News of tribals of India.

20,000 Tribal families homeless, 14,000 Tribal families landless in Kerala, reveals state govt data

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Thiruvananthapura: The frequently heard Kerala model of development is nothing more than an hype if figures presented by the State Government are taken as an indication. According to figures recently presented by Minister for SC and ST Welfare A K Balan in State Assembly, the living condition of Tribals has not improved in lines with the state's standards acquired in social welfare, education and health sectors.

Former tribal insurgent leader shot dead in Manipur

Imphal : Hmar National Army leader Lalthanshang Hmar was shot dead on Tuesday in Churachandpur district of Manipur, police said.

Some unidentified persons barged into the former insurgent's house in Hmar Veng shortly after midnight and slashed him with a sharp-edged weapon in the face before firing at him.

After the assailants left him for dead, Hmar was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries in the early morning hours.

Faggan Singh Kulaste: Tribal face of MP and BJP's man for all seasons

New Delhi : Faggan Singh Kulaste, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Mandla (Scheduled Tribes) reserved constituency in Madhya Pradesh, belongs to the class of politicians who have struggled hard to survive in politics.

Born in 1959, the 57-year-old lawmaker, was on Tuesday sworn-in as Minister of State in the Union council of ministers.

Kulaste made news in 2008 when he and another colleague claimed that they had been "bribed" to vote in favour of the Manmohan Singh government in the trial of strength in the Lok Sabha in July that year.

Asean MPs urge Myanmar to protect Muslim minority

Nay Pyi Taw : Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) urged the Myanmar government to end discrimination against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.

The call comes after repeated incidents that targeted the country's Muslim minority population, including an anti-Muslim protest by thousands of Buddhists and monks, in Rakhine state on Sunday, EFE news reported.

Bengal woman found living with father's corpse

Kolkata : A tribal woman in West Bengal's Burdwan district was found living with the decomposed body of her father, police said on Sunday.

This came to light in Mukhtarpaar in the Burdwan district on Saturday when the stench coming out of the house caused the locals to suspect foul play and approach the police.

Police, who subsequently disposed of the body, said it was kept in keeping with a tribal practice.

"Inside the house, we found the decomposed body of Panchu Soren, who must have died at least 4-5 days back," said a police officer.

Inner Line Permit issue has Biharis in Manipur on the edge

By Amit Kumar,

Students in Kozhikode extend Ramadan relief to Tribal people

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: For Muslims, Ramadan is month of charity and relief. If the figures with Muslim organisations are taken into account, crores of rupees are spent during Ramadan as it is believed to bring umpteen benefits and blessings for good deeds.

Achyuta Samanta and the role of KISS in empowering Odisha's tribals

By Rajaraman Sundaresan for

Odisha govt to bear education expense of three poor students

Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Monday announced it would bear all expenses of study and boarding of three meritorious poor students who recently cracked all India entrance examinations.

"I congratulate them for achieving such feat despite financial hurdles. The state government will bear the expenses incurred towards study and boarding during their course period," said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

294 days and counting: Why Churachandpur refuses to bury its dead

By Amit Kumar,

Churachandpur, Manipur: September 1 started like every other day at work for Chingneihoih, 22, from Churachandpur. For the past four years, she had been working in a restaurant in Nungambakkam, Chennai. A day before, she had spoken to her family and discussed the simmering situation back home, where violence had erupted after three controversial bills considered anti-tribal had been passed by the Manipur state government. She had been told that the homes of the MLAs had been attacked.