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Ambari Elephant Arjuna Death Cause: How did the famous elephant die?

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Ambari Elephant Arjuna Death Cause: How did the famous elephant die?

Sad day for the wildlife protection community as Arjuna, a famous Ambari elephant, has passed away. He was a 64-year-old elephant best known for carrying the golden howdah. According to news reports, he lost his life during a fight with other wild elephants in the Yesalur range forest in Sakleshpura taluk of Hassan district.

The news of his demise has come as a shock to the community. Here, we will be diving into the story to find out more about him and his tragic death. So keep on scrolling-

What happened to Elephant Arjuna?

According to news reports, Arjuna had an aggressive fight with another wild elephant, during which his stomach was pierced.

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SP Mahadev, assistant conservator of forests (ACF), stated: “We launched a wild elephant translocation operation on Monday morning as a team of elephants arrived in Bengaluru from the neighboring Chikkamagaluru district on Saturday.” Meanwhile, many are criticizing the forest department for negligence, as, because of their poor management, Arjuna lost his life.

Ambari Elephant Arjuna Death Cause: How did the famous elephant die?

How did Elephant Arjuna die? Cause of Death

As mentioned above, during the face-off with another wild elephant, Arjuna suffered serious injuries, including wounds in his stomach and broken ribs, making him collapse to death.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah shared his condolences on X, posting: “It was sad to hear the news of the demise of ‘Arjuna,’ the elephant who was loved by the people and who was the centerpiece of the historic Mysore Dussehra, Jambusawari, for eight years very successfully.”

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Who was Elephant Arjuna?

Arjuna gained national recognition when he was the main attraction in the Mysuru Dasara for the past 22 years. He carried the Ambari from 2012 to 2019. He was the highlight of Jamboosawari as a Nishane elephant. He weighed 5,800 to 6,000 kg at 2.88 meters tall.

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Sandeshkhali unrest: Women stage fresh stir against another Trinamool leader

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Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Local women in Sandeshkhali staged a protest in front of Trinamool leader Shankar Sardar’s residence, blaming him for illegal land grabs and other offenses. They accused him of supporting the ruling party leaders involved in the crisis. The protest was fueled by anger over alleged injustices.

The women, armed with sticks and brooms, demanded the arrest of Shankar Sardar, whom they accused of illegally seizing ‘barga’ land and handing it over for pisciculture farms. Barga land is cultivated by someone other than the owner, with a share of the produce going to the owner. The women claimed Sardar also interfered with government schemes like MGNREGA and PMAY.

“He also used to snatch our job cards under MGNREGA as well as the cards for the government housing scheme under PMAY. If anyone protested, they were beaten up. They even stopped supply of food from the fair price shops,” said a protesting woman. The Superintendent of Basirhat district police, Hossain Mehdi Rehman, intervened to calm the situation, and the protesters dispersed peacefully.

In response, Shankar Sardar denied the allegations, suggesting villagers were seeking excuses to target him. Police presence has been increased outside his residence to prevent further incidents. The Sandeshkhali crisis continues to unfold, with tensions running high among the community members involved in the dispute.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan hosts 'Purple Fest'

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New Delhi, February 27 (IANS) – Rashtrapati Bhavan hosted a ‘Purple Fest’ on Monday, showcasing cultural performances for persons with disabilities. President Droupadi Murmu attended the event and interacted with participants, as reported by the President’s Secretariat.

The fest included activities like ‘Know your disabilities’, ‘Purple Cafe’, ‘Purple Kaleidoscope’, ‘Purple Live Experience Zone’, ‘Purple Sports’. More than 14,000 people participated in the event, organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

The event aimed to raise awareness about different disabilities and promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of persons with disabilities within society. President Murmu witnessed the cultural performances and highlighted the importance of empathy and support for individuals with disabilities.

The ‘Purple Fest’ was an initiative to celebrate the abilities and talents of persons with disabilities, showcasing their skills and contributions to society. The event was a step towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for individuals with disabilities in India.

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Implementation of OPS in Assam tough: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Implementation of OPS in Assam tough: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday stated that implementing the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) would harm the state’s economy. He highlighted the benefits of National Pension System (NPS) for employees. Opposition members disagreed, leading to a walkout in the Assembly.

Sarma revealed that 4,34,454 retirees are under the state government’s pension, with 1,75,998 under OPS and 2,58,456 under NPS. He emphasized that NPS provides respectable pension amounts, especially for those who enroll at a younger age, unlike OPS.

The Assam government currently spends over Rs 1,700 crore monthly on pension payments for employees. Sarma warned that adopting OPS could lead to the pension bill surpassing the salary bill within five years, ultimately damaging the state’s economy. A committee has been formed by the Central government to assess NPS benefits and drawbacks.

“We adhere to the Central government’s pension plans because we implement their pay scale here. Under the NPS, individuals who enlisted at a younger age — such as 25 — will receive a respectable pension amount,” said Sarma. He acknowledged that some employees nearing NPS retirement might face financial challenges, which the government is addressing.

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