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Wayanad tribals say food, shelter & elephant attacks more important than welcoming Rahul Gandhi

There's not much hope from politicians, say tribals from the Kerala constituency where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination.
File image of an Indian tribal | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Most of the 20 lakh forest dwellers facing eviction don’t know why they’re being ousted

The Supreme Court has ordered that the tribals and forest dwellers whose claims to forest land have been rejected should be evicted by July.
Modi

PM Modi tells Odisha govt not to wait for elections before spending on development

The PM claimed that the BJP government provided provisions for the development of mining areas inhabited by tribals.

Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays?

American ‘missionary’ John Allen Chau was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese tribe when he tried to enter their island. The North Sentinel Island is part of a protected and ‘no-contact’ zone since 1996. ThePrint asks: Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays? Foreign evangelist who went into tribal area was completely at fault Prince Rasheed Yusoof Chairman, Tribal development council The Sentinelese people have lived a very peaceful and happy life for centuries. Their lifestyle is a great lesson for the modern world which prides itself over their so-called development. For thousands of years, they have been living in a natural environment, with no pollution and no technology. Such a way of life needs to be protected and not disturbed. Certain tribal groups such as the Jarawa tribe, after being forced into the ‘mainstream’, have been going through umpteen challenges. They find it difficult to cope with the...
Jhabua

The tribals of MP have the power to swing elections. Not much else

Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tribals in India – about 21.5% of state’s population – whose support can make or break BJP & Congress’ fortunes.
A protest demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases

NGO fact-finding team hints at Maoist role in Jharkhand gang rape of street play artistes

Seven performers were allegedly gang-raped after being abducted from a school during a play on human trafficking.

On Camera

File photo of a BJP supporter during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally | PTI photo

Lesson for Rahul Gandhi in 2019: Mocking ‘Hinduness’ won’t work because India is Bharat

‘Left and liberal’ advisers of the Congress leader took him to the bottom of the pit, making him run a campaign that was anti-Hindu.
2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.