Malaysia govt missed clues on trafficking: Villagers

Malaysia`s government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were right there in plain sight.

Jharkhand villagers convinced to get branded as Naxalites in exchange for jobs: Congress
Jharkhand villagers convinced to get branded as Naxalites in exchange for jobs: Congress

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) president Sukhdeo Bhagat on Saturday alleged that 514 innocent villagers in Jharkhand had been convinced to get branded as Naxalites and made to surrender with false promise of providing them jobs under the state government's Surrender and Rehabilitation policy by the BJP-led government in 2011.

Madhya Pradesh villagers perform body piercing ritual to cure chicken pox

Villagers in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh participated in an annual tradition of body piercing on the occasion of `Hanuman Jayanti`, which they believe helps cure chicken pox.

'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.

West Bengal: Villagers demand vaccination, doctors assure safety

Villagers on Wednesday lined up in front of a rural hospital at Sandeshkhali in South 24-Parganas district demanding they be vaccinated against rabies.

Ceasefire violations: 10,000 frightened villagers abandon homes in Kashmir

The number of people abandoning their homes in border villages of Jammu and Kashmir crossed 10,000 on Tuesday amid heightened tension following Pakistan shelling on the international border that killed a trooper Monday.

Villagers protest coal mines re-allotment in Chhattisgarh

With the beginning of fresh allotment of coal blocks by the Centre, villagers of North Chhattisgarh, the area which is rich in coal reserves, have intensified their protest against the move.

Border dwellers ask govt 'once and for all' conflict resolution

Uprooted from their homes that have faced continuous mortar shelling and rattle of machine guns several times since Independence, dwellers living along the International Border want the government to resolve and end the conflict "once and for all", to ensure permanent and everlasting peace.

Maoist fear keeps Odisha villagers from home

At least 18 tribal families have been staying away from their homes in Odisha`s Nuapada district for the last one and half years due to the fear of attack by Maoists, police said Thursday.

Villagers hail order banning coal mining in Meghalaya

Villagers living downstream of Myntdu river along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya`s Jaintia Hills district have welcomed the National Green Tribunal order banning coal mining in the entire state.

Toll protest: villagers will get concession, CM

Amid persistent protests against the toll hike on the National Highway leading to international airport, Chief Minister Siddaramaih today said there will be concession on toll for villagers within the proximity of the highway.

Villagers rush to aid rural Alaska crash survivors

Residents of a rural Alaska village reached survivors of a commuter plane crash two hours after the aircraft went down in freezing rain, authorities said.

Mamata committed to provide banking facilities in all villages

Mamata Banerjee said two years form now no Gram Panchayat would be there in the state without banking service and welcomed all nationalised banks to come forward and open branches in the villages to boost rural economy.

Villagers kill five suspected drug traffickers in Mexico

Five suspected members of a drug cartel were gunned down over the weekend by vigilantes in the Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said.

Naxals threaten Chhattisgarh villagers against voting in Assembly polls

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Naxals are reported to be threatening villagers in the state.

Second Sri Lankan dies after troops fire on villagers

A second Sri Lankan protester died from wounds suffered when troops fired on villagers demonstrating against contaminated water supplies, police said on Saturday, as tensions remained high in the area.

Gunfight between villagers reported from Manipur

Three villagers were injured during a gunfight between inhabitants of two villages in interior Thoubal district of Manipur.

UP villagers damage SDM`s jeep, vandalise office

Villagers of Akrabad under Debai Tehsil allegedly damaged the jeep and vandalised the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Two villagers injured in leopard attack

Two villagers were seriously injured when a leopard attacked them in Parsapur village near Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

Villagers lock up teachers over girl`s suicide

Angry villagers locked up the teachers of a government senior secondary school after a girl student committed suicide at her home four days ago.