Relocation of tribal people living around Similipal Tiger Reserve forceful

Source: MONGABAY By Sandhya Sekar Odisha’s Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR), which spreads across an area of 2,200 square kilometres, is caught between the animals, which have earned it national fame, and the... Read more »

Kerala CM, Cong’s Chennithala jointly address public on COVID-19

The Chief Minister said that special focus will be given to the poor and disadvantage sections of the society. “Special care should see that the members of the SC/ST and the tribal... Read more »

Denying Forest Dwellers Rights, Gauhati HC orders removal of Adivasi “encroachers”

The bench added that “there is no material available on record which would indicate that the petitioners have any established right to reside in the forest villages”. Source: The Gauhati High... Read more »

J&K to get domicile policy, says Amit Shah

The government, Shah said, will not discriminate in the implementation of Central laws in J&K. New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday announced that the government will... Read more »

Digvijaya “Sad that Scindia has switched to ‘Godse’s side'”

While Scindia will replace Prabhat Jha in the Upper House, Solanki, a tribal, will replace former Union minister Satyanarayan Jatiya, another tribal. Bhopal, March 12 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya... Read more »

CM to make Tripura a model state

The BJP in alliance with tribal-based Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) had won the Assembly polls two years ago, breaking the 25-year uninterrupted rule of the Left Front led by Communist... Read more »

Delimitation likely to address aspirations of Jammu, Kashmir

Fresh delimitation is likely to end the monopoly of Kashmir centric politicians and parties like the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). By Sheikh Qayoom Jammu, March 7 (IANS)... Read more »

Tribal party demonstrates against mass marriage event

“Mass marriage is alien to tribal culture. How can a government organise it?,” Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Claiming that mass marriage was against the culture of tribals, Jharkhand Disom Party members on... Read more »

Curfew re-imposed in Shillong as youth stabbed

The fresh incident of stabbing has brought further fear among the people, specially the non-tribals, as it occured after the normalcy is limping back to the Shillong city and adjoining areas. Police... Read more »

Tripura govt to provide smartphone to students

Agartala, March 4 (IANS) The BJP-led Tripura government has decided to provide financial aid to purchase smartphone to the students pursuing graduate courses, Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said here... Read more »

Trinamool to launch ‘BJP chi chi’ campaign in Bengal

Buniayadpur (West Bengal), March 4 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will undertake a ‘BJP chi chi’ (shame shame) campaign in all blocks of West Bengal on Friday protesting against the “genocide” in Delhi,... Read more »

Shah attacks Mamata, Abhishek on ‘dynasty’, corruption

“No minority community member from Kolkata or West Bengal will lose citizenship because of the CAA,” Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Setting the BJP’s line of campaign against the Trinamool Congress, Union Home... Read more »

Death toll in ethnic violence in Shillong rises to 3

Following sporadic incidents of violence in parts of Shillong, East Khasi Hills District administration has re-imposed curfew from 8 a.m. on Sunday morning in the areas under Lumdengjiri police station, Sardar police... Read more »

Apply Forest Rights Act in J&K: Former PDP legislator

“The Forest Rights Act would not only protect tribal population and other forest dwellers against forced displacements, eviction but will ensure their other rights as well, which include grazing rights, access to... Read more »

Ruckus in J’khand House over Marandi status

Ranchi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes by BJP legislators who protested against the Speaker’s decision not to accord the leader of Opposition status to Babulal Marandi.... Read more »

KIUG: Adivasi archer strikes gold

Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) Sravan Mandangi could only marvel at his good fortune, when he stepped forward to collect his recurve team gold medal in the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) here... Read more »

In gold-rich Sonbhadra, 269 villages afflicted by fluorosis

By R. Jayan Sonbhadra, Feb 23 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh was in news for gold reserves, but about 10,000 villagers of 269 villages here have become disabled due to fluorosis... Read more »

Over 400 tribal families fear homelessness in UP’s Sonbhadra

Feb 23 (IANS) More than 400 tribal families in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, have already started fearing homelessness, after the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits of around 3,000... Read more »

Veteran Left leader Bajuban Reang no more

Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven-time Lok Sabha member and veteran Left leader Bajuban Reang died here on Friday night after a protracted illness, CPI-M sources said on Saturday. He was 79. The... Read more »

Ex-CM Marandi to be elected BJP legislative party leader

Ranchi, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi is likely to be elected the legislative party leader of the BJP on February 24, sources said. “A meeting of party legislators... Read more »