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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.
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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...
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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.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?