Maruti helping tribals to drive and live

Vibha Sachdev

"My name is Vasara Mansukhbhai. I used to be a labourer and my earnings were very low. I used to earn Rs 4,000 a month earlier but now, after I learnt driving from here, I have started to earn Rs 8,000 a month."

'King Cobra' beaten to death by tribals in AP village

A 12-feet long 'King Cobra' was caught and killed by tribals at a village here.

Congress MLAs walk out of Gujarat Assembly over tribal issues

Congress MLAs staged a walk out from the Gujarat Assembly session on Thursday after their demand to extend time to discuss tribal development and forest rights issues was not granted by the Deputy Speaker.

Web-based tool to monitor atrocities against Dalits, tribals

Claiming that the government has failed to safeguard the interests of the marginalised, National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairperson P.L. Punia on Wednesday called for advancing awareness about a web-based monitoring tool called ATM that tracks atrocities against Dalits and the tribals across India.

Malnutrition major cause of tribal infant deaths: Kerala govt
Malnutrition major cause of tribal infant deaths: Kerala govt

Kerala government Tuesday said lack of effective implementation of health packages by officials concerned and malnutrition of pregnant women were the major causes of frequent infant deaths in Attappady, one of the largest tribal settlements in the state.

Maharashtra govt committed for development of tribals: Governor

The state government is committed towards the development of tribals and the community members must avail full benefit of the state-run welfare schemes, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said.

Congress should apologise to 'poor, tribals' over coal scam: BJP

BJP on Sunday sought an apology from Congress for its "arbitrary" allocation of coal blocks and said the previous UPA dispensation headed by the party stood exposed following the positive response to the Narendra Modi government's move to auction off coal blocks.

Preserve, promote tribal cultures to uplift tribal lives: Oram

It is important to preserve and promote tribal cultures and heritage in order to uplift the quality of people living in tribal areas, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said here on Saturday.

Healthcare facilities available to tribals now

Health care facilities which eluded tribal people in inaccessible areas of Odisha's Rayagada, Kalahandi and Nuapada districts for ages are now available at their doorsteps.

Focus on diseases having high prevalence among tribals: Panda

Tribals who constitute 8 percent of country's population account for nearly 50 percent of malarial deaths and 70 percent of brain malaria cases, Tribal Affairs Secretary Hrusikesh Panda said here on Wednesday.

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.

Tribal community in Siliguri protests against Assam militant attacks

The tribal community in Siliguri staged protest against the militant attacks in Assam that killed at least 80 people.

Assam attack fallout of lapses by Centre, state govt: Mahanta

Asom Gana Parishad president and former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday blamed Centre and the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government for "failing" to prevent attacks by NDFB(S) militants on tribals which have left over 80 dead.

80 tribals "converted" to Christianity in Odisha

At least 80 tribals were allegedly converted to Christianity in Balisuda village in Sundargarh district of Odisha, officials said on Saturday.

BJP slams Nitish Kumar for raking up tribal CM issue in Jharkhand

A day after senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar said the post of Jharkhand Chief Minister belonged to tribals as a matter of their right, the BJP hit back saying leaders from Karpoori Thakur to Lalu Prasad would not have been at the helm in Bihar if the upper castes's stranglehold on the CM's post had continued.

Maoist activities in Kerala on rise

An alarming increase in the activity of Naxals has been detected by security agencies recently in Kerala where the Left Wing Extremists have started perpetrating violent acts by espousing the cause of tribals.

Assam Police had just 2 hours to respond on possible attack by NDFB

Authorities in Sonitpur, the district which was worst-hit by the violence perpetrated by NDFB(S), had a little over two hours to respond after an intelligence intercept suggested an imminent attack on Adivasi tribals by the Bodo militant group.

Assam massacre: Centre orders all-out operations against NDFB militants

An all-out offensive will be launched against NDFB militants jointly by police, paramilitary forces and army in the wake of the group killing over 50 people in two districts of Assam.

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.

Kokrajhar attack: Additional paramilitary forces being rushed to Assam

Additional paramilitary personnel were being rushed by Union Home Ministry to Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam where NDFB(S) militants shot dead 34 people on Tuesday night.