Updated: November 21, 2012 11:35 IST
Adding fuel to the fire
TINDER-DRY: Fire and Rescue Services personnel dousing a fire in a dry bamboo grove, allegedly the handiwork of miscreants, at Naiketti in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, already rocked by tiger attacks on cattle in the surrounding areas, on Tuesday.
Ayyappan, a 36-year-old temple elephant panicked during a festival and ran into a swamp in the Kumbalam lake in Kochi. Though the ten-hour rescue effort to pull it out of the mire was succesful, the tusker died minutes after the rescue from injuries sustained during the operation. Photos: Thulasi Kakkat