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Summer heat killing bats?


May 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) More than 50 bats have died in this Jharkhand capital, possibly due to the summer heat, officials said Sunday.Ranchi's temperature is hovering between 40 and 42 ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Crows are smart enough to think and learn


December 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Crows are smart enough to learn and use tools -- they fly off roofs or poles as soon as you pretend to aim a gun at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Food hunt makes brains of urban birds larger’


April 28th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds living in cities have larger brains because they have to be more resourceful about finding food, says a research. Urban birds have to adapt to ... Read more...

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Crows in Malaysia steal panties, bras to make nests


March 29th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 29 (ANI): When a number of panties and bras left to dry outside several homes in Malaysia disappeared, the initial suspicion fell on a sexual predator, until it was ... Read more...

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Sonam Kapoor donates ‘kind kites’ to school kids


January 13th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor has donated special kites with regulation strings to school children and urged them never to use glass powder-coated manja (string) to fly kites.The actress ... Read more...

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Use glass-free manja this Makar Sankranti, urges PETA


January 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) As Makar Sankranti approaches, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging people to forgo glass-coated manja in favour of what kite fliers have used throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lazy crows pitch in when hardworking birds become handicapped


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Scrounging crows start contributing to group efforts when hardworking birds become handicapped, according to a study.Carrion crows (Corvus corone) form stable groups that share the responsibilities of breeding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heat Wave Claims Hundreds Of Lives In India


June 1st, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Record temperatures have claimed hundreds of lives in India. It is believed to be the hottest summer in the country since the process ... Read more...

Posted in India |

Migratory birds have smaller brains


April 30th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the evolution of brain size in birds.It has been known for some time that migratory birds have smaller brains than their ... Read more...

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Birds help scientists understand how humans learn speech


December 26th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has shown that songbirds have a human-like capacity to learn complex vocal patterns."This will help us understand the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PETA urges Madhya Pradesh to ban use of kite flying string


December 25th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 25 (IANS) People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked a senior Madhya Pradesh police officer to ban the manufacturing and use of glass-coated 'manja', a string used for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Animal rights group seeks curbs on kite-flying


December 24th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Thursday urged the Delhi Police Commissioner to emulate his Mumbai counterpart and prohibit the production and sale of glass-coated ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Like humans, magpies too ‘feel grief and hold funerals’


October 21st, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Magpies - usually seen as an aggressive predator - also have a tender side. They feel grief and even hold funeral-type gatherings for their fallen friends, an animal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3,000 yr old butter discovered in Ireland


August 20th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, August 20 (ANI): Two workers have discovered an oak barrel, full of butter, estimated to be roughly 3,000 years old, in Gilltown bog, between Timahoe and Staplestown, in Ireland.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

4th Of July Celebration With SanFancisco Fireworks


July 5th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
As all Americans unite themselves for the annual celebration of the Independence day all over the country, major cities drape themselves into colorful attire and the special attraction is the firework displays. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sir V.S.Naipauls biography tipped to win Samuel Johnson prize


May 15th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
London, May 15 (ANI): A shocking biography of the Nobel laureate Sir V.S.Naipaul, The World Is What It Is, which exposes his cruelty towards those closest to him, is tipped to ... Read more...

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Red alert in bird flu-hit Tripura


April 10th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, Apr 10 (ANI): The Tripura Government has announced a state of red alert after reports of bird flu surfaced in two other districts of the State.Culling operations are already on ... Read more...

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Bird flu confirmed in Tripuras Dhalai district (Update)


April 6th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin
By Pinaki DasDhalai, Apr 6 (ANI): Authorities in Tripura on Sunday confirmed the presence of avian influenza virus in the Kamalpur area of Dhalai district.We received preliminary confirmation Sunday ... Read more...

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Aniston dumped Pitt, not the other way round: Crow


March 6th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Rocker Sheryl Crow has busted the myth that Brad Pitt left wife Jennifer Aniston after meeting Angelina Jolie, insisting that the former Friends star was the one who ... Read more...

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Sheryl Crows new album is her most honest record


November 22nd, 2007 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Singer Sheryl Crows latest album Detours, will land in stores early next year.Interscope has declared that the nine-time Grammy winner's new album is scheduled for release on Feb. ... Read more...

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