Tag: Elephant Menace

Man injured in elephant attack

Keonjhar: Tusker terror once again gripped Champua range of Keonjhar district after a person sustained grievous injuries in an elephant attack here on Saturday. The injured has been identified as Bijaya Nayak of Balada village. The incident occurred in the morning when Nayak was going to the fields for agriculture work. Suddenly, a wild elephant […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Elephant menace giving sleepless nights to Balasore farmers

Balasore: People in the forest fringe villages of Nilgiri and Oupada blocks in Balasore district are spending sleepless nights with herds of elephants straying into human habitations and damaging crops and properties becoming a daily affair. Fear of the pachyderms has forced the villagers to build houses on top of trees to guard their fields. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Jumbo tramples buffalo to death, injures five in City outskirts

Bhubaneswar: An elephant reportedly went on a wild rampage on Saturday killing one buffalo and injuring five others here at Patharagadia village near Chandaka forest range in the Capital City. According to a local, Benudhar Behera, the incident occurred late on Saturday night when he was resting in his house. In the moonlight, the villager […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Elephant menace grips Champua range in Keonjhar district

Keonjhar: A herd of 53 elephants from Jharkhand are on a damaging spree in Patala village near Kaliprasad forest under Champua range in Keonjhar district. The jumbos have so far destroyed three houses apart from damaging paddy and maize crops fields in the area. People are in panic over the persistent elephant menace in the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Jumbos on a rampage, farmers incur crop & property loss

Sonepur: Wild elephant menace continues unabated in the bordering villages of the district dominated by forests as a herd of jumbos once again entered the human habitats damaging crops and properties in the Banki forest range on Saturday. According to reports, a herd of 18 pachyderms entered the Padmapur and Barghat areas in Banki range […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Jumbos on a rampage: Attack villagers in Sundergarh, Keonjhar injuring one

Sundergarh /Keonjhar: Elephant menace gripped some parts of Sundergarh and Keonjhar today while injuring a woman and damaging house and property. In Sundergarh, a herd of stray elephants went on a rampage in Ganighasa village under Kuliposh Forest Range under Bonai Sub Division and injured a woman. Sources said the herd which had wandered away […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Elephant menace daunts people in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A herd of elephants wreaked havoc on several villages under Champua and Barbil range in the district, damaging crops and destroying human habitats. The natives of the Dadua village are living in constant fear with the frequent elephant attacks. Sources said the attacks have forced many villagers to move out of the village. Locals […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Elephants wreak havoc in Nilagiri, damage property 

Balasore: Residents in the periphery of Tinikonia forest reserve at Nilagiri of Balasore district are in panic after a herd of wild elephants strayed into Kamarkhalia village last night. According to sources, the herd comprising of three elephants went on a rampage and destroyed the house of one Banamali Singh. The pachyderms also caused massive […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
7 forest staff injured in elephant attack

Athagarh: Seven Forest staff were injured, one of them seriously when an injured elephant attacked them inside Sukasana forest under Athagarh Forest Range in Cuttack district this afternoon. According to reports, the Forest staff had found a limping elephant inside Athagarh Forest Range five days ago as an abandoned tyre got stuck on its front […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
elephant attack compensation
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021