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Telangana To Turn Barren Lands To Forests By Dropping Seeds From Drones

Aug 31, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

TheTelangana government is set to launch a drone-based afforestation project named 'Hara Bahara.

Politics Of Turning Ancestral Lands Of Indigenous Tribes Into Forest Reserved In Manipur

Jul 09, 2021 T S Haokip

Till today, there is no formal agreement between the Kukis and the government after the British left India, with regards to their ancestral land.

Virbhadra's Legacy: How He Saved Himachal's Forests

Virbhadra Singh made a pioneering bid to ban green felling of the forests in Himachal Pradesh for making wooden apple cartons.

Royal Bengal Tiger Killed In 'Unwarranted Firing' In Kaziranga, Forest Staff Suspended

Jun 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The tiger died after getting hit by a shot fired by a staff of Bheroni camp in Kaziranga who has been now suspended.

Eviction During Pandemic: No Relief For Nomads Of J&K

Attack on nomad community of J&K has become a new normal which has has again brought focus on the Forest Rights Act.

07 March, 2021

Odisha Forest Fire: Local Outfit Calls For Bandh, Opposition Accuses Government Of Misleading People

Outlook Web Bureau

Simlipal National Park in Odisha has been ravaged by forest fires for the past two weeks. It is one of Asia's largest biosphere reserves

13 January, 2021

Assam: Mob Allegedly Attacks Forest Department Officials, Six Injured

Outlook Web Bureau

Violence broke out in Assam's Kokrajhar district, after a mob clashed with forest department officials on Wednesday

05 June, 2020

World Environment Day: Centre Launches Programme To Increase Forest Cover In Urban Areas


Prakash Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and increase the tree cover in their areas.

28 February, 2020

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Priyadarshini Sen

As market forces gain strength, spiritual beliefs alone aren’t sufficient to protect the Mangar Bani from assaults by powerful commercial, political and religious interests.

13 January, 2020

Folk And The Forest: Commercialisation Of Tribal Art And Its Consequences

Urmi Chanda

Mixing music and nature may seem like the perfect cocktail of goodness, but it is time to take a hard look at the toxic consequences of music festivals in the forest

29 September, 2019

In Sundarbans, Rajib Naskar Risks His Life To Prevent Man-Tiger Conflicts

Ashwika Kapur

Driven by unfathomable poverty and need, the villagers living near the Sundarbans often illegally venture into the forests to fish and catch crabs, becoming easy prey for the big cats.


17 September, 2019

Indonesia Sends More People, Aircraft To Battle Forest Fires

Associated Press (AP)

Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.

26 August, 2019

British PM Boris Johnson Pledges 10 Mn Pounds For Fire-Ravaged Amazon


The pledge came after French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting the summit, said Sunday that world leaders had agreed to help the countries affected by the wildfires as soon as possible.

25 August, 2019

Brazil Deploys 44,000 Troops To Fight Amazon Fires Amid International Outcry

On Saturday, several helicopters along with police, military troops, firefighters and volunteers on the ground worked to extinguish fires in Bolivia's Chiquitanía region, where the woods are dry at this time of year.

08 July, 2019

I Know Many Who 'Made Millions' By Destroying J&K Forests, See Their Bungalows In Delhi: Governor SP Malik

Outlook Web Bureau

Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik said there were places in Kashmir, which had zero level of pollution only because of the plantation.

05 April, 2019

Seoul Declares National Disaster As Winds Fan Giant Forest Fire; Nearly 4,000 People Evacuated

Outlook Web Bureau

Fanned by strong winds, the forest fire quickly spread through the mountainous area, incinerating 400 homes and 500 hectares of land, according to the government.

12 February, 2019

Gujarat Govt Confirms Presence Of Tiger In State After 3 Decades

Outlook Web Bureau

It was in the year 1989 that a tiger was last seen in the state of Gujarat.


12 February, 2019

India, China Leading In Greening On Land Worldwide: NASA Study

Outlook Web Bureau

The NASA study has observed that the world is a greener place now than it was 20 years ago.

Photo Gallery

A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.

PTI Photo /Vijay Verma

Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.

PTI Photo

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

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'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.


Love, Respect, Awe: Look At Her Like Shah Rukh Khan Looks At His Women

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.

Shrayana Bhattacharya
Love, Respect, Awe: Look At Her Like Shah Rukh Khan Looks At His Women


A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

Giridhar Jha
A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu