Normal life was affected in Himachal Pradesh as the entire tribal belt and other higher hills had another spell of heavy snowfall and the mid and lower hills received widespread rain causing sharp fall in day temperatures.
The movement of over a dozen trains was disrupted for nearly six hours on Thursday due to blockade of railway tracks at Eklakhi in West Bengal by tribal people in protest of serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists in Assam.
Diminishing tribal cultures of Odisha have mostly been the central theme of regional director Sabyasachi Mohapatra's films as he feels it is important to raise awareness about these simple and innocent people.
Tribal leaders in Birbhum district where a 20-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped recently have stuck to the claim that the girl had lied to frame the morol(village headman) and the media was defaming the traditional justice system of the Santhal community.
Four policemen were suspended for negligence of duty after a tribal man and a married woman were allegedly beaten up and their faces blackened by Khokariya villagers who disapproved of a relationship between the two, police said here on Wednesday.
The Gujarat government has initiated talks with tribal representatives of 70 villages in Narmada district after they opposed land acquisition for a tourism project near the Sardar Sarovar dam at Kevadiya.