Tuesday, 9 August, 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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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.