LEOPARDS

  • Panic grips Mathura Refinery over spotting a wild beast November 26, 2014

    Mathura: Panic gripped neighbourhood of Mathura Refinery over reports that a wild beast - maybe a leopard or a tiger - was spotted around it. Refinery officials, however, scoffed at rumours, saying there was no proof. The wild beast entered Mathura Refinery complex late Sunday, people said. Panic-stricken residents sought help...
  • Uttarakhand: Woman killed by leopard in Pauri September 23, 2014

    Dehradun: A woman was killed by a leopard in Maletha village of Pauri district, forest department sources said on Tuesday. 38-year-old Guddi Devi was attacked by the big cat hiding in the bushes on Monday when she was going to the forest to collect fodder along with some of her...
  • Gujarat: Leopard electrocuted September 13, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died after suffering electric shock in Hadmatiya village in GirSomnath district, a forest official said on Saturday. "The big cat was found dead atop an electric transformer of the Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL) in a farm," Deputy Conservator of Forest, K Ramesh said on Saturday....
  • Uttarakhand: Brave woman kills a leopard in self defence August 26, 2014

    Dehradun: Bringing a brave story from Uttarakhand, a woman killed a leopard in self defence. The 56yearold woman killed a leopard with a sickle and an axe. Kamla Devi's fierce battle with the leopard lasted about 30 minutes. The woman was reportedly attacked by the leopard when she was irrigating...
  • Gujarat: Leopard dies of electric shock July 31, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died due to electric shock after it apparently jumped on a transformer in Gadhiya village in Amreli district while in pursuit of prey, a senior Forest official said on Thursday. "The male big cat was found dead on the transformer of Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL)...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forestlike campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost fourday long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • Man severely injured after being attacked by a leopard July 26, 2014

    A person was injured on Friday when a leopard attacked him when he went to the forest area near Indore for grazing livestocks. The incident took place about 30 km away from Mhow town, near Indore at Guwadi village area when the man, identified as Mangilal (50), went to the forest...
  • 'How did the leopard enter IIT? Through spots quota!' The funniest Twitter jokes about why the leopard entered IIT Powai July 24, 2014

    There are millions of students who wish to enter the prestigious IITs, but a leopard got lucky when it entered the IIT Powai campus without having to take an entrance test! It was a shocking site on Wednesday morning when officials spotted a leopard walking around the campus. Soon the...
  • Leopard enters IIT Bombay campus July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard on Wednesday was spotted in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology and the officials claimed that it is still present in the premises. A leopard has been sighted on Wednesday morning in a workshop of Metallurgy department of the IIT. The forest officers have arrived and they...
  • Leopard killed in Assam's Morigaon district June 18, 2014

    Morigaon: An adult male leopard was killed by some unidentified persons in central Assam's Morigaon district, Forest officials said today. The spotted big cat had come to drink water in Lakhimi water spring on Amkota hill near Jagiroad when some persons killed the animal with spears and bamboo sticks last night,...
  • Leopard cub dies of suffocation in Tata Steel Zoological Society May 23, 2014

    In a tragic incident, a male leopard cub, Bobby, died on Friday due to suffocation in Tata Steel Zoological Society in Jamshedpuron Friday, a Zoo official said. Bobby breathed his last around 4 PM because of sudden choking of throat due to a piece of meat, said Rajnish Kumar, a member...
  • Three arrested with skins of leopard, two spotted deer in MP April 28, 2014

    Three persons were arrested for allegedly carrying skins of a leopard and two spotted deer from Magardarra railway station in the district on Monday, police said. A team of forest officials apprehended the trio on a tipoff and seized from them the skins of a leopard and two spotted deer, collectively...
  • Watch: Leopard-villagers clash caught on camera in Maharashtra village April 21, 2014

    In the village of Ballarpur, a leopard entered a home and attacked one villager. It attacked another resident while people tried to corner it. No one has been seriously injured. One person has suffered minor injuries. The Forest department has caught the leopard and is in the process of releasing...
  • Maharashtra: 1 leopard caught, another killed after entering villages April 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Leopards caused a scare in two villages in Chandrapur in Maharashtra. In the village of Ballarpur, a leopard entered a home and attacked one villager. It attacked another resident while people tried to corner it. No one has been seriously injured. One person has suffered minor injuries. The Forest...
  • Eight-year-old girl killed by a leopard in Bahraich April 21, 2014

    An eight-year-old girl was killed in an attack by a leopard near Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary in Bahraich, forest department officials said on Monday. Reshma was attacked by a leopard while she was sleeping in the courtyard of her house on Sunday located on the outskirts of the Katarniaghat sanctuary, 85 kilometres from...
  • Police trace dead leopard in city April 11, 2014

    A leopard was found dead in a village of Uttarakhand's Bageshwar district, forest department sources said, on Friday, in Dehradun. The carcass of a six-year-old leopard was sighted on Thursday by children in Kaliyabagad Falyanti village of the district when they were going to school. They told their teachers about it and...
  • School children find body of man mauled to death by Leopard April 3, 2014

    A man was mauled to death by a leopard in Dungri village of Pauri district, forest department officials said in Dehradun on Thursday. The man was missing from his village since last Tuesday, they said. The matter came to light on Wednesday when some school children saw a body bearing deep...
  • Leopard finally captured by forest department in Meerut March 30, 2014

    The forest department officials have captured a leopard from Dayalpur village in Meerut district after the rampaging animal injured one villager. DFO Sushant Sharma said the animal on Saturday got trapped inside a cage set up in the jungles of the village by the forest officials. He said before the officials could...
  • Cute alert! Photo of a chimp bottle feeding a leopard cub and later hugging it just brought the Internet to a standstill March 26, 2014

    This photo will make your day and your troubles melt away. A chimpanzee just brought the Internet to a standstill after its photo of bottle feeding a baby leopard went viral. The chimp is seen hugging the cub close to its chest. ...
  • Another leopard spotted in UP, this time in Saharanpur March 10, 2014

    A leopard was on Sunday sighted in the jungles near two villages in Saharanpur district, triggering panic among people. The feline was seen by villagers working in their fields in Ghumgarh and Shimlana villages. Forest department and police officials started a combing operation that lasted for four hours but managed to...
  • Three injured in leopard attack in Haridwar's Roshnabad March 1, 2014

    Three persons were injured today after being attacked by a leopard in a factory in Roshnabad area of the city. The leopard sneaked into the premises of a thread manufacturing factory located in SIDCUL area at about 11 in the morning, prompting those on duty to scamper for cover. Three factory...
  • Meerut: Business hit as leopard remains on the loose for fourth day February 27, 2014

    Meerut remains panic stricken as there is still no news about the leopard which was spotted four days ago. Meenakshi Upreti has more. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Meerut: Authorities fail to capture leopard; schools, colleges shut for 3rd day February 26, 2014

    Meerut is virtually locked down with a stray leopard on the prowl for the third day. It was last spotted on Monday afternoon. Residents are now staying indoors for fear of being attacked. ...
  • Desist from spreading rumours about the leopard, appeals District authorities February 26, 2014

    Mathura district authorities on Tuesday asked people to desist from spreading rumours regarding the sighting of the leopard which has run amok in the area. Officials concerned have been asked to get in touch with the people and impress upon them the need to avoid spreading rumours about the leopard. Senior district...
  • Meerut normal after leopard attack February 25, 2014

    Schools and market places reopened on Tuesday after being closed since Sunday as a precautionary measure after a leopard entered the city and attacked several people, officials said. "Although precautionary measures are being taken, I am sure the big cat has left the city," said Sushant Sharma, divisional forest officer, Meerut. On...
  • Alert sounded as leopard slips into Meerut February 24, 2014

    An alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city after a leopard entered into it on Sunday and attacked several people, officials said on Monday. As a precautionary measure, all schools and colleges have been closed and people were told to stay indoors. The big cat was first spotted at a shop...
  • Schools, colleges shut as leopard that entered hospital strays into city February 24, 2014

    A leopard has strayed into Meerut creating panic and prompting administration to order closure of schools and colleges. District administration has also appealed for closure of markets in the city as forest administration and army officials failed to trace the feline which sneaked into the city on Sunday. At least six...
  • Meerut: Leopard strays into city, injures 2 people February 24, 2014

    Meerut: A leopard has strayed into the city and injured at least two persons creating panic and prompting administration to order closure of schools and colleges. District administration has also appealed for closure of markets in the city as forest administration and army officials failed to trace the feline which...
  • Man arrested with leopard skin worth Rs 20 lakh February 22, 2014

    An alleged poacher was arrested in Ghaziabad on Saturday and leopard skin worth Rs 20 lakh was seized from him, police said. The accused has been identified as Prakash, a resident of Uttarakhand. He came to Ghaziabad to sell the leopard skin to someone, who is yet to be identified, they said. "Police got...