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Odisha: Woman Killed In Elephant Attack In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman was killed after an elephant attacked her in the courtyard of her house at Jagmohanpur under Telkoi forest range in the district last night. The deceased has been identified as Janaki Padhan, the widow of Dibakar Padhan. The tusker wreaked havoc in the village for the last […]

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Elephant Menace In Odisha: MLA Made To Do Walkathon By Irate Villagers

Baripada: MLA Basanti Hembram from Karanjia on Friday faced the ire of a group of local residents in her constituency who reportedly forced her to walk for about 7 kilometres over wild elephant menace. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator was taken to the village of the residents where they showed her the damages of […]

Watch: Baby Elephant Shunned By Herd In Ganjam

Berhampur: A bizarre scene unfolded near Sunapur on the outskirts of Berhampur after an elephant calf that went astray from its mother was intriguingly deserted by the herd. The baby elephant was part of the herd which sneaked into the locality and subsequently entered Tampara lake causing extensive damage to prawn enclosures and fishing boats. […]

70-Year-Old Trampled To Death By Elephant In Odisha's Mayurbhanj

Baripada: A 70-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Sunday, police said. The incident took place in the Sasgovindpur area in the evening when the man, identified as Srikant Behera, was returning home at Sarumula after watching a football tournament at Marmoda, said Lopamudra Nayak, the inspector in-charge […]

Elephant Attack: Woman Dies, Crops Damaged In Odisha

Dhenkanal/Balasore: At least two incidents of elephant attack have been reported in Dhenkanal and Balasore districts of the State on Saturday. As per reports, a woman was trampled to death by an elephant in Kamakhyanagar (western range) area under Dhenkanal Forest Division today morning. The deceased has been identified as Natramani, wife of Madhab Sahoo […]

Human-Animal Conflict: Elephant Herds Damage Crops, Houses At Several Odisha Districts
Man-Animal Conflict: Elephant Herds Damage Crops, Houses In Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: Coinciding with the season’s kharif paddy cultivation, frequent movement of wild elephants towards human settlements have once again begun to rise in Odisha. Several incidents of man-animal conflicts were reported in some districts of the State over the past few days. Elephant herds reportedly damaged agricultural lands, houses and ate away stocked paddy and […]

Two Killed, One Injured In Elephant Attack In Odisha

Khurda/Angul: At least two persons were killed while another sustained critical injuries in an elephant attack in Haja panchayat of Khurda district late last night. The deceased have been identified as Bansidhar Chhualsingh of Haja village and Sanatan Pradhan of Kalarajhara village in the district. Injured, Brajakishore Sahoo is currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS Bhubaneswar […]

Man Killed In Elephant Attack In Odisha

Sundergarh: A 55-year-old man was killed after being reportedly attacked by an elephant atThutipipal village under Ujalpur forest range of Sundergarh district late last night. The deceased has been identified as Parikshita Gahir. As per reports, Gahir was sleeping in his house at Thutipipal village when a herd of elephants ransacked the house. Though Gahira […]

Man trampled to death by elephants in Odisha

Baripada: A 51-year-old man was trampled to death by a herd of four elephants on Thursday in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. Dugudu Murmu, a tribal farmer, was attacked by the tuskers when he was trying to drive the herd away from his paddy field at Bhurulubani village in Jhapokharia police station area, Tapan Das, the forest […]

Tusker Menace Claims 8 Lives Within 50 Days In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Residents of several villages in the district continue to face the fury of a stray elephant, which has allegedly attacked and killed as many as eight persons in last one-and-half months. However, much to the frustration of the locals, the forest authorities have failed in effectively containing the menace. According to sources, one more […]

Elephant drags minor girl out of house, tramples her to death

Keonjhar:  Tension ran high at Mundasahi village under Champua forest range in Keonjhar district following the death of a minor girl after being attacked by a wild elephant early this morning. Family members of Sini Munda, the deceased minor girl, alleged that a tusker broke a part of their house while the family members were […]

Elephants unleash extensive damage in Dhenkanal; 3 injured

Dhenkanal: A herd of elephant wreaked havoc after straying into human settlements at Koria and Hatrod areas of Dhenkanal town today.  According to sources, three persons have been injured after being attacked by elephants in Koria area. In another incident, a herd of 20 wild jumbos unleashed extensive damage at Samatangi village in Kamakhyanagar of […]

Why families of this Odisha village are spending sleepless nights on trees

Sonepur: While loss of habitats have forced the elephants to wander away from forests and enter human settlements leading to widespread damage, recent incidents show a spurt in deaths of elephants in Odisha pointing towards the severity of man-animal conflict. But it cannot become more severe than this when fear of elephants forces several families […]

Jumbo menace: Padampur farmers continue to suffer

Bargarh: The farmers in Padmapur are a distressed lot as wild elephants have been frequently straying into the farmlands and destroying crops. However, it is being alleged that the administration has turned a blind eye to the jumbo menace. The farmers alleged that the pachyderms have damaged crops in several acres of land in Dubulabahal, […]

Unabated man-animal conflicts turning Odisha into a graveyard of elephants

Bhubaneswar: Rise in the incidents of man-animal conflict has not only taken a toll on human lives across Odisha but also resulted in death of pachyderms at regular intervals besides adding to loss of property. Movement of stray elephants from core forest areas towards human settlements have posed a big threat to humans and also […]

Elephants damage crops in Nilagiri; compensation within 7 days assured

Balasore: After 10 days of operation, the forest department personnel finally managed to drive away the herd of elephants that damaged several acres of crop in Nilagiri region and assured compensation within seven days of completion of the crop damage assessment. The jumbo herd had strayed into the Nilagiri area from neighbouring Jharkhand on November […]

Two brothers injured in bomb explosion

Keonjhar: Two brothers sustained grievous injuries after a bomb, allegedly planted to prevent elephants from damaging crops in a field, exploded at Binida village under Sadar ranger in Keonjhar district today. The injured duo, Mukund Juang and Kedar Juang, was rushed to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in critical condition. The two brothers are stated […]

Panic grips Rajgangpur after elephant herd wreaks havoc

Sundergarh: Panic gripped residents of Rajgangpur sub-division after a herd of 17 elephants destroyed crops and houses in the area today. According to the villagers, the elephants strayed into areas including Sunakhandi, Bhaluduma, Bhikapada, Jaharumal, and Singhapadi during the night. A villager alleged that elephants destroyed an anganwadi centre in Bhaluduma. “Elephants broke the main […]

3 arrested for teasing wild elephant in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Authorities of Champua Forest Range arrested three youths for teasing a wild elephant near Kainta village under Rajia panchayat here on Monday. Sources said the forest department personnel of Champua along with locals of Kainta village were chasing away a herd of 23 elephants which had strayed into human settlements near the area. Despite […]

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Speedy compensation to kin of elephant attack victims: PCCF

Baripada: Concrete steps would be taken for speedy disbursement of compensation to the families of those killed in elephant attacks in Odisha, a senior forest official has said. Quick disbursement of compensation would also be made for crop loss due to marauding elephants, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Debabrata Swain, said. Swain was speaking […]

Forest dept going whole hog amid rise in man-animal conflicts

Bhubaneswar: With the rise in human-elephant conflict in Odisha, the state forest department is trying to do its bit by expediting the disbursal of compensation to victims of the menace and doing everything possible to avert mishaps on both sides, PCCF (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathy informed. His comments came on the backdrop of recent man-elephant conflicts […]

One killed, another critical in separate elephant attacks in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: One person was killed and another critically injured in two separate incidents of elephant attack near Hindol forest range in Dhenkanal district early this morning. In the first incident, a man identified as Prasanna Behera of Tentulisingha village was trampled to death by a jumbo while he was out in the woods to answer […]

Elephant tramples four-year-old boy to death in Sundergarh

Rourkela: Tension prevailed at Kukerama Panchayat under Nuagaon block in Sundergarh district today after a four-year-old boy was trampled to death by an elephant last night. Sources said a herd of three elephants had entered into the village last night. One of the elephants destroyed the house the baby was sleeping in and later crushed […]

Three killed in separate elephant attacks in Odisha

Dhenkanal: At least three persons were killed in two separate incidents of elephant attack in the state today. In the first incident, two persons were trampled by a wild jumbo in Dihadola forest close to IGIT Sarang under Mahabirod Forest Range in Dhenkanal. Sources said, three inmates of Khandanal Ashram had gone to bathe in […]

Man-Animal conflict: 2 trampled to death by elephant in Sambalpur

Sambalpur/Baripada: Two elderly persons, including a woman, were trampled to death by an elephant at Makarkenda village in Rairakhol of Sambalpur district on Friday night. The deceased have been identified as Sambhu Bhoi (65) and Daimati Bhoi (70). After getting information about the presence of a herd of elephants in the area, Daimati had gone […]