First came the forest, followed by the people, and then the government. Does this chronology allow the newest entrant in the scheme to determine the relationship between the two older entities?

Forest Rights Act 2006 recognizes and vests forest rights to the scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in forests in generations but whose rights could not be recorded.

The Odisha government is giving final touches to the proposed amendment to the Odisha Scheduled Areas Transfer of Immovable Property Regulations, 1956, which would open a window for tribals to sell

With pulses too expensive and unavailable on PDS, the urban and rural poor are relying heavily on starch for sustenance

The Odisha government announced on Wednesday that the National Food Security Act will be implemented in 14 districts in the first phase from November 1 and distribution of ration cards prepared as

BERHAMPUR: Altogether 3,434 students of government-run residential schools in Kandhamal district have tested positive for malaria.

At least eight people have died due to the intense cold wave in Daringbadi block in Kandhamal district in the last 15 days.

6 dead in two states; Naidu wants it to be declared national calamity

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of forest dwellers and tribals in Odisha have threatened to boycott the assembly and Lok Sabha polls to protest the government’s apathy towards them, officials said Monday.

The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoists has also put up posters urging people to boycott the polls in four southern districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Kalahandi and Kandhamal where balloting will be held April 10.

Phulbani, Odisha: A large number of tribal people have threatened to boycott polls for Kandhamal Lok Sabha and Phulbani Assembly seats accusing the government of being callous in providing basic fa