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Bihar becomes India’s first state to have raised a special dog squad to detect liquor consignment

Bihar has become the first state in India which has raised its own dog squad to detect liquor consignment. All these dogs were imparted nine-month training at Hyderabad-based Integrated Intelligence Training Academy before being inducted in the Bihar Police. The total strength of the Bihar Police’s dog squad stands at 68. On each dog, the ..

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Mizoram government bans import of pigs and piglets from other countries

The Mizoram government has banned import of pigs and piglets from other countries in view of possible outbreak of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) that has cost the lives of thousands of swines in the state. The orders were issued as the dreaded PRRS outbreak always occurred from March to July, during a ..

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What is Nairobi Sheep Disease Virus?

The Nairobi Sheep Disease Virus (NSDV) or Ganjam virus is a strain in the genus Orthonairovirus belonging to the Nairobi sheep disease serogroup. It’s known hosts are Ixodida and Ixodoidea (ticks), and afflict sheep and goats naturally. Sheep and goats are natural reservoirs for NSDV and Ganjam, but fatal cases have also been reported among ..

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Agra venue of International conference on bears

In Uttar Pradesh, the International conference on bears has started in Agra from December 3, 2018. The four-day conference is aimed at sharing knowledge on principles of the welfare of bears and other wild animals in zoos, sanctuaries and rescue centres. The conference has been Hosted by Wildlife SOS in collaboration with Bear Care Group ..

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Marsel van Oosten wins Wildlife Photographer Of Year 2018

Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer Of The Year (WPY) 2018 for his stunning portrait of two endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys in China’s Qinling mountains. The winning image – named as ‘Golden Couple’ – showcases a beautiful golden fur-blue face male monkey rested briefly on a stone seat, joined by ..

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