Tribal Community: News

31 Aug 2022


Torturing maid: Suspended BJP leader Patra sent to 12-day custody

A day after massive outrage against Seema Patra for allegedly torturing her tribal house help, the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was arrested by the Jharkhand Police.

30 Aug 2022


Jharkhand shocker: BJP leader accused of torturing house help, suspended

In a jarring incident, Seema Patra, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the wife of former IAS officer Maheshwar Patra, has been accused of torturing her house help for six years.

17 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: With no roads to hospital, tribal woman loses newborns

In a shocking incident last week, a tribal woman in Maharashtra witnessed the death of her newborns as there was no road to rush them to the hospital.

24 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu may wear traditional Santhali saree for swearing-in ceremony

When President-elect Droupadi Murmu takes the oath of office in New Delhi on Monday, she may don a traditional Santhali saree.

04 Jul 2022

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Tribal woman set ablaze over land dispute in Guna

A group of men set a 38-year-old tribal woman on fire after trespassing on land that her family received through a Madhya Pradesh government welfare scheme in the Guna district.

03 Aug 2021


Jharkhand: In a first, primitive tribe girl passes matric exam

A 16-year-old girl of the Birhor tribe, which is on the verge of extinction, became the first female from the primitive tribe in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh to pass the matriculation examination, an official said on Tuesday.

22 Jun 2021


Seven tribals thrashed for 'stealing fish' in Chhattisgarh; 10 held

Seven tribals, including a minor boy, all belonging to Pando tribal community, were thrashed with sticks in front of villagers in the Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh after they were accused of stealing fishes from a pond, following which husband of the village sarpanch and nine others were arrested on Monday, police said.

17 May 2021


Twenty-one more members of tribal group test COVID-19 positive

Twenty-one more members of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) in Odisha were afflicted with coronavirus, taking their number to 45, the official sources said on Sunday.

03 Apr 2021


Learn from tribal communities to keep COVID-19 at bay: Naidu

The tribal population in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic and their unique customary practices and traditions have helped them keep the infection at bay, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday while citing a study.