It is agriculture that brought malaria with it if humans had not abandoned their nomadic ways for agriculture, two important events would be missing from the history of civilization: deforestation and domestication of animals. Man would also not have heard of diseases like aids and swine flu. In 2007, the World Health Organization put down the number of people killed by the

New Delhi: Researchers in Malaysia have confirmed infections among humans with the Plasmodium knowlesi strain of malaria, which till now was believed to only infect monkeys, in particular the long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques.

Rajesh Singh, the alleged mastermind behind the marmoset theft, had struck a deal with a 72-year-old man in Pune to sell the rare monkeys, police said on Monday.

The marmosets stolen from Alipore zoo and rescued in Durg, Chhattisgarh, will return home soon.

Zoo director Raju Das said the seven marmosets

Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA One of the accused in the theft of eight exotic monkeys from the Alipore Zoological Garden on August 9 was remanded in police custody for 10 days here on Sunday.

Seven of the eight marmosets stolen from Alipore Zoo on August 9 were recovered by a crime branch team of Durg in Chhattisgarh tonight.

One person has been arrested and is being questioned by Chhattisgarh police.

Forest officials on Thursday started operation to trap the monkey, after residents of Baye-Surla in Bicholim strongly protested against forest department

KOLKATA: The city police are seeking assistance of Interpol to track down those responsible for the theft of eight exotic Brazilian marmoset monkeys from Alipore Zoo here on August 9.

It is suspected that the monkeys might have been smuggled out of the country or stolen by those having links with international rackets involved in such activity.

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Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: The director of the Alipore Zoological Gardens, Subir Chaudhuri, was suspended here on Monday evening even as the authorities of the State