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Odisha to seek GI tag for hand-woven ethnic shawl

Koraput: The Odisha government is planning to apply for a GI certificate and create a national market for the hand-woven ethnic shawls made by Dongria Kondh tribals. Mostly crafted by women for their own use and to present to guests as a mark of respect and affection, the embroidered shawls are entirely handmade. “In view […]

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Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people’s resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “rethink” his corporate-friendly policies. The activist led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria-Kondh’s land rights and […]

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High Nine: Dongria kondh girls clear HSC exams

Rayagada: Nine girls from Dongria Kondh tribe have achieved a feat that none in their clan had been able to scale till date. This year, the nine girls have successfully cleared the matriculation exams (HSC) conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE). Students of Kansur Educational Complex managed by Dongria Kondh Development Authority (DKDA) […]

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Odisha activist wins Goldman Environment Prize

San Francisco:  Indian environmental activist Prafulla Samantara was on Monday announced as the Asia recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for championing the cause of Odisha’s Dongria Kondh tribals and safeguarding their land and culture. Samantara, the sixth Indian to win the prize, also called the ‘Green Nobel’, had led a historic 12-year legal battle […]

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Tribals torch CRPF camp opposing road construction

Rayagada: The dongria kondhs today torched a CRPF camp opposing construction of a road connecting Niyamgiri to Kalyansingpur in the district. The CRPF jawans were deployed there to guard the construction of the road. However, the local residents alleged that government has undertaken the road construction in order to provide bauxite to Vedanta company from […]

Dongrias gherao police station over leader’s arrest

Rayagada: Over two hundred Dongria Kandhs belonging to 12 villages located on the foothills of Niyamgiri in the district gheraoed Muniguda police station on Saturday, demanding the release of their leader Dasuru Kadraka, who was arrested on charges of Maoist activities two days back. Wielding traditional weapons, the tribals gheraoed the police station and staged […]

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Selfie bug bites Dongria girls too

Bhubaneswar: Selfies and Dongria girls make for an unlikely combination. But going by what one saw at the ongoing Adivasi Mela in the capital city here, the selfie mania seems to have gripped this particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), which lives amid the verdant beauty of the Niyamgiri hills, too. Unlike the in-your-face, devil-may-care attitude […]