ANIMATION

  • Ban only on beef, not on slaughter of other animals, clarifies Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday clarified in the state Assembly that the ban was only on beef and not on the slaughter of other animals. The clarification came after the advocate general Sunil Manohar clarified that he never suggested extending the ban to include goats. Fadnavis said,...
  • When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Watch this timelapse GIF of Eiffel Tower's construction to know when March 31, 2015

    Google is commemorating the 126th anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower with a doodle on its home page created by guest doodler Floriane Marchix. The 324-metre-high (1,062-foot) Paris landmark made of iron opened to the public on March 31, 1889 and sees some 7 million visitors each...
  • Humans being increasingly attacked by animals: Kerala CM March 25, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed concern over growing incidents of man-animal conflict as evidenced by increasing animal attacks on humans. "The man-animal conflict is increasing daily and it's more seen in the areas bordering the forests. In those areas it's the wild animals which not only cause destruction to...
  • Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too. The state will receive Rs 90 crore...
  • 'Big Hero 6' named highest-grossing animated movie of 2014 March 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Big Hero 6' has scored a new achievement as it has been named the highest-grossing animated movie of 2014, taking in USD 620 million globally. The Oscar-winning movie earned a total of USD 221 million in the US alone, thus becoming Walt Disney Animation Studios' third biggest domestic release...
  • Mumbai High Court asks for exact date of enforcement of new law on beef ban March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday sought a clarification from the Maharashtra government on the exact date when the new Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, which bans slaughter of bullocks and bulls, came into force. A division bench of justices VM Kanade and AR Joshi directed the government to file...
  • President gives assent to 19-year-old law banning beef in Maharashtra March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, nineteen years after it was passed by the then BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995. Now anyone found to be selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for five years and fined upto 10,000 rupees. The bill...
  • Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod March 2, 2015

    Mumbai: The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, on Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in Mumbai. "I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard...
  • Siraj Hussain takes charge as new Agriculture Secretary March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: New Agriculture Secretary Siraj Hussain as well as Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Secretary Ashok Kumar Angurana have taken charges of their respective departments. Both the secretaries assumed charge on February 28, an official statement said. Hussain, an IAS officer from 1979 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre, succeeded Ashish...
  • MP minister wants law allowing people to keep lions, tigers as pets March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bizarre suggestion, a senior Madhya Pradesh minister has sought a law that allows people to domesticate or keep as pets big cats like lions and tigers for their conservation. Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and Food Processing Minister Kusum Mehdele, in a proposal sent to the state's forest department,...
  • 'If I were FM, I would do something significant for the animals' February 22, 2015

    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...