News of tribals of India.

The Adivasi question in Uttar Pradesh

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election dates have been announced. Parties will soon make promises but the condition of Kol adivasis in Bundelkhand region is a matter of concern. The adivasis in Uttar Pradesh come under the Scheduled Caste category and that is the crux of their problem.

When peace hopes gave way to despair in Assam, Nagaland

By Rupesh Dutta

New Delhi : Amid renewed incidents of violence, the year 2016 proved that peace in Nagaland and Assam will remain a distant dream until the government changes a general perception among militant groups -- including those favouring talks -- that it is not serious at reviving the stalled dialogue process in the insurgency-hit northeastern states.

Muslim man beheaded after interview by media in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw : A Muslim man in northern Rakhine state of Myanmar was found beheaded after he was interviewed by journalists, State Counsellor Office's Information Committee said on Saturday.

Dus Mammad, who was found dead on Friday, refuted accusations against security forces for arson attacks, rapes and extrajudicial arrests while answering the questions raised by a group of journalists on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mammad was missing since he came back home after the interview, changed clothes and went out of the village.

Stars of North-East donate blankets to homeless in Guwahati

By TCN News

#Notebandi frontlines: In tribal areas, low literacy & cellphone use; few ATMs

By Shreya Shah

Dhar/Jhabua/Khargone (Madhya Pradesh): Santosh Bavash, 30, said he knew about the internet. "Ive heard it tells you about the future," he told IndiaSpend when we spoke to the short and thin labourer, from the village of Gyanpura, in the western district of Dhar, in Madhya Pradesh (MP), one of Indias poorest states.

FIR against IAS officer, 15 others in Bihar SC/ST scholarship scam

Patna : An IAS officer, along with 15 other officials, was booked on Wednesday for alleged irregularities in disbursement of post-matric scholarship among SC/ST students pursuing technical education outside Bihar.

"An FIR has been lodged against IAS officer S.M. Raju and 15 others in the vigilance police station," Ravinder Kumar, Director General of Vigilance Investigation Bureau, Bihar, said.

Uttar Pradesh has highest cases of atrocities against SCs

New Delhi : Poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes (SC) in 2015 while the highest number of such cases against the Scheduled Tribes (ST) during the year were found in Rajasthan, according to Union Minister Ramdas Athawale.

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment on Monday said that a total of 44,839 cases of atrocities against these communities were recorded in 2015 -- of these, 38,564 cases were against the Scheduled Castes and 6,275 against the Scheduled Tribes.

Central minister assures Himachal's Hattee community tribal status

New Delhi : Union Tribal Development Minister Jual Oram has assured the Hattee community of Himachal Pradesh of the Scheduled Tribe status for its members.

Oram gave the assurance to a community delegation led by Bharatiya Janata Party's member of Parliament Virender Kashyap, who represents the Shimla constituency.

The delegation demanded that the Hattee community, mainly based in trans-Giri area of Sirmaur district of Himachal, should be accorded the status of a Scheduled Tribe on the lines of the residents of Jaunsar-Bawar area in adjoining Uttarakhand.

Scheduled Tribe status for six Assam communities

New Delhi : The committee formed to recommend communities of Assam for granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status will submit its report shortly, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

"A committee has been set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to recommend the modalities for granting of Scheduled Tribe status to six communities, namely Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and Adivasi (Tea Tribes) of Assam," Rijiju said in a written reply.

Two decades on, tribals' repatriation to Mizoram from Tripura uncertain

By Sujit Chakraborty

Agartala/Aizawl : Despite Supreme Court directions and the Union Home Ministry's initiative, the repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram hangs in balance even after two decades.

The Mizoram government and refugee leaders put new conditions in a recent four-party meeting in New Delhi to resettle the tribals in the state after the repatriation.