Gene-edited pigs resistant to deadly virus

London, June 21 : Genetically modified pigs are resistant to the world’s costliest livestock diseases that causes breathing trouble, death among young animals as well as causing pregnant sows to lose their litter, a study has found. According to the study, the modified animals were not affected with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) — […]

MPEDA to launch state-of-the-art aquaculture complex at Kochi

Kochi, June 21 : The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), which is headquartered here, is all set to launch its multi-species Aquaculture Complex here with an aim to revolutionize fish production in the country, an official said. Spread over 8.5 acres, the facility will produce seeds/fingerlings of about seven commercially important species, which have […]

Flood situation shows improvement in Assam

Guwahati, June 20 : Flood situation in Assam showed slight improvement on Wednesday even as one more person died in Karimganj district of Barak Valley taking the death toll of first wave of flood to 18. Over five lakh people in five districts of the state are, however, reeling under floods. Assam State Disaster Management […]

1 trampled to death by elephants in Jharkhand

Ranchi, June 20 : A rampaging herd of elephants trampled a person to death in Jharkhand’s Jamtara district on Wednesday. According to police, a herd of 22 elephants entered Tiloki village and trampled to death 50-year-old Jeetu Rana. They also damaged six houses. Jeetu was among the villagers who had gathered to drive away the […]

World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dead

Canberra, June 19 : The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants, authorities said on Tuesday. Puan, described as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo, was euthanised on Monday due to age-related complications, the BBC reported. She had been at the zoo since 1968, […]