Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Tribals

Nirmala Sitharaman promises Rs 1,300 cr for development of Tripura’s tribal areas

Sitharaman, who is on a two-day Tripura visit, said the World Bank-funded project will be cleared within next 10 days. She also inaugurated local projects worth Rs 189 crores.

‘Next BJP will place saffron flag on Gandhi’ — new tribal vs BJP row breaks out in Rajasthan

Udaipur's tribal Bhil community accuses BJP of trying to ‘appropriate’ its historical figures after a saffron flag was hoisted on statue of warrior Rana Punja Bhil. BJP leader says it's a Mewar flag.

SubscriberWrites: Don’t hold back progress of tribals in the name of preserving their cultures and rights

Magnanimous individuals and social organisations working in tribal regions must not be in any conflict with the government’s plans and schemes, writes BN Gururaj.

Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram — How RSS, a Congress stalwart & a Gandhian crystallised the idea 

The RSS-backed Vanvasi Ashram, which is India’s largest tribal welfare organisation, was founded on this day, 68 years ago.

‘Remove BSF camps from sacred land’ — Chhattisgarh tribals from 103 villages begin protest

Villagers claim two new BSF camps in Kanker district were built on land that had two 'Devasthals' or holy places. Police dispute claim & say Maoists are behind the protest.

Jharkhand resolution allowing tribals to identify as non-Hindus a conspiracy — RSS affiliate

RSS affiliate Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram is meeting tribal communities, running awareness programmes emphasising they are an integral part of Hindu samaj.

Missing tribal woman found hanging in Maharashtra’s Palghar

The decomposed body of the woman, who went missing from a hospital on 10 October, was found hanging from a tree.

Retired IFS officers question forest certification scheme & NGO Modi govt chose to run it

Retired IFS officers have said the NGO chosen to execute the scheme will get undue powers and endanger the livelihood of tribals dependent on forest produce.

Social, cultural habits are preventing spread of Covid among India’s tribals, survey finds

Survey conducted in Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh finds medicinal herbs and cultural practices have kept tribal people out of the clutches of the coronavirus.

My teacher once asked how could I be good in Sanskrit: Tribal woman scholar who’s now a V-C

Sonajharia Minz, professor at Delhi’s JNU, has been appointed vice-chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Dumka, Jharkhand.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.