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Old 13th August 2023, 11:54   #38686
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In today's Times of India, Pune.
Wonder if the reaction (sensationalizing the incident which happens regularly on all our roads) would have been the same if the driver was driving an ordinary car or a minivan.

However If the intent as per CCTV footage was to genuinly cause hurt to the unfortunate animal ie.,(then the law action is justified)

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Old 13th August 2023, 12:10   #38687
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In today's Times of India, Pune. Lamborghini seized, City dweller held for running over dog
Yup, so the lamborghini owner got out of his bed, sat in his car worth north of a crore, saw a puppy and said let's run over it, Ah! must be nice to catch a murderer after all.

I hope he can get the car released ASAP and pay whatever the fine is.

P.S. I myself am an animal lover but accidents happen.
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Old 13th August 2023, 15:16   #38688
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... ... ... saw a puppy and said let's run over it
Actually, that happens, both wantonly and intentionally.

I'm not accusing this guy, or saying it is true of this event. But it happens.
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Old 14th August 2023, 08:08   #38689
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Now, this happened about 3 days back when dad was coming back from work. A drunk Auto Driver driving opposite on the main National Highway 66 on the fast lane. Whilst my dad hard braked and no mishap happened , it was absolutely dangerous. Two other people came and scolded the auto guy and he then turned the other way and went off. Indian roads are damn scary.

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This stretch of road through Bandipur used to be closed to traffic during the night times from dusk until dawn but that rule seems to have been unfortunately relaxed. This accident clearly happened at night.

No amount of campaigns to bring about awareness will be effective in preventing such mishaps with animals as these will not reach the huge population with significant number of genuinly ignorant ones or those who wouldn't care about wildlife safety and preservation.
The forest is closed between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Surprised how this accident could've occurred! There's no way you can go fast inside the forest with all those speed breakers.I assume the tiger would've been in a chase and would've come in contact at the last second. Unfortunately nothing can be proven since only the post accident footage is available. A loss to the tiger population and the Creta driver's peace of mind, if he's innocent.
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A Creta hit a tiger and it died afterwards.

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=ZbX__u_eWpo
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Another reason why it struck me very hard is because I was a regular at a campaign in Bandipur Tiger Reserve where the whole intention was to avoid such incidents.
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This stretch of road through Bandipur used to be closed to traffic during the night times from dusk until dawn but that rule seems to have been unfortunately relaxed. This accident clearly happened at night.
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The forest is closed between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Surprised how this accident could've occurred! There's no way you can go fast inside the forest with all those speed breakers.
Surprised that some people jumped into the conclusion that this accident occured in Bandipur tiger reserve. The original video's introduction clearly states that it happened in the Navegaon-Nagzira tiger reserve (in Maharashtra). Maybe because Satish Pari mentioned his work in Bandipur?

The roads through Bandipur - NH 181 and NH 766 - are indeed closed for traffic during nights. Various lobbying efforts to lift the ban have not succeeded so far.

Press report: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../102670540.cms

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Old 14th August 2023, 12:13   #38692
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Yup, so the lamborghini owner got out of his bed, sat in his car worth north of a crore,

I hope he can get the car released ASAP and pay whatever the fine is.

P.S. I myself am an animal lover but accidents happen.

Yep. Back to racing on the streets and neglecting the safety and wellbeing of motorist & animals on the road. Pay the fine and on your way. Rich people have it all here in India.
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Creating roads that run through forests is an absolute unmitigated disaster. Tigers are not a menace to humans, in fact most forest animals are not. It is sad that such incidents do not get any more attention than the initial commiserations such as on this forum.
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Surprised that some people jumped into the conclusion that this accident occured in Bandipur tiger reserve. The original video's introduction clearly states that it happened in the Navegaon-Nagzira tiger reserve (in Maharashtra). Maybe because Satish Pari mentioned his work in Bandipur?

The roads through Bandipur - NH 181 and NH 766 - are indeed closed for traffic during nights. Various lobbying efforts to lift the ban have not succeeded so far.

Press report: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../102670540.cms
Initially thought it happened on Bandipur road, later realized that it happened at a different location. However, I think road through Bandipur is still open for night time usage, due to resistance from the Kerala state government. From the Wikipedia:
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The National Highways NH-181 and NH-766 pass through Bandipur national park. This road has been a major concern as speeding vehicles have killed many wild animals in spite of frequent warnings to travelers from the forest department officials and restriction on movement of vehicles in some stretches between 6 P.M to 6 A.M. This has raised fears of extinction of habitat of wild animals exclusively found in this national park.

On October 9, 2018 the National Park lost one of its prized possession, a tusker named 'Rowdy Ranga' was hit by a bus in the night after which the government of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka agreed to ban night traffic in the forest. However, Kerala condemns the 'Night Ban' and has asked for the ban to be lifted to save a reroute that increases the distance by 45 km.

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Initially thought it happened on Bandipur road, later realized that it happened at a different location. However, I think road through Bandipur is still open for night time usage, due to resistance from the Kerala state government. From the Wikipedia:
Nope. The ban is still in place. Kerala govt suggested an elevated corridor. Two buses each from KeRTC and KaSTRC are allowed to travel to and fro during the night. All other traffic is banned.
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However, I think road through Bandipur is still open for night time usage, due to resistance from the Kerala state government. From the Wikipedia:
No, the Karnataka section of NH766 passing through Bandipur National park is closed for traffic from 9Pm to 6AM. The gates remained closed at Moolahole and Maddur check posts between these hours.
Similarly, Nagarhole NP gates remain closed from 6PM to 6AM.
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Nope. The ban is still in place. Kerala govt suggested an elevated corridor. Two buses each from KeRTC and KaSTRC are allowed to travel to and fro during the night. All other traffic is banned.
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No, the Karnataka section of NH766 passing through Bandipur National park is closed for traffic from 9Pm to 6AM. The gates remained closed at Moolahole and Maddur check posts between these hours.
Similarly, Nagarhole NP gates remain closed from 6PM to 6AM.
Good then, hope night ban becomes a common practice across all the similar reserve areas.
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A Creta hit a tiger and it died afterwards. Poor soul; really painful to watch!
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In today's Times of India, Pune.
This sums up the situation we are in.

Dog+Lambo > Tiger+Hyundai (> is supposed to be the mathematical 'greater than')

Both animal deaths are painful for me personally.
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Old 14th August 2023, 16:30   #38699
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In yet another incident, a leopard was killed in a road accident in Ganjam, Odisha. It's heart-wrenching to witness how we humans are encroaching on their habitats, leaving them with little room to thrive.

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In today's Times of India, Pune.
Follow up to the yesterday's news.

https://punemirror.com/pune/others/p...1692004741.htm

A poignant and heartfelt gathering took place at Goodluck Chowk on August 13th, as the citizens of Pune came together to honor the memory of 'Don,' a cherished canine companion who tragically lost his life in a collision with a speeding Lamborghini on August 7th. This touching event showcased the deep bond between humans and their animal friends, transcending boundaries and touching the hearts of many.

At 6 pm, the tribute commenced at Kalakar Katta, unfolding with a touching video that captured the vibrant interactions between Don and the people he had endeared himself to. The video underscored the significant role he played in the lives of the local residents. Attendees, including animal enthusiasts, activists, political figures, and compassionate individuals, shared anecdotes, emotions, and reflections about Don, collectively honoring his memory with a minute of silence.

The tribute witnessed an impressive turnout, drawing approximately 400 to 500 people, all united in their desire to pay their respects to the departed canine friend. The event concluded at 8 pm, leaving behind an atmosphere of both somber reflection and communal support, highlighting the solidarity of the community during times of sorrow.

Swift action was taken by the Deccan police in response to the tragic accident. An investigation was initiated to locate the Lamborghini driver responsible for the collision. According to Vipin Hasabnis, Police Inspector at Deccan Police Station, the driver has been apprehended, and both the vehicle and the driver are currently in police custody. Legal proceedings have been initiated, and the driver is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing regarding the incident.

The commemorative event not only paid tribute to a beloved furry friend but also emphasized the importance of responsible driving and compassion towards animals. The unity displayed by Pune's residents in coming together to remember Don is a testament to the enduring bonds that exist between humans and their animal companions.
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