Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicElephant deaths

Topic: elephant deaths

Before desi cow exam, Indians should study how to not kill dolphins and elephants for fun

The viral video of men killing a dolphin in UP shows such acts of bestiality are committed with no real motive, or just for fun — which makes it even scarier.

Assam village raided by police, state forest dept after fire-wielding mob attacks elephants

Forest officials say 6-7 elephants were injured in the attack in Golaghat. Residents say the animals destroyed paddy fields and accused forest officials of failing to keep herd away.

Natural toxins caused by bacteria could be behind deaths of elephants in Botswana

Over 350 elephants have died since March in the Okavango Panhandle region. Preliminary tests rule out the spread of an infectious disease as the possible cause of deaths. 

Elephants mysteriously dying in Botswana since March, more than 350 carcasses found

While 356 is the official number of carcasses found, researchers suggest it is possibly higher given their flights only covered a limited area.

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana, but there is no clear cause of death

The Botswana death toll stands at nearly 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages. Most carcasses have been found near waterbodies.

2 more elephants die in Chhattisgarh taking state toll to 5 in one week

A male elephant got electrocuted upon coming in contact with a live wire in Raigarh, while a calf died after getting stuck in a marshland in Dhamtari.

Another wild elephant found dead in Chhattisgarh, taking toll to 3 in 3 days

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Arun Kumar Pandey said all three elephants showed signs of having died due to toxicity and not natural causes.

Another pregnant elephant among two ‘poisoned’ to death, this time in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh forest department officials say elephants may have died of drinking from deliberately poisoned pond, but no confirmation before post-mortem report.

Elephant or cow, Hindutva doesn’t give two hoots about animal welfare. Deaths are political

Hindus don't have any problem with cow slaughter or animal sacrifice unless it involves Dalits, Muslims, Christians or tribal people. Their outrage is fake.

New India has a solution to all its problems — Blame the Muslim

The ‘Muslim’ angle ensures that the otherwise silent Modi ministers turn into overnight activists, and the social media 'warriors' are never short of an issue to let their bigotry out.

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Was Djokovic a health risk in Australia? What did the country’s govt gain from his deportation

A federal court in Australia Sunday upheld the government’s decision to revoke the tennis player's visa, ending a 10-day saga in on the issue.

India adds to billionaires’ list, even as Covid worsens poverty in country, says Oxfam report

According to the global Oxfam Davos report of 2022, India added 40 billionaires to 142 last year during Covid crisis, whose combined fortune is more than the poorest of the population.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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