In a tragic mishap, two elephants were killed after being hit by a goods train near Tangi Forest Division in Khordha district on Saturday (Dec 25). According to sources, a herd of eight elephants was crossing the railway tracks near the Bhusandapur level crossing last night when a speeding train approached them.
If a wild animal is killed by poachers, the matter should first be reported to the higher authorities to facilitate further probe.
Dhenkanal: A full grown elephant was shot dead by poachers for tusks in the Kandara forest of Bhejia village of Hindolo Block in Dhenkanal on February 9. The incident occurred on Tuesday night. The miscreants who killed the elephant using firearms managed to escape with the tusks under the cover of darkness after opening fire […]
Sundergarh: The Forest Department today suspended two of its staff for dereliction in duty after a carcass of a female wild elephant was found buried near Putulia village in Sonakhan section area under Rajgangpur Forest Range in the district. The two officers have been identified as Forester Harish Jena and Forest Guard Sabita Kishan. The […]
Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]