Tag: Elephant

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Early warning system about elephants' movement developed

In a bid to mitigate human-animal conflicts, scientists in Tamil Nadu have developed an automated thermal detection system that can discern wild elephants from background and other animals in infrared images

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Elephant found dead

A female elephant was found dead in a stream near Jhulenbar in Odisha's Sundergarh district with the death being attributed to old age

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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Forest officials cremate carcass of ageing elephant

Forest department officials today cremated the carcass of an ageing elephant and recovered its two tusks in Odisha's Sundergarh district

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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Tragic! 18 Elephants Killed In Lightning Strike In Assam

As many as 18 elephants were killed in lightning strikes at a forest in Nagaon district of Assam on Thursday. Preliminary investigation reveals that the jumbos were killed due to electrocution caused by lightning, however, the exact reason will be known only after post-mortem.

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  • Friday, 14 May 2021
Two Trampled To Death In Separate Jumbo Attacks In Odisha

Angul/Sambalpur: Two persons including an elderly woman were killed in elephant attack in separate incidents in Angul and Sambalpur districts on Thursday. Mamata Sethy, a resident Talagarh under Bantala police…

  • Thursday, 06 May 2021
Couple trampled to death by elephants in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A herd of elephants today trampled a couple to death inside a cashew orchard in Kateni area under Sadar Forest Range of Dhenkanal. As per sources, the couple, identified as Dambaru Pradhan & his wife Sukanti Pradhan, was returning from Dudhukateni village in the wee hours of today when they came in way of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Elephant tramples 5 persons to death in Angul

Angul: At least five persons including two girls and a woman were killed by a stray elephant in separate incidents in Talcher late night on Thursday. Panic gripped Sandha village after an elephant trampled three persons of a family to death. One Kalia Saaar along with his two-year-old daughter Anita and his cousin Sarathi who […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Baby elephant killed in 'stampede'

Cuttack: In a bizarre incident, a baby elephant lost its life in a stampede at Jamana village under Dalijoda Range in Cuttack forest division Wednesday. According to Dalijoda Forest Range Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Manoranjan Swain, the baby elephant, assumed to be of one-month-old, was trampled to death by other elephants after a stampede […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Missing Jumbo Laxmi Found Near Delhi Police HQ

New Delhi: The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The police team took two months to find Laxmi after she went missing from the Yamuna Bank area since July and was finally traced on Tuesday night barely three kilometres away […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
NFR Initiatives Help Save 140 Elephants This Year

Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has claimed that its alert employees had saved as many as 140 elephants’ lives this year. Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer of the NFR, said this here on Tuesday. Although there are 67 elephant corridors, notified jointly in consultation with the forest department of the respective state in […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Man-Elephant Conflict Continues Unabated In Odisha; Man Killed, Girl Critical In Attack

Sambalpur/Mayurbhanj: A man was killed reportedly after being trampled by a herd of elephants in Bamara forest division of Kuchinda. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Ekka (45) of Mahulmunda village. According to sources, the incident occurred early morning today when Sunil was returning to his village from Dumbermunda. Receiving information from locals, forest […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Elephant Found Dead In Odisha's Tarsingi Forest Range

Berhampur: An elephant was found dead near Gayaganda in Tarsingi forest range in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday, forest department officials said. Tarsingi forest range is under the jurisdiction of Ghumusar North division, they said, adding, the elephant was killed around Thursday midnight. The carcass of the tuskless elephant with severe injury marks was found […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021