Welcoming the proposed ban on cow slaughter, animals activist and MP Maneka Gandhi said stringent laws were needed to avoid animal sacrifice in the name of religion.

Activists should strengthen their fight for better treatment of animals.

Ludhiana: More than 350 delegates from various countries, including the USA, Australia, Italy and Brazil, attended the

The Governor of Haryana is pleased to notify the Livestock Breeding Policy to promote breeding and development of livestock especially in cattle and buffaloes in the state as under. This policy will be subject to revision after every 20 years or earlier as deemed necessary by Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, Haryana.

Ludhiana: With the aim to give an impetus to the livestock sector in Punjab by strengthening the varsity

She is possibly the most expensive baby in the country today and certainly among the most pampered.

Garima, the cloned buffalo calf born as part of a Rs 7 crore National Agricultural Innovation Project funded by World Bank, is growing handsomely at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal.

Born a healthy 43 kg on June 6, the calf is now five-and-a-half months old.

A Murrah buffalo at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here has yielded a record 23.3 kg milk in a single day.

"The rare feat was achieved on the 56th day of the second lactation of the buffalo, born at the institute using superior germplasm," said NDRI director Dr AK Srivastava.

Encouraged by the second successful experiment of the cloned buffalo Garima on June 6, the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) is set to go ahead with another experiment of cloning Changthangi or pashmina goat in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in next two months.


Scientists of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) today meekly admitted that the second buffalo clone to be born in May end had prematurely died and the date about the death of the clone would be provided in next couple of days.

NUAPADA: Thirteen buffaloes and over 30 goats have died in Bantapur village under Khasbahal gram panchayat in Khariar block over last one week. Villagers said drying up of the two water bodies in the village besides failure of tube wells to discharge water resulted in the deaths.