India  /  Published 21.07.20

Couple ‘burnt to death’ on witchcraft suspicion

An elderly couple were allegedly burnt to death and a woman was forced to eat pig excreta in witch-hunting and sorcery related incidents in Jajpur and Malkangiri districts of Odisha. Sources said vil...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

World  /  Published 01.07.20

New flu virus found in Chinese pigs

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus”, a study said, although experts said...
By Reuters in Shanghai

North East  /  Published 30.04.20

Bora meet on pig disease

Assam animal husbandry and veterinary minister Atul Bora on Thursday visited Majuli and Golaghat districts in Upper Assam and discussed with department officials the measures to be taken to stop sprea...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 27.04.20

Hill state ban on pig import

Meghalaya has banned import of pigs following deaths reported from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.Briefing reporters on Monday, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said the state government would stop...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 13.02.20

Pig, stray cattle menace in Dhubri

After stray dogs and cattle, one of the major problems haunting the residents of Dhubri town is the menace of pigs. There has been an increase in the population of pigs in the locality, causing concer...
By Mukesh Kumar Singh in Dhubri

North East  /  Published 18.05.20

Worry over pig population in Assam

Farmers in Assam fear threat to existence of local pigs in the state in the wake of spread of African swine fever (ASF) which has currently affected pigs in 10 districts.According to the livestock cen...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.05.20

Pig farmers’ woes rise in 2 states of Northeast

Pig farmers’ miseries continue in parts of Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh following the sudden upsurge in pig deaths amid the nationwide lockdown.“We heard about spread of African swine fever...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

North East  /  Published 02.05.20

African swine fever outbreak in Assam

The Assam veterinary department has confirmed the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Assam after samples sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (Nihsad) tested positive....
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 30.04.20

Swine transport slur in Assam

The Assam veterinary department has been tight-lipped on a pig-laden tru-ck allegedly entering through Shirampur gate en route to Nagaland amid the ban on transportation of pigs due to swine fever.Sri...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 12.03.20

Pig ailment outbreak contained in Mizoram: Official

The recent outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in Mizoram has been contained, an official said on Thursday.Animal husbandry and veterinary science deputy director (disease...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl


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