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Onam: Pulikali troupes to get more money this season


Thrissur: In view of the escalating financial burden associated with the Pulikali festival, the Thrissur Corporation has decided to raise its grant for the troupes participating in the annual event f

Jumbo boozes; owner pulled up


Alappuzha: Businessman Sundar Menon’s confession seems to have courted a controversy. Menon, owner of Thiruvambadi Shivasundar, who said he was in the habit of giving his elephant buckets full of bra

Kerala forest department to burn ivory worth Rs 50 crore

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Thiruvananthapuram: The forest department is planning to burn its mammoth stockpile of ivory tusks, estimated at over three tonnes and valued at nearly Rs 50 crore in the black market. 
The depa

Rampaging herd of wild elephants at Bengaluru’s doors

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Bengaluru: A herd of wild elephants that almost entered city limits on Monday morning, were sent back by the forest teams. The herd of 14 elephants, which have been on a rampage in Malur and Hoskot

Steps to save elephants from mahout cruelty


Concerned over certain instances of the temple elephants being put to hardship by some mahouts, the state Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR & CE) department has directed the officials to in

Elephants guard calf born on roadside


For those passing through the Masinagudi-Theppakadu road traversing the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Monday, it was a touching scene - a herd of three wild jumbos exhibited exemplary parental care

Jumbo job for foresters during migration season


As October approaches, forest department officials in the Coimbatore region gear up for their annual challenge — the migration of elephants in the Nilgiris biosphere — because the wild jumbos passing

Truck kills elephant, injures another in Noida


A speeding truck on Friday hit two elephants near Mahamaya flyover here killing one on the spot and critically injuring another, police said.

Two men sitting on the elephants were critically injured

Rise in Mudumalai, Sathyamangalam elephant population likely


The recently concluded integrated elephant census in four south Indian states shows that Mudu-malai and Sathyamangalam continue to support a healthy population of the jumbos. In fact foresters are hop

Fake jumbo agent tries to flee, held


Local people and committee members of the Perandur Balabhadra Devi temple in Elamakkara chased down a fraudster in cinematic fashion on Thursday for cheating temple officials by taking money with the

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