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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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Making a case for India’s Maoists (Book Review)


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Book: Red Star Over India; Author: Jan Myrdal; Publishers: Setu Prakashani (Kolkata); Pages: 224, Price: Rs.295.The Swedish leftwing author makes no attempt to hide his sympathies as he returns to India ... Read more...

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126 couples in Bengal tie knot at mass wedding


July 1st, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) A total of 126 couples hailing from underprivileged backgrounds, tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony here Sunday.Under the aegis of the city-based Vishwa Jagriti ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh BJP wooing tribals in violence-hit Bastar


June 10th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh is making determined efforts to win back tribals to the party in the run-up to the assembly elections ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Congress to woo tribals


June 7th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 7 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections next year, the Congress in Chhattisgarh is desperate to woo the tribal community.Congress leaders say the gulf between them and the ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks support, not many takers (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Tuesday urged political parties to back his candidature for the president's post, but there appeared to be no ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa urges parties to support Sangma


May 18th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa announced support to P.A. Sangma as the president, she Friday appealed to all political parties to ... Read more...

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BJD, AIADMK back Sangma for presidency (Intro Roundup)


May 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik of Orissa and J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma for the presidency, giving ... Read more...

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BJD, AIADMK back Sagma for president (Roundup)


May 17th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik of Orissa and J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma for the presidency, giving ... Read more...

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President should be from tribal community: Sangma


May 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With Odisha and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik and J.Jayalalithaa supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A.Sangma for the president's post, the Nationalist Congress ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa supports Sangma for president’s post


May 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Thursday extended her party's support to the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the ... Read more...

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New strategies reducing malaria deaths in Odisha (April 25 is World Malaria Day)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's health ministry is pinning its hopes on new strategies to bring down malaria deaths in Odisha's tribal and urban populations."In the last two years, ... Read more...

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Only parliament can modify reserved communities list: Court


April 8th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A Delhi court has ruled that only parliament can modify the list of reserved communities, while upholding a magisterial court's order that awarded punishment to ... Read more...

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Over 100 Congress workers arrested in Chhattisgarh


March 25th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 25 (IANS) Over 100 workers of Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress party were arrested Sunday in the state capital Raipur during a street protest over an alleged police assault ... Read more...

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Congress threatens stir after 1,000 tribals arrested


March 21st, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress Tuesday threatened to launch a statewide stir, a day after more than a 1,000 tribals were arrested in Raipur for seeking a ... Read more...

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‘For women, toilets more important than mobiles’ (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) For a woman, a toilet is more important than a mobile phone, but men don't understand that, feels Anita Narre. She is the 20-year-old tribal whose ... Read more...

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Indian Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen involved in shoe-lace tying row


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indian minister is fighting desperately to save his face after a shoe lace-tying controversy. Gauri Shankar Bisen, who is a minister in the Indian state of ... Read more...

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UN accolade for Odisha tribals’ green farming (With Images)


January 5th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 5 (IANS) A decade ago, Ralila Muduli, a tribal woman from Odisha's Koraput district, was struggling to feed her family of six. But then she was introduced ... Read more...

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Tribals protest non-tribals getting award


October 16th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tribal groups in Jharkhand are protesting against the award of the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2011 to activists Binayak Sen and Bulu Imama.The Jharkhand Human ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villager alleges children died of hunger


September 24th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) A labourer in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district Saturday alleged his two daughters died of hunger, while two other children are admitted to a hospital in serious condition. ... Read more...

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Learn from Andhra on job scheme, Ramesh tells Orissa


August 14th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Sunday told Orissa to learn from Andhra Pradesh on the implementation of a centrally sponsored rural job scheme.He said ... Read more...

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Where children conduct their parents’ marriage (Feature with images)


August 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 9 (IANS) Among the Bhil tribal community in Gujarat's Dang district, youths very often conduct the marriage of their parents! This is among the many quaint customs ... Read more...

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NCP apologizes for Goa tribal murders


May 30th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), an alliance partner in the Goa government, Monday apologized to the tribal community over the death of two tribal activists during ... Read more...

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Chandy expands cabinet, inducts 13 more ministers


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expanded his cabinet Monday by including 13 more ministers in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government he leads.Governor R.S. Gavai administered ... Read more...

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New Kerala minister Jayalekshmi creates history


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) It was only her fourth visit to Kerala's capital city -- but P.K. Jayalekshmi created history Monday by becoming the state's first ever minister from the ... Read more...

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Kerala to get first tribal minister, Karunakaran’s son misses out


May 21st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Congress legislator P.K.Jayalekshmi will be Kerala's first-ever minister from the tribal community while the late Congress leader K.Karunakaran's son, K. Muraleedharan, has been left out ... Read more...

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An identity crisis for tribal communities


April 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Baljeet KumarNew Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Today, there are several regions, many of them forested and inhabited by the tribal communities, which have become flash-points of violence where Naxalism has taken ... Read more...

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Tiger panel office to come up in Nagpur


April 15th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) An office of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) would come up in Nagpur, considered as the "tiger gateway of the country", union Environment and Forests ... Read more...

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Hectic lobbying on for new Chhattisgarh Congress chief


March 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 21 (IANS) At least half a dozen leaders of the Congress party, which is out of the power in Chhattisgarh since November 2003, are lobbying hard for ... Read more...

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Ganpat Vasava new Gujarat assembly speaker


February 24th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ganpat Vasava was unanimously elected the speaker of the Gujarat assembly here Thursday.Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the election of Vasava, a tribal ... Read more...

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Tribals showcase traditional handicrafts in Kochi


January 18th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Jan 18 (ANI): Tribals of Kerala have recently showcased their traditional handicrafts and handlooms at a weeklong exhibition in Kochi.Scores of people visited the exhibition and the manufacturers reaped good profits ... Read more...

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Bengal girl who defied oppressors wins bravery award


January 17th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The trauma she was made to undergo - being paraded naked across three villages and molested by locals on suspicion of having an affair with a boy ... Read more...

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Tribals should unite to fight Maoism: BJP MP


January 4th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 3 (IANS) Tribal people should put up a united face to fight rising Maoist militancy in Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Saba MP and tribal leader Nand Kumar Sai ... Read more...

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Visit Sikkim to savour Lepcha hospitality


December 31st, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanDzongu (Sikkim), Dec.31 (ANI): The Lepcha tribal community in Sikkim's Dzongu region have come up with unique village tourism by hosting tourists at their homes.Lepchas have made the tourists enjoy ... Read more...

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