PIG

  • Malaysia says Cadbury chocolates free from pork June 2, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Islamic body says that Cadbury chocolates have been cleared of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products. The health ministry earlier this month said porcine DNA was found in two varieties of Cadbury chocolates, prompting the company...
  • 'George Clooney was so close to his pet pig that he didn't want babies', says exgirlfriend Elizabeth Daily May 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor George Clooney was "so close" to his pet pig he didn't want to have children, says his exgirlfriend Elizabeth Daily. The actorfilmmaker recently got engaged to Amal Alamuddin. Daily believes his change of heart with regards to love and marriage has come after he finally got over the death...
  • Watch: A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a pig pen; we are not giving out the ending February 15, 2014

    What happens when a camera falls from a sky diving airplane and lands on a property's pig pen? This camera was found eight months later and viewed. Hilarious footage, but we are not giving out the ending. ...
  • Ashes spectator smuggles pig into the ground, charged November 22, 2013

    Brisbane: A spectator who smuggled a pig into the first day of the Ashes cricket Test between Australia and England has been charged with animal cruelty. Security guards spotted the pig wrapped in a towel and being carried in a baby harness during Thursday's play. A 33yearold Australian man was arrested...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Clinical trials of untested drugs on humans require certain mandatory standards to be followed, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the government to put in place a mechanism to monitor them. The apex court directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health Secretaries...
  • Britain: Pig's head found at Muslim centre, 3 arrested December 29, 2012

    London: Two men and a woman have been arrested in Britain after a pig's severed head was left at the doors of a Muslim place of worship, British newspaper the Daily Mail reported Friday. Police were called after the head was found at the entrance to the community centre in...
  • Britain may allow pet monkeys, pigs on plane July 11, 2012

    London: Potbellied pigs, miniature horses and monkeys could be allowed to travel with you on planes under new British transport rules. The guidelines are part of a draft manual on equality for disabled people travelling on commercial passenger planes, Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. Animals should be allowed on flights if they...
  • Swine fever outbreak in West Sikkim June 25, 2012

    Gangtok: With three blood samples testing positive at Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory(RDDL), authorities today confirmed swine fever outbreak as the cause of high mortality among pigs in Rinchenpong in West Sikkim. Joint Director, Animal Husbandry department[West], Dr DS Tewari said in a statement that results of three blood samples sent to...
  • Bhopal gas victims guinea pigs for drug trials March 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Bhopal gas victims allege that they are being used as guinea pigs for unethical drug trials without being informed. An RTI has revealed that Bhopal Memorial Hospital has pocketed over Rs 1 crore by allowing pharma companies to conduct clinical trials on disaster victims. Shankar Lal was 33 when...
  • Potty train a pig to prevent pollution January 25, 2011

    Taipei: Taiwan has been experimenting with a simple solution to the perennial problems of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms: train the pigs to use a toilet. After some encouraging results the government now wants all the island's pig farms to adopt the practice as it looks to...
  • George Clooney hires psychic to connect with dead pig June 20, 2009

    London: Hollywood superstar George Clooney has hired a psychic to help him contact his favourite pet, a black pig named Max who died three years ago. The Ocean's Thirteen star is still mourning the loss of the swine whom he fondly called 'Max the star' and wants to keep...
  • India to install sensors, develop vaccine for H1N1 June 12, 2009

    New Delhi: In view of the World Health Organisation terming H1N1 flu as level six global pandemic, India on Friday decided to install thermal sensors at airports, strengthen screening of passengers and isolation facilities and to develop a vaccine against the novel Influenza A virus that has infected 28,774 people...
  • US in early stage of H1N1 virus vaccine: US medics May 7, 2009

    Washington: US scientists are in the early stages of developing a vaccine against the potentially deadly H1N1 flu virus, a top official at the US National Institutes of Health told members of Congress Wednesday. Anthony Fauci, head of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infections...
  • World picks on pigs due to Swine flu scar May 5, 2009

    Mumbai: It's not easy being a pig, particularly right now. What the Bird flu did to chickens, Swine flu is doing to pigs. ...
  • Swine flu wanes in Mexico, rises in other places May 5, 2009

    Mexico City: Mexico's health secretary said the swine flu epidemic in his country "is now in its declining phase," even as the US and five other countries in Europe and Latin America reported new cases on Sunday. China quarantined more than 70 Mexican travelers and Hong Kong isolated 350 people in...
  • Indian swine flu suspects cleared | 658 affected globally May 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Health authorities in India on Saturday heaved a sigh of relief as the sixth and last sample of a Londonbased NRI, suspected to be suffering from swine flu, was found negative like that of the other five, an official said. The swine flu epidemic or the Influenza...
  • New virus less lethal than bird flu, SARS: Mexico May 2, 2009

    Mexico City: The new variant of influenza, A(H1N1) commonly known as Swine flu, which has killed 15 people in Mexico and one in the US, is less lethal than bird flu and SARS that have killed more than 1,000 people in Asia since 2003, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova...
  • Man suspected of swine flu fails to turn up for tests April 30, 2009

    Hyderabad: An NRI who landed in Hyderabad from Texas with suspected symptoms of Swine flu has not turned up at a Governmentrun hospital despite the advice of doctors. Now the health authorities are keeping a watch on him. For the second consecutive day, the 26yearold youth failed to turn up...
  • Swine flu: First case originated at Mexican farm April 30, 2009

    As the cases of Swine flu build around the world, everyone has been on the hunt for the source. Experts have long suspected that the origins of Swine flu may have been on a pig farm about two hours north of Mexico City. And the first person to contract the...
  • Swine flu spreads, WHO fears global epidemic April 29, 2009

    New Delhi: World Health Organisation (WHO) fears that swine flu will soon become a global epidemic as new cases have been reported from New Zealand and Israel. India, too, has started screening passengers at airports. United States of America, Canada, Spain and Britain have also confirmed cases but no deaths have...
  • Swine flu: Where it all started April 28, 2009

    Mexico City: With the World Health Organisation raising a pandemic alert, the Swine flu outbreak is now a global health concern. But it all started in Mexico City. Dr Sanjay Gupta is traces the origins of this disease. ...
  • World battles to curb deadly swine flu strain April 28, 2009

    Mexico City: Governments around the world took steps on Tuesday to curb the spread of a new strain of flu that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico in a couple of weeks and spread to Europe and possibly Asia. In Asia, financial markets were on edge over the risk...
  • World on high alert as swine flu spreads | FAQs April 28, 2009

    India has issued travel advisory to prevent the flu outbreak in the country. ...
  • Earthquake makes a pig China's most popular animal December 21, 2008

    Beijing: A pig that survived 36 days buried in the rubble of May's massive Sichuan earthquake has been voted China's favourite animal, but the attention has made him fat, lazy and badtempered, state media said. The hog, trapped in a sty after the 7.9 magnitude quake, was bought by a...
  • Pig holds woman hostage for 10 days September 24, 2008

    Canberra: A ponysize pig who held an Australian woman hostage for 10 days inside her home will be removed on Wednesday to a piggery, where his bacon will be saved by a stint on stud duties, rangers said. The 80kg pig, nicknamed Bruce, kept selfconfessed animal lover Caroline Hayes, 63, in...
  • Dogs, cats passe, time to get a pig October 18, 2007

    Totnes, England: For all you pet lovers, the buzz is that chihuahuas are out but mini pigs are in. A farmer in southern england has spent nine years crossbreeding to create what he calls the perfect pig. The miniature pigs are little bigger than a teacup when they...
  • 2007, year of the golden pig February 17, 2007

    Seoul: Many people in Asia are gearing up to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2007 is the year of the pig. Since January, Park Hye Kyung has been visiting the health clinic in Seoul twice a week. The 26yearold comes here to get...
  • The bride, groom were smelly pigs February 6, 2007

    Taipei: The bride was a real smelly porker and she wore pink. Two Musk hogs were married in a lavish ceremony in Taiwan, with the blessings of a Catholic priest. The bride and groom Huang Pupu and Shu Fuko wore tailormade outfits for the nuptials that included wedding cake, portrait...
  • China scientists breed fluorescent pigs December 29, 2006

    Beijing: Chinese scientists have bred partially green fluorescent pigs that they hope will boost stem cell research, Xinhua news agency said. A research team at the Northeast Agricultural University in Harbin bred three transgenic pigs by injecting fluorescent green protein into embryonic pigs, Xinhua quoted Professor Liu Zhonghua as saying. ''The mouth,...