The Supreme Court Friday sought responses from the government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking "re-adjustment" of reserved parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the wake of inclusion of more castes in SC category in 2002 and 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.