Snake venom worth Rs 70 cr seized in Darjeeling

Siliguri, May 24 : Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Customs personnel apprehended two persons with two jars of snake venom, with approximate market value of Rs 70 crore, in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district on Wednesday, an official said. “On the basis of specific information provided by a source, the 41st battalion of SSB and Customs […]

Kerala to set up dog pounds in all 14 districts

Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 : The Kerala government has decided to set up dog pounds in each of the state’s 14 districts to shelter stray dogs whose population in the coastal state is said to have touched 6.50 lakh. “We will set up the dog pounds in every district on two-acre plots of land owned by […]

China releases genetic profiles of over 300 wild giant pandas

Beijing, May 22 : China’s Sichuan province on Monday released statistics on the progress of its giant panda genetic profiling project. “Within the next five years, the province aims to compile a database of the genetic diversity of it’s more than 1,300 wild pandas,” Xinhua news agency quoted Gu Xiaodong from the forestry department as […]

One killed in dog attack in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 : A 50-year-old fisherman, bitten by a group of dogs at Pulluvilla near here in Kerala, succumbed early on Monday morning at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital, an official said. Jocelyn was attacked late on Sunday night. He was walking towards the beach just after having his dinner, getting ready to go […]

‘China’s allure for donkeys could lead to species extinction’

Islamabad, May 19 : Even as Pakistan joins some African countries like Kenya and Nigeria to breed and export donkeys to China, said to be one of the worlds biggest consumers of donkeys, there are concerns the move might deplete the donkey population in the countries to such an extent that the whole species might […]

Arunachal CM seeks Centre’s support for agriculture university

Itanagar, May 18 : Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday sought the Centre’s support for a full-fledged agriculture university and a Centre of Excellence for Horticulture to be established in Arunachal Pradesh. Khandu conveyed this to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sudharshan Bhagat, who called on him at his office on […]