World  /  Published 04.08.22

Scientists revive dead pigs’ cells

The pigs had been lying dead in the lab for an hour — no blood was circulating in their bodies, their hearts were still, their brain waves flat. Then a group of Yale scientists pumped a custom-m...
By Gina Kolata in New York

India  /  Published 24.07.22

African swine fever: Patience called for

With the culling of over 300 pigs to commence from Sunday in Kerala's Wayanad in the wake of African swine fever being reported from two farms here, a farmer who would be affected by the governmen...
in Wayanad

India  /  Published 01.11.21

NREGA: Pig sale by farmer bares delay in wages

Ashok Munduri from Chhotalagia village in Jharkhand borrowed Rs 5,000 in July to rent a tractor to plough his land. He had to sell a pig to repay the amount a month later, for he hadn’t received...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

World  /  Published 21.10.21

US surgeons transplant pig kidney to human

Surgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ worked normally, a scientific breakthrough that one day may yiel...
By Roni Caryn Rabin in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.21

Swine fever alert near Bhutan

Deaths of a number of pigs in Bhutan from African Swine Fever (ASF), a viral infection, has made the administration of Alipurduar, which shares borders with Bhutan, start giving immunity boosters and ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


North East  /  Published 31.08.20

Assam to cull 10,000 pigs to curb ASF

The Assam government will cull about 10,000 pigs from the first week of September to check the spread of African swine fever (ASF).  The contagious and fatal disease has claimed nearly 18,000 pi...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

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 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 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


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