New Delhi Pulling up the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government over the alleged illegal clinical drug trials in the country, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the issue, saying it was ‘unfortunate’ that humans were being treated as ‘guinea pigs’.

Coming down heavily on the state government, a Bench headed by Justice R M Lodha noted that inadequate measures were taken to curb the problem. It pulled up the Centre and the Madhya Pradesh government for not filing their response on PILs alleging large-scale illegal drug trials in the state and other parts of the country.

Hearing on report submitted by Ombudsman for Devaswoms

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State government to address the court on the issue of initiating action to prevent pollution in and around Sabarimala. The Bench comprising Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice K. Vinod Chandran issued the direction when a report submitted by the Ombudsman for Travancore and Cochin Devaswom Boards on pollution at Sabarimala came up for hearing.

THE introduction of recreational hunting in national parks is likely to jeopardise public safety and drive out other users, according to confidential documents that raise questions about the state

Trichinellosis is a wide spread food borne zoonosis caused by species of the genus Trichinella. Until present T. spiralis is the only species usually found in porcine, sinantropics and wild animals from Argentina. Nevertheless, Krivokapich et al. isolated a novel species (Trichinella T12) from a Puma concolor, T.

The objective of the study was to assess the effects of feeding Bt MON810 maize to pigs for 110 days on the intestinal microbiota.

Government Tells Assembly That Birds’ Numbers Dropped By 25%

Ahmedabad: Vulture population in Gujarat has dropped to a new low of 1,065 during the last five years. The count recorded in 2007 was 2,539 and ever since then, a sharp decline is seen. The count further dropped to 1,431 in 2008 and the May 2010 count showed that there are just 1,065 vultures in the state. The state government in a reply to a question posed by Karjan MLA Chandu Dabhi said that the vulture count in May 2010 was 1,065,

The technology for biodegradation of pig manure by using houseflies in a pilot plant capable of processing 500–700 kg of pig manure per week is described. A single adult cage loaded with 25,000 pupae produced 177.7±32.0 ml of eggs in a 15-day egg-collection period. With an inoculation ratio of 0.4–1.0 ml eggs/kg of manure, the amount of eggs produced by a single cage can suffice for the biodegradation of 178–444 kg of manure.

Investigations By Civic Agency, Blood Reports Reveal 17 Animals Had Been Infected

In a fresh survey, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has found three more positive samples of Japanese Encephalitis antibodies in pigs.

With fear of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) looming large in the Capital, the Delhi Government has directed the civic body to immediately stop rearing of pigs in residential areas.