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Monsoon plays truant, government’s fingers crossed


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delayed monsoon in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is worrying the government with prices of fruit and vegetables up 50 percent in 10 days and ... 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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Tripura begins culling to contain bird flu


January 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a government-run farm in western Tripura, authorities Friday started culling more than 1,600 poultry birds to contain spread ... Read more...

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Starving hens now an offence in Madhya Pradesh


October 14th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 14 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Friday banned starvation-forced molting of hens which deprives egg-laying hens of food.Starvation-forced molting is practised in egg production facilities throughout India in ... Read more...

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India confirms bird flu in Bengal, PM concerned


September 20th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed concern over avian inluenza in West Bengal and directed authorities to prevent it from spreading, sources said. The directive ... Read more...

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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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Bird flu: Culling begins in Tripura


March 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) With fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu being detected at a government-run farm in western Tripura, the authorities Tuesday started culling more than 7,000 ... Read more...

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Avian flu reported in Tripura, over 3,000 ducks being culled


February 18th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu being reported in Tripura, the mass culling of more than 3,000 ducks began Friday in the western part of the state, ... Read more...

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India most secure against Mad Cow disease


June 7th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): India has been recognized as the most secure status for the deadly mad cow disease.The recognition came at the World Organization for Animal Health during its ... Read more...

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India dairy seeks more state investment to stay on top


February 16th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 16 (IANS) The Indian Dairy Association (IDA) Tuesday sought greater investment by central and state governments to enhance milk productivity and increase value added products to ensure the country retained ... Read more...

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Over 26,000 poultry culled in bird flu-hit Murshidabad


January 20th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Over 26,000 poultry birds have been culled in West Bengal's bird-flu hit Murshidabad district, a health ministry official said here. The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, ... Read more...

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PMO rejects demand for separate fisheries ministry


September 10th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has rejected a demand for the formation of a ministry for fisheries independent of the agriculture ministry. It says the ... Read more...

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Boats’ registration imperative for maritime security: Minister


July 15th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) All fishing and non-fishing boats plying in Indian waters will be registered under a uniform system in a bid to secure the country's maritime borders and strengthen ... Read more...

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Cabinet Secretary reviews steps to tackle swine flu


May 4th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Shillong, May 4 (ANI): Cabinet Secretary K.M Chandershekhar held a video-conference with the Chief Secretaries of 17 States on Monday to review the steps taken by the State Governments in the ... Read more...

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Goa battles rumours about swine flu


April 29th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 29 (IANS) The Goa administration Wednesday denied alarming media reports that claimed that more than a hundred pigs had died of swine fever in some piggeries of the state. ... Read more...

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India will continue to participate in Bay of Bengal Programme


March 18th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Government of India has approved the proposal of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture for continuation of India''s participation in ... Read more...

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Coastal security being strengthened, says government


February 18th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): Coastal security across the country is being strengthened through a series of measures, the government revealed on Wednesday. Radhika V. Selvi, Minister of State of Home, told members ... Read more...

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Culling of birds continues in West Bengal’s Coochbehar district


February 4th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Coochbehar (WB), Feb 4 (ANI): Culling operations are continuing in two bird flu affected villages in West Bengal''s Coochbehar district. Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has notified avian influenza outbreak ... Read more...

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Culling operations over in South Sikkim District


January 30th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Ravongla, Jan 30 (ANI): In a bid to prevent a further outbreak of bird flu in the South Sikkim district of Ravongala Municipality, a total of 4129 birds have been culled. ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 poultry culled in bird-flu hit Sikkim


January 27th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Over 4,000 poultry birds have been culled in Sikkim in the past one week since a bird flu outbreak was reported in the northeastern state, health officials ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 birds culled in Sikkim


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Over 1,000 poultry birds have been culled in the bird-flu hit Sikkim as authorities have doubled their efforts to create mass awareness in the northeastern state.According to ... Read more...

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Health officials examining bird flu outbreak in Sikkim


January 21st, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Health officials were Wednesday examining the reported outbreak of bird flu in Sikkim that became the third state in India where poultry birds have been infected with ... Read more...

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Dharamsala residents fear bird flu outbreak


January 13th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Jan 13 (ANI) With hundreds of migratory birds flocking to the region, the residents of Dharamsala fear an outbreak of deadly H5N1 virus. The area around the Pong Dam in Himachal ... Read more...

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Surveillance stepped up as bird flu grips Assam, Bengal


December 18th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With avian flu breaking out in West Bengal and Assam, the central government has stepped up surveillance to contain the spread of the deadly H5N1 virus in ... Read more...

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Record milk production in Kashmir


October 11th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal Bhat Srinagar, Oct.11 (ANI): Annual milk production in Kashmir Valley has touched a record mark of 8.78 lakhs of metric tonnes, an increase of 28,000 metric tonnes over the previous ... Read more...

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Punjab develops method to preserve green fodder for lean months


September 6th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Sep.5 (ANI): Punjab agriculture department has developed a novel method to preserve green fodder by making silage and hay to feed the cattle when there is shortage ... Read more...

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Central assistance for flood-hit areas of Bihar


September 4th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 4 (ANI): The Centre continues to extend all possible assistance to Bihar Government for supplementing their efforts in managing the ongoing flood situation. The National Crisis Management ... Read more...

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Centre to spend over Rs.6 bn on modernising abattoirs


August 22nd, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government will spend Rs.6.28 billion on modernising abattoirs during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12), Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Poultry business thriving in Kashmir Valley


July 30th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Bilal Butt Srinagar, July 30 (ANI): The new breeds of poultry birds introduced by the Department of Animal Husbandry Department have boosted the production of eggs and the number of broiler ... Read more...

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Leopard undergoes Caesarian operation in Gangtok


May 21st, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by admin
By Tashi Pradhan Gangtok (Sikkim), May 21 (ANI): Many veterinarian doctors and medical experts in Sikkim are engaged in an endeavour for captive-breeding and prevent various animal species from facing extinction. Recently, Sikkim ... Read more...

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Government alerts states bordering West Bengal on bird flu


March 12th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday alerted states neighbouring West Bengal, where a fresh outbreak of bird flu has left over 190 birds dead over the past nine days. ... Read more...

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Bird Flu confirmed in West Bengal


January 15th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Government of India today confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal after sample of dead birds from two districts --Birbhum and South Dinajpur -- ... Read more...

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