Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicPet animals

Topic: Pet animals

Are puppies the new toilet paper? Pandemic is taking a toll on vets

Vets are burnt out, running low on resources and help, and taking an emotional toll during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pet shelters and rescue homes fear food shortage, no medical help despite govt assurance

Owners of various animal shelters in NCR are facing logistical problems apart from having to deal with sourcing food, due to the lockdown.

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.

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.

Unlike pets, not-so-cute animals pay a heavy price as they can’t use human expressions

Humans evolved to respond to cuteness because our babies are so helpless and pets co-opted that by evolving neoteny & human-like expressions.

Modi govt notifies pet shop rules to regulate housing and caring of animals 

The new rules regulate and monitor pet shops, and makes it mandatory for the owners to get a registration certificate.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.