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Chennai lends a helping hand to Assam rhinos

Chennai: Memories of the December floods are still fresh in minds of most residents. While the city struggled to remain afloat, people across the country lent a helping hand. Now, it is Chennai’s turn to help as Assam faces a similar crisis. And Chennaiites have risen to the occasion —

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To curb menace, Uttarakhand puts its monkeys on the pill

DEHRADUN: To control the simian menace in its villages, towns and cities, Uttarakhand will put its burgeoning monkey population on the pill. The state forest department in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will administer an oral immuno-contraceptive, Porcine zona pellucida (PZP), to female monkeys to render them

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PIL urges HC to stop ill treatment of Crawford animals

A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the shutting down of pet shops in Crawford Market, the rehabilitation of the animals ‘trapped’ there and criminal action against the shop owners for their inhuman treatment was filed at the Bombay High Court last week.
The PIL also seeks directions for the Animal

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Their fate hangs by a thread

Md IbrarNew Delhi: The state government informed the Delhi high court bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on Monday that it was in the process of issuing a notification to ban the use of “Chinese manjha”. The irony is that a glass-fortified kite string of

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FSSAI bans silver leaf of animal origin in food items

NEW DELHI: N ow, be assured of vegetarian sweets. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has banned the use of any material of animal origin in silver leaf (chandi ka warq), commonly used in confectionaries and sweets like barfi for decoration and also in pan and packaged

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BMC gears up to tackle leptospirosis

Mumbai, Jul 28 () The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today said it has prepared a comprehensive plan to prevent and control leptospirosis, which had claimed several lives in the city last year.
The civic administration said it has involved several of its departments, including Pest Control, Water, Insecticide and Animal

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Dogged pursuit shows results

KOCHI: Kochi Corporation’s Animal Birth Control Programme for Dogs (ABCD) is setting an example of how a scientific method could work wonders in controlling stray dogs and number of dog bites.
With the number of sterilized dogs in the city reaching 2,000, officials say the progress is reflecting in the

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Dogged pursuit shows results

KOCHI: Kochi Corporation’s Animal Birth Control Programme for Dogs (ABCD) is setting an example of how a scientific method could work wonders in controlling stray dogs and number of dog bites.
With the number of sterilized dogs in the city reaching 2,000, officials say the progress is reflecting in the

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