Gorilla Koko who mastered sign language dies

New York, June 22 : Koko the gorilla, who appeared on National Geographic magazine cover, could chat, tease and even argue with scientists using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. Koko — the primary ambassador for her endangered species, who redrew the lines of animal-human communication — […]

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 […]