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Tribal students to benefit from new central scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) About 22 lakh tribal students will benefit from a new centrally sponsored scheme for pre-matric scholarships for scheduled tribe students in Class 9 and 10 ... Read more...

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Rockets fired at Pakistani politician’s house


August 20th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The house of the chief of a Pakistani tribe, who is also a former member of the Balochistan provincial assembly, was attacked with rockets Monday, a ... Read more...

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American tourists kidnapped in Egypt


July 14th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 14 (IANS) Two American tourists and their Egyptian guide have been kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, Xinhua reported.The group was abducted 5 km away from Sadr al-Hitan district ... Read more...

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‘P.A. Sangma does not represent tribals’


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday rejected presidential candidate P.A. Samgma's claim of representing all tribals of India.Talking to reporters in the Press Club ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan clash


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed and nine others injured Friday in a clash over the ongoing power crisis in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said.The clash ... Read more...

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Pakistani school teacher gunned down in Quetta (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) A Pakistani social activist and vice principal of a government school was shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in Quetta city, police said.Mir Nazir Marri, of the ... Read more...

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16 killed, dozens injured in Pakistan blast (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and dozens of others, including children, injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency Saturday after a bomb ripped through a market area, ... Read more...

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Life in Assam hit by shutdowns, blockade


May 7th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across Assam Monday due to separate shutdowns called by two community-based groups in support of their demands and blockade of the national ... Read more...

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Colin Firth fights for Brazilian tribe


May 1st, 2012 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Actor Colin Firth has launched an appeal to save the lives and land of the Awa people, a hunter-gatherer tribe in Brazil's rain forests, from illegal ... Read more...

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I can’t mediate using innocent as pawn, says Bhushan


April 24th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer and prominent Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan has declined to mediate on behalf of the Maoists who have kidnapped Chhattisgarh's Sukma District ... Read more...

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Colombian girl world’s youngest mother?


April 5th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) A 10-year-old Colombian girl has sparked outrage after becoming one of the world's youngest mothers by giving birth to a healthy daughter, it was reported here ... Read more...

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Rape cases against SC and ST women increasing


March 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Incidences of rape of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) women by non SC/STs has been increasing, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh ... Read more...

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Honour killing: Woman shot dead in Pakistan


March 7th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) A woman was shot dead in Pakistan's Sindh province after a tribal assembly ordered her killing for dishonouring the tribe's name.The incident took place in Shikarpur, ... Read more...

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Income tax scams rising in northeast


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The income tax department said Wednesday that there is an increase in the tax-return related scams of salaried employees in the northeast region.Chief Commissioner of Income ... Read more...

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Relief for scheduled caste/tribe victims up 150 percent


February 9th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has increased the minimum amount payable to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe victims of atrocities by 150 percent, ... Read more...

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Limba hopes Padma Shri will popularise Indian archery


January 25th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India archer Limba Ram Wedensday was overwhelmed after being selected for the coveted Padma Shri and hoped the recognition would popularise the sport in ... Read more...

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Salient features of report on malnutrition and hunger


January 10th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday released the HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) survey report 2011. The report covered more than 73,000 households in 112 districts ... 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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8,455 SCs, STs, OBCs in IAS, IPS, IFS


December 14th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The number of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes directly recruited to the IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service was 8,455, parliament was ... Read more...

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Kisheji ‘tortured and killed’, says CPI-Maoist


November 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) alleged Friday that its leader Kishenji was "tortured and brutally killed" after his arrest in West Bengal."This murder looks ... Read more...

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Donkey cart bombing shows Taliban inventive: Pakistani daily


November 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Using a donkey cart for a bombing indicates that the Pakistani Taliban is becoming inventive and it "is about time authorities proved themselves capable of ... Read more...

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Terrorists blow up school in Pakistan


November 11th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 11 (IANS) Unidentified terrorists in Pakistan blew up a boys' school in a district of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) while a security checkpost was also attacked.The ... Read more...

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Resolve issues through dialogue: Chidambaram


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday urged people in Manipur to resolve all issues through dialogue, even as there is no end in sight to the ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays ST status for Karnataka Medaras


October 25th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday approved Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the Medara community in Karnataka.The government will introduce a bill in parliament for revision of ... Read more...

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Myanmar to take back refugees from Bangladesh


October 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Myanmar has agreed to take back all its citizens lodged in two refugee camps in eastern Bangladesh, Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes said here Saturday.Currently, 28,000 Myanmar ... Read more...

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30 people injured in Arunachal violence


October 11th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Oct 11 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured and several vehicles set ablaze Tuesday in Arunachal Pradesh when members of a tribal group clashed with each other, prompting ... Read more...

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Modi says he has shown what is good governance


September 19th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a speech that clearly betrayed his political ambitions, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday asserted he was the first in six decades of independent ... Read more...

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Drive re-launched to fill up reserved posts


September 8th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The government has re-launched a drive to fill up vacant posts in its departments reserved for Dalits and others, parliament was told Thursday.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Pakistan mosque attack toll reaches 56


August 21st, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The toll in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan two days ago has risen to 56, a media report said Sunday.The blast, carried ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to provide free bicycles to girl students


August 8th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Human Resources Development (HERD) Baijnath Ram Monday announced that all girl students studying in Class 8 would be provided free bicycles."In the current financial year, ... Read more...

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Fearing Maoists, Bihar villagers flee homes


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Hundreds of residents of at least six villages in Bihar's Rohtas district fled for their safety as Maoists threatened to eliminate them for not supporting them, ... Read more...

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Tension in Bihar village after Maoists kill five


July 31st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 31 (IANS) Tension gripped a Bihar village Sunday, a day after five people were killed by Maoists, police said.Five people belonging to Khairwar tribe were killed by a ... Read more...

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Tribals ostracise woman for ploughing


July 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) Villagers in Orissa ostracised a woman for more than a fortnight for ploughing land, an act which they say dispeased their diety because it is meant ... Read more...

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Advisor to Afghan president shot dead (Lead)


July 18th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Taliban militants Sunday shot dead an advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai along with a visiting lawmaker at his house here, Xinhua reported.Jan Mohammad Khan, ... Read more...

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Judicial panel to probe Baloch leader’s killing


July 14th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to set up a judicial commission to probe the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

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