Tag: Similipal

14-year-old bride
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
king cobra
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.

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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…

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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…

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Forest fire
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Forest fire
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021