Tag: Tribal

Red Ant Chutney Has Kept Covid At Bay, Believe Tribals In Odisha's Gajapati

Gajapati: Red ant, locally known as ‘kai’, might just be another bug for 90 per cent of the human population, but for scores of tribals in Odisha it is a regular diet. Dive deep into the reality, the kai chutney is one of the preferred traditional foods consumed by people of all age groups in […]

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Odisha: Annual Adivasi Mela In Bhubaneswar From January 26

Bhubaneswar: The annual tribal fair or Adivasi Mela will commence from January 26 at Adivasi ground near Unit-1 here. The State government has decided to organise the fair with strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines. As per government sources, the Adivasi ground will remain open for the public from 11 am to 7 pm every […]

Less Than 3% Population In Tribal-Dominated Districts COVID Positive, says Centre

New Delhi: Less than 3 percent population in 177 tribal-dominated districts in the county has been detected as positive for coronavirus, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda also told the Upper House that so far, there has been “no report of major outbreak of the disease in […]

Column: Tribal Support Must To Win The War Against Maoists

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Senior police officials in Koraput recently brainstormed on ways to contain left wing extremism in southern Odisha, specially the erstwhile undivided Koraput district. The area comprising the present Koraput, Malkangiri, Nowrangpur and Rayagada districts deserves special attention as Maoist rebels have been most active in this belt. The area shares borders […]

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Column: Of Business and Culture

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Tribal Odisha continues to fascinate foreigners. Browsing through the newspapers here I came across a promotional travel write-up on India with a nice photograph of the Konark sun temple at the top. The piece titled “ Another India” sought to highlight the “ little-visited eastern tribal state of Odisha ( formerly […]

Adivasi Mela begins in capital city

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Adivasi Mela got off to a colourful start with several cultural programmes and other tribal art forms showcased on the opening day in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Around 180 stalls showcasing the lifestyle, culture and foods of tribals have come up at the fair. One can also get several indigenous tribal products here. […]

Tribal art and culture take center stage at Jeypore 'Patha Utsav'

Jeypore: Local residents in large number turned up for the second ‘Rahagiri’ or ‘Patha Utsav’ held in the Jeypore town on Sunday. The event was organised by Jeypore sub division administration and inaugurated by Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati and Koraput MP Jhina Hikaka. The event was unique as it showcased the traditional art and […]

BJP files FIR against BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP on Friday lodged a complaint against BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy at Capital police station here for his controversial remarks against tribal people on his tweeter account. The saffron party alleged that Dhenkanal MP has insulted the tribal community by posting derogatory statements on social media. “He has insulted the […]

Adivasi Gram: A glimpse into tribal lifestyle through an array of display

Bhubaneswar: Tribal way of life and artefacts have always been a rage among tourists as much as creative aficionados from all over the state and country. Be it their normal lifestyle, produce, food, utensils or way of dressing, one gets enamoured by all of it. But what has been a major draw this  Adivasi Mela-2018 […]

Mayurbhanj gears up to celebrate ‘Tusu’ festival

Mayurbhanj: With harvest festival Makar Sankranti just a day away, the tribals of Mayurbhanj are all geared up for their own version of the festival ‘Tusu’. City markets are crowded with people making last minute purchases for the festival while artisans are busy giving final touches to Tusu idols. Gaman Chandra Behera, an artisan said, […]

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Two get 20-year RI for gang-raping a tribal woman in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A local court in Keonjhar district of Odisha on Thursday awarded 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment to two persons for gang-raping a tribal woman in February last year. The Champua Additional District and Sessions Court Judge awarded 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 to Biswanath Gop and Deven Munda. […]

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Papu Pom Pom lands in fresh trouble

Puri: Standup comedian and Ollywood actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom landed in fresh trouble again after a police complaint was filed against him alleging that the actor has given controversial remark against Lord of tribal. According to sources, tribal leader Sisir Gamang has filed a police complaint at the Sea Beach police […]

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 […]

Nagada malnutrition deaths: Central team satisfied with State’s response

Bhubaneswar: The Central fact-finding team which visited the tribal dominated Nagada village in Jajpur district on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the initiatives taken by the State government after death of 19 infants in the village due to malnutrition. After reaching the nondescript village on the hilltop, the five-member team interacted with the residents and enquired […]

Thousands converge on Baliguda; demand CBI probe into Kandhamal killings

Phulbani: A day before the Central team’s visit to Kandhamal district to investigate the deaths of five innocent people in unprovoked firing by SOG personnel on July 8, nearly 5, 000 people gathered in Baliguda in the tribal-dominated district and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. The protesters, mostly tribals and dalits belonging to […]