BJP-led Cabinet approved the Women's Reservation Bill, likely to be introduced in the Special Parliament Session, on September 19. Introduced by the PM Narendra Modi Government, the new Reservation Bill will ensure 33% quota for women in the Lok Sabha and Assemblies. This quota will provide seats for women belonging to SC, ST Tribals and backward classes also, in politics. Cabinet minister, opposition leaders and Congress welcomed the… read-more
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Three tribals belonging to the Kuki-Zo community were shot dead on September 12 morning allegedly by militants of banned terror groups in Kangpopki district in Manipur, officials said here. They said the assailants came in a vehicle and attacked the villagers between the Ireng and Karam areas located in the bordering areas of Imphal West and Kangpopki districtsThis village is located in the hills, dominated by the tribal people.
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President Droupadi Murmu on August 14 hailed India's GDP growth despite challenges and said a large number of people have come out of poverty in the last decade. Addressing the nation on the eve of the 77th Independence Day, President Murmu lauded India's space agency ISRO for scaling new heights and setting higher benchmarks of excellence. The nation is all set to celebrate the 76th Independence Day.
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The Centre signed an agreement with eight tribal militant organisations based in Assam aiming peace in the region. On September 15, the agreement was signed between groups including All Adivasi National Liberation Army, Adivasi Cobra Militant of Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Santhal Tiger Force, and Adivasi People's Army. The agreement was inked in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma among… read-more
Aji Krishnan, the secretary of an NGO was arrested for allegedly encroaching and threatening tribals. On July 12, the Sholayur police arrested Krishnan, the secretary of High Range Rural Development Society (HRDS) with alleged RSS links. The action was taken after locals from the Tribal community registered a complaint against him, under various sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Act. Krishnan has been remanded under judicial custody.
Odisha Government, in collaboration with the Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS) is set to launch climate-resilient natural farming in the tribal-dominated region. The initiative will enhance the agriculture sector, following natural traditional ways of farming, in Tribal areas. Spread across 3.15 lakh hectares of farmland, the project will have an investment of around Rs 312 crore over five years, starting in 2022-20223. It will also provide… read-more
Accused in the Alirajpur sexual harassment incident have been arrested on March 14, reported police. Notably, 15 tribal youths have been arrested for allegedly molesting a tribal girl, in full public view, during a festival in Alirajpur. The brutal incident's video went viral, following which the police took action and detained all between 18-32 year age group. However, two people were also arrested for recording and uploading the incident.… read-more
George Remedios, a 36-year-old former Mumbai resident has created multiple food forests with saplings of papayas, guava, mango, and more which has also helped the nearby tribals to benefit from the harvest. His not-for-profit organization called 'Turning Tide' has planted over 1,000 trees and also gives guidance to rooftop gardening. “It would be helpful if we could produce a small fraction of the food we consume,” Remedios said.
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Good news! Nilgiris becomes the first district in TN to complete the administration of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the tribals. According to the Nilgiris collector J Innocent Divya, around 21,800 eligible tribals from communities such as Todas, Kotas, Kurumabas, Paniyas, Irulas, and Kattunayakans have received their first dose. Reportedly, the health minister had assured a special quota of vaccines to complete the inoculation within… read-more
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