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Flames arise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

Karnataka gripped by forest fires, state says it’s because of ‘mischief & mistakes’

Forest Survey of India report finds Karnataka has most forest fires. State forest department questions data, but says the fires are a matter of concern.
Injured trekkers brought to a hospital in Theni district | PTI

When it comes to forests, India must fight fire with fire

The govt’s colonial-era emphasis on preventing all sorts of fires may actually be increasing the frequency of the devastating fires, say experts.
Theni forest fire

It is not the heat, but us human beings who are setting South India’s forests on fire

Experts believe that most forest fires are man-made and data corroborates this.
forest fire in Tamil Nadu and trek permits

Theni forest fire brings to light the haphazard trekking protocols in India

So far, 9 trekkers have lost their lives in Tamil Nadu. The group allegedly went without a guide and didn’t even take permission, despite recent forest fires.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.