animal resources

Indian peacekeepers treat 15,000 animals in South Sudan


May 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 31 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers have treated over 15,000 animals in conflict-hit South Sudan since 2011, the head of its veterinary unit said.The veterinary unit of the United ... Read more...

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Experts to study cause of bird flu outbreak


March 17th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 17 (IANS) Worried at the frequent outbreak of bird flu and its effect on the poultry industry, the Tripura government has decided to urge the central government to ... Read more...

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Bird flu: 7,000 fowls culled in Bhubaneswar


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) About 7,000 fowls were culled Sunday in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case was detected in a government-run institution, an official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Culling of birds planned in Bhubaneswar (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha Saturday decided to cull poultry in parts of its capital city Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bird flu resurfaces in Tripura


January 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) Bird flu or avian influenza has resurfaced in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.Tripura animal resources development department secretary Swapan Saha told reporters: "Samples of sick ... Read more...

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More poultry birds culled in Odisha


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Thousands of more poultry birds were Wednesday culled in Odisha after bird flu hit a new area, an official said.Officials and veterinarians launched the culling operation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bird flu: Odisha begins culling poultry birds


January 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) Veterinarians and state officials Thursday began culling poultry birds in parts of Odisha's Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area.District Collector Roopa Mishra ... Read more...

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Odisha orders poultry cull after detection of bird flu


January 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) Odisha Wednesday decided to cull poultry in at least 18 villages of its Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area, an official said."The ... Read more...

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Odisha alerts officials after test confirms bird flu


January 9th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) Odisha has alerted all its district authorities in view of the detection of a bird flu case in the state, an official said Monday."The government sent ... Read more...

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Orissa alert after West Bengal bird flu


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) Orissa has increased surveillance in two border districts as a precaution in view of bird flu cases in neighbouring West Bengal, an official said Thursday.All ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Culling of birds starts in Bengal


September 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The culling of birds began Tuesday in West Bengal's Nadia district after the union health ministry confirmed that samples had tested positive for bird flu, ... Read more...

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Six new ministers in Orissa cabinet (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 10 (IANS) A day after axing three ministers, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday inducted five new cabinet ministers and also elevated a minister of state to cabinet-rank.The ... Read more...

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Patnaik axes three ministers ahead of reshuffle


May 10th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 10 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked for the resignation of three ministers ahead of a cabinet reshuffle later Tuesday.Patnaik told reporters that he is inducting ... Read more...

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Orissa minister resigns ahead of reshuffle (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 9 (IANS) Orissa's Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout Monday resigned from the cabinet a day ahead of a cabinet reshuffle.Rout who was also holding charge of the department of ... Read more...

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Orissa minister resigns


May 10th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 9 (IANS) Orissa's Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout Monday resigned from the cabinet on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's instruction, official sources said.Rout who was also holding charge of the ... Read more...

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Early human ancestors’ ‘brain food’ - crocs, fish and hippos!


June 10th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Our early ancestors, living in what is now northern Kenya, feasted on fish and other aquatic animals such as turtles and crocodiles - foods which probably played a ... Read more...

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JD-U, opposition leaders demand Sushil Kumar Modi’s resignation


November 14th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) Opposition leaders and members of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Saturday demanded Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's resignation after a special vigilance court ordered a probe ... Read more...

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Some early Europeans consistently consumed fish 40,000 years ago


August 12th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that at least some of the European early modern humans consistently consumed fish 40,000 years ago, supplementing their diet of terrestrial ... Read more...

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Bihar curbs medicine that kills vultures


July 31st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 31 (IANS) The Bihar government has decided to check the use of anti-inflammatory Diclofenac medicine in treatment of animals as the drug accumulates in the tissues of carcasses and is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Northeast on swine flu radar, pig import banned


June 16th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) Authorities in the northeastern region have stepped up precautionary measures against the spread of swine flu, besides banning import of pigs and pork products from adjoining countries, officials ... Read more...

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Bird flu hits Darjeeling


January 3rd, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 3 (IANS) Bird flu has hit West Bengal's Darjeeling district, prompting the administration Saturday to order culling of 60,000 poultry over three days from Sunday. Alarmed at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bird flu: culling operations on in West Bengal, Assam (Lead)


December 23rd, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 30,000 poultry have been culled in bird flu-hit Malda district of West Bengal while in Assam culling operations have been affected in some areas due to resistance ... Read more...

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Over 22,000 poultry culled in bird flu-hit Malda


December 21st, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Over 22,000 poultry birds have been culled since Tuesday in West Bengal's bird flu-hit Malda district, a state minister said Sunday."About 22,500 chickens and ducks have been culled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 20,000 poultry culled in West Bengal


December 20th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Over 20,000 poultry have been culled since Tuesday in West Bengal's bird flu-hit Malda district, a state minister said Saturday."Veterinary workers have culled over 20,000 chickens and ducks ... Read more...

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About 17,000 poultry culled in West Bengal


December 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) About 17,000 poultry have been culled in West Bengal's bird flu-hit Malda district, an official said Friday."Veterinary workers have culled 16,963 chickens and ducks till Thursday night. The ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 birds culled in West Bengal’s Malda (Lead)


December 18th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Over 10,000 birds were culled in West Bengal's bird flu hit Malda district where the process is expected to be over by Friday, a minister said Thursday."Thirty teams ... Read more...

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Avian Flu virus found in West Bengal, culling ordered


December 16th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Strains of the dreaded avian flu virus have been detected in Malda district of West Bengal, a state minister said Monday."Two blood samples of dead poultry were sent ... Read more...

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Government to account for biodiversity in all planning


November 6th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The government Thursday approved the National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP), aimed at safeguarding India's natural wealth and to integrate biodiversity conservation into the planning process for economic ... Read more...

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Bird flu back in Bengal, culling to start Sunday


May 17th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Bird flu has been detected in West Bengal's Darjeeling district where culling of thousands of poultry will begin Sunday in five affected villages, an official said. The Bhopal-based ... Read more...

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Bird flu resurfaces in Bengal


May 9th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Bird flu has resurfaced in Darjeeling district in eastern India, West Bengal's Animal Resources Development (ARD) Minister Anisur Rehaman confirmed Friday. The H5NI strain of the virus has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Culling operation begins in Tripura


April 24th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, Apr 24 (ANI): Following a fresh outbreak of bird flu in Tripura, an estimated 60,000 birds will be culled in the eight gram panchayat areas of West Tripura district on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Culling of infected birds begins in Tripura


April 8th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, Apr 8 (ANI): Authorities in Tripura today began culling of poultry birds, infected with H5N1 virus, in the remote villages of the state.Around 100 health workers wearing protective suits and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kolkata chicken lovers dare bird flu


March 31st, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Bird flu has resurfaced in two districts of West Bengal but consumers here seem undeterred, though a large part of the supply of the chicken they eat comes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bird flu not confirmed in humans: West Bengal official


March 27th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said there has been no confirmation of bird flu in humans, a day after four workers involved in culling operations were put under ... Read more...

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