I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
FOREST GUARD, SCRIBE AMONG FOUR INJURED IN BEAR ATTACK Saturday, 06 May 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
FOREST GUARD, SCRIBE AMONG FOUR INJURED IN BEAR ATTACK
Barely a few weeks after a Kantabanji Forest Range Officer was
attacked by a leopard, another incident of man-animal conflict was reported in
Balangir district on Friday with four persons, including a Forest Guard and a
news reporter, getting injured in a bear attack in Titiligarh town.
According to reports, a bear strayed into a mango orchard adjacent
to the town in the morning. Soon, people gathered there to see it. The bear
attacked and injured Forest Guard Debendra Kumar Parida and another person who
were standing nearby.
Being informed, some forest officials rushed to the spot to
capture the bear with a net. However, the bear went in other direction and
injured a TV channel reporter and another person.
Later, the bear moved into the bushes near the Kalyan Mandap. The
forest officials were still trying to capture it by the time of filing of this
The bear appeared to have come from the Burni reserve forest and
it hid in the mango orchard as it got morning. As people gathered, the bear
became furious and attacked people, said some onlookers.