How bureaucrats cheated tribals, turning Sonebhadra into a den of corruption

IANS: Several thousand acres of land belonging to poor tribal farmers in Sonebhadra were usurped by land mafia in an unholy nexus with bureaucrats. Wednesday’s carnage in Sonebhadra’s Ghorawal tehsil, in which... Read more »

UN Human Rights Experts speak out for rights of Forest dwelling communities, urge Govt. to prevent “potential eviction”

Source: United Nations (UN) human rights experts have urged the Central Government of India to prevent the “potential eviction” of up to nine million people from forest dwelling communities, after the... Read more »

Put up ‘credible’ defense of forest dwellers in Supreme Court: CMs, Govt of India told

Source: The Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA), an alliance of more than 300 mass-based organizations working for forest and land rights across the country, has written a letter to several state chief... Read more »

Shah “Telangana, Andhra, Kerala will become BJP strongholds”

Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday exuded confidence that Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala will become the BJP’s strongholds in near future. He said... Read more »

Amit Shah launches BJP membership drive in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched the party’s membership campaign in Telangana by issuing a membership card to a tribal woman here. Shah... Read more »

Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in various Northeast projects

Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000 crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing and new projects in different Northeastern states of India, an official release said here on... Read more »

Tripura MLA plays marriage card after sexual harassment claim

Agartala, June 13 (IANS) The Tripura Police on Thursday said they will continue their probe into a tribal girl’s complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT,... Read more »

Agar Wo Desh Banati: Where growth of one equals growth of all

Source: By Kanika Katyal We live in nature! We die in Nature! It’s our life, if you occupy our land where should we go and how do we live? Whose land is... Read more »

Chhattisgarh CM propounds new model of development

BY SUJEET KUMAR Raipur, June 10 (IANS) About six months into his tenure, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has called for an integrated strategy that blends judicious industrialisation with sustainable development sensitive to... Read more »

First meeting of new Andhra Cabinet takes key decisions

Amaravati, June 10 (IANS) Huge hike in the salary of various categories of workers, 27 per cent interim relief to the government employees and implementation of cash assistance scheme for farmers were some... Read more »

Blood on the Playground

Source: By C Vanaja “We received information that 100 to 150 Naxals had gathered deep in the forest and constituted a search party of 100 and went in search of them. When... Read more »

Historical injustice and “bogus” claims: Forest rights, conservation and large infrastructure in India

Source: By Kanchi Kohli As the country geared up for the 17th Lok Sabha elections, the first quarter of 2019 saw two decisions that signify the deeply fraught forest governance in... Read more »

Himachal CM seeks tribal status for Hatti community

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah here and sought granting of tribal status to the Hatti community. Granting the... Read more »

Pakistani military lashes BBC for false reporting

Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Pakistani military lashed out at British media BBC for a report on human rights abuse in the country’s northwest tribal area, calling it a pack of lies, local... Read more »

An-32 still missing, villagers saw thick black smoke

Itanagar, June 6 (IANS) Tribal villagers had witnessed “thick black smoke” originating from a mountain towards Molo village in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday after an An-32 aircraft of the IAF lost contact with... Read more »

5000 people come together in Jharkhand at anti-lynching protest

Source: In perhaps the largest protest against lynching, over 5,000 people gathered in Dumri in Jharkhand on May 31. The immediate trigger was the lynching on April 10, 2019 of a... Read more »

Forest Dweller rights missing from Election 2019 discourse

Source: The Lok Sabha elections have concluded, results are in, and despite the decidedly anti-people’s policies of the previous Modi government, it has been voted in with a more decisive majority.... Read more »

Land Bank “main hurdle” for Adivasi, other dwellers’ forest rights in Jharkhand

Source: By Gladson Dungdung A village called Perka is situated at Murhu development block in Khunti district of Jharkhand, which is approximately 55 kilometers from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand.... Read more »

Arjun Munda: Tribal face of BJP in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 30 (IANS) Arjun Munda, the second-time Lok Sabha MP from Khunti in Jharkhand, on Thursday took oath as a Union Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet. Munda earlier served... Read more »

Special status “not exceptional” to J&K, exists in Himachal, North-East, Andamans

Source: May 30: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah recently said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot remove Article 35-A and Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), adding, “Let him be as... Read more »