Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Tribal

No power, no school, no healthcare: Why tribals from this ‘missing’ Andhra hamlet want to be relocated

Tribals of Jeelugulova, a village in Andhra Pradesh, are demanding that they be relocated for them to get access to electricity, and their children an education.

Forget Netflix’s Sex Education. A movie director taught Telangana tribal youth in a new way

It took 8 months for Uday Chauhan, ever since he set foot in a tribal hamlet, to convince 5 teenage boys and 2 girls to act in his movie.

State teams, foreign troupes, happy crowd — snippets from Chhattisgarh’s tribal dance festival

The 3-day National Tribal Dance Festival, held between 28 and 30 October in Raipur, included performances by dancers from 27 Indian states & 6 union territories, as well as as some foreign teams.

RSS affiliate to make tribals aware of ‘Hindu identity’ with ​stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata

Jharkhand has approved a resolution to include Sarna, a form of nature worship, as a separate religion in Census 2021. If the Centre approves, Census will have to make space for a new religion.

A community kitchen in a Bengal village is providing food to tribals during lockdown

A part of the school for tribal kids has been converted into a kitchen. It provides food to around 250 villagers, mostly tribals & migrant workers who lost jobs during the lockdown.

Gujarat MP Mansukh Vasava quits BJP, says his mistakes shouldn’t hurt party

Vasava had written a letter to PM Modi last week seeking withdrawal of the Environment ministry's notification of declaring 121 villages of Narmada district as eco-sensitive zone.

Jharkhand tribal woman ‘gang-raped’ by 17 in Dumka, NCW asks DGP to complete probe in 2 months

Jharkhand has recorded 1,359 rapes from January to September this year. Opposition parties have criticised the JMM-led state govt over 'growing incidents of rape'.

Modi-Shah’s BJP has won state elections on national issues but Jharkhand can be a rude shock

BJP’s Jharkhand unit worries that the party may have banked too much on PM Modi and Amit Shah, its star campaigners for quite some time now.

The curious case of Sehwag’s ‘communal’ tweet, an apology, and their disappearance

Former cricketer named three Muslim names as the people who lynched tribal man Madhu in Kerala, ignoring the other 13 Hindus & Christians who're also suspected. 

The other face of ‘vikas’: Tribals of Panchmahal like Modi, but still wait for water

Tribals-dominated villages in Panchmahal district barely have any access to drinking water. Electricity and housing also lag far behind other districts.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress can hold a million ‘Chintan Shivirs’ but can’t defeat BJP until Rahul is around

Rahul Gandhi says he knows that only the Congress can defeat the BJP. So why then doesn’t he realise that he is one reason why it hasn’t happened yet?
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.