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Bird flu fear triggers panic calls at man-animal conflict helpline in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Jan. 19 -- Amid the bird flu alert in the country, the man-animal conflict helpline in the union territory of Chandigarh is inundated with calls made by citizens to report sightings of dea... Read More


Bird ringing programme at Pong Dam takes a hit due to bird flu

Chandigarh, Jan. 18 -- The bird ringing programme, aimed at collecting information on bird's migratory patterns has failed to take off at Pong wetland this year due to the outbreak of avian influenza-... Read More


Samples from zoos, breeding centre collected in Himachal

Chandigarh, Jan. 14 -- After the outbreak of bird flu in Himachal Pradesh, the state's Department of Animal Husbandry has collected swab and blood samples of birds of different species from the state-... Read More


Death toll of migratory birds crossed 3,400

Chandigarh, Jan. 8 -- The carcasses of 381 more migratory birds were found on Thursday at Pong wetland in Himachal's Kangra district pushing the death toll of birds to 3409 due to avian influenza- H5N... Read More


Death of vultures in HP's Sirmaur triggers concern

Chandigarh, Jan. 8 -- The recovery of carcasses of three vultures and other avian species in Sirmaur district have sparked fears of a major outbreak of deadly avian influenza- H5N1 in Himachal. While... Read More


Amid bird flu alert, five birds found dead at Sukhna Lake

Chandigarh, Jan. 7 -- Amid the outbreak of bird flu in several states across the country, five birds were found dead at the city's prime tourist spot-Sukhna Lake triggering panic in the city. Carcass... Read More


Death of migratory birds crossed 2,300 in Himachal, local birds too found dead

Chandigarh, Jan. 6 -- The death toll of migratory birds crossed over 2300 on Tuesday in Himachal's Pong wetland due to the outbreak of deadly avian influenza- H5N1. Not only this, the local birds suc... Read More


Over 2K migratory birds dead in Himachal

Chandigarh, Jan. 5 -- The deadly avian influenza- H5N1 has been confirmed in migratory birds, whose carcasses were found in Pong wetland in Himachal's Kangra district. Around 2000 migratory birds hav... Read More


Bird flu surveillance intensified at Himachal's Pong wetland

Chandigarh, Dec. 20 -- In a bid to avert any risk of avian influenza virus (H5NI) in Himachal, the State's Forest Department has launched active surveillance and monitoring at Pong Dam Lake, which is ... Read More


Breeding of Sarus Crane recorded in Punjab and Himachal

Chandigarh, Nov. 23 -- The avian experts have recorded, apparently for the first time in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, the breeding of Sarus Crane, the world's tallest flying bird and a threatened spec... Read More