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24 Sep 2018, Edition - 1168, Monday

FLASH NEWS:

  • J&K: 1 jawan martyred in Tangdhar encounter
  • The Bishop was arrested after three days of interrogation on Friday
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  • Kerala Nun Rape Case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail plea rejected as judicial custody has been extended till October 6th
  • Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi visits his LS Constituency Amethi
  • 15-year old boy lynched in Tamil Nadu for alleged theft
  • A team has been dispatched to the spot to probe the incident
  • Allegedly, the bishop is involved in more cases of sexual harassment against women
  • PM Modi inaugurates the Pakyong Airport near Gangtok, Sikkim

Coimbatore

Tusker trapped in sludge near Thadagam forest range check-dam

Covai Post Network

An elephant has been trapped in the sludge near a check-dam at Veerapandi Kuttai in Thadagam reserve forest area of Coimbatore range.

According to forest officials, the 15 to 20-year-old tusker had come from the nearby reserve forest for water. Locals, who came in scores early on Saturday, said it was part of a herd that was seen there earlier.

Attempts by the tusker to come out failed, leaving it tired, say forest staff. The presence of a huge crowd around could also have scared it, Coimbatore Range Officer Suresh told The Covai Post. He said such incidents are quite common.

A rescue team comprising forest watchers, guards and anti-poaching staff has been deployed and have begun operations to guide the elephant back to the forest, he added

COIMBATORE WEATHER