animal husbandry

Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild


September 20th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal, an important prey of the endangered snow leopard, is under threat in the wild from a highly contagious viral infection ... Read more...

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Three Badal government ministers resign in six months (News Analysis)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Its second consecutive innings in power was a politically historic event. But just six months later, the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Verghese Kurien: the architect of India’s White Revolution (Obituary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) He made the ordinary, neighbourhood 'doodhwala' (milkman) a key player in the country's struggle for economic development and progress at the grassroot level.Verghese Kurien, the ... Read more...

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Paswan wants Nitish Kumar to quit over fodder scam


September 8th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ramvilas Paswan Saturday demanded the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after a petition was filed in a Jharkhand court ... Read more...

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Fodder scam: Petition filed to make Nitish Kumar an accused


September 7th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 7 (IANS) A petition has been filed in a CBI court in Ranchi seeking to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar an accused in the multi-crore Animal Husbandry ... Read more...

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Bihar politicians slam Uddhav Thackeray


September 4th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Bihar's political leaders, cutting across party lines, Tuesday slammed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks that a permit system should be implemented for ... Read more...

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Dead rats from Jaipur’s flooded areas set off alarm


August 31st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) A large number of dead rats being recovered from water-inundated areas in the Rajasthan capital have alarmed the authorities, officials said Thursday.Some of the dead rodents ... Read more...

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Murrah milk drives Haryana’s white revolution


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) With dairy farming picking up in the state, and with the rising popularity of the Murrah breed of buffaloes, milk production in Haryana has gone up ... Read more...

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Action against cheating emu farm owners, says Jayalalithaa


August 17th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday directed the police to arrest the promoters of emu farms who are absconding after failing to honour commitments to ... Read more...

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Emu farming spreads wings in Himachal


August 6th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 6 (IANS) It is a poultry bird that does not fly but ensures a steady income. Now a second emu-rearing farm has come up in Himachal ... Read more...

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IAS officer acquitted in fodder scam


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Friday acquitted a senior IAS official who was convicted and sentenced to jail in the Animal Husbandry Department scam, popularly known as ... Read more...

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ITC trying to ‘fast forward’ Rs.25,000 crore investment plan


July 27th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) In spite of a slowdown in India's economic growth and low business sentiment, cigarette-to-hotel conglomerate ITC Ltd Friday said it is trying to "fast forward" its ... Read more...

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Fodder shortage may hit milk production: Pawar


July 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Faced with a 40 percent shortage of fodder, it would be difficult for India to achieve the target of 160 million tonnes of milk production ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairies


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) To propel the milk revolution in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairy units across the state this year (2012-13), an ... Read more...

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BJP emissary in Bangalore to save government (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) Nine Karnataka ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who quit the ministry Friday, Saturday ruled out any compromise on their demand for removing ... Read more...

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BJP rushes emissary to resolve Karnataka crisis


June 30th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) The BJP Saturday stepped up efforts to resolve the crisis in its ruling Karnataka unit, a day after eight loyalists of B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ... Read more...

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Eight Karnataka ministers quit, demand chief minister’s ouster (Third Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers, loyal to scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, quit Friday to pressure the party leadership to ... Read more...

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Eight Yeddyurappa loyalists quit Karnataka ministry (Second Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ministry Friday to pressure the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Bihar minister dares Nitish to sack him


June 20th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A BJP minister in Bihar Wednesday dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack him, saying he will keep supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi."I will ... Read more...

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Bihar leaders in war of words over PM candidate


June 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Leaders of Bihar's ruling alliance traded charges Tuesday after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's comments about a "secular" prime ministerial candidate ignited an angry response from ... Read more...

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Drought hits Brazil


May 19th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 19 (IANS) A persistent drought in northeastern Brazil has destroyed up to 40 percent of the crops, authorities said Friday.The Bahiain state has been reeling under ... Read more...

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Punjab to have mobile ambulance for animals


May 13th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Animals in Punjab may now receive more prompt medical attention as the state government has decided to start a free veterinary mobile ambulance service to provide ... Read more...

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Fodder scam: 34 get 1 to 6 years


May 5th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 5 (IANS) A CBI court Saturday awarded one to six years imprisonment to 34 people in a multi-million animal husbandry department scam known as the fodder scam.The Central ... Read more...

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69 convicted in fodder scam


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) A CBI court Thursday convicted 69 people and acquitted 16 in the multi-crore fodder scam. Twenty-nine people have been sentenced to one to three years imprisonment ... Read more...

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Punjab imports cattle semen to improve milch breeds


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) The Punjab government has imported "high quality semen" from Canada to improve cattle breeds in the state and ensure higher milk yield, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches courses in water conservation


April 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for two special courses in water harvesting, a statement said Monday. Admissions are ... Read more...

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Dubai to host agri-business meet


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 22 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the Middle East's largest agri-business trade event next month.Now in its second year, the AGRA Middle East 2012 will be organised at the ... Read more...

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‘Dead horses’ come alive in Srinagar


March 21st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) In a glaring example of man's apathy towards animals, two horses given up as dead turned out to be alive after a fortnight in Srinagar Wednesday.People ... Read more...

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Badal allocates portfolios, son keeps home, excise


March 15th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday evening allocated portfolios to the new ministers in his government. Badal's son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh ... Read more...

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China’s FDI goes down (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 15 (IANS) China attracted $7.73 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in February, down 0.9 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.It marks the fourth consecutive ... Read more...

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Kashmir varsity produces world’s first cloned pashmina goat


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 13 (IANS) Scientists at the agricultural university in the Jammu and Kashmir capital have successfully produced the world's first cloned pashmina goat, a statement said Tuesday.Giving details about ... Read more...

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Bihar SOS to centre on tackling bird flu


March 9th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 9 (IANS) Bird flu or avian influenza is threatening Bihar's poultry industry and an SOS has been sent to the central government on tackling the deadly H5N1 virus ... Read more...

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Bihar alert on avian influenza


February 26th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) Bihar has sounded an alert against possible spread of avian influenza after a large number of crows died in the state from bird flu, officials said ... Read more...

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Bihar asks Tamil Nadu to probe killings


February 24th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) The Bihar government has asked Tamil Nadu to probe the killing of five men, including four from Bihar, who were shot dead by police after being ... Read more...

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