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Tag: Elephant Electrocuted

Female Elephant Electrocuted To Death In Odisha's Keonjhar
Female Elephant Electrocuted To Death In Odisha's Keonjhar

The locals have alleged that irregularity and dereliction of the duty on the part of the employees of the power supply company was responsible for the death of the majestic wild jumbo.

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Electrocution of elephants: Odisha asks discoms to pull the plug

Bhubaneswar: At a time when rising number of elephant deaths due to electrocution in several parts of the state has triggered outrage with the Centre even flagging concerns over the matter, the State government today ordered the discoms (power distribution companies) to disconnect power supply during movement of elephants in designated corridors. Citing that the […]

Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: Crime Branch arrests 3 including 2 forest officials

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three persons including two officials of Meramundali forest range in connection with the tragic death of seven elephants due to electrocution under Dhenkanal Sadar forest range on October 27. The arrested include CESU junior engineer Sanjay Mohanty, Meramundali section forester Prabhakar Rana and forest guard Girish Dehury, informed […]

Death of 7 elephants: 6 officials suspended, 1 dismissed

Dhenkanal: Following the death of seven elephants near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night, the Forest & Environment, and the Energy department dismissed one official and suspended six others for dereliction of duties. While three officials each from the Forest department & CESU were suspended, the junior manager of […]

Op-Ed: Powerless Before Power Lines

Whoever discovered electricity couldn’t have imagined that the transmission line to carry power to those who need it could someday cause death, both of humans and animals. Most humans at least know about the dangers of touching a power transmission line. But animals are blissfully unaware of the inherent danger. The rapid and inexorable spread […]

Elephants electrocuted in Dhenkanal: 2 forest dept officials suspended

Dhenkanal: Two days after three elephants – two adult females and one calf – were found electrocuted to death in Borapada forest under Kapilas Forest Range in Dhenkanal Forest Division, two forest department officials were suspended today. Forester Punyabikash Bhoi and forest guard Srikant Guru were suspended by Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Dhenkanal Division. […]