Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Topic: Dogs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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