ANIMALS

  • 'If I were FM, I would do something significant for the animals' 4 days ago

    Ahead of the Union budget we have been getting you the wishlist of people across the country. "I have worked for animal rights all my life. It disheartens me that in all the budgets in the past no significant attention is given to the animal welfare. Hope this budget will...
  • Rise in Tiger number & Special Tiger Protection Force woes February 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: A couple of weeks ago we were cock-a-hoop about tiger numbers increasing in the country. Now, we are a worried lot as we are losing tigers regularly to poisoning and poaching. Natural deaths do occur due to territorial fights. But death through poisoning is threatening the very existence of...
  • Two held for stealing, killing pet dog January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Two persons were arrested for allegedly stealing and killing a pet dog of their neighbor in Mumbai, police said on Thursday. Lalorani Imduin and Mishag Chinautram, hailing from Manipur, were apprehended on Wednesday night in suburban Santacruz. after police acted on a complaint filed by one Santosh Shetty whose four-year-old...
  • 'Tiger Fire' speaks to all animal lovers January 10, 2015

    A book on tigers and their history and more so five hundred years of the tiger in India is a treat for readers from the word, "Go"! This book is wonderfully contributed by various writers and brilliantly edited by Valmik Thapar, the tiger expert. "Tiger Fire" charts the history of...
  • Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage January 4, 2015

    Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof. Trig, 6, who has Down Syndrome,...
  • Among the year's oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs December 23, 2014

    New York: It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions. A review of the oddest...
  • Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules December 23, 2014

    Buenos Aires: An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a 'non-human person' unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition - a document more typically used...
  • Actress Trisha Krishnan volunteers to clean an animal home; kick starts 'Swachh Bharat campaign' December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Southern film actress Trisha Krishnan Wednesday volunteered to clean an upcoming animal home of Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) as part of her Clean India campaign. "Bcomin that 'somebody' for India n her environment by cleaning an upcoming animal home wit EFI tomm as I kik start my Swachh Bharath...
  • Amy Adams' connection with dogs December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Amy Adams says her "spiritual animal" is a dog because she is always "hyper and friendly" with new people. The 40-year-old told Vogue magazine that she lashes herself into a frenzy of eager anticipation when she meets new people on sets just like a puppy, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "When I...
  • Watch: Day 2 of Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 29, 2014

    Every five years, in a small temple in Bariyapur in southern Nepal, about 5 lack animals get slaughtered in the name of religion. ...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 28, 2014

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • Bird flu: Tamil Nadu halts transportation of chicken from Kerala November 26, 2014

    Chennai: With the outbreak of avian flu in neighbouring Kerala, Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday announced a series of measures to prevent its spread in the state, including suspending transportation of chicken and destroying eggs meant for hatching. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who chaired a review meeting...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Nepal gears up for the biggest animal slaughter 'Gadhimai festival' November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. The festival...
  • Gadhimai Festival: Mass Animal Slaughter November 23, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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...