Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Tribals

Adivasi council, armed cadre rehab — what Modi govt’s peace pact with Assam rebel outfits promises

The signing of peace agreement by Centre, Assam and rebel outfits was done in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi. Over 1,182 armed cadres surrendered following the pact.

‘RRR’ protagonist, ‘Bhagat movement’ pioneer — tribal leaders celebrated by Modi in I-Day speech

In his speech, the prime minister hailed several tribal leaders who participated in India's freedom struggle, even as the BJP persists in its efforts to woo tribal voters.

Chhattisgarh tribals freed of 2017 Sukma attack charges return home. But home has changed

Each acquitted tribal ThePrint met in Burkapal village, the site of 2017 Sukma Maoist attack, has a story to tell. So do the police, which still doesn't consider villagers to be innocent.

Droupadi Murmu is the pivot as BJP plans big tribal outreach in 4 poll-bound states

BJP leaders have been told to promote ‘tribal presidential candidate’. Her nomination seen by BJP as crucial to elections in Gujarat (later this year) and MP, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan (2023).

‘They buy and sell our kids for oxen’: In some Arunachal hamlets, slavery is a way of life

For generations, the Nyishi and Miji tribes have ‘owned’ members of the Puroik community. While this practice was outlawed in 1999, it prevails in pockets of Arunachal Pradesh.

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.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.