A tribal school teacher from Jamshedpur has won Sahitya Academy award for short stories she wrote in Santhali. Winning the award for collection of 21 short stories, titled 'Olon Baha' (imaginary bloom), came as a surprise for Joba Murmu, a teacher at a private run Bal Vikas primary school in...
The World Bank has approved a $375 million loan for development of navigation in the River Ganga. The loan is to be used, under the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP), for enabling commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of 1500-2000 DWT from Haldia to Varanasi stretch of the river. The...
The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has started taxing tendu leaves, with a centralised tax imposed on it for the first time. Tendu leaves are used for beedi making, and is a Minor Forest Produce (MFP). For the tribals in central India, it is a financial lifeline. Now the...

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