Government mulls dilution of tribal forest rights: Jual Oram

A landmark law recognising the rights of India`s tribes over forest land may be diluted to clear the way for infrastructure projects such as roads, railway lines, electricity towers and irrigation canals, Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has said.

Yemen ceasefire breached as violence flares anew

Fierce clashes erupted between rebels and tribes backed by an army unit in a northern Yemeni city close to the capital today, breaching a week-old ceasefire, a Defense Ministry official said, as the country`s leaders said assailants were plotting to destabilize the country.

Inquiry on into alleged exploitation of Jarawa women

Andaman and Nicobar administration has ordered for a detailed inquiry into the recent media reports, which alleged that the Jarawa tribe women were being sexually exploited by poachers for alcohol and marijuana.

Habitations with 100 plus tribal population to get roads

All habitations with a population of 100 tribals and above in 82 Naxal-hit districts will now be connected with all-weather roads under government`s flagship programme PMGSY, with the Union Cabinet giving nod to a proposal.

Jarawa population on the rise

Population of the Jarawas who are one of the hunting-gathering Negrito tribes of Andaman Islands has gone
from 240 in 2001 to 383 in 2011.

Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up

The demonstration was led by members of the Benghazi-based Awagi and Maghariba tribes, who were angry their representatives were not in key posts.

Four dead as Yemen army, tribes clash

Two tribesmen and two Yemeni soldiers
were killed in fierce clashes on Tuesday near the strife-torn
country second city of Taez, witnesses and the state news
agency Saba said.

Fire near US N-lab: Tribes fear sacred sites’ loss

The wildfire forced federal employees to flee the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb.

Three more minor girls rescued from flesh-trading tribes

With the rescue of 3 more minor girls from the captivity of Banchda tribe community, the total number rescued girls has gone up to 50 over the past two months, police said on Monday.

Saving tribes of northeast with art

Heritage of northeast has found a place in the capital`s artistic mainstream.

Key tribes abandon Yemen president

Leaders of two most important tribes abandoned Prez Ali Abdullah Saleh.

‘At least 49 killed in north Yemen clashes’

Fighting in mountainous north Yemen
between Shiite rebels and army-backed tribes over the past
four days have left at least 49 people dead, threatening a
fragile truce, tribal and rebel sources said on Wednesday.

Two Chinese oil experts kidnapped in Yemen

Yemen`s powerful tribes frequently carry out abductions of foreigners.

Jharkhand primitive tribes most backward

The Jharkhand government today
admitted that primitive tribes in the state were extremely
backward, but denied the opposition claims that most of the
welfare schemes meant for them were not seen on the ground.