Poultries

  • Will stop eating chicken: Watch how consumers react to the chicken antibiotic study July 31, 2014

    The Centre for Science and Environment has said that it has found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region. Many say they would stop eating chicken while others say they will be cautious. ...
  • Delhi: Antibiotic residues found in 40 pc chicken samples July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming development, the Centre for Science and Environment has said that it has found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR. Seventy chicken samples from Delhi were tested for six commonly used antibiotics, of which 40 per cent tested positive. Residues of more than one antibiotic...
  • 1,200 litres illicit liquor seized in Arwal, 3 arrested June 6, 2014

    The police busted a gang involved in brewing illicit liquor and seized over 1200 litres of distilled and non-distilled country liquor from Rohai village in Arwal district. Three persons, Ramesh Chaudhary, Amarendra Kumar and Mahendra Vishwakarma, have been arrested in this connection. Arwal SP Shafiul Haq said the operation was conducted on...
  • China bus fire kills 47, probed as serious criminal case June 8, 2013

    Beijing: A fire on a bus in southeastern China has killed 47 people and is being investigated as a "serious criminal case", state media said on Saturday, just days after 120 people died in a fire at a poultry plant. The bus caught fire during rush hour on Friday as it...
  • Death toll rises to 120 in China's poultry plant fire June 4, 2013

    Beijing: The death toll from the fire at a poultry plant in northeast China's Jilin Province had risen to 120 with about 70 people injured. The fire broke out on Monday at a poultry processing workshop owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township in the city of Dehui,...
  • China: 119 killed in a fire at poultry plant June 3, 2013

    Beijing: Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 119 people, reports and officials said. Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province's Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three...
  • Ex-Army man produces power from poultry waste November 6, 2012

    Jhajjar: Former Army man Rammehar Singh has been generating electricity from chicken waste to power his farmhouse. His household wasn't affected by the recent grid failure across North India. With the installation of a 50 kilowatt capacity poultry waste based biogas power plant at his poultry farm, Rammehar Singh has...
  • US takes India to WTO over poultry import bar May 12, 2012

    Washington: The United States has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to rule on its assertion that India's restrictions on imports of US poultry meat and chicken eggs violates its WTO obligations. The US request to WTO to set up a dispute settlement panel was filed on Monday after consultations with...
  • Ban on US poultry: India to explain reasons March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Friday said it will explain to the US the reasons behind its decision to put import restrictions on certain poultry products, as Washington has dragged the country to the WTO on the issue. On March 6, the US dragged India to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against...
  • Hit a chicken and you're sitting duck! December 10, 2009

    Saharsa (Bihar): If your vehicle runs over a chicken or a goat on a Bihar road and you happen to hail from outside, be prepared to shell out anything between Rs 5,000 and Rs 25,000! That is a warning many well-meaning development and health officials, who have suffered it first-hand,...
  • 9,000 birds culled in bird-flu hit Bengal district December 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Over 9,000 poultry birds have been culled in West Bengal's Malda district after the latest bird flu outbreak there but some villagers are resisting the move, officials said Thursday. "Veterinary workers have culled 9,373 poultry birds since Tuesday at Narhatta and Satgheria villages under the English Bazar police station in...
  • Locals protest as culling begins in bird-flu hit Malda December 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Locals in the Malda district of West Bengal are protesting culling operations in bird flu hit areas. This has increased the potential danger of the disease spreading. Bird flu has spelt doom for these residents in West Bengal's Malda district. This is the second time in a year that Malda...
  • Malda: Tests prove new bird flu cases in West Bengal December 16, 2008

    Kolkata: Laboratory tests on dead birds have proven a new outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus in West Bengal, a state government official said on Monday. "The laboratory test in Bhopal has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus in the dead birds," Sridhar Ghosh, the senior official in...
  • Bird flu hits 7 districts in Assam, culling operations on December 13, 2008

    Guwahati: Assam has been hit by bird flu once again. Seven districts have been affected and culling operations are underway and poultry sale has been banned. There are unconfirmed reports of probable spread of avian influenza to humans. And though isolation facilities in hospitals are ready, the authorities seem helpless...
  • 30,0000 people under watch for bird flu in Assam December 12, 2008

    Guwahati: Health authorities in Assam have placed under surveillance about 30,0000 people in bird flu affected areas with reports of some 150 people suffering from fever and upper respiratory infections, fuelling fears of the deadly virus spreading to humans, officials said on Friday. “Isolation facilities have been strengthened to admit and...
  • Orissa's bird farmers cash in on emus July 31, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: The Australian bird is rapidly replacing traditional poultry farming. They grow to 6 feet in height, weigh 50 kilos and can run at a speed of 40 miles per hour, but far from being intimidating, these emus are proving to be a boon for farmers in Orissa. Emu farmer,...
  • 2 more districts catch bird flu, WB govt 'in control' January 27, 2008

    Kolkata: The H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday spread to South 24 Parganas and West Midnapore districts in West Bengal. Thirteen of the state’s 19 districts are now under the grip of the bird flu though the state government continued to claim the situation was “under control”. "We have two more...
  • Bird flu in nine districts, Bengal in a soup January 24, 2008

    Kolkata: The bird flu has led to the slaughter of 430,000 birds in West Bengal on Wednesday spread to Cooch Behar and Hooghly districts. The bird flu has been detected in nine of West Bengal’s 19 districts and the state government has sanctioned Rs 8.5 crore to stop the disease from...
  • Poultry panic spreads after H5N1 strain discovered in Manipur July 27, 2007

    New Delhi: As culling operations begin in far off Manipur, it's poultry exporters across the country who are crossing their fingers. Will exports be hit like they were the last time, is their biggest fear. Officials are hoping for the best. Says Animal Husbandry Commissioner, S K Bandopadhyay, "I am not...
  • Gujarat traders rise from ashes March 3, 2007

    Ahmedabad: In Gujarat, traders from the minority community who suffered losses during the 2002 post-Godhra riots are fighting back. Their never-say-die optimism has helped them overcome the odds. Many of them are again, back in business. Poultry farm owner Siddiqbhai Shaikh considers himself a lucky man. Five-years ago, in the aftermath...
  • Bird flu away, this is what's left June 20, 2007

    Navapur (Maharashtra): It's been one year since India experienced the deadly bird flu outbreak that started in Maharashtra’s Navapur. The quaint town was the flashpoint of the bird flu virus, and thousands of birds were culled within days’ time depriving many locals of their livelihoods. Today, while many may have picked...
  • Govt plays 'fowl' with poultry farmers October 28, 2006

    Navapur: The poultry farmers of Navapur, the epicentre of the Bird flu epidemic this year, lost birds, feed and eggs, their only means of livelihood. The only thing they are looking forward to is the long promised compensation for their losses. But most of the farmers feel the Government made...