New Delhi: Elephants might be a cause for serious concern for elections in Meghalaya, but the huge animal has created elephantine problem in neighbouring Assam and Sikkim for the Asom Gana Prarishad and Sikkim Sangram Praishad, quite symbolically.

Renowned NGO PETA, has complained to the Election Commissions for parties like AGP using elephant as its election symbol.

Shillong: Ahead of the first phase Lok Sabha elections, wild elephants in Meghalaya

Guwahati: A 62-year old tourist from the Netherlands was trampled to death by a wild elephant inside the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Tuesday. The tourist has been identified as Robert Goldbach.

Shillong: Over 200 polling booths, mostly in the Garo hills region in Meghalaya, have been marked 'sensitive' not because they face any law and order problem but for fear of attacks by wild elephants.

DENKANIKOTTAI: Wild elephants destroyed crops near Kelamangalam on Thursday night and later roamed around Kottha lake area.

Forest Department officials after much effort succeeded in sending them to the nearby Pavanatham forest on Friday evening.

Eyewitnesses said that about four elephants from the forest entered the fields in Jakkeri in Kelamangalam and ate the crops.

WILD CAMELS were entering communities in the Australian outback and turning on taps in search of water, officials said on Wednesday.

Farmers from Quepem have complained that stray cattle have been damaging their paddy fields, forcing them to keep the fields fallow.
As per the high court directives, every civic body is expected to have a cattle pound to impound stray cattle.

March 29: Elephant menace is a jumbo poll issue in four Assembly and two Lok Sabha constituencies in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Chittoor districts in the state.

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Eyesore: Flies feeding on waste in front of an eatery near the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram.

RAMANATHAPURAM: The fly menace, which has reached an unprecedented level, has caused a negative impact on arrival of tourists at Rameswaram, one of the major pilgrim centres in the State.

Villagers of Kolapura (H D Kote taluk) in Mysore district, had the shock of their lives on Saturday morning, when a wild tusker entered their village. Chaos ensued as panicky people and cattle ran helter-skelter to escape the tusker.