Animals

  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks 1 week ago

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • Renovation of George Orwell's house in Bihar begins June 27, 2014

    Renovation work on legendary British author George Orwell’s house in a Bihar town where he was born has begun, officials said on Thursday. “Finally, renovation of Orwell’s birthplace has started,” said East Champaran district magistrate Abhay Kumar Singh, who launched the work. Singh said the district authorities would provide all possible help...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands fair probe into 'animal vial' use in Rajasthan June 26, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday demanded from the state government to clarify the facts on the alleged use of animals' antibiotic-injections administered on human being at a Jodhpur government hospital. "The Medical and Health Minister should come forward clarifying the facts and figures on the alleged use of...
  • New animal species discovered in Papua New Guinea June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian scientists have uncovered several new species of mammals in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea. Euan Ritchie, an ecologist from Melbourne's Deakin University, documented the rare animals in the Torricelli mountain range in the remote north-west of the country. Around 40 cameras were installed to capture the...
  • Dog meat festival celebrated in China June 22, 2014

    Beijing: People in southern China celebrated the annual dog meat festival on Saturday despite mounting protests from animal welfare groups and pet owners from across the world. The festival to mark the summer solstice in Yulin City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, slated for June 21, witnesses around 2,000 dogs being...
  • 2013 Uttarakhand floods: Dramatic before and after animated satellite image June 17, 2014

    It has been a year since floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the hill state of Uttarakhand killing thousands. These images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite in May and June 2013 show how the area looked like before the multi-day cloudburst and what it...
  • Baby hippos, hedgehogs, rats, octopuses, foxes: 20 unbelievably cute and unusual baby animals that will make you go 'squeee!' June 16, 2014

    All baby animals are cute. But oh my god, these teensy hedgehogs and foxes and hippos that look like they need a good, long cuddle, are so cute that you will want to own one immediately. That is, until they grow up and probably devour you. ...
  • Amangarh Tiger Reserve reserve makes special arrangements to combat heat wave June 12, 2014

    It's not just people but the animals in the wild who are reeling under the intense heatwave that has swept UP and other northern states. Considering the plight of the animals, the Amangarh Tiger Reserve authorities have taken special measures for providing water to them. Nine new tanks have been constructed...
  • Water crisis hits Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary June 9, 2014

    The death of at least 10 panthers in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary over last six months has again raised the problem of scarce water in Rajasthan's wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Rajasthan is one of the few states that can boast of two tiger projects, a bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries. These protected...
  • Fifteen peacocks killed in Nagaur this week, allege animal rights activist May 31, 2014

    Fifteen peacocks have been killed in Nagaur district of the state this week, an animal rights activist on Saturday alleged. Babulal Jaju, state in-charge of People for Animals, an animal welfare organisation, has alleged that seven peacocks were found dead on May 28 while carcasses of eight others were found on...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' review: This is kindergarten storytelling with noisy set pieces thrown in to hold your attention when the narrative doesn't May 31, 2014

    Cast: Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff and Nasser Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth Kochadaiiyaan, starring 64-year-old Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, isn't likely to be mentioned in the same breath as James Cameron's Avatar or Steven Spielberg's Tintin film, although it was achieved using the same performance capture technology. The animation in Kochadaiiyaan is embarrassingly amateurish,...
  • Why is Hollywood not warming up to Anime movies? The rest of the world seem to love them May 14, 2014

    As you prepare to be genuinely awed by the most famous giant monster of them all this Friday, it will mark yet another milestone for Japanese popular culture, considering the lasting impact it has made on movies, graphic novels and TV series across countries. And yet anime, probably the most...
  • These 38 photos of helpless animals being rescued will restore your faith in humans May 14, 2014

    These good people rescuing animals trapped in nightmarish situations will make you believe in humanity again. Animals being washed away in flood waters or got their heads trapped in manhole lids were rescued by these great people who could have easily walked on and let them die. These photos also...
  • Zoo animals get coolers, special diet to beat the heat May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Providing animals with desert coolers, special pools to wallow in, water-rich diet of fruits like watermelon and electrolyte fluids are some of the special steps taken by the Delhi zoo authorities to bring relief from the searing heat. Apart from special arrangements in their enclosures, significant changes in...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • Fans launch animation movie, theme song on Narendra Modi April 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad In a bid to canvas for BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, a Gujarat-based fan club launched several merchandise in Ahmedabad on Friday, including an animation film and a theme song on Narendra Modi. "We have released coffee table book, an animation film called 'Nation Is In Motion' and a...
  • Rihanna to play the first black lead in an animation film called 'Home' April 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Music superstar Rihanna has been roped in to give voiceover for first black lead character in 'Home', an upcoming 3D animated film from Dreamworks. The Umbrella hitmaker will plays Tip, a teenage tomboy who befriends and helps a group of aliens, reports contactmusic.com. Based on author Adam Rex's 2007...
  • Animal welfare activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home April 20, 2014

    New York: Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police watched, and doormen photographed...
  • Noida: Fresher stripped, beaten up by college seniors April 18, 2014

    Noida: In an apparent case of ragging, a first year student in an animation institute in Noida was badly beaten up and stripped by his seniors. Police have registered a case against the three accused. The accused captured the whole incident which took place in the college hostel on camera and...
  • Dark Knight's 75th anniversary: Watch Batman tackle a strange monster in this brand-new animated short April 11, 2014

    The silent protector of Gotham is celebrating 75 years this year. To commemorate the occasion, Warner Bros. Animation worked with Bruce Timm, the award-winning artist, writer, director and co-creator of 'Batman: The Animated Series', to create an animated short film, titled, 'Batman: Strange Days'. The short film, which is just...
  • Animation films hit by budget roadblocks in India: Sonakshi Sinha April 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha feels that animation films are yet to take off in India primarily due to budget constraints. "I think animation films abroad have taken off on good way since 12-15 years or so. May be here nobody has taken that seriously or not got into it seriously. We...
  • Hilarious footage on hidden cam: This dog isn't allowed on the bed. So of course it has a romp on the bed when the owners are away! March 18, 2014

    This dog has been told in no uncertain terms that it is not allowed on the owners' bed. The owners go away after fitting a hidden camera to see what the dog does in their absence. The bed is forbidden area, so of course, like any child the dog just...
  • Is there no end to human cruelty? Students charged with animal abuse after holding dog upside down, forcing it to drink beer March 13, 2014

    Authorities say two students at a New York state college were charged with animal abuse after a dog was held upside down over a keg and forced to drink beer. Police say one of the College at Brockport students held the black Labrador retriever over a keg and apparently forced the...
  • Activist writes to President, demands animal sex websites to be banned March 12, 2014

    Naresh Kadyan, an activist, has demanded a ban on animal sex websites. Kadyan told IANS that he has sent a petition to the President and state and central government departments concerned. "Not only animal sex websites show cruelty to animals but there are instances of youth being misguided," Kadyan said. He added that...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' wins best animated feature film March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Disney's fairytale musical 'Frozen' has won the Oscar for best animated feature. The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. It's loosely based on the 19th century Hans...
  • Government official commits suicide in Rajasthan February 25, 2014

    A senior government officer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his official residence in the city on Tuesday. Shyam Sunder Meena, Joint Director at Animal Husbandry Department, committed suicide in his room when his wife had gone out from the house in the morning, Ved Prakash,...
  • Watching these goats balance themselves on a flexible steel ribbon will make your day February 20, 2014

    These goats sure know how to do the balancing act. Watch this viral video, which has already been viewed more than five million times, of goats balancing themselves on a flexible ribbon sheet. The video that is all kinds of cute will definitely make your day and is worth your...
  • Watch: 'Chakravyuh', award winning animation film on RTI February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Animator-director Dhvani Desai's animation film 'Chakravyuh' has been appreciated at different film festivals. The film spreads awareness about the use of RTI. It has been produced by Films Division. ...
  • Rats bigger than sheep could roam Earth in future February 5, 2014

    London: Super-sized rats! Giant rodents, the size of sheep or even bigger, could walk the Earth in future as they take advantage of larger mammals becoming extinct, scientists have predicted. A University of Leicester, UK, academic predicts rats will continue to grow and fill a "significant chunk" of Earth's emptying ecospace. Dr...
  • Maine police investigating screams find happy pig February 5, 2014

    Maine: Police responding to reports of screaming coming from a home in Maine didn't find a victim of domestic violence as they feared. Instead, they found an amorous pig. State police say a woman called last week after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a neighbour's home...