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Ban elephants in circus, says PETA


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has demanded a ban on elephants in circuses.Timed to coincide with Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated ... Read more...

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Tiger skin seized in Odisha, 4 held


September 4th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) At least four people were arrested from a hotel in Odisha after a skin of an adult tiger was found in their possession, officials said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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Elephant stomps Thai man to death


July 30th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An elephant stomped a man to death near a Buddhist ceremony venue in the presence of Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, reported the Bangkok Post ... Read more...

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Buenos Aires zoo faces uncertain future


July 16th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS/EFE) The Buenos Aires zoo, listed as a national historic monument for its Victorian pavilions, faces an uncertain future after the attempt by the capital government ... Read more...

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Elephant pair knocked down by tanker in Noida, one dies


June 29th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, June 29 (IANS) An elephant was rammed to death and another critically injured when a tanker hit them from behind while they were moving on the Mahamaya flyover here ... Read more...

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Wild animals killed 17 in Mozambique


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Maputo, June 22 (IANS) Wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants and lions have killed at least 17 people in a Mozambican province this year, according to Radio Mozambique.Over 40 people ... Read more...

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Villagers kill six lions in Kenya


June 21st, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) As many as six lions have been killed by residents of a village on the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the ... Read more...

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Elephant herd kills two, injures child in Assam


June 18th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) A couple was killed and their minor daughter injured as a herd of about 30 elephants strayed into a tea estate in Assam's Nagaon district, police ... Read more...

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Pakistan probes smuggling of wild animals from Tanzania


June 11th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan has launched an investigation into the alleged smuggling of wild animals, including elephants and lions, from Tanzania in southeastern Africa.The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched ... Read more...

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After tigress, Priyanka adopts lioness


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 2 (IANS) After tigress Durga, Bollywood's 'junglee billi' Priyanka Chopra has adopted lioness Sundari of Ranchi's Birsa Munda zoo, an official said Saturday."We have received a cheque ... Read more...

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India returns Bangladeshi jumbo


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) An elephant that entered Tripura last month from neighbouring Bangladesh and triggered panic among the people in various parts of the state has been handed over ... Read more...

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Elephant processions, percussion orchestras mark Kerala festivals (Letter from Kerala)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kavassery (Kerala), May 12 (IANS) Frenzied mass participation characterises annual temple festivals in Kerala that invariably include colourful processions of richly caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam (orchestra) by a combination of ... Read more...

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Odisha intensifies probe into jumbo killings


May 8th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday intensified a probe into the alleged killing of elephants in the state's Similipal National Park after the recovery of decomposed body parts, bones and ... Read more...

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Four elephant carcasses found in park


May 7th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) Poachers have struck again in Odisha's Simlipal National Park with carcasses of four more elephants, apparently poisoned, recovered from the reserve, officials said Monday.The incident has ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka mulls elephant conservation centre


May 4th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka will set up a centre to address human-elephant conflicts in the country, Deputy Economic Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywaradana said Friday.The National Elephant Conservation Centre ... Read more...

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Two dozen injured as elephant runs amok


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Close to two dozen people were injured Wednesday as an elephant participating in the Thrissur Pooram festival ran amok, police said.Inspector General of Police S. ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for Thrissur Pooram festival


April 29th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur, April 29 (IANS) Kerala is all set to celebrate Thrissur Pooram this week, in a festival that will see majestic, caparisoned elephants passing through the town as well as ... Read more...

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Helicopter-borne poachers kill 22 elephants in Congo


April 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national ... Read more...

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Ivory poachers shot dead in Kenya


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 22 (IANS) Wildlife rangers have shot dead five suspected ivory poachers in a gun battle in Kenya, BBC reported.Two rangers were hurt during the gun battle in West ... Read more...

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Assam’s elephant population increasing


March 31st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Assam has recorded a remarkable growth in its elephant population, according to the recently concluded elephant census in the state.The elephant census this year recorded a ... Read more...

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Equestrian event returns to Islamabad after eight years


March 13th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) The Pakistani capital will host a three-day tent-pegging competition, an event that is being organised here after eight years.The competition is being organised by Capital Development ... Read more...

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Finally, covers go off Mayawati statues (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Draped in pink sheets since Jan 11 following an Election Commission (EC) order, the covers have gone go off scores of statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief ... Read more...

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Finally, veils go off Mayawati statues (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Covered in pink sheets since January following an Election Commission (EC) order, the drapes were at long last drawn off from scores of statues of Uttar ... Read more...

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Britain to ban wild animals from circuses


March 1st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Travelling circuses in Britain will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, a media report said Thursday.Ministers unveiled plans to outlaw the "outdated" practice ... Read more...

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36 locals held for hunting animals in Odisha park


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 36 persons, mostly local tribals, were arrested for hunting animals in Odisha's famed Simlipal National Park, one of India's first Project Tiger reserves, an ... Read more...

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How did dinosours have sex?


February 25th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) It is well-known that dinosaurs ruled the earth at some stage of life and they could only do this by being good at mating. But have ... Read more...

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Rahul spares none — Mayawati, Mulayam, BJP


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 23 (IANS) On the day of the fifth round of polling for a new Uttar Pradesh assembly, Congress star Rahul Gandhi Thursday told thousands not to trust ... Read more...

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Poachers kill 200 elephants in Cameroon


February 18th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 200 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks by poachers in Cameroon since mid-January, an NGO said.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said ... Read more...

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Kate destroyed all my stuff after split, says Doherty


February 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Rocker Pete Doherty says his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss destroyed all his possessions, except some model elephants, after they slit in 2007.Doherty was in a turbulent ... Read more...

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500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park


February 9th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo's Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.An official of the Congolese ... Read more...

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24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size


January 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant. Conversely, it would require only ... Read more...

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Will elephants figure in Republic Day parade, asks Modi


January 17th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Congress following the poll panel's orders to cover elephant statues in Uttar Pradesh until the assembly elections are over, ... Read more...

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NGO demands ‘cover up’ for Shiv vada-paav stalls


January 10th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) A Mumbai NGO wants all Shiv vada-paav stalls in Mumbai, Thane and other parts of Maharashtra to go under cover like the statues of Mayawati and ... Read more...

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Cover all statues of Mayawati, BSP symbol: Quraishi (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday ordered that all statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party poll symbol, the elephant, in Uttar Pradesh should ... Read more...

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