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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • The eminent CEO panelists gathered to discuss the growing power of digital economy at the Innovation Summit.
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  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a direct hotline to mark the occasion of completion of one year of his government
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  • Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67% of the vote
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  • Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to discuss Third Front
  • Faced with defamation suits, Arvind Kejriwal Delhi CM now apologises to Gadkari
  • A day after Pakistan killed 5 innocent Indians, J&K CM pushes for talks with Pakistan


Elephant calf falls into well, rescued

Covai Post Network

Forest officials today rescued an elephant calf that fell into a well accidentally at Naickenpalayam in Periyanaickenpalayam here.

According to forest officials, the four-year-old baby elephant fell while trying to drink water from the 10-feet well in a private land around 5 a.m. Eight other adult elephants, that were with the calf, tried to pull it out, but in vain.

Hearing the desperate cries of the elephants, locals alerted the forest officials. The forest department personnel chased away the adult elephants to rescue the calf.

A backhoe was called to the spot and the officials broke one of the sides of the well, so as to make a path for the calf. It was finally rescued after a three-hour long struggle.

A senior official from the department said the backhoe was used as the adults may not accept the calf once it is touched by humans. “The calf might carry the smell of humans which could be disturbing to other elephants,” the official added.