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Odisha government decided to shifted Sundari to Nandankan

Bhubaneswar:29/10 /18:With all attempts to capture tigress Sundari still failing, Odisha government on Monday decided to deploy additional teams to tranquilise the big cat which has been branded as a man-eater by locals near Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray informed that once captured, the tigress will be shifted to a well-protected environment at Nandankanan Zoo on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

“It appears that the tigress has become more cautious following the attempts of our teams to tranquilise it.

However, additional teams will be deployed to capture Sundari and subsequently it will be shifted to Nandankan,” said Routray.

Routray further stated that such decision has been taken keeping in view the several aspects including safety of people which cannot be overlooked completely.

“Our plans are to keep Sundari in the tiger safari in Nandankanan and we will notify NTCA officials in this regard. If they do not accept our proposal, we may consider sending back the tigress to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh from where it was brought as a part of the ambitious Tiger Translocation Programme,” Routray added.

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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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