Elephants

  • Three elephants die after being hit by a train in Assam 27-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Guwahati: Three elephants were killed when they were hit by a local passenger train in upper Assam's Jorhat district. The elephants were killed when the Guwahati-Tinsukia Intercity Express hit them as they were crossing the railway track at Venuguri village near Moriani railway station in a herd. The elephants were...
  • Elephant crushes woman to death at Rajaji National Park 12-02-2014 05:00 PM

    A 55-year-old woman was crushed to death by an elephant in Gauhri range of Rajaji National Park on Wednesday, forest officials said. The victim, Rekha Devi was attacked by the elephant at Ganga Bhogpur Talla village near Rishikesh, killing her on the spot, Ranger Rajendra Nautiyal said. A similar incident...
  • 16 books to pre-order in 2014 07-01-2014 04:34 PM

    Heads-up for autumn/winter 2016, when Aleph will publish the much-anticipated novel A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth. Less than 24 months to give A Suitable Boy another go, people! 1. The Bone Clocks David Mitchell Hachette A new David Mitchell book is an event, at par with a Christopher Nolan...
  • SC directs states to respond to PIL over elephant deaths on railway tracks 11-12-2013 11:29 AM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Railways to take steps to reduce speed of trains while travelling through forests inhabited by elephants to prevent death of tuskers on rail tracks. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri also proposes to change rail routes passing through forests and...
  • Elephant trampled Mahout to death during marriage function 09-12-2013 02:15 PM

    An elephant trampled its mahavat to death in a village in Bihar's Saran district, police said on Monday. The incident took place at Samhauta village during a marriage function late on Sunday night as an elephant apparently in 'musth' went wild and crushed its mahavat (trainer) to death, the Additional...
  • WB: 6 elephants mowed down by train, locals block tracks 14-11-2013 02:21 PM

    Locals blocked tracks in Jalpaiguri town station for about one hour on Thursday to protest the death of six jumbos by a train inside Chapramari forests in the district. The protestors were demanding that the speed of trains passing through the Chapramari wildlife sanctuary stretch be restricted to 25 -...
  • WB: Train blocked by herd of elephants after it mows down 6 of them 14-11-2013 08:25 AM

    Kolkata: The Guwahati Kavi Guru Express rammed into a herd of 50 to 60 elephants, killing six and seriously injuring three others while passing through an elephant corridor in Dooars forest area. The incident happened at Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. The herd has now blocked the train from moving. A...
  • Elephant wraps mouth around bridesmaid's head in Thailand 15-10-2013 06:24 PM

    A three-year-old Indian elephant, a special guest at a beach-side wedding of an Australian couple in Thailand, got too chummy with a bridesmaid and wrapped its mouth around her head. The young elephant didn't hurt the woman but just licked her face and breathed down her throat, the news.com.au reported...
  • All entrepreneurs must read The Elephant Catchers 23-09-2013 06:01 PM

    To begin with, I am highly thankful to Subroto Bagchi for writing a book like this. I have already read this book thrice within a span of 2 weeks and planning to read it again and again. Simple language, effective & sensible solutions to problems and more importantly telling what...
  • Depleting forests force elephants to come closer to Bangalore 10-09-2013 12:30 PM

    Bangalore: In a coincidence, the festival of elephant god (Ganesh Chathurthi) has also brought the real elephants closer to Bangalore. Perhaps Bangalore is the only major city in India, which falls under the elephant corridor. Bangalore, which is 3000 feet above the sea level, is surrounded by forest areas and...
  • Herd of Elephants enters town, damages 'Gibraltar House' 09-09-2013 06:41 PM

    A herd of 15 elephants, on Monday, damaged the 'Gibraltar House' built by a judge of the Calcutta High Court at Kanhari Hills in Hazaribagh town 150 years ago. The elephants damaged the "Gibraltar House", built by late S C Mallick, a judge of the Calcutta High Court but none...
  • Five detained for allegedly laying trap to poach elephants in Ganjam district 01-09-2013 01:02 PM

    Five villagers were detained for interrogation after electric wires were found laid on a jungle road suspected to be a trap to poach elephants through electrocution, in Ganjam district. The five were detained after wires and insulators were found from Landei hill under Jagannath Prasad forest range in the district,"...
  • TN: PETA objects to Forest Dept's plan of capturing 3 wild elephants 28-08-2013 02:18 PM

    An animal rights organisation has opposed the Tamil Nadu Forest Department's plan to capture and train three wild elephants of a herd at Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve. "Typical taming and training of wild elephants involves severe cruelty, such as separating the animals from their mothers or other members of the family...
  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls 27-08-2013 12:33 PM

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is in New Delhi to meet the Congress high command to get a pat on his back for his party's spectacular victory in the recently held by-polls. In Andhra Pradesh, the protest against the formation of Telangana continues as YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy has...
  • Chhattisgarh: Elephant attacks kill 82 people in 3 years, says Forest Minister Vikram Usendi 01-08-2013 05:29 PM

    Raipur: A total of 82 people died in Chhattisgarh in elephant attacks in a span of three years, Chhattisgarh's Forest Minister Vikram Usendi said in the state assembly on Thursday. "Altogether 82 people, including 29 women and 53 men were killed in elephant attacks in seven districts of the state...
  • Assam floods: Elephant found dead in Kaziranga National Park 15-07-2013 09:33 AM

    Kaziranga (Assam): After incessant rain in Kaziranga, an elephant was found dead on Sunday. Reports said that a herd of elephants were forced to leave the forest area due to heavy flooding. The elephant was said to be injured for the last couple of days. The heritage sanctuary of Kaziranga...
  • Bangalore: Wild tuskers on rampage; four trampled 24-06-2013 05:31 PM

    Bangalore: A herd of wild tuskers ventured towards the outskirts of Bangalore, trampling four persons to death and critically injuring another early Monday morning. Forest Department sources said these elephants have been venturing into the suburban areas since Sunday and efforts are on to get tame elephants from Mysore to...
  • K'taka: Journalist of Kannada daily among 4 killed by elephants 24-06-2013 08:54 AM

    Kolar: A journalist of a Kannada daily was killed on Sunday by an elephant after he went too close to it to take a photograph at Orohallikere village, while three others were trampled to death in another incident at Kanivivehalli hamlet. Manjunath Gowda (23), a reporter of 'Vijayavani', was killed...
  • Snapshot: Heartbreaking photo of elephant trying to rescue his female mate from a pond 29-04-2013 12:55 PM

    An elephant tries to rescue a female elephant that fell down in a pond in Mudumalai Kumki on Sunday. PTI Photo. ...
  • Assam: Elephant gets stuck in mud pit, rescue efforts underway 08-12-2012 09:38 PM

    In Goalpara region of Lower Assam, a wounded elephant was lying in a swamp with broken tusks. Local forest officials brought in another elephant to try and pull it out. ...
  • Naomi Campbell: No elephant polo match for boyfriend 07-11-2012 11:34 AM

    Jodhpur: The birthday bash of British supermodel Naomi Campbell's billionaire boyfriend here will not witness the elephant polo match tomorrow as it was dropped from the programme list following opposition from animal rights activists. The objection raised by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to one of the major...
  • PETA urges Campbell to cancel elephant polo match 05-11-2012 04:48 PM

    Mumbai: British supermodel Naomi Campbell's planned elephant polo match for boyfriend Vladimir Doronin's 50th birthday bash in Jodhpur has been criticised by animal activists group PETA. The 42-year-old is reportedly planning the match during the four-day long birthday celebrations. "PETA India urges Naomi Campbell to respect elephants and Indian wildlife...
  • Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood's biggest 'player' 09-01-2012 03:56 PM

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan talks on his latest film and more. Brought to you exclusively by IBNLive in association with Square Elephant Productions. ...
  • BSP heeds EC order, Maya's statues covered 08-01-2012 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh administration on Sunday started covering the statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbol elephant. The action follows orders from the Election Commission (EC) in the run up to Assembly Polls. The EC said that all statues must be covered by January 11 without...
  • Operation cover up anti-Dalit, says Maya 08-01-2012 06:54 AM

    Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party is livid after the Election Commission decided to cover up all statues of Mayawati to deny any advantage whatsoever. The party says the move is anti-Dalit. Everybody must have seen the curious sight of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati unveiling her own statue in Lucknow...
  • EC's decision biased, anti-Dalit: BSP 07-01-2012 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) called the decision of the Election Commission (EC) for covering the statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and BSP's poll symbol elephant during the assembly election in the state as anti-Dalit. The BSP said EC's decision to cover Mayawati's statues and elephant...