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Sep 11, 2019
Adivasis and the Indian State: Coffee plantations and reserved forests in Karnataka have stripped Jenu Kurubas of land, forest rightsJenu Kurubas were listed as a primitive tribe by the state government. Now, they are listed as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG).
Sep 03, 2019
Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solutionSome officials believe mental health issues resulting in suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse and a sudden change in food habits might have resulted in the early deaths of many tribal men.
Aug 27, 2019
Adivasis And The Indian State: Successive govts distorted Tribal Sub Plan policy, denied community fair share of budgetary reservesThe Tribal Sub Plan, which was a critical element of financial policy for managing tribal affairs in India, has been given a quiet burial.
Feb 26, 2018
Panicky villagers along LoC in Kashmir's Uri flee homes amid heavy shelling; Pakistan Army tells locals to leaveNon-stop firing and shelling by Pakistani forces has forced over 3,000 villagers along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector to flee their homes causing biggest displacement in 30 years in the area
Aug 15, 2017
Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation groundsA lack of burial and cremation grounds in rural Maharashtra especially Marathwada region shows that there's no respite for Dalits, Muslims, and other marginalised communities even in death
Jul 04, 2017
US-backed Syrian forces attack Raqqa, breach Old Wall in efforts to retake Islamic State's de-facto capitalUS-backed forces have launched an assault to capture Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria.
Jun 09, 2017
Syria conflict: Over 40,000 children at risk in Islamic State crossfire in Raqqa, says UNICEFUNICEF is warning that the fight for the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is threatening the lives of more than 40,000 children.
Mar 06, 2017
Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN reportThe Smart City scheme of Government of India might broaden the gap between the rich and poorer cities with an overreliance on technology possibly resulting in an unaffordable housing for the poor, a United Nations expert says in a report to the current UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session
Nov 20, 2015
2.2 million people displaced in Nigeria: UNHCRThe population of internally displaced people (IDP) in restive northeast Nigeria has risen to 2.2 million, a top official with United Nations High Commission for Refugees(UNHCR) has said.
Jan 22, 2014
UN airlifts humanitarian supplies to South SudanThe UN children's fund has said that its first of two charter planes, each carrying 35 tonnes of live-saving emergency supplies for children and women, reached South Sudan Tuesday.