Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Dogs

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.