Jaipur/Kota: Two more persons from Keshoraipatan town of Bundi district tested positive for Japanese encephalitis (JE) in state. The first case of JE, in which the patient died, was reported from the same
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The tiger has become the latest expression of political correctness. Look around: schoolchildren on roads, national icons on screens and big brands in campaign mode. The government has pumped in additional funds. Conservation NGOs are mushrooming in all corners of India. Green blogging is catching on like wildfire.
India's national bird is facing threat in the desert state of Rajasthan - 30 peacocks have been found dead in various parts of the state. While 21 peacocks were found dead in a village near Jodhpur, poachers killed nine peacocks in a village in Bundi district. "Twenty-one peacocks were found dead in an agriculture field in Salodi village in Jodhpur district last evening,' a police official told IANS yesterday. The forest department has been informed and forest officials have started investigations, he added. The forest department has sent the carcasses of the peacocks found in the field for post-mortem examination. In Sisola village in Bundi district, poachers killed nine peacocks after offering them poisonous substance. A recent survey by People for Animals (PFA) showed that as many as 10 peacocks were being killed everyday in Rajasthan.