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Tag: Elephants

1 Killed, Crops & Property Damaged As Elephants Run Amok In 3 Odisha Districts
1 Killed, Crops & Property Damaged As Elephants Run Amok In 3 Odisha Districts

A herd of elephants unleashed terror in Khordha district. The wild animals destroyed boundary wall of a park near the district Collector's office and triggered panic in the locality.

Odisha Forest Dept Terms Death Of Two Elephants In Khordha ‘Accidental’
Odisha Forest Dept Terms Death Of Two Elephants In Khordha ‘Accidental’

Recently, during the winter session of the Odisha Assembly, State Minister for Forest and Environment, Bikram Keshari Arukha had informed that at least 406 elephants had died between 2016-17 and 2020-21.

Odisha: Herd Of 30 Elephants Wreaks Havoc In Bolangir

Bolangir: A herd of wild elephants has been creating havoc in Ramoda and Routa Munda village under Turekela block of Bolangir district. The herd strayed into villages and destroyed acres of paddy and vegetable crops. The villagers alleged that they have been spending sleepless night for the last 15 days to guard their crops and […]

Sonepur: Herd Of 60 Elephants Wreaks Havoc, Locals In Panic

Sonepur: A herd of 60 wild elephants have been creating havoc in Binika area of Sonepur district reportedly since the last two weeks causing damage to property and destroying standing paddy crops in several acres of land. Locals said that due to the fear of the jumbos, they were forced to sleep on the terraces […]

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Jumbo Menace: Wild Elephant Herd Obstructs Road Communication In Athagarh

Athagarh: A herd of wild elephants have left the people of Athagarh area in a state of panic and adversely affected the road communication by frequently obstructing National Highways and Railway tracks. Gurudijhatia Matsyapur Railway track and National Highway near Bali were brought to a jumbo halt as a herd of pachyderms were found crossing […]

Watch: A Herd Of Jumbos Trapped In The Middle Of Mahanadi River

A herd of elephants have been trapped on a small island (alluvial plain) in the middle of Mahanadi River near Munduli, Cuttack. According to reports, last night the elephants were headed towards the Chandaka forest from Athagarh’s Sukasan jungle by crossing the swelling Mahanadi river when they got stuck on the floodplain near Munduli due […]

Animal Lovers Oppose Use Of Elephants For Pulling Chariots During Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar:  Animal lovers have urged the Odisha government not to use elephants for pulling chariots at the Rath Yatra festival in Puri, which is scheduled to be held on June 23 in the absence of devotees due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Orissa High Court had on June 9 said that the deployment of heavy […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Consider Deploying Machinery, Elephants To Pull Chariots, HC Tells Odisha Govt

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the state government that in case it decides to hold Rath Yatra festival at Puri in consistent with the Covid-19 guidelines, then it must also duly consider deploying machinery or other means like elephants to pull the chariots. The three heavily built wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord […]

Haathi Mere Saathi: Bihar Man Wills His Property To Two Elephants

Patna: Amid the death of an elephant in Kerala in extremely tragic circumstances, this episode comes as heart-warming. An animal lover in Bihar has bequeathed his entire wealth to two elephants. He says one of them had saved his life from a criminal. Mohammad Akhtar (50) from Janipur in Phulwari Sharif near Patna has two […]

World Wildlife Day: Tweeple Urge People To Save Wild Animals

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Twitterati took to social media and highlighted the importance of saving life on earth. The World Wildlife Day 2020 theme ‘Sustaining all life on Earth’ is aimed at ensuring sustainable use of resources and conservation of land and groundwater to stop biodiversity loss. All […]

Elephant Deaths In Odisha: Rail, Power Infra Modification Works Behind Schedule

Bhubaneswar: In October 2018, seven elephants died due to electrocution after coming in contact with a low-hanging 11 KV power line in what is considered as the State’s worst ever pachyderm tragedy. Fast forward to the present day, and it seems nothing much has changed as far as the renovation of electricity lines to prevent […]

Alert Train Driver Saves Elephant herd In Odisha!

Cuttack: A herd of more than 20 elephants narrowly escaped a severe mishap while crossing the railway track thanks to the alertness of the train driver. The incident reportedly happened in Khuntuni Forest Range under Athagarh Forest Division of Cuttack on Monday. As per reports, a train from Dhenkanal was passing through the area when […]

Odisha to appoint officers to track movement of elephants

Bhubaneswar: After drawing criticism from various quarters following the tragic death of seven elephants in Dhenkanal, Odisha has now geared up for the protection of jumbos in the state. The State government has decided to appoint an SDO rank officer in each district of the state to monitor and keep surveillance on the movement of […]

Jumbos destroy standing crops in acres of land in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A week after a herd of elephants went on a rampage in Nilagiri in Balasore, more than hundred pachyderms have reportedly damaged property and standing crops in acres of land after entering the Rasagobindpur Forest range of Mayurbhanj district. More concerning, the district administration believes the hundred jumbos that strayed into the region from […]

Five Jumbos swept away by flood water in Mahanadi

Cuttack: At least five elephants were swept away by flood water in Mahanadi River near Mundali in Cuttack today morning. Reportedly, the incident took place when a herd of around 20 elephants were crossing the river while going from Athagarh to Chandaka forest. According to sources, the wild elephants used to cross the river on […]

Panic grips locals after elephants romp into Keonjhar villages

Keonjhar: Panic gripped locals of Nahabeda village under Jhumpura block of Keonjhar after a herd of 22 wild elephants strayed into the village and  damaged crops and other property. “The elephants have been damaging our crops from past three days and also destroying  houses in the village, forcing  us to stay awake all night to […]

Elephants damage crops in Nilagiri

Balasore: People of Nilagiri in Balasore district are surviving with immense fear as a herd of wild elephants has been frequently straying into human habitations damaging massive crops and property. Moreover, this constant fear has forced the villagers of Kuldiha and Mangad under Baunsabania panchayat to spend the whole night on treetop houses to guard […]

Kumki elephants to guard Tigers at Satkosia reserve

Bhubaneswar: Amid growing apprehension among locals, Odisha government has decided to deploy trained Kumki elephants to check intrusion of tigers at Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) into human settlements. The Kumki elephants will be brought from Karnataka and would be engaged to keep a vigil on the tigers which were brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to […]

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Three elephants ran over by train in Jharkhand-WB border

Ranchi: Three elephants were killed after being hit by a train in an area bordering Jharkhand and West Bengal on Tuesday, a railway official said. The elephants were crossing the rail tracks near Gindhi station in West Bengal when they were hit by Gyaneshwari Express, killing them on the spot, the official said. Due to […]

Wild elephants stray into community health centre in Odisha

Jharsuguda: Residents of Kolabira in Jharsugura district were in a state of panic after three wild elephants strayed into the community health centre today. The herd of the pachyderms reportedly destroyed some houses in Kolabira as well. On being informed, the Forest department officials rushed to the spot and drove away the elephants into Tureikela […]

15 squads formed to drive away elephants in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar forest department has constituted 15 squads to chase away rampaging elephant herd that has strayed into Champua range from neighbouring Jharkhand. More than 20 elephants including a wild tusker were spotted at Mukundpur, Sartalia, Mirigisinga and Mangalpur area yesterday. The herd destroyed standing crops on nearly two acres of land leading to […]

Jumbo herd wreaks havoc in Keonjhar

  Keonjhar: A herd of elephants has caused extensive damage to a mango orchard in Telkoi forest area of Keonjhar in last four days. The elephants destroyed trees in Telkoi block’s Saruali and Sinkula bahal areas while mango plantations have also been destroyed. The farmers are now demanding compensation as the herd of jumbos has […]

Four elephants run over by speeding train in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: Four elephants were killed after a train hit them at the railway track crossing near Bagdihi forest range in Jharsuguda district today. According to reports, when the herd comprising of one tusker, two female elephants and a calf were crossing over the tracks in the wee hours at around 4 am today near Teladihi […]

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 […]

Elephant menace grips Narayanpur range in Gajapati district

Bhubaneswar: A heard of seven elephants have sneaked into Narayanpur range in Gajapati district causing worry among the locals. As per reports, the heard has been moving in Burujhuli, Badakuturi, Sanakuturi, Jemadeipur, Wailpadu, Adangi, Lalusahi and Landasahi villages in the range owing to which the villagers are living in a constant state of fear. The […]