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Lanka Premier League: Elephant Kills Two Sri Lanka Cricket Staff Members

Dec 08, 2021 PTI

The incident happened on Tuesday night outside Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, located at Sooriyawewa in Hambantota, when the staff members were heading home on a motorcycle after work.

China's Wandering Elephants May Finally Be Heading Home

Aug 09, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Local authorities have deployed trucks, workers and drones to monitor the elephants, evacuated roads for them to pass safely and used food to steer them away from populated areas

Strange Tale Of 15 Wandering Elephants in China: What We Know

Opinions are divided on why a herd of elephants chose to travel far from their known home range and puts the spotlight back on dwindling forest habitats

Suspicion Of Poisoning Rife After 18 Elephants Die In Assam’s Nagaon

May 14, 2021 Dipankar Roy

A couple of partially cracked and charred trees would indicate that lightning may have been the cause behind the death of the elephants, but all are not convinced.

PETA Has Designed An Electric Chariot To Replace Elephant Ride At Amer Fort

PETA said the electric vehicle, suggested to be named “Maharaja”, resembles a royal chariot.

24 January, 2021

Kerala: Wild Elephant Tramples Woman Tourist To Death

Outlook Web Bureau

After hearing the trumpeting sound of a wild elephant, the victim and two others came out of their tent and were attacked

27 December, 2020

Assam: Two Elephants Electrocuted To Death


The female elephants, aged 23 and 26, were electrocuted to death after coming in contact with electric fences in Assam's Sivasagar district, officials said

09 December, 2020

Rajasthan CM Announces Rs 4.2 Cr Relief For Elephants And Caretakers

Tabeenah Anjum

With tourism hit hard by the pandemic, elephant owners have been struggling to survive

31 October, 2020

Elephant Dies of Electrocution In North Bengal


Seven out 12 elephants die of electrocution in recent months

28 September, 2020

Elephant Electrocuted In Chhattisgarh, Third Such Case In A Week


The latest fatality occurred in the wee hours of Monday at a paddy field in Paragaon village under the Dhawalpur forest range when a herd of 25 elephants was passing through the area.

11 September, 2020

Rampant Elephant Deaths In Jaipur; Owners Say Inactivity Due To Covid-19 Could Be Reason

Tabeenah Anjum

Jaipur had a total number of 103 elephants, however, the number of elephants in Jaipur has now come down to 99.


12 August, 2020

World Elephant Day 2020: In The Shadows Of Vanishing Giants

Varda Mehrotra

The mighty shadows elephants cast in their disappearance are ones that will loom over humans for the entirety of time.

10 June, 2020

Bihar Man Wills His Property To Two Elephants, Says One Of Them Saved His Life


'I gave my 6.25-acre land to the two elephants to ensure that when I am not alive, the animals do not suffer hunger,' said the man who bequeathed his property to two elephants.

08 June, 2020

Kerala Elephant May Have Accidentally Consumed Cracker-Filled Fruit: Environment Ministry


The pregnant elephant in Kerala consumed a pineapple filled with powerful firecrackers which exploded in its mouth in the Silent Valley forest. It died in the Velliyar River a week later on May 27.

08 June, 2020

In The Land Of Ganesha, Elephants Imperiled By Human Need And Greed

Rathin Banerjee

First it was the ivory trade that led to rampant elephant poaching. Now, as India presses ahead with its goal of growth, fragmented habitats lead the elephants into increasing conflicts with humans.

06 June, 2020

India No Country For Elephants, Either In The Wild Or In Captivity

Salik Ahmad

The cruel killing of an elephant with crackers in Kerala shocked everyone. But hundreds of elephants meet a similar brutal end in India.

05 June, 2020

One Suspect Arrested In Kerala Pregnant Elephant Killing Case

Outlook Web Bureau

The pregnant elephant died after eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers which burst in her mouth in Kerala's Palakkad district.


04 June, 2020

Outrage Over Elephant Death In Kerala Brings Us Some Hope That Humanity Is Not Lost

Ekta Kumar

The elephant death in Kerala is one instance of animal cruelty which is visually so powerful that it has sparked chain reactions, bringing awareness, causing discomfort, and raising questions about our actions.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz