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Tribal Couple In Odisha Breaks Window Railings To Save Baby From King Cobra

In a nerve-chilling incident, a tribal couple managed to save their little child from the probable bite of a massive King Cobra inside their house after hour-long efforts.

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Odisha: 14-Ft Long King Cobra Rescued From Lecturer's House Near Similipal

Baripada: In a spine-chilling incident, a 14-feet-long king cobra was rescued from the bedroom of a man at Nischinta village near Bangiriposi in Mayurbhanj district today. Panic gripped the family…

Wildfire Continues To Rage In Similipal Forest Park
Odisha: Wildfire Continues To Rage In Similipal Forest Park

Baripada: Forest fire again broke out in different ranges of Similipal National Park on Sunday resulting in the increase in temperature in the region. Smoke has enveloped the area triggering…

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Odisha: Raging Forest Fire Engulfs Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary Again

Mayurbhanj: Following a brief two-week respite, wildfire erupted once again in the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday, engulfing vast areas and affecting the endangered flora and fauna in the park. According to reports, the menacing forest fire has spread to over 47 different areas under the south zone of Similipal Forest range […]

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Wildfire Across Odisha In Lens

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government has constituted a high level task force to contain raging forest fire across the State, the blaze continues to devour large tract of forests in several areas in almost all districts of Odisha. Forest and fire services personnel along with locals are finding it tough to douse the raging […]

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Similipal Fire: Baripada DFO Cancels Staff Leaves, Warns Of Immediate Arrest For Setting Forest Ablaze

Baripada (Mayurbhanj): The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) on Sunday cancelled leaves of all forest staff under the division even as fresh reports of fire incidents have been reported from over 20 points under Udala, Dujura, Bangiriposi, Rasgovindpur ranges closed to Similipal biosphere reserve in the district. Leaves of all the staff under Baripada division have […]

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Similipal Apart, Forests In Many Other Parts In Odisha Up In Flames

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha forest department is struggling to bring raging forest fire in Similipal biosphere reserve under control, reports of similar incidents of wildfire have surfaced in several parts of the State. A day after a massive fire broke out at the Khandagiri hill, on the outskirts of the Capital city, destroying […]

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Elephant Attack Deaths In Odisha: Tusker Captured After 10 Days By Forest Officials

Jajpur: After a prolonged operation which spanned for days, Forest department officials along with a special team managed to capture the wild elephant that reportedly trampled four persons to death in Jajpur district. As per reports, the jumbo was tranquilized near Kantipur jungle under Danagadi block in the district. Expert teams of Nandankanan Zoo and […]

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Locals attack West Bengal tourists in Baripada

Baripada: In an unfortunate incident, tourists from West Bengal visiting Sitakund in Similipal of Mayurbhanj district were allegedly thrashed by some locals today. According to reports, local youths had allegedly made some obscene gestures to the tourists hailing from Digha in West Bengal. This led to an altercation between them, following which the locals allegedly […]

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Raging Forest fire in Similipal Reserve causes irreversible damage

Mayurbhanj: A major fire has erupted in the Similipal Tiger Reserve under the Pithabata forest range of Mayurbhanj district engulfing vast areas affecting the endangered flora and fauna. The intensity of fire is so high that it has spread to peripheries making life difficult for the villagers living on the foothills of the mountain range […]

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Niali sheep death: Mysterious animal returns; 3 sheep killed, 2 injured

Cuttack: The legend of the mysterious animal that had killed over thousand sheep across Odisha has returned to haunt the State again. And it has started its killing spree from the same place where it had all begun, Niali in Cuttack district, by killing three sheep and injuring two. As per reports, three sheep of […]

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Rogue monkey that injured 13 people caught in Balasore

Balasore: A Rogue monkey, who have so far attacked 13 people, including two children in Nilagiri area of Balasore district leaving the locals panicked, has finally been caught by a special team from Similipal. Earlier, forest officials along with locals of Mankadia tribal community laid traps and adopted other techniques to capture the animal. However, […]

Panic-stricken Niali farmers keeping livestock inside homes

Niali: An eerie emptiness has engulfed the cowsheds and stables in Niali area which has seen more than 100 sheep being killed by a mysterious animal, and panic-stricken farmers are now sheltering their livestock inside their homes. The headache for Sudarsan Behera, a farmer from Khulisa village after losing 3 sheep from a herd of […]

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Niali fear spreads to Jagatsinghpur; 9 sheep killed, 4 injured

Bhubaneswar: While the killing of sheep at Niali in Cuttack district continues with the death of one more sheep, another such incident has been reported at Alipingala in Jagatsinghpur district where nine sheep were killed on Thursday. The incident has sent shockwaves in Jagatsinghpur as Niali fear continues unabated with fresh sheep deaths being reported […]

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Niali fear continues unabated with fresh sheep deaths

Cuttack: Even as the killing of  sheep in Niali region of the district continues to shroud in mystery  despite slew of government measures, three more fresh deaths were  reported from Jamugaradi village of Niali block last night. Being irate over the government’s failure in tracing out the  killer, villagers took to the street and staged […]

Niali sheep death continues, killer still at large despite Govt measures

Cuttack: All efforts of the forest department including night patrolling, bursting of crackers and laying of traps failed to yield any desired result as three more sheep were killed and five injured by the mysterious creature at Nati village in Niali of the district last night. Two more sheep went missing from the village since […]

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Rs 64 crore sanctioned for Simlipal Biosphere development

Bhubaneswar: Funds would no longer be hindrance in carrying out development of Simlipal biosphere reserve as Rs 64 crores have been earmarked to be spent in the next 5 years. The proposal was cleared at the Biosphere Reserve Management Council meeting headed by Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi here on Saturday. A comprehensive management action plan […]

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Similipal closed for onset of monsoon in Odisha

Baripada: Similipal National Park and sanctuary in Odisha has been closed for visitors from today following the arrival of monsoon. A senior official of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) informed that the prohibition period for visitors starts from June and extends up to the end of October every year as the road connectivity in the sanctuary […]

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Elephant count begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An elephant counting exercise has begun on Tuesday in Similipal, Kuldiha and Soro to estimate the number of pachyderms in the sanctuaries. The process is likely to continue till May 13. The forest officials are using both line-transect and dung count methods to ascertain the exact numbers of elephants. The forest department has constituted […]

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Bride at 14 years! Class VII girl saved from being married off

Baripada: An attempt to marry a minor girl studying in class VII went kaput when the authorities of the district child protection unit raided the marriage and took the girl into custody. The incident occurred in Sunamunhi Sahi on the outskirts of Baripada town, when the minor girl was being taken to the Shiva Temple […]

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Leopard skin seized during raid

Baripada: Skin of a leopard believed to have been killed inside Similipal sanctuary area in Mayurbhanj district was seized from a youth during a raid by forest officials. Following a tip-off, forest officials of Dudhiani range raided a weekly hat and the leopard skin was found in possession of Bikram Patra (30) of Salarapada village […]

Odisha concerns over decline in tiger population

With the All India Tiger Estimation Report, 2014 reporting a fall in big cat population in Odisha, the state government today said it will examine the matter and take up the issue with the Centre

Archery contest aims to curb 'Akhand Sikara'

In a bid to dissuade tribals from traditional game-hunting practice of like 'Akhand Sikara' and sensitise locals about the need to protect wildlife and forests, the Baripada Forest Division recently organised an archery competition among tribals residing in the periphery of Similipal National Park