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A police officer and trainer works with a dog sniffing a box with a sample at Carabineros de Chile Dog Training School in the Parque Metropolitano | Bloomberg

UK, Germany and now Chile is training dogs to sniff out coronavirus

In Germany, eight dogs from the country's armed forces had a 94 per cent success rate in detecting Covid-19 from the saliva of 1,000 people.
The viral picture of dogs tied in gunny bags shared on Twitter

Nagaland bans sale of dog meat after incidents of pets being ‘shot at sight’ spark outrage

Local authorities had in May released a ‘shoot-at-sight’ order to kill dogs found roaming the streets purportedly from fear they might spread coronavirus.
Santosh Kumar and his family, along with Mr Tommy, on their way home to Bundelkhand | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

This migrant family is returning to Bundelkhand with a special friend — ‘Mr Tommy’

Santosh Kumar and his family decided to relocate to their native village in Bundelkhand after they could not make ends meet in Panipat due to the nationwide lockdown.
Representational image | PEXELS

Young dogs are more similar to human teenagers than we think

Dog-owner relationships during adolescence mirror that of child-parent relationships in many ways.

Covid-19 sniffer dogs — UK’s latest idea to tackle the spread of the virus

A £500,000 government program will back clinical trials to train dogs to see if they can spot Covid before symptoms even appear.
Representational image | Commons

Good dogs don’t make good co-workers

The value of having a dog with you during your workday will depend on the type of work, the workplace, the type of dog and your own style of work.
Indian dogs | Flickr

Veterinary services must go on, animals can’t suffer during COVID-19, Modi govt tells states

Government has urged veterinarians and other related officials to ensure strict personal hygiene and avoid public gatherings.
Pets

Cute as a button: Dogs look like their owners because we groom them in our own image

Ethologist Konrad Lorenz found people generally find infant-like characteristics cute. Pets piggyback on this, with their cuteness inspiring us to care for them.
A golden retriever | Pixabay

Dear dog lovers, people who fear dogs are not animal haters

I don’t pet dogs and I don't play with them, the only thing I do around them is freeze. But this doesn't mean that I am promoting animal cruelty.
Cocker spaniel pacemaker implant surgery

First pacemaker implant on dog helps clear ‘complete heart block’ in cocker spaniel

Khushi, who is seven-and-a-half years old, saw her heart rate drop to 20 beats a minute — against a normal of 60-120 — because of the block.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.