News of tribals of India.

नक्सलियों के काले झंडे की जगह गोमपाड़ में तिरंगा फहराएंगी सोनी सोरी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

सुकमा(छत्तीसगढ़): सुकमा जिले के गोमपाड़ में आज तक तिरंगा नहीं फहराया जा सका है. नक्सलवाद से बुरी तरह प्रभावित यह इलाक़ा मुख्यधारा से कटा हुआ है. न प्रशासन ने, न सरकार ने और न ही किसी सामाजिक संगठन ने आज तक यह हिम्मत की है कि वहां जाकर तिरंगा लहरा दे.

Three of tribal family hacked to death in Ranchi

Ranchi : Three members of a tribal family, including two minors, were hacked to death and two others were injured on the outskirts of Ranchi on Friday, police said.

According to police, three persons entered the house of Hari Munda and attacked the family members with a sharp edged weapon. The incident took place at Rasen village, in Dasham Falls police station area, around 50 km from Ranchi.

Congress accuses RSS of trafficking tribal girls in Assam

New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday alleged that three affiliates of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were involved in trafficking of 31 tribal girls from Assam under the garb of better education, and said that they would also raise the issue in Parliament.

The three affiliates of the RSS as named by the Congress are 'Rashtra Sevika Samiti', 'Vidya Bharti' and 'Sewa Bharti'.

Mahasweta was keen to be cremated at Gujarat tribal village: Activist Ganesh Devy

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : An indefatigable crusader for tribal rights, eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi was keen to be laid to rest at Tejgadh, a tribal village in Gujarat and also the site of the Adivasi Academy, says noted literary critic, linguist and tribal rights activist Ganesh Devy who wishes to bring some of her ashes to the academy that is dedicated to the writer.

Mahasweta Devi died at a Kolkata nursing home on Thursday following prolonged old-age complications. She was 90.

Bappu Haji: An octogenarian who lives only to serve others

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Establishment of Block Institute of Teachers Education lagging in Minority Concentrated Blocks

By Amjad Suri and Mohammed Imteyaz Ahmed for

The Sarvasiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was introduced in 2000 to bridge the gap between the social category and the quality of education in response to the growing demand for quality education. The aim of SSA was to allow children to learn, harness the human potential to its maximum and working on the principle of community solidarity with opportunity of free expression and communication.

Will end fast, marry and contest elections, says Irom Sharmila

Imphal : Irom Sharmila, who had long been on a hunger fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, on Tuesday surprised people with her announcement that she will end her fast on August 9, the next date of her court hearing.

Making the announcement in the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west, she further said that she will marry and contest the Manipur assembly elections next year as an independent candidate.

Modi government committed to OBC reservation, say Rajnath, Ananth Kumar

New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government on Monday asserted that it is committed to reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh clarifying that the notice to selected UPSC candidates to indicate about "creamy layer" is an old practice and is done only to "avoid litigation" in future.

"This information is sought to indicate whether such successful candidates come under creamy layer category or not only to avoid that the candidates do not face any litigation in future," he told the Lok Sabha.

Congress attacks Odisha government over killings of tribals

Bhubaneswar : The Congress party on Sunday attacked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the "killing of innocent tribal people in the name of Maoists" in the state.

"Five tribals and Dalits were killed by security personnel in Kandhamal district. But, there was no word from Naveen Patnaik over the issue. This is for the fourth time in last 12 months that innocent tribals got killed," said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

By Nikhil M. Babu

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister’s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).