ANIMALS

  • Gadhimai Festival: Mass Animal Slaughter 22 hours 43 minutes ago

    Did you know that 500,000 animals are slaughtered in the Gadhimai Festival that is celebrated every 5 years in Nepal? ...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 3 days ago

    India's most prolific batsman of late and captain for the first Test on the coming tour of Australia, Kohli gets into the avatar of a Superhero in the animated series 'Virat'. ...
  • Severed animal head found outside hotel in Northeast Delhi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Tension had erupted in northeast Delhi's Jaffrabad area last night after a severed animal head was found near Ghond Chowk intersection, police said on Monday. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) R A Sanjeev, the incident came to light around 10 PM last night when the animal head...
  • Gujarat: SpiceJet flight hits animal on the runway November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. ...
  • Chimpanzees are entitled to 'legal personhood': NY court hears arguments that chimps have rights October 9, 2014

    Albany, NY: A state appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins, according to the lawyer advocating for a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy. Attorney Steven Wise argued before...
  • SC refuses to lift ban on animal sacrifice in Kulu Dushara October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to vacate or suspend an order banning animal sacrifice during Kulu Dushara and in other religious rituals of the Kulu region of Himachal Pradesh. The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre declined to...
  • Elephants still being subjected to torture in circuses: PETA October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Elephants are still "tortured" in circuses despite a decision by Animal Welfare Board of India last year to ban their registration for performing in such shows, an animal rights group has alleged. "AWBI, a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, decided to ban the registration...
  • Camel made Rajasthan's state animal to check its decreasing number September 20, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government issued a notification making camel as the State animal, a step aimed at checking the decreasing number of the 'ship of the desert'. With this, Rajasthan will now have two animals Camel and Chinkara enjoying the status of the state animal. "A notification in this regard has been issued,"...
  • YOKai Watch: A legion of new cutesy Japanese monsters are set to break out all over the world September 16, 2014

    Tokyo: Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home. "YOKai Watch" is a nexus of manga comics, anime cartoons and computer games that revolve around the life of a school boy and...
  • J&K floods: As water recedes, carcasses come up; fear of epidemic looms September 15, 2014

    After waters receded in the Chatabal area of Jammu and Kashmir, the carcasses of animal have come up. People in the region are complaining about the stench and the fear of diseases. ...
  • Money earned from illegal animal slaughtering funds terrorism: Maneka Gandhi September 14, 2014

    Jaipur: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. "We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them for leather production. We are...
  • Former owner files a case to reclaim Raju, the starved and dehydrated elephant who cried after being rescued from his spiked shackles September 1, 2014

    Kept in spiked shackles that cut into his legs for nearly 50 years and nearing death from dehydration and starvation, Raju, the elephant had made headlines around the world when tears rolled down his eyes after a team from a wildlife charity rescued him in the dead of the night...
  • Bihar minister Baidyanath Sahni booked over clashes with villagers August 1, 2014

    Bihar Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Baidyanath Sahni has been named in a first information report (FIR) over violent clashes with villagers in Samastipur district, police said Friday. There were violent protests followed by clashes between the ministers' supporters and villagers Wednesday against his bid to lay the foundation stone of...
  • Gujarat: Leopard dies of electric shock July 31, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died due to electric shock after it apparently jumped on a transformer in Gadhiya village in Amreli district while in pursuit of prey, a senior Forest official said on Thursday. "The male big cat was found dead on the transformer of Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL)...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks July 22, 2014

    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 Orwells house in a Bihar town where he was born has begun, officials said on Thursday. Finally, renovation of Orwells 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 25, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday demanded from the state government to clarify the facts on the alleged use of animals' antibioticinjections 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 northwest 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 multiday 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 incharge 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 23, 2014

    Cast: Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff and Nasser Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth Kochadaiiyaan, starring 64yearold 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, waterrich 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 Gujaratbased 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...