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Tribals upset over ban on traditional weapons


August 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Tribals in Chhattisgarh are furious over police moves to ban their traditional weapons in public places, particularly in village haats, or markets.Bastar Range Inspector General of ... Read more...

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Thousands protest caste certificate manipulation


November 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (IANS) Thousands of tribals Friday staged a rally in an Odisha town seeking dismissal of government employees who allegedly got jobs by manipulating their caste certificates, police ... Read more...

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Niyamgiri tribals join anti-Posco protests


July 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A group of tribals belonging to primitive Dangaria Kandh community from Orissa's Niyamgiri area Thursday joined the villagers' protest against land acquisition for the $12 billion ... Read more...

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Hindus greet Sikhs on Guru Gobind Singh birthday


January 1st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 1 (ANI): Hindus have sent early greetings to Sikh communities world over for upcoming birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib (1666-1708), tenth Guru of Sikhism.Well known Hindu statesman Rajan ... Read more...

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Hundreds protest Vedanta refinery in Orissa


October 30th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals Saturday staged a demonstration in Orissa's Kalahandi district seeking scrapping of Vedanta Resources's alumina refinery in the region, a protest leader said."The tribal men and ... Read more...

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Martial arts, music…and the cheers don’t stop at CWG closing gala (Second Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) If there was dramatic display of martial arts and foot-tapping patriotic music from military bands, then there was also spontaneous bonhomie and cheer from thousands of ... Read more...

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Martial artists mark thundering start to Games closure (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A dazzling display of martial arts from the far corners of India kicked off the closing ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games here Thursday, promising a ... Read more...

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Maoists damage school in Chhattisgarh


July 19th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur July 19 (IANS) Nearly a hundred Maoists damaged a school building Monday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, police said. The guerillas carried out the attack early Monday at Puspal village, some 500 ... Read more...

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Maoists gun down Jharkhand villager


January 29th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ghunandi Village (Jharkhand), Jan 29 (ANI): A villager was killed and two others, including a woman were injured when a group of Maoists raided Ghunandi village in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district on ... Read more...

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Orissa Tribals protest others usurping their jobs, benefits


January 28th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (IANS) Thousands of tribals Thursday staged a demonstration in Orissa's Bolangir town demanding action against people usurping government jobs and benefits meant for tribal people by submitting fake caste ... Read more...

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Seven suspected Maoists held, one ultra’s body found


January 28th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Seven suspected Maoist rebels were arrested while the body of one ultra killed in police firing was discovered in West Bengal Wednesday, police said. West Midnapore Superintendent of Police ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers join hands with security forces to fight Maoists


December 24th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sundargarh, Dec 24 (ANI): The villagers in the Maoist hit K. Balan region in Orissa's Sundargarh district have for the first time joined hands with the security forces to counter and flush ... Read more...

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India works on to-do list to revamp homeland security (One year after 26/11)


November 14th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Armoured vehicles, surveillance radars, handheld imagers, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), biometrics and software solutions... those are the buzzwords as India revamps its homeland security ... Read more...

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In Bihar, gun toting farmers guard water sources


August 21st, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Harendra Singh and his neighbour Prakash Mahto, both farmers in Bihar's drought-hit Arwal district, stand guard with guns at a canal - the only source of precious ... Read more...

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Two killed in Jharkhand over land dispute


August 20th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) Two people were killed and four injured in a clash between tribals and settlers over a land dispute in Jharkhand's Dumka district Thursday, police said. According to police, ... Read more...

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Taylor Lautner arrives for Teen Choice awards


August 10th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 10 (IBNS) Taylor Lautner has arrived LAX from Vancouver Saturday for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards which took place on Sunday.Taylor Daniel Lautner (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Maoists to lay down arms


June 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today asked the Maoists to lay down arms and come forward for negotiations.Talking to reporters here, Chidambaram assured that the ... Read more...

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Operation Lalgarh: Forces face tough resistance


June 19th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lalgarh (West Bengal) June 19(ANI): The West Bengal Police supported by Central Paramilitary forces launched "operation Lalgarh" to clear the areas in and around Lalgarh from Maoist captivity in West Midnapore district. ... Read more...

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Security forces enter Lalgarh to flush out Maoists (Roundup)


June 18th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), June 18 (IANS) Advancing security forces faced a massive 'human wall' and firing by Maoists and tribals in this troubled zone as West Bengal's Communist government launched a ... Read more...

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Security forces advance into Maoist-held Lalgarh (Lead)


June 18th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), June 18 (IANS) Advancing security forces lobbed tear gas shells and made a baton charge to break a 'human wall' put up by Maoist cadres, armed with bows ... Read more...

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Dukhtaran-i-Milat protests women’s death in Valley


June 7th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 7(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Police resorted to baton charge and fired tear gas shells to quell hundreds of supporters of the radical women's organisation Dukhtaran-i-Milat on Sunday here.Members of ... Read more...

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Pentagon changes track from traditional warfare to foreign insurgencies


April 7th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.7 (ANI): By sanctioning deep cuts in many traditional weapons systems, US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has reshaped the Pentagon's strategy to use new technology and troops to fight the ... Read more...

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Bengal tribals’ motorbike rally to press demands


March 15th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 14 (IANS) More than 300 members of a tribal body in West Bengal Saturday set out on a 150-km motorcycle rally to press for their demands, including the reopening of ... Read more...

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Adivasis getting commando style training in West Bengal


January 10th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura-Purulia border (West Bengal), Jan.10 (ANI): Over one thousand Adivasi men and women are being given commando training in Taldanga village on the Bankura-Purulia border in West Bengal. At a war ... Read more...

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West Bengal tribals protest ‘indiscriminate’ arrests


November 9th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Sunday held a series of meetings with tribals and residents of West Midnapore district who are up in arms against alleged police atrocities and ... Read more...

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25 held for attacking Jharkhand cement factory


October 24th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 24 (IANS) Twenty-five people, including nine women, have been arrested for attacking and torching the under-construction Jaypee Cement factory in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said Friday."We have arrested 25 people ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals protest Vedanta’s mining project


October 20th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals Monday staged a demonstration here protesting a mining project by Britain's Vedanta Resources in Orissa's Niyamgiri Hills, the police said. In August, the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Tribals seek action against writer, publisher of translated Bible


October 19th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 19 (IANS) Around 15,000 tribals from seven states held a mass meeting Sunday in the Jharkhand capital and demanded stern action against the writer and publisher of a translated Bible ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals seek divine help to prevent British project


March 17th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, March 17 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals in three Orissa districts decided to seek divine intervention to stop an alumina-mining project by British company Vedanta Resources. The tribals from Kandha tribe from ... Read more...

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Intelligence reports warn of Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh


March 17th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, March 17 (IANS) Thousands of police and paramilitary troopers deployed in Chhattisgarh's Maoist stronghold Bastar region were put on high alert in the wake of fresh intelligence inputs that warned of ... Read more...

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Irate tribals block road after attack on leader


March 14th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, March 14 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals opposing the construction of a steel plant by the Tata Group in Orissa blocked a road after some unidentified men opened fire and injured one ... Read more...

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