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SALUTE! Over 300 students from tribal-dominated regions of Madhya Pradesh clear JEE, AIIMS

SALUTE! Over 300 students from tribal-dominated regions of Madhya Pradesh clear JEE, AIIMS

Over 300 students from financially weak families from the tribal-dominated regions of Madhya Pradesh have cleared competitive like JEE, AIIMS, AIPMT and NEET among others, thanks to initiatives taken by the state government.

Manipur tribals to observe unity day on Aug 31

A Manipur activist group will observe "Tribal Unity Day" on August 31 to remember nine people who were killed in early September last year -- and have not been buried as yet -- in violent protests against three controversial lawws that allegedly deprived tribals of the right to their land.

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

Remarks on Mayawati shows BJP's anti-Dalit stand: Odisha CM

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday hit out at the BJP over the derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati saying that it shows its "anti-Dalit" stand.

PM Modi launches 'Stand Up India' to promote financial inclusion, says 'it aims to empower every Indian'

PM Modi launches 'Stand Up India' to promote financial inclusion, says 'it aims to empower every Indian'

To boost entrepreneurship among the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women by facilitating loans in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Stand Up India initiative.

Mayawati favours quota for poor upper castes

Mayawati said people from SCs/STs and OBCs, who have converted to become Christians, Muslims and Sikhs, should also get the benefits of reservation.

Manipur hills simmer with tension as tribals resent bills

The hills of Manipur continue to simmer with tension ever since the state assembly, in a specially convened session on August 31, passed three controversial bills ostensibly to protect the rights of the indigenous people in the state.

Other States to adopt Rajasthan model of 'Tribal Cells'

 In a follow up action of Governors' Conference held in Delhi early this year, the Governor offices in other states will adopt the Rajasthan model of "Tribal Cell" to implement tribal welfare schemes, an official said here on Thursday.

Activist instigating tribals to encroach forest land, arrested in UP

A social activist along with another person was arrested today for allegedly instigating tribals to encroach forest land.

Tribal women can inherit property, rules Himachal HC

 Setting aside almost a century old customary law that allows only men to inherit ancestral property if it is not bequeathed, the Himachal Pradesh High Court in a historic judgment observed that tribal women, too, could inherit property.

Modi wants to know 'mann ki baat' of tribals: Oram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to know the 'Mann ki baat' of the tribals in areas hit by Naxalism to restore their faith in government, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said on Sunday.

Tribals take out 'Birhad Morcha' demanding wage hike

Thousands of villagers from the predominantly tribal Mokhada taluka in the district took out a 'Birhad Morcha' demanding increase in daily wages and employment under government schemes.

Many trees burnt down during Chaitra Parva in Koraput district

Many trees are burnt down and small animals roasted alive in Koraput district by fire which tribals lit while hunting during Chaitra Parva, a festival celebrated during Odia month of Chaitra.

'Mahabharata' will be fought over proposed Land Act amendments

Congress Monday said another 'Mahabharata' would be fought over proposed amendments in the land acquisition Act in which parties like BJD must prove their commitments towards farmers and tribals.

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.