Jharkhand HC Refuses to Dismiss Sedition Charges Against Tribals for Pathalgadi Facebook Post

The Wire | August 09, 2019

The allegation against the four petitioners was that they had incited members of the Munda tribal community to attack police officials in June 2017.

New Delhi: The Jharkhand high court on Friday declined to quash an FIR against four tribals for allegedly ‘seditious’ Facebook posts supporting the Pathalgadi movement of Munda tribal community, according to a report in LiveLaw.

The allegation against the four petitioners – J. Vikash Kora, Dharm Kishor Kullu, Emil Walter Kandulna and Ghanshyam Biruly – was that they had incited members of the Munda tribal community to attack police officials on June 26, 2018, when a mob of nearly 300 Pathalgadi supporters attacked BJP MP Karia Munda’s house in Chandidih village and abducted three police guards. Read more

Rs.100-crore benefits to be given away to tribals today

The Hindu | August 09, 2019

The Andhra Pradesh government will distribute assets and financial assistance amounting to Rs.100 crore to tribal people at World Adivasi Day (International Day of the World’s Indigenous People) celebrations being organised at Araku in Visakhapatnam district on August 9.

Besides, capital works worth Rs.43 crore will be inaugurated and foundation laid for works costing Rs.36 crore. Lap-top computers would be distributed to meritorious students from the Scheduled Tribes, according to a press release. Read more

Climate change affecting food security, plant-based food can limit climate change: IPCC

India Today | August 09, 2019

The IPCC, the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, in its latest report suggested that balanced diets featuring plant-based foods produced in low greenhouse gas emission systems can help combat climate change.

Food security will be severely hit because of climate change with decline in yields, reduced nutrient quality and disruptions in availability, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Thursday. Read more

IIT along with 7 institutions to use technology to improve lives of people in Rajasthan’s Sirohi

India Today | August 09, 2019

IIT Jodhpur along with 7 other institutions will be using innovative technologies for the improvement of lives of people in Rajasthan’s Sirohi.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, in partnership with seven other institutions will employ innovative technologies to improve the lives of the people of Sirohi, one of the most backward districts of Rajasthan. Read more

NMDC gets nod for gold and diamond exploration in Telangana

The Times of India City | August 09, 2019

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government has decided to allow National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) to carry out gold and diamond prospecting in four districts.

Investigations were under way to find diamond in Mahabubnagar, Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Nagarkurnool districts. According to the department of mines and geology report on Telangana mineral resources and initiatives, Geological Survey of India (GSI) has proposed for exploration in Gadwal Schist belt for gold. Read more

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