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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

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‘Education City’ emerges in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist zone


July 16th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 16 (IANS) It lies at the heart of the Maoist badlands in Chhattisgarh but is now set to acquire the tag of Education City with the creation ... Read more...

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Reang refugees’ return to Mizoram stalled again


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) The repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram is hanging in the balance again as most of the tribals are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Repatriation of Mizoram refugees from Tripura fails again


April 27th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram has failed to kick off yet again as they are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Refugees’ return to Mizoram from Tripura put off


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 26 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram did not start Thursday as the inmates are unwilling to return to their villages ... Read more...

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Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram


April 25th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether ... Read more...

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Refugee repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram starts April 26: Chidambaram


April 5th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 5 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of 36,000 tribal refugees, who have been staying for the past 15 years in camps in Tripura after being displaced from their ... Read more...

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Onus on Mizoram to take back tribal refugees: Tripura


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday put the onus of taking back the 37,000 Reang tribal refugees on the Mizoram government, and called on the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Mizo refugees in Tripura to return home


February 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday urged the nearly 37,000 tribal refugees from Mizoram, sheltered in six north Tripura camps for the past 15 years, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to convince Reang refugees to return home


February 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will Saturday visit Tripura's refugee camps, where over 36,000 tribal migrants from Mizoram have been staying for the past 15 ... Read more...

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Tribal families spend nights outside due to wild jumbos


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 3 (IANS) For the last week, about a dozen tribal families in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district have been spending their nights in the open despite the chilly weather after ... Read more...

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Balco’s bauxite mining displaces Chhattisgarh tribals


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 22 (IANS) Several families belonging to the poverty-hit Baiga tribe in Chhattisgarh were hit by bauxite mining operations of aluminium major Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (Balco), Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Jumbos’ terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribals


September 26th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 26 (IANS) After giving sleepless nights for a week to tribals in forests of Chhattisgarh's Surguja district late last month, a herd of wild jumbos returned Monday to ... Read more...

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Gang that looted and raped victims nabbed


August 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 6 (IANS) They looted for a living and raped - even sodomised - the victims to ensure silence!Five of the nine-member gang that indulged in this activity are ... Read more...

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Mamata’s Junglemahal package: Does it address main issues?


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's special economic and development package for the impoverished Maoist-affected Junglemahal area has drawn scepticism from most political parties, analysts, ... Read more...

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Jumbo herd moves in, families flee in Chhattisgarh


July 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 18 (IANS) For about a week now, a herd of 16 wild elephants has made a forested hamlet of Chhattisgarh its home, running amok in the area and ... Read more...

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Digvijay supports Supreme Court ruling on Salwa Judum


July 15th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The problem of Left extremism in India is no less important than fundamentalism and communalism, Congress general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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Food sops for tribals in Bengal’s Maoist-affected areas


July 13th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sarenga (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday categorised all tribal families of the Maoist-affected areas as below poverty line (BPL) so that everybody ... Read more...

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Japan’s aid to India’s environment


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) The Japanese government has been monetarily supporting forest and environmental projects in 11 Indian states, an official said here Wednesday."The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s Mizoram visit cancelled due to bad weather


May 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday cancelled his trip to Mizoram due to bad weather at the airport, and returned to New Delhi from Agartala, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to review law and order in Tripura, Mizoram


May 16th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will along with senior officials will review the law and order situation of two northeastern states of Tripura and ... Read more...

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BJP government has no control in Bastar: Ajit Jogi


April 30th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 30 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha bypoll in Bastar next month, senior Congress politician and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Saturday said Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Anti-POSCO protesters burn effigy of officials


April 15th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Anti-POSCO villagers in Orissa Friday burnt an effigy of district officials and a copy of the letter the state government sent to the central government saying ... Read more...

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Refugee repatriation to Mizoram begins


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to neighbouring Mizoram began Tuesday but there is still uncertainty over whether all the migrants here will ... Read more...

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Jumbos give Chhattisgarh villagers sleepless nights


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 20 (IANS) Over 65 families in a forested locality of Chhattisgarh are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephants has been roaming in the area and has already ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 percent of tribals miss college education: BJP


November 11th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 11 (IANS) Up to 90 percent of students belonging to the tribal communities of the country never make it to college, a resolution passed by the Bharatiya Janata Party's ... Read more...

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‘Better connectivity of northeast India with rest of world is crucial’


September 24th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Better connectivity between northeast India and the rest of the world is necessary to ferry men and material between the region and the outside world, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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A million tribals have got land rights: Tribal Affairs Minister (Interview)


September 12th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Nearly a million tribals have been given land rights under the forest rights act and they will be made stakeholders in development projects, says ... Read more...

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Two of a family killed, five injured in Ghaziabad


September 8th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Two people were killed while five others were critically injured when unidentified assailants attacked two families with sharp weapons in a residential colony in Muradnagar in Ghaziabad district, ... Read more...

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Ration cards for poor distributed in Bengal’s Maoist areas


August 16th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has started distributing ration cards for below poverty line families as part of implementing the special development package in the states' three Maoist hit ... Read more...

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Tripura rural market moves towards prosperity


June 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, June 27 (ANI): Trade and commerce have picked up following a decline in militancy and banks are gearing up to penetrate the rural market in Tripura.It's a win-win situation for both ... Read more...

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Amit Jogi concludes week-long Bastar march


June 26th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 26 (IANS) Amit Jogi, son of Chhattisgarh's former chief minister and Congress leader Ajit Jogi, Friday concluded his seven-day march through an 80-km long forested portion of the Bastar region's ... Read more...

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Caught in crossfire, Chhattisgarh tribes traumatised


April 12th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), April 12 (IANS) Hundreds of impoverished tribal families caught in the crossfire between security forces and Maoists in the vast forested terrain of Bastar are feeling traumatised, with ... Read more...

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Bastar art goes global, but artisans struggle to survive (Feature with image)


April 6th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Abujmad (Bastar), April 6 (IANS) The intricately carved bell metal, wood and bamboo products adorn many a home in India and abroad. But the nearly 20,000 tribal families in Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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No homeless poor in Maharashtra by 2012: Governor


March 18th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) No poor person in Maharashtra will remain homeless by 2012, according to an ambitious target set by the government which plans to construct 735,000 houses for the poor ... Read more...

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