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Man-Elephant confrontation has grabbed the spotlight

Baripada:8/5/18; The man-elephant confrontation has grabbed the spotlight yet again with the wild animals killing three persons in separate incidents in Dhenkanal and Nuapada districts.

Since past three weeks, the wild elephants have claimed a dozen of lives across the state.

Today’s incidents occurred in elephant at Dihadola forest area under Mahabir road forest range in Dhenkanal district and at the Karangabhatta village in Nuapada district.

Two priests of a mutt were trampled to death when they had ventured into a creek in the forest to bath.

The village where tragic death was reported is close to elephants’ habitation corridor. The animals stray into the village to devour the crop field, which leads to frequent outbreak of man-elephant conflict.

The next kin of the bereaved families are being covered Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia financial aid as per rule prescribed for human death due to attack protected animals, added the forest officials.

In another incident, an elephant killed a man in Karangabhatta village in Nuapada district. Details of the incident are awaited.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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