Jharkhand tribal bodies resent Census data on religion

The tribal organizations today described the latest Census data on religion published by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner as "faulty and unauthentic" claiming it left out over 20 crore adivasis in the report.

Salwa Judum making a comeback in Bastar: Prashant Bhushan

A group of activists on Tuesday claimed that the Salwa Judum movement is "making a comeback" in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, and alleged that it was being done to drive away the tribal people from their land.

Adivasi leaders meet President alleging violation of economic, democratic rights

Leaders of various tribal organisations on Wednesday accused the BJP-led NDA Government of hurting "economic and democratic rights" of adivasis for the benefit of private players and called on President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention on the issue.

16 held in beheading case in Assam

Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the beheading of a woman by branding her a witch at a village in Sonitpur district.

NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter in Assam's Chirang

An NDFB(S) militant, suspected to have been involved in the massacre of adivasis in December last year, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Amteka in Chirang district of Assam on Tuesday.

Illegal construction in Alibag, Murud coast to be regularised: Govt

Maharashtra government told the Legislative Assembly Tuesday that unauthorised constructions by adivasis and fishing community along the Murud and Alibag coast, which have violated CRZ (coastal regulation zone) rules, would be regularised.

Nab NDFB(S) militants from foreign soil: Congress to Centre

Assam government on Sunday challenged the Centre to show "commitment" in nabbing NDFB(S) militants responsible for the massacre of Adivasis in the state last year, from the neighbouring nations.

Assam Adivasi killings: NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter

An NDFB(S) platoon commander, allegedly involved in the recent attack by the outfit on Adivasis, was killed in an encounter in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Saturday, police said.

NDFB-S militants accused of Assam killings arrested

NDFB-S militants accused of Assam killings arrested

Two dreaded NDFB-Songbijit militant leaders responsible for the massacres of Adivasis have been arrested along with four of their associates and a large quantity of arms seized from their possession, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Adivasis block NH-31 to protest killings in Assam

Scores of vehicles remained stranded as hundreds of tribal men and women armed with bows, arrows and other traditional weapons on Wednesday blocked National Highway (NH) 31 in the district to protest the killings of Adivasis by Bodo militants in Assam.

Adivasis call bandh in Jharkhand against Assam tribal killings

 The dawn-to-dusk Jharkhand bandh called by Adivasi Sengel (Empowerment) Abhiyan (ASA) today in protest against the killing of tribals by Bodo militants in Assam, passed peacefully here even as normal life remained unaffected by it.

Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours

The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack.

NIA to take up Assam attack cases

The NIA has been directed by the Home Ministry to take up the cases relating to the recent killing of more than 70 Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in two districts of Assam.

Adivasis protest against Assam massacre

An apex national body of the adivasis on Thursday put up road blockade in West Midnapore district in protest against the massacre of 65 adivasis in Assam by the militants of the anti-talks NDFB(S) yesterday.

West Bengal to help adivasis coming from Assam: Mamata

The government in West Bengal is making necessary arrangements to render help to adivasis coming to the state from Assam for shelter, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said expressing deep sadness over their mass killing.

Assam govt announces ex-gratia for NDFB attack victims

Assam government Wednesday announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in serial attacks on adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in three districts.

ST status demanded for Adivasis by tribal organisations

Tribal Organisations here on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of innocent Adivasis in Assam by suspected Bodo militants and demanded immediate steps to accord the tribals Schedule Tribe status.

Tribal students lock TFA gate demanding quota for local talent

A group of tribal students sat on dharna on Wednesday locking the main gate of the Tata Football Academy (TFA) here demanding fifty per cent reservation for local talents in the recruitment of cadets.

Narendra Modi says his Government committed to tribal welfare

Narendra Modi handed over land allotment letters to more than 11,000 tribals and said his government was committed to empowering adivasis in the BJP-ruled state.

Amnesty pleads for Soni Sori`s release

Amnesty International has submitted a petition to the Chhattisgarh chief minister urging him to drop all charges against tribal activists Soni Sori and her nephew Lingaram Kodopi and release them "immediately and unconditionally".