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Angul fire mishap: Two minors succumb to burn injuries; mother critical at SCBMCH

Cuttack: Two minor boys, who had sustained critical burn injuries along with their mother in a fire mishap in their house at Sabalbhanga village in Angul on November 18, died while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital today. The deceased identified as Rahul (6) and Abhimanyu (2) were admitted to SCBMCH in a […]

Woman, 2 minor sons critical in fire mishap in Angul

Angul: Three members of a family sustained critical burn injuries in a fire mishap that occurred under mysterious circumstances in their house at Sabalbhanga village of the district late on Sunday night. According to sources, one Bachan Behra along with her two minor sons, Rahul and Abhimanyu sustained severe burn injuries after their house caught […]

Dreaded criminal nabbed after encounter in Angul

Angul: Continuing its crackdown on the anti-socials, police nabbed dreaded criminal Bilu Khan after an encounter near Derjang area in Angul district late on Sunday night. Sources said Bilu received bullet injuries in his left leg and was rushed to Angul hospital. He was later rushed to SCB hospital in Cuttack while his condition is […]

Tiger Mahavir death: NTCA & WII team begins probe

Angul: A team of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) reached Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) and has begun an investigation to establish the exact reason behind the death of male tiger Mahavir (also known as MB-2) in the core area of the forest on Wednesday. The team comprising NTCA IG […]

Tuskers electrocuted in Odisha again

Angul: A few days after the death of seven elephants due to electrocution in Dhenkanal, two tuskers were killed today after coming in contact with live electricity wire in Handapa forest range of Angul district and Deuli forest range of Mayurbhanj. Sources said the pachyderm, who was killed in Handapa, is believed to be eight to […]

Kaniha residents of Angul choking on pollution

Angul: Residents of several villages under Kaniha police limits of the district continue to bear the brunt of high pollution levels in the area due to the incessant dust, fly ash and spillage of effluents from nearby NTPC and Jindal India Thermal Power Limited plants. Hundreds of locals took to streets and staged a dharna […]

People in Odisha want change, looking for alternatives: Jay Panda

Angul: Hinting at a major turnaround ahead of the 2019 elections, former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today asserted that people in Odisha want change as they are fed up with hooliganism and violence. While taking to reporters during his informal tea party (#Heijau) at Angul today, Panda further stated that people have started to […]

Tusker carcass found in Angul forest

Angul: The carcass of a 25-year-old tusker was found in Badagunduri forest  under Khamar range of Angul district today. Though the exact reason behind the death of the jumbo is yet to be established, it is suspected that the animal  was killed for its tusks. The tusks of the pachyderm were sawed allegedly by the […]

Tigress Sundari kept in enclosure at Raigoda after tranquilisation

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari, who was tranquilised yesterday, has been kept in a special enclosure at Raigoda in Angul and her condition is stated to be stable, informed forest officials. The tigress is being monitored by a high-level committee comprising experts from the from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Forest […]

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Tigress Sundari tranquilised in Satkosia

Angul: After multiple failed operations, tigress Sundari was finally tranquilised by a joint team of experts from Satkosia Tiger Reserve and Nandankanan zoological park today, confirmed Principal Chief Conservator of Forests(PCCF) Sandeep Tripathy. The operation to tranquillise tigress Sundari had resumed day before yesterday with the help of kumki (trained) elephant ‘Jashoda’ brought from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary. […]

Operation to tranquilise tigress Sundari to resume today

Angul: The operation to tranquillise tigress Sundari will resume today. The kumki (trained) elephant brought from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha has already reached Satkosia to help the forest officials capture the big cat. Meanwhile, the elephant ‘Jashoda’ has been kept at Purunakote range office under Satkosia forest division since Saturday. Jashoda was accompanied by […]

Violence in Satkosia: Innocent villagers lodged in police custody, alleges BJP

Angul: BJP on Wednesday alleged innocent people have been arrested by police on false charges of involvement in violence after tigress Sundari allegedly killed a resident of Tainsi village in the district a few days back. After visiting the village, BJP State vice-president Samir Mohanty said that police picked up some villagers without any charges […]

Nandankanan to be new home for tigress Sundari

Bhubaneswar: With all attempts to capture tigress Sundari still failing, Odisha government on Monday decided to deploy additional teams to tranquilise the big cat which has been branded as a man-eater by locals near Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray informed that once captured, the tigress will be shifted to a well-protected […]

Violence in Satkosia: BJP leader arrested, sent to jail

Angul: BJP Angul district unit president Bhagirathi Pradhan, who was arrested by police in connection with the violence near Kanjara in the district after tigress ‘Sundari’ allegedly killed a man of Tainsi village on October 21, was sent to jail after the SDJM Court rejected his bail plea here on Sunday. Pradhan was nabbed by […]

After failed attempt, tranquillising team hopeful to capture tigress ‘Sundari’ soon

Angul: All eyes are now on the six-member team that has been roped in to tranquillise tigress Sundari, which has unleashed terror among inhabitants close to Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Angul district. Though a massive operation was undertaken by the tranquillising team today, tigress Sundari, which has now been branded a ‘man-eater,’ managed to […]

Angul Collector puts weight behind shifting of tigress Sundari

Angul: After a lot of hue and cry and violent protests, Angul Collector on Monday sought intervention of the Odisha government for immediate shifting of tigress Sundari in view of the law and order situation arising after the death of an elderly person and a bull allegedly in attacks by the big cat in the […]

Op-Ed: Conservation at the cost of human lives is unacceptable

With a large number of people living within or close to forests, the phenomenon of humans being killed by wild animals is not exactly uncommon in India. Human greed and rapacity has seen the country’s forest cover shrink rapidly since Independence, forcing wild animals to stray into human habitations in search of food with increasing […]

Satkosia villagers tag Sundari 'man-eater'; take vengeance on police, foresters

Angul: After a resident of Tainsi village was allegedly killed by tigress ‘Sundari’, tension prevailed near Kanjara Mundasahi on the Angul-Sambalpur National Highway-55 today. The villagers torched a police vehicle and pelted stones at police and senior government officials demanding compensation for family of the deceased and relocation of tigress Sundari. As per reports, Angul […]

Tigress Sundari preys on man; irate locals thrash & detain forest officer

Angul: Tension gripped Satkosia area after tigress Sundari allegedly killed a local of Tainsi village in Angul district today. The deceased has been identified as Trinath Sahu. According to reports, Sahu had gone for fishing when the tigress allegedly attacked Sahu leading to his death on the spot. Meanwhile, the enraged villagers reportedly thrashed and […]

Jumbo tramples youth to death

Angul: Jumbo scare gripped the residents of Nuakheta village in Bantala range under Angul forest division after a youth was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Ramesh Sahu of Nuakheta village. Sahu had gone to the nearby jungle for some work when he was attacked by […]

Notorious Inter-state bank robber Madhab Ravi Das nabbed in Bihar

Bhubaneswar: Notorious inter-state bank robber Madhab Ravi Das, who is wanted in four states including Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, was nabbed by Bihar Police today. According to sources, a team of Odisha police has left for Bihar to bring Das on a 15-day remand. Das is reported to be involved in robberies at […]

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Tension erupts after tigress Sundari ‘kills’ cow in Angul

Angul: A day after Wildlife Institute of India (WII) researcher cleared that tigress Sundari will stay in Satkosia Tiger Reserve; death of a cow at Lehedi village under Athmallik forest division of Angul district on Monday has once again triggered protests. Athmallik Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Samyak Samantray informed that it is not yet confirmed […]

Man sustains critical injuries in bear attack in Angul

Angul: Adding to the number of bear attack cases in the state, one person sustained critical injuries after being attacked by a bear near Athmallik forest in Angul district on Tuesday. According to sources, one Niladri Nayak, a resident of Sanrohila village, was attacked by a bear while going to the farmlands to do his […]

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3 women, minor boy drown in separate incidents in Odisha

Angul/Keonjhar/ Jagatsinghpur: In a string of unfortunate incidents three women and a minor boy drowned in separate places across Odisha today. In Angul, two sisters reportedly met their watery grave while taking bath in a pond. The deceased have been identified as Runu and Jhunu Sahoo.  Sources said both the sisters were taking bath in […]

Black magicians perform rituals to resurrect dead cow

Angul: In a bizarre incident, locals in Bagedia village in Angul sought the help of sorcerers to resurrect a dead cow, killed due to snake bite. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon after a venomous snake attacked the cow while it was grazing in a field close to the village. Following the incident, a […]