Elephants

  • Rescued elephant Phoolkali turns painter with a gallery show: Her artwork is selling like hotcakes! September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Phoolkali, a rescued elephant, is unaware that she is securing her future as the artworks created by her are selling well. About 50 artworks are displayed here in an exhibition titled "Ganpati to Gajah". The paintings made by a Singapore-based artist and some elephants have been showcased in the...
  • Former owner files a case to reclaim Raju, the starved and dehydrated elephant who cried after being rescued from his spiked shackles September 1, 2014

    Kept in spiked shackles that cut into his legs for nearly 50 years and nearing death from dehydration and starvation, Raju, the elephant had made headlines around the world when tears rolled down his eyes after a team from a wildlife charity rescued him in the dead of the night...
  • Watch: These elephants are really big fans of classical music: Two elephants dance in sync to the tune of a violin August 26, 2014

    Elephants are known to be intelligent animals, and this video proves that. Two elephants swayed in sync and danced to a soothing tune being played on a violin. Violinist Eleanor Bartsch was warming up for her performance at the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra when she decided to play a tune for...
  • Credit row: Filmmaker claims he directed 'Tamanchey', not director Navneet Behal August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Bharat Ratan Bhushan asserts that he has directed 'Tamanchey', but producer Suryaveer Singh Bhullar rubbishes his claim saying that the former is just trying to "blackmail" him. Earlier it was reported that Navneet Behal has directed the film and his name also appears on the film's poster and in...
  • Freed from abusive owner, 50-year-old elephant recuperates in Mathura July 11, 2014

    Raju, a 50-year-old elephant who was recently rescued from his abusive owner in Allahabad, is now recuperating at an elephant care centre in Mathura. Raju's owner used to ill treat him and he has several injuries on the legs and head, said chief of Elephant Conservation and Care Centre Yaduraj Kadpekar. The...
  • Photos: Tears of joy rolled down Raju the elephant's eyes after being freed from 50 years of beating, abuse, spiked shackles July 7, 2014

    Nearly fifty years after being poached in India, Raju breathed in freedom after being rescued by a wildlife charity. It is said Raju, the elephant, was beaten, abused and kept in spiked shackles that made him bleed. He survived completely on anything that passing tourists would hand out to him....
  • Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri July 1, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Two male elephants were crushed to death by a speeding train at a level crossing in in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday. The incident happened when the two wild elephants from nearby forest were crossing the track near the Madha tea garden between Hashimara and Hemiltongonj, deputy field director...
  • Man killed by elephant in West Midnapore June 24, 2014

    Jhargram: A man was killed by an elephant at Pathardoara village in West Midnapore district, a senior Forest officer said today. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Kharagpur Range, Anjan Guha said Jogeswar Mullick around 47-year-old was sleeping in the courtyard of his house when an elephant caught him by the trunk and...
  • 10-year-old female elephant found dead near Corbett Tiger Reserve June 11, 2014

    A 10-year old female elephant was found dead in a field close to the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district, a forest official said. The elephant was found dead on Tuesday evening in a field at Himmatpur Dauntiyal village of Ramnagar subdivision, park warden of Corbett Tiger Reserve SC Upadhyay said. Prima...
  • One-week-old elephant calf rescued in Salem June 6, 2014

    Salem: A one-week-old elephant calf was rescued by forest department officials on Friday at the forest areas bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Conservator of forests P Ganesan said the calf was part of a herd of seven elephants which came on Thursday to the river for drinking water and later...
  • 5-year-old elephant dies in Rajaji National Park June 4, 2014

    A 5-year-old elephant died near the Ramgarh range of Rajaji National Park in Dehradun during a fight between the elephants, officials said. The pachyderm's body was found by the forest officials during daily patrolling. They then informed the senior officials, they said. The deep marks on elephant's body suggests that it was...
  • Three elephants die after being hit by a train in Assam February 27, 2014

    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 February 12, 2014

    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 occurred in...
  • 16 books to pre-order in 2014 January 16, 2014

    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 release. Not much...
  • SC directs states to respond to PIL over elephant deaths on railway tracks December 11, 2013

    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 directed...
  • Elephant trampled Mahout to death during marriage function December 9, 2013

    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 November 14, 2013

    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 - 40...
  • WB: Train blocked by herd of elephants after it mows down 6 of them November 14, 2013

    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 special...
  • Elephant wraps mouth around bridesmaid's head in Thailand October 15, 2013

    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 on...
  • All entrepreneurs must read The Elephant Catchers September 23, 2013

    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 September 10, 2013

    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 natural...
  • Herd of Elephants enters town, damages 'Gibraltar House' September 9, 2013

    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 was...
  • Five detained for allegedly laying trap to poach elephants in Ganjam district September 1, 2013

    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," forest...
  • TN: PETA objects to Forest Dept's plan of capturing 3 wild elephants August 28, 2013

    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 group,...
  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls August 27, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 between...
  • Assam floods: Elephant found dead in Kaziranga National Park July 15, 2013

    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 June 24, 2013

    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 June 24, 2013

    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 when...
  • Snapshot: Heartbreaking photo of elephant trying to rescue his female mate from a pond April 29, 2013

    An elephant tries to rescue a female elephant that fell down in a pond in Mudumalai Kumki on Sunday. PTI Photo. ...