Bird Flu: Bangladesh suspends import of poultry, eggs from India

Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNI) Bangladesh has suspended all kind of chicken, eggs, poultry import from India as a precautionary move amid the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several Indian states. At the same time, a letter has been issued to the administrations of the border districts to prevent these animals from entering […]

Indian govt, protesting farmers make no headway in talks

Indian govt, protesting farmers make no headway in talks

Farmers shout slogans as they continue to demonstrate blocking a highway to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on December 14, 2020 AFP ‘Today’s talks with farmers unions were inconclusive, and we will hold talks again on January 19” A ninth round of talks between the Indian […]

Kashmir forest dwellers look to long-delayed law to stop evictions

Kashmir to enact India

Last month, the forest department of the Indian-administered territory published a list of about 63,000 people it says are living and farming illegally on a total of 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of forest land. Now the tribal communities living in the region’s forests are looking for protection under India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006, […]

Pushed deep into Sundarbans, these Indians brave tigers, storms

Pushed deep into Sundarbans, these Indians brave tigers, storms

On a warm November afternoon, Parul Haldar balanced precariously on the bow of a small wooden dinghy, pulling in a long net flecked with fish from the swirling brown river. Just behind her loomed the dense forest of the Sundarbans, where some 10,000 square km (6,213 sq miles) of tidal mangroves straddle India’s northeastern coastline […]

Tigers stalk as storms, poverty force Indians deep into mangrove forests

SATJELIA, India (Reuters) – On a warm November afternoon, Parul Haldar balanced precariously on the bow of a small wooden dinghy, pulling in a long net flecked with fish from the swirling brown river. Men on a boat row past mangrove trees encircling the island of Satjelia in the Sundarbans, India, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree […]

Govt for precautionary measures to prevent bird flu

The directive comes following the bird flu outbreak in multiple states of neighbouring India The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has directed all to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of bird flu in Bangladesh.  The ministry has issued a letter to the Livestock Department in this regard, said a press release on Tuesday. […]

Beyond Punjab-Haryana: Meet farmers protesting against new farm laws across India

Beyond Punjab-Haryana: Meet farmers protesting against new farm laws across India

Irfan Jafri is itching to get back to Delhi. On November 26, when hundreds of farmers marched towards national capital in protest against three new agriculture laws, 50-year-old Jafri was among them. When the Delhi police shut down the city’s borders, he spent 17 days camping at the Singhu border between Haryana and Delhi with […]