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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

PTI

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

AFP

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

An injured BJP worker being carried after being beaten by alleged TMC workers, during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal (unseen) at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A rickshaw-puller rides past the mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Debris lie on the ground after a three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Lakkasandra area in Bengaluru. No casualties reported so far.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

People line up at an Apple Store to buy the latest iPhone 13 handsets in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of...

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

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Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

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