Tag: Tribes

Lok Sabha passes bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka

Parliament passed a bill to include certain tribal communities in Karnataka in the Scheduled Tribe category. It seeks to include Parivara and Talawara tribal communities in the ST category to ensure they get reservation and other benefits provided by the government. Siddi tribes of Belagavi, Dharwad would also be included in the ST category apart from those living in Uttar Kannada districts. The amendments have been made in the list of STs in Karnataka.

Prime Minister attends celebrations on signing of Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended the rally at Kokrajharin Assam to celebrate the signing of the Tripartite Bodo Agreement, which was signed between the Centre, Assam Government and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)  and is aimed at bringing political and economic benefits to the Bodo tribe, which is one of the largest tribes of Assam.