Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Dogs

Bird flu to cancer —How dogs and other animals sniff out sickness

Right now we don’t have devices that are as sensitive as animals with well-developed senses of smell.

US pet food company recalls products after 70 dogs die due to suspected poisoning

US FDA noted that all cat and dog products from Midwestern Pet Foods may contain high levels of aflatoxin that could have been behind the deaths.

Going back to work? Here’s how to manage your dog or cat’s anxiety

Your dog or cat is not trying to teach you a lesson or get revenge by peeing or tearing pillows. Animals don’t act out of spite.

Meet Galwan, Rezang, Daulat, ITBP’s K9 warrior pups named after strategic locations along LAC

A video from the naming ceremony shows the pups being carried by servicemen and adorned with a red and green collar. They were knighted with a sword.

Biden suffers hairline fracture in right foot while playing with his dog

The diagnosis from his personal physician came after Joe Biden received X-rays and a CT scan Sunday. He’ll likely require a walking boot for the next several weeks, his doctor said.

Research shows you can make your dog happier with just one ingredient

Most of us are spending more time with our dogs due to the lockdown and work-from-home policies. But what do dogs think about it?

PM Modi praises Sophie, Vida, Balram. Here’s what the brave canine soldiers did for country

Sophie & Vida received Chief of Army Staff Commendations on Independence Day for their bravery. PM Modi urged people to opt for desi dogs if they plan to have one as a pet.

Bring home dogs of Indian breed, create Indian games for computers — PM Modi on Mann ki Baat

In his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat, PM Modi urged startups in India to make toys for the world, and entrepreneurs to develop Indian games for computers & mobiles.

Medicinal value to prosperity — for many Nagas, dog meat is more than just a source of food

Naga groups have been calling on the government to reverse a ban on dog meat, announced in July, on the grounds that it hurts their cultural values.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.