India has One of Highest Rates of Antibiotic Resistance: Report

Kolkata:  India has one of the highest rates of antibiotic resistance in the world, said a recent report, stressing on limiting the use of antibiotics through improved water, sanitation and immunisation.
Titled ‘The State of World Antibiotics 2015’, the study conducted by Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), New

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Thousands of animals slaughtered in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 :Like every year, faith prevailed over reasoning in Odisha’s Kalahandi district as thousands of animals and birds were slaughtered near Manikeswari temple in the name of sacrifice to appease the deity on Wednesday.
Despite awareness drive by district administration since last few days to check animal sacrifice,

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HC disposes of PIL after admin clean chit to animal shelter

Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court disposed of the petition filed by law student Ankita Shah against the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) animal shelter situated at Bhandewadi after it got a report that everything was fine at the shelter.
Taking note of the affidavit filed by district collector

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New animal-free screening platforms for kidney-toxic effects

SINGAPORE — Researchers in Singapore have developed the first animal-free screening platforms that can accurately predict the toxic effects of compounds on the human kidney.
Instead of testing on animals, scientists make use of human renal cells, produced from human-induced pluripotent stem cells, together with machine-learning methods.

“Our new

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Over 50% elephants die before puberty: Study

Bareilly: High mortality of Indian elephants before puberty is worrying experts. According to a study, over 50% of Indian elephants are dying before puberty. To discuss the matter, a two-day international symposium on ‘Ecology and Health Management of Asiatic Elephant’ will be organized in the national capital.
A report will

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Coimbatore’s Irugur panchayat to sterilize 2,000 dogs

COIMBATORE: After the alleged poisoning of 46 street dogs in Pattinampudhur in the district, the Irugur town panchayat has passed an order for an animal birth control project on Wednesday.
They also said that with more than 2,000 stray dogs reported in the panchayat, the measures are being taken to

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NGO rescues 6-ft-long crocodile

Agra: A six-feet-long injured crocodile was rescued on Thursday after terrified villagers in Allampoor village near Agra found it in the fields.
Wildlife SOS’ branch in Agra got a frantic call from the Forest Section Officer in Allampoor village after villagers spotted the reptile. The crocodile is currently undergoing treatment

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Graphic: Mapping cow slaughter in Indian states

The laws governing slaughter of cows, bullocks and buffaloes vary from state to state. Some states like J&K have a 10-year jail term for flouting the ban while many north-eastern states are allowing slaughter of all three.
In most states where there is no ban, the bovines have to be

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A look at the state of meat production in India

Bovines are the second largest source of meat in India after poultry, and ahead of goat and sheep. According to the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHDF), total meat production in 2012-13 stood at 59.5 lakh tonnes (lt), of which poultry contributed 26.8 lt, followed by beef (14.3

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India announces lab tests at ports to stop illegal beef exports

India exports millions of tonnes of buffalo meat, but growing Hindu nationalist calls for a cow meat ban prompt Modi government export crackdown.
India on Tuesday said it plans to set up laboratories at ports to test for illegal cow meat exports, as controversy rages over the murder of a

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