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In the News : 2007 Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Implement Forest Rights Act, PM urged | Dec 27, 2007 International environmental groups have appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi to implement the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forests Rights) Act, 2006… Read more Conflict will go up by 10,000 per cent | Dec 23, 2007 The soon-to-be-introduced Tribal Bill will intensify the man-animal conflict by about 10,000 per cent. Humans will assert their rights on forests, national parks and sanctuaries which are home to leopards, tigers and lions, and some of these animals take a toll on humans by eating their livestock… Read more Notify rules of Forest Act, says Brinda Karat | Nov 18, 2007 Terming the stripping and hounding of a woman by locals in Guwahati as “shameful,” Communist Party of India (Marxist) member Brinda Karat expressed shock at the failure of the United Progressive Alliance government to notify the rules pertaining to the Forest Rights Act meant for protection, rights and security of the tribals... Read more Activists come out with ads to slam forest act | Oct 23, 2007 For the first time in Indian media history, a private group has launched US-style high-pitched ads on TV, lobbying against a law passed by the Parliament. A group of individuals, mostly Mumbai- based… Read more Divide within Cong holds back Forest Rights Act | Oct 9, 2007 A rift within the Congress has put the Forest Rights Act on hold despite the nodal tribal affairs ministry having cleared the rules that would have operationalised UPA government's pet pro-tribal project… Read more ‘Maharashtra ignoring tribal rights over forest land’ | Sept 19, 2007 Senior leaders of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) and the Janata Dal, N.D. Patil and Mrinal Gore on Tuesday alleged that the Maharashtra government was favouring companies over the rights of poor Adivasis in Dhule district… Read more Panel to frame rules for Forest Rights Bill implementation | Feb 14, 2007 The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has set up a committee to frame rules for the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. The 19-member committee, headed by retired bureaucrat S.R. Sankaran… Read more ‘Fatwa raj is over’ | Jan 12, 2007 One of the most vociferous proponents of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, Brinda Karat feels that it is a major step in the spirit of social justice… Read more Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About