Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Dogs

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.

US stops sending sniffer dogs to Egypt and Jordan after multiple deaths

A US government report highlighted cases of severe negligence in the care of sniffer dogs in Jordan and Egypt.

Urban India’s love for pets is growing. Without any rules

The absence of any rules and regulations on pet control in India means there are no mechanisms to settle a range of disputes.

‘Survival of the friendliest’ – How being docile help humans and dogs to thrive

Research shows that humans and dogs have flourished compared to other species like Neanderthals or wolves because they are calm, cooperative and less aggressive.

What makes Belgian Malinois, the dog that chased al-Baghdadi to death, special

In India, too, the Belgian Malinois is deployed extensively in anti-Naxal ops. They were also part of Pathankot operation and pinned down a terrorist.

How to keep dogs safe this Diwali without offending your religion

If nothing convinces Indians to stop bursting crackers, remember it affects cows and their milk too.

Here’s what you need to do if your dog looks depressed. First, don’t Google it

Researchers have long studied similarities between human & animal mental health. Turns out, depressed pets can do with a therapist too. 

Your stress is most likely stressing your dog out too

Man's best friend is a sentient animal and a study shows that owners with higher stress levels tended to have dogs with higher stress levels too.

Pet owners value dogs over cats & it’s all about wanting to be masters

No matter how cute kittens are, they can’t compete with dogs when it comes to giving pet owners the sense of mastery they seek.

Latest tool in fight against malaria: Dogs that can sniff out malaria from our socks

A two-year study has shown dogs can be trained to identify socks worn by a malaria patient with a 70% accuracy

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.