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Scientists create piglet using new GM technique

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 18:55

The piglet called "Pig 26" is the first animal to be created via "gene editing". It was born four months ago at Edinburgh`s Roslin Institute, where Dolly the cloned sheep was created in 1996.

Pig DNA found in halal meat plant in Moscow

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 08:33

Additional tests for the presence of pig DNA in the meat products will be conducted at three independent testing centres in Russia and one centre abroad.

China river`s dead pig toll nears 15,000

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 18:32

The number of dead pigs found floating in Shanghai`s waterways is approaching 15,000, but a newspaper has claimed that the government is concealing the true tally.

Strauss-Kahn fails to ban ‘half-man half-pig’ book

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:43

A lawsuit filed by former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in France has been rejected that sought to ban the publication of a book written by his ex-lover.

Horsemeat found in Irish Supermarket burgers

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:27

UK-based Tesco PLC apologised for its horsemeat-heavy burger and said it was pulling Tesco-brand burgers from stores in Britain and Ireland as a precaution.

Sesa Goa may start importing iron ore to run pig iron plant

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 12:26

Sesa Goa is the largest domestic iron ore miner and had sold 16 million tonnes of iron ore in 2011-12.

Pig genome decoded; shares 112 DNA mutations with humans

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 16:18

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the pig, showing the swine and humans share 112 DNA mutations linked to a range of diseases including Parkinson`s and Alzheimer`s, which may be useful in fighting diseases.

Sesa Goa to shut down two plants for shortage of iron ore

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:04

The closure is imminent within next 24 hours as the raw material stocks of iron ore are running dry, a company spokesman here said.

Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? Human risk unclear

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 18:17

For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.

Pink Floyd’s new pig takes to the air

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 20:52

A replica of the giant inflatable pig from Pink Floyd`s iconic ‘Animals’ album sleeve flew above Battersea Power Station in London.

Kids thought Will married `stranger`, had Peppa Pig cake

Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 20:41

Children all over Britain have no idea who Prince William is. On the day of his wedding, many thought he would be having "peppa pig cake" while others were happy because "Daddy gets to have the day off work".

Indonesian police to sue magazine over pig cover

Last Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 21:14

Indonesian police will sue a news magazine over a story on corruption because the cover depicted an officer with piggy banks, and pigs are considered dirty in Islam, the police chief said on Thursday.