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Forest dwellers get their rights and responsibilities.

Having brought the Forest Rights Act into force on December 31, 2007, the Central Government on Tuesday notified the Rules for its operationalisation. The Act is essentially aimed at recognising and providing forest rights to Scheduled Tribes (ST) and other dwellers residing in forests for generations.

New Delhi : Dec 31, 2008

Tribals pitch for separate identity.

Two hundred adivasi leaders assembled in Delhi on Wednesday to demand recognition of their religion in the national census. Tribals worship nature but are often categorized as Hindus or slotted under other religions by census enumerators.

Oct 25, 2008

First Lady Mayer for Ranchi.

Ms. Rama Khalkho belonging to adivasi community was declared elected as Mayor of Ranchi on 30th March, 2008.  Mr. Ajay Nath Shahdeo was declared elected as Deputy Mayor. 

Mar 30, 2008

Tribals should form a National Political Party: Cardinal Telesphore Toppo.

Archbishop Cardinal Telesphore P.Toppo has urged the tribals to unite and form a national political party. Tribals should form a political party to fight for their constitutional rights," Toppo, a tribal himself, said.

Ranchi : Apr 23, 2008

Assam Adivasis seek International help to get ST status.

Participating in the ongoing meeting of the United Nations Permanent Mission on Indigenous Issues, tribal leaders from Assam have sought help of international community.

May 01, 2008

Father and daughter killed after being pushed out of bus.

Jharsuguda (Orissa) (PTI): A tribal man and his four-year-old daughter were crushed under the wheels of a bus after being allegedly pushed out of the vehicle by its conductor for paying Rs two.

Jharsugda May 18, 2008

How a tribal gets ST status.

Under the modalities finalised by the Centre in June 1999, state governments have to put in a request with the Centre seeking Schedule Tribe status for a group in their state.

New Delhi: May 29, 2008

Tribals fear displacement by Arcelor Mittali

After South Korean steel major POSCO’s proposed greenfield project in Orissa, the one by the world’s biggest steelmaker ArcellorMittal in Jharkhand has met with resistance from residents at the proposed site of the plant who fear displacement.

Ranchi : May 30, 2008

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