Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Dogs

India wants zero rabies cases by 2030, but there’s no central data on dogs or dog bites

97 per cent of rabies deaths in India are caused by dog bites. But number of rabies death and dog bites are underreported.

SubscriberWrites: Mongrels are our ‘desi’ companions and deserve love too. Animal cruelty needs to be punished

Subscriber writes on how Indian breed of dogs are stereotyped and ignored over ‘imported, in-vouge’ breeds. But there is still hope.

Indians bit off more than they can chew. Many pandemic pet dogs homeless now

From an average of five adoptions a month in 2020, new homes for pets have fallen to just one or two now. Adoption agencies are toughening clauses.

Humid Goa and a dog in the ATM — How ‘Siddhi’ inspired me to start Welfare for Animals

In ‘The Book of Dog’, leading writers, from Jerry Pinto to Mark Tully and Aanchal Malhotra, write about the dogs in their lives.

The Book of Dog — Gulzar, Ruskin Bond & others share stories about furry friends in new book

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘The Book of Dog’, edited by Hemali Sodhi, will be released on 19 January at 7 pm on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Dogs can smell everything and more. Even diseases like cancer

Dogs are able to detect cancer while it still hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body. This means that people have a much greater chance of surviving.

‘In Re: Bruno’ — Kerala HC pays tribute to dog beaten to death, renames case after him

A black Labrador named Bruno was beaten to death by three people in Thiruvananthapuram Monday. Kerala HC took suo motu cognisance of the matter Thursday.

How rescue of Bengaluru’s Buddy whose owner, 87, died of Covid shows plight of pets in pandemic

Owners are either dying or abandoning pets due to Covid, and several animal rescue shelters ThePrint visited are stretched beyond capacity.

Another novel coronavirus detected in humans, and it likely came from dogs

A novel coronavirus was isolated from pneumonia patients in Malaysia in 2018. It could be the 8th coronavirus to have entered the human population but poses no pandemic risk yet.

Army to get Belgian Malinois, dog breed that helped in Osama raid, chased ISIS chief

The canines will be used for urban warfare and are being trained to carry out surveillance of rooms through head-mounted cameras and for scouting in the jungles.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.