Bharatiya Tribal Party is withdrawing support to ruling Congress party in Rajasthan

It needs to be mentioned here that out of 27 seats in zila parishad in Dungarpur, 13 BTP supporters had marked a victory. Similarly, Congress grabbed 6 seats while BJP candidates won... Read more »

Scheduled Tribes are one of the most deprived and marginalized groups

By Bhaskar Parichha The term tribe or tribal is not defined anywhere in the Indian Constitution. According to Article 342, Scheduled Tribes (ST) are ethnic communities that are notified by the President of... Read more »

Refugee resettlement: Death toll in Tripura violence rose to two

The Reang tribal refugees sheltered in seven relief camps in two northern Tripura sub-divisions had fled to adjoining Mizoram 23 years ago, following ethnic strife in the state. Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) With... Read more »

Tension, shutdown in Tripura’s Kanchanpur over refugees’ resettlement

Defying prohibitory orders under Sec 144 CrPc, around 12,000 to 15,000 bandh supporters, including women and children organised protest rallies and demonstrations in front of the government offices and markets. Agartala, Nov... Read more »

Tribals’ council in Assam to go to polls next month

In Guwahati, the state Election Commission on Tuesday announced to hold the elections to the 40-member BTC in two phases on December 7 and 10. Guwahati/Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The crucial elections to... Read more »

Shutdown in Tripura’s Kanchanpur over tribal resettlement

“Government offices, markets, shops and business establishments remained closed while all types of vehicles, except those of the security forces, health and media, remained off the roads,” Agartala, November 16: Life was crippled... Read more »

Community building blown up by Naxals in Bihar village

Confirming the attack, Dumaria police station incharge Vimal Kumar said the Naxalites left a handwritten pamphlet, issuing warnings to the local authorities and the police while taking responsibility for the attack. Gaya... Read more »

Arunachal to resettle 190 tribal families, acquire land to set up Greenfield airport

Khandu also visited the rehabilitation site of around 190 displaced Chakma tribal families and interacted with them. Itanagar, Nov 13 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government is resettling around 190 displaced Chakma tribal families... Read more »

Aarogyasri health scheme’s scope expanded to 2k procedures

Until now, the scheme was being implemented in seven districts with 2,200 procedures and in six districts with 1,313 procedures, all of which now have been raised to 2,434 procedures. Amaravati, Nov... Read more »

Less than 50% students attended reopened schools in Andhra

As many as 99 per cent of all the government high schools were opened on Monday, complying with the state government directives. Amaravati, Nov 3 (IANS) On a day when most government schools... Read more »

Naxal shadow looms over 36 Bihar seats in Phase 2 polling

Majority of these constituencies fall in Saran, Tirhut and Mithilanchal areas in fully Naxal-affected region located on the Bihar-Nepal border. Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) Even as polling in 94 Assembly segments in Bihar... Read more »

Cong wants to repeat ‘Alpesh Thakor moment’ in Gujarat by-polls

“the party is raising the issues of corruption, unemployment, law and order and mishandling of the Covid pandemic” New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Oct 26 (IANS) The Congress had defeated rebel Alpesh Thakor in the by-polls... Read more »

Police books advocate for hurting religious feelings in J&K

The Jammu based advocate had on last Tuesday tweeted a cartoon which was objected to by members of the Hindu community who alleged that Rajawat had made the social media post to... Read more »

130,000 tribal children work in cottonseed production in Gujarat

A recent survey, carried out by the Centre for Labour Research and Action (CLRA), a civil rights organization, of cottonseed plots in Danta taluka of Banaskantha district has claimed that tribal children... Read more »

UN High Commissioner asks India’s govt to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs

Objecting to the use of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) against Amnesty International, forcing the top NGO to close its office in India, and the arrest human rights activists, especially 83-year-old... Read more »

India to observe Oct 22 as Black Day to highlight Pak-backed militia’s invasion of J&K

BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH  India will observe October 22 — the day of the raid in 1947 in Jammu and Kashmir — as the ‘Black Day’ to protest against Pakistan’s role in... Read more »

How Samerth Trust projects empower the tribal community in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh

By Gazala Paul, Pankaj Mishra When 14 families from areas surrounding Chorbhatti village under Bodla block in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh decided to settle down at Amlidih hamlet in 2002, their status... Read more »

BJP’s Tripura MLAs, party cadres meet central leadership

“If anyone is found indulging in anti-party activities, the party will take action. Ranajay Deb had resigned from the party before the 2018 Assembly elections and his resignation was accepted,” Agartala, Oct... Read more »

Bhagwat’s nudge post Hathras, focus back on nomadic tribes

Many nomadic tribes are from SC, ST or OBC communities, it may serve a political purpose too. New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) As the entire nation was discussing the Hathras horror where a... Read more »

Naidu writes again to AP DGP, calls out rights violations

He alleged that attacks are continuously happening on dalits, tribals, backward classes, Muslims, women and journalists in the state. Amaravati, Oct 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo,... Read more »