2 kids dead, inquiry ordered

Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) Two tribal children died when a wall of a toilet constructed under the Swacch Bharat Mission collapsed in Rathkheda village of Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh. A three-member committee has... Read more »

IPFT to hold dharna in Delhi to push tribal statehood demand

Agartala, Nov 12 (IANS) The ruling BJP’s ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) will hold a demonstration in Delhi early next month and meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister and... Read more »

Adivasi protests mount: Forest Rights Group plans Sansad Gherao on Nov 21

Source: Protests of Adivasis and Forest Dwellers mount as the next date of the SC hearing (Nov 26) draws near Bhumi Adhikar Andolan, a forest rights collective, held a planning meeting... Read more »

Online ILP for tourists in Nagaland launched

Kohima, Nov 8 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday launched the online Inner Line Permit (ILP) to ease the process for tourists visiting the state without any hindrance. “Happy to... Read more »

Tripura to resume food supply to tribal refugees

Agartala, Nov 7 (IANS) The eight-day road blockade by the tribal refugees was lifted on Thursday after the appeal of a Group of Ministers (GoM), which promised to resume the food and... Read more »