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21 June, 2018 5:02 PM Killing dogs for meat illegal: South Korean court

Animal rights activists welcome move A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said on Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption 25

20 June, 2018 4:21 PM Swami-turned-Minister in M.P. moots ‘cow Ministry’

It can create jobs and conduct research in cow breeding, says Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri. Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Gau Samvardhan Board (Cow Protection Board) Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri, who was recently elevated to the rank of Cabinet Minister, has sought the formation of a ‘cow Ministry’ in the State. As per the board’s proposal to the government 22

17 June, 2018 7:17 PM Leopard captured in Valparai, released in Mudumalai

It is the same animal that had killed two estate workers: officials A day after a woman was mauled to death by a leopard in the hill town of Valparai, about 100 km from Coimbatore, a leopard, aged about five, was trapped when it walked into a cage placed by the Forest Department at Cinchona first division tea estate on Saturday. The leopard was translocated 31

14 June, 2018 6:05 PM Govt efforts to contain outbreak of FMD

Vaccination drive on, ban on cattle fairs The government has stepped up efforts to prevent and control the spread of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following an outbreak reported from Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kottayam districts. Minister for Animal Husbandry K. Raju said an expert team had examined livestock and collected samples from the affected 42

14 June, 2018 5:49 PM New ‘lessons’ for 3 elephants

The Forest and Wildlife Department on Thursday shifted three captive elephants from the Muthanga elephant camp to the Theppakadu elephant training camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu for training. This is the first time elephants from the State are been shifted to another State for training purposes. The three jumbos, Suraya, 24, at the Muthanga 28

13 June, 2018 4:01 PM Raccoon conquers U.S. skyscraper

America breathed a sign of relief after the scruffy brown animal was rescued America breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured following a perilous climb up a 23-story building in the northern state of Minnesota. Thousands of Twitter users followed the escapades of the raccoon on Tuesday as it slowly inched up the side of the UBS Plaza 37

13 June, 2018 11:41 AM Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public

The animal has generated so much interest that a hashtag mprraccoon was created. A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter’s progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting 40

6 June, 2018 5:54 PM Black fever hits Villumala tribal area

Health officials say disease is curable and all preventive and control measures are in place A case of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as black fever or kala-azar, has been reported from the Villumala tribal area near Kulathupuzha in the district. The fever spread by sandflies affects the viscera and can be fatal if left untreated. A 38-year-old man residing 33

4 June, 2018 7:46 PM Madras HC gets 12 women judges

The Madras High Court on Monday became the only High Court in the country to have as many as 12 women judges following the swearing in of seven lawyers, including a woman, as judges of the High Court. The elevations had raised the working strength of the court to 63 judges against its sanctioned strength of 75. Welcoming the new judges immediately after 112

31 May, 2018 6:40 AM Assad says U.S. will leave Syria, vows to retake SDF-held areas

President Bashar al-Assad said he would recover areas of Syria held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and that U.S. forces should learn the lesson of Iraq and leave the country. In an interview with Russia Today, Mr. Assad also said the government had “started now opening doors for negotiations” with the SDF, a Kurdish dominated militia 32