Tag: Elephant

Man trampled to death by elephant in Athagarh

Athagarh: In a tragic incident, a man was trampled to death by an elephant near Baula Pahilabara road under Khuntuni forest range on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Tikama Sahoo of Sashanka village. According to sources, the incident took place when the Sahoo was going to Baula square to open his shop. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tree-borne night vigilantes

By Dillip Pradhan Dhenkanal: When the entire locality enjoys the dreamy nights after a day-long tiredness, the farmers of some villagers in Dhenkanal district spend sleepless nights, not in the quiet comforts of their homes but atop tree outside their villages. To protect their standing crops from the rampage of wild elephants, the ryots of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Woman trampled to death by elephant in Athagarh

Athagarh: In a tragic incident, a woman was trampled to death by an elephant at Saniamuhan village under Khuntuni forest range on Thursday morning. According to sources, the incident took place when the woman was coming out of her house. The pachyderm dragged her outside the house before trampling her to death. She died on […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Baby trampled to death, mother injured by elephant

Sundargarh: A four-year old baby girl was trampled to death while her mother was injured in the attack by an elephant at Timana village under Badagaon forest range in the district last night. The incident took place when the mother-baby duo was asleep last night. The jumbo destroyed the thatched house and trampled the duo. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Elephants stray into Rourkela city, damage houses

Panic gripped Sona Udyan area of Rourkela city on Thursday when a herd of seven elephants strayed into the steel city and stayed put in the area after damaging six houses and three boundary walls

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Two elephant carcasses found

Athagarh: Two elephants were found dead here on Sunday morning. According to reports, the bodies of a female elephant and its calf were found between Pushupangi and Chhashiapata under Athagarh forest division area in Cuttack district. The calf was found lying at around 1 km from the place where the female elephant lay dead. On […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Tusker found dead in Keonjhar forest

Keonjhar: Forest officials on Wednesday recovered the carcass of a tusker from Atei reserve forest near Kulimati village under Ghatagaon forest range in the district. Villagers found the pachyderm lying dead in the forest and informed forest officials about it who, in turn, rushed to the spot and started an investigation into the death of […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Two women trampled to death by elephant

Balasore: In a tragic incident, two women were trampled to death by a tusker at Godikhola village area near Panchalingeswar in Nilagiri. Another woman also sustained injuries in the attack by the pachyderm. The deceased and the injured person are all residents of Godikhola village. According to sources, the incident took place when four women […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Kuchinda: Wild tusker rescued from well

Kuchinda: A wild tusker, which fell into an open well in a farmland near Panapalli village under Kuchinda forest division in Sambalpur district, was rescued after an operation by forest department and fire tender officials. According to sources, the elephant fell into the well while in search of food last night. After hearing the trumpets […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Elephant population rises in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite the death of 231 elephants in the past three years in Odisha, their population in the state has increased to 1,954 this year from the 1,930 recorded in the 2012 census. The 2015 Elephant Census report released by Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Monday revealed that this had happened in […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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Elephants trample one to death

Dhenkanal: A 70-year-old man was trampled to death today by a herd of elephants which entered into Balaram Prasad village in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district, forest officials said. Villagers sighted the herd in their locality in the morning and around 1,000 people tried to drive away the herd which trampled one Gandharv Sahu to death while […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
DRI seizes 16.962 kg elephant ivory in West Bengal

Kolkata: About 17 kg of elephant tusks, valued at Rs 1.69 crore, was recovered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the outskirts of Siliguri in north Bengal on Wednesday. One person was arrested, a DRI official said. The elephant tusks, cut into four pieces, were being clandestinely transported in a vehicle that was […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Control room to tackle elephant menace in Odisha villages

Baripada: A 24-hour control room was made functional today at Baripada divisional forest office in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district to monitor the movement of a herd of wild elephants that sneaked into villages from adjoining West Bengal. Over 70 wild elephants, including five tuskers and several calves which came from Dalma sanctuary of Jharkhand through West […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Elephant, its calf found dead

Baripada: The carcasses of a female elephant and its calf were found in a paddy field near Neyunti village in Mayurbhanj district, officials said today. Forest officials rushed to the spot, which falls under Gudugudia Forest Range, to ascertain the cause of death of the animals after the carcasses were spotted yesterday. The cause of […]

  • Monday, 28 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