indigenous communities

Citizens’ group opposes sub-panel on Tipaimukh dam


August 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) A citizens' group Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur's Tipaimukh power project.The mega-power project, one of the largest in northeastern India, ... Read more...

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Centre seeks SC nod to review eco-tourism norms (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

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Government seeks SC nod for eco-tourism norms’ review


August 21st, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazilian court suspends massive Amazon dam construction


August 15th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) A Brazilian court has ordered to suspend the construction of the world's third largest dam until affected indigenous communities get a hearing in Congress.The ... Read more...

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Assam ties up with US varsity to document traditional practices


March 19th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Assam has tied up with the Stanford University in the US for documenting the rich culture, traditional knowledge, customs and indigenous practices of various communities in ... Read more...

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Unicef hails Mexico’s child welfare initiative


December 29th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund has welcomed a new initiative of the Mexican government to improve child welfare, saying it's a "breakthrough" to improve social equity ... Read more...

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Mexico sees adventure tourism as job generator


October 19th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) Mexico will promote adventure tourism, not only to lure visitors but also to generate jobs.President Felipe Calderon pointed to Mexico's "enormous ... Read more...

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Dress code divides Nepal


August 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Three years ago, when Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the leader of Nepal's 10-year communist revolution, re-appeared in parliament as the nation's first Maoist prime minister, he ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Meghalaya halts land acquisition by industries


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Land acquisition by industries in Meghalaya will be kept in abeyance till the state's industrial policy is reviewed to prevent land grab, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma ... Read more...

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‘Philanthropic’ Steve Waugh wants to be a ‘mentor’, not coach of Australian team


January 8th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 8 (ANI): Former skipper Steve Waugh has said that he is not interested in coaching the Australian team, after Cricket Australia announced it would be undertaking a thorough review following ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Amnesty denounces sentencing of Sen


December 25th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Amnesty International said Saturday that the life sentence handed down to Indian rights activist Binayak Sen for his alleged Maoist links violates "international fair trial standards".It is also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 1,500 sq km (579 sq miles) of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation and environmental degradation in Peru. Peru has 68 million hectares (262,550 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Greenland allowed to hunt humpback whales


June 25th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agadir (Morocco), June 25 (DPA) Greenland may hunt humpback whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) decided Friday as the 88 IWC countries were wrapping up their five-day annual meeting in the Moroccan ... Read more...

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Pen losing its might over sword in Nepal


April 15th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) After winning three battles against dictatorial regimes, the pen is finally losing its might over the sword in Nepal. The fear was given credence Thursday as Nepal's ruling ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Primitive tribe faces extinction due to their marriage system


March 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarTotpara (Jalpaiguri), March 10 (ANI): The endogamous marriage system practiced by members of Toto tribe in West Bengal may lead to the extinction of their clan since the children are ... Read more...

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Bangladesh imposes curfew after riots


February 25th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (DPA) Authorities in Bangladesh imposed a fresh night-time curfew in its south-eastern Khagrachhari hill district following riots between rival ethnic groups, officials said. "Night-time curfew between 2200 hours (2130 IST) ... Read more...

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Bangladesh deploys troops to quell ethnic violence


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 13 (DPA) Bangladesh deployed troops in the southeastern Khagrachhari district Tuesday after clashes between rival ethnic groups left at least 15 people hurt and several houses torched, officials said. "The hill ... Read more...

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Christian will make Twenty20 popular among Oz indigenous communities: Gillespie


February 18th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 18(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie reckons that allrounder Dan Christian's emergence as Australia's next Twenty20 specialist can make cricket famous among the indigenous communities of the country.Christian, who ... Read more...

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First ever Ethnic Mega Festival held in Assam


October 29th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Oct.29 (ANI): The first ever-Ethnic Mega Festival that offered a platform to showcase the unique cultural heritage of the different indigenous communities in Assam was celebrated in the ... Read more...

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Native populations ‘at increased swine flu risk’


October 11th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): While the entire world is traumatised by the news of swine flu pandemic, it is the native people who are suffering a swine flu infection rate four ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even a simple road can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps


September 13th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that even a simple road can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife.The study was ... Read more...

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Unicef calls for greater protection of indigenous people (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has called for greater protection of the world's 370 million indigenous people who are considered the most vulnerable members of human ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Hindi battle escalates


July 29th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The battle over the use of Hindi for official work, that has pitted southern Nepal against the rest of the country, escalated Wednesday with embattled Vice ... Read more...

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Orissa’s anti-mining protests reach Delhi


July 27th, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Members of Orissa's Kondh tribe Monday gathered for a candle light vigil in the capital, urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop mining of the bauxite-rich ... Read more...

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Australia has no clue about indigenous communities: Rudd


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Darwin (Australia), July 3 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has admitted that the country hasn't got enough statistical information about what's happening in its indigenous communities.Following the release of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

29 killed in police crackdown on Peru protesters


June 6th, 2009 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 6 (DPA) At least 29 people, including 22 civilians and seven police officers, were killed Friday in the northern Peruvian region of Amazonas in a police crackdown on indigenous people ... Read more...

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Indian hydropower investors face fresh trouble in Nepal


April 16th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) Two Indian companies that broke the ice in Nepal's highly politicised hydropower sector last year by bagging contracts to develop two separate projects that together would generate over ... Read more...

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Bolivian president enacts new constitution


February 8th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
El Alto (Bolivia), Feb 8 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a new constitution that he says will "refound" the country on the basis of unity, equality and dignity and put ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal’s Terai paralysed as Buddha’s ’sons’ go on warpath


February 7th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 7 (IANS) Once regarded as Nepal's food bowl, the fertile Terai plains along the border with India were hit Saturday by a two-day shutdown as the Tharus, an indigenous community ... Read more...

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Buddha’s ’sons’ oppose quota, call Terai shutdown


February 1st, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) The decision by Nepal's Maoist government to reserve 45 percent seats in all state and public service enterprises for disadvantaged communities has begun to reap a whirlwind with ... Read more...

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Oz TV soaps slammed for toeing White Australia policy” during casting


November 15th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, November 15 (ANI): Aussie academics and politicians have slammed TV producers for exercising a "White Australia" policy while casting actors for top-rated soap operas. The White Australia policy had begun in ... Read more...

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Scientists provide conclusive proof that humans are causing polar warming


October 31st, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new research has provided conclusive proof that human activity is responsible for significant warming in both polar regions.The research was undertaken by a team of scientists ... Read more...

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Remote Australia edging towards ”failed state”


September 13th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 13 (ANI): A group of prominent Australians have warned that remote Australia has become a "failed state" fuelled by dysfunction and neglect that threatens the nation''s security, social cohesion ... Read more...

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Uproar as new Nepal vice president takes oath in Hindi


July 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Within 24 hours of being sworn in as republic of Nepal's first vice president, former judge Parmanand Jha found himself at the centre of a controversy ... Read more...

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Maoist agree to address Madhesi demands in supplementary bill


July 3rd, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 3 (ANI): The CPN (Maoist) today agreed to address the demands raised by the Madhes-based parties in the draft of the supplementary Constitution amendment bill. During a meeting with the ... Read more...

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