Bengal youth arrested after posting pics of eating civet

Kolkata, Nov 22 : A youth in West Bengal, who had posted photographs of feasting on a civet, in social media, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday. “We arrested Pranoy Baul from Palta in North 24 Parganas on Tuesday. He was produced in court today (Wednesday),” an official of the Titagarh police station told […]

ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones

Kochi, Nov 22 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now help Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ) in the seas surrounding the subcontinent. The project named ‘Samudra’ is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate shoals of fish without wasting time and fuel. The satellite based numerical […]

Black bears come back from certain extinction in US’ Nevada

New Delhi, Nov 22 : After a gap for over 80 years, the black bear has returned to Nevada’s Great Basin in the US through conservation with their population believed to be over 500, a new study said on Wednesday. The study from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the University […]

Tiger poacher convicted, sentenced to three-year jail

New Delhi, Nov 21 : Notorious tiger poacher Bhima was on Tuesday convicted and awarded three-year imprisonment in a 2012 case by an environment court in Faridabad in neighbouring Haryana, officials said on Tuesday. The special environment court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1971 in […]

‘Love hormone’ makes dogs perceive angry humans less threatening

London, Nov 21 : Dogs under the influence of “love hormone” oxytocin perceive smiling human faces as more appealing and angry faces as less threatening, a study has found. “It seems that the hormone oxytocin influences what the dog sees and how it experiences the thing it sees,” said Sanni Somppi, doctoral student at the […]

Oscar winner wants India to ban elephant rides

Mumbai, Nov 21 : Moved by a photograph showing an Indian elephant and her baby desperately trying to outrun flaming projectiles being thrown at them by a mob, Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston has urged India’s tourism ministry to ban elephant rides. Huston has sent a letter to the tourism ministry on behalf of […]