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Here's how super-sniffer dogs can shorten Covid-19 testing lines at airports

According to a UK study, two dogs could accurately scan 300 plane passengers in about half an hour as part of a rapid screening strategy. Then only the people selected by the dogs would need to undergo a PCR test.
Here's how super-sniffer dogs can shorten Covid-19 testing lines at airports(Twitter/StarAdvertiser/rosen_morten)
Here's how super-sniffer dogs can shorten Covid-19 testing lines at airports(Twitter/StarAdvertiser/rosen_morten)
Updated on May 24, 2021 11:46 AM IST
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PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat thrusts brave army dogs into limelight

Sniffer dogs have proven to be an asset with the security forces by sniffing out explosives and even locating injured personnel.
Sophie, seen in the picture, is from a bomb disposal unit, Sophie detected explosives in Delhi and averted a tragedy.(Photo Credit: Indian Army)
Sophie, seen in the picture, is from a bomb disposal unit, Sophie detected explosives in Delhi and averted a tragedy.(Photo Credit: Indian Army)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 03:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

Customs’ first canine training centre comes up at Attari

Constructed at a cost of 1 crore, the new centre has the capacity of training 20 canines at a time
Trainers at canine training centre at Attari border in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Trainers at canine training centre at Attari border in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Rs 23-cr truck scanner a dud, says Attari customs officials

The scanner was installed on demand to detect contraband such as drugs, gold and weapons
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Updated on Nov 28, 2019 12:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma

Missing Franco-Irish teen’s naked body found in Malaysia jungle

A helicopter winched the body out of the rainforest and transported it to hospital, and the parents of missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin later identified her.
File - This undated file photo taken from the Facebook page of The Lucie Blackman Trust shows Nora Quoirin. Malaysian police said Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 the family of a missing 15-year-old London girl has positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort where she disappeared over a week ago. (The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP, File)(AP)
File - This undated file photo taken from the Facebook page of The Lucie Blackman Trust shows Nora Quoirin. Malaysian police said Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 the family of a missing 15-year-old London girl has positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort where she disappeared over a week ago. (The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP, File)(AP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
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Seremban (Malaysia) | ByAgence France-Presse

Bhim, Bruno and co: Meet the watchdogs of Indian parliament

The handlers and the dogs work in batches in Parliament, with one batch even doing the graveyard shift.
Security personnel and sniffer dogs stand to check the budget papers that are unloaded from a truck, at Parliament House, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Security personnel and sniffer dogs stand to check the budget papers that are unloaded from a truck, at Parliament House, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Child, woman trapped under debris after wall collapses in Mumbai’s Malad

At least 13 people were killed after the wall collapsed on the hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar village in Malad East. The incident was reported at around 1am on Tuesday.
A woman and a child were trapped under the debris of the wall, which collapsed on hutments killing 13 people in Mumbai’s Malad East early on Tuesday(HT Photo)
A woman and a child were trapped under the debris of the wall, which collapsed on hutments killing 13 people in Mumbai’s Malad East early on Tuesday(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 11:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Tamil Nadu man held for killing wife over Facebook use: Cops

Gomathinayagam, who lives in Sankarankoil town about 200 km from Chennai and has three children, confessed to having murdered his wife Muthumari, 33, six days ago on repeated questioning by the police.
A 36-year-old construction worker from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district was arrested on Tuesday for murdering his wife because she apparently spent hours chatting with male friends on Facebook in defiance of his warnings, police said.
A 36-year-old construction worker from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district was arrested on Tuesday for murdering his wife because she apparently spent hours chatting with male friends on Facebook in defiance of his warnings, police said.
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Chennai | ByHT Correspondent

Man killed in explosion near Congress MLA’s residence

Two forensic experts rushed to the spot following the explosion and collected some material, police said.
The MLA said he knew the family of the deceased.(Getty Images)
The MLA said he knew the family of the deceased.(Getty Images)
Published on May 19, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Sri Lanka’s Muslims hold subdued prayers amid tight security

The bombings have been condemned by leaders of Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority but some in the community still fear a backlash from other religious groups.
Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka’s Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka’s Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Colombo | ByAgence France-Presse

Efforts stepped up to trace missing soldiers in Himachal

About 220 personnel of Indian Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are involved in the rescue operation which entered the fourth day.
With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers stepped up efforts to trace five soldiers who were trapped under the avalanche near Namgia Dogri outpost along Indo-Tibet border in Kinnaur district.(HT Photo)
With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers stepped up efforts to trace five soldiers who were trapped under the avalanche near Namgia Dogri outpost along Indo-Tibet border in Kinnaur district.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent

Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people who are infected

Freya, a Springer Spaniel, is one of the dogs who has been trained to sniff out the scent of malaria, said researchers from Durham University in the UK.
Sniffer dogs could potentially be deployed at ports of entry to identify passengers carrying malaria to prevent the spread of the disease across borders and to ensure people receive timely antimalarial treatment.(Shutterstock)
Sniffer dogs could potentially be deployed at ports of entry to identify passengers carrying malaria to prevent the spread of the disease across borders and to ensure people receive timely antimalarial treatment.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 03:00 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, London

FA to impose historic bag ban at Wembley for England USA friendly

Security at major sporting events in Britain such as FA Cup finals and racing festival Royal Ascot has increasingly become a feature in recent years with armed police and sniffer dogs deployed.
File picture of Wembley Stadium(Getty Images)
File picture of Wembley Stadium(Getty Images)
Published on Oct 26, 2018 03:17 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

Rambo arrows, IEDs in animal excreta: Report says Maoists restocking with new armoury

Maoists have devised a smart way of concealing crude bombs “in animal excreta to deceive sniffer dogs” of the security teams from detecting and alerting their masters, the report said.
Security personnel inspect the site of an IED blast where nine CRPF personnel were killed and two more were injured after Maoists ambushed them in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel inspect the site of an IED blast where nine CRPF personnel were killed and two more were injured after Maoists ambushed them in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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PTI, | ByHT Correspondent

Explosives kill chital, forest officials on vigil

The incident near Bail Padao in Haldwani tehsil prompted forest department officials to search for such objects that could be kept in jungles.
A spotted deer, commonly called chital, died after it ate a ball-like substance stuffed with explosives, which was kept by suspected poachers in Ramnagar forests in Nainital district.(HT Photo For Representation)
A spotted deer, commonly called chital, died after it ate a ball-like substance stuffed with explosives, which was kept by suspected poachers in Ramnagar forests in Nainital district.(HT Photo For Representation)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Indian woman’s body found in Sharjah house

According to police, her husband, a resident of Kerala, along with their two children, has managed to escape to India after allegedly killing and burying her in the house.
A dead woman's body.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A dead woman's body.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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PTI, Dubai | ByPTI

Gurugram triple murder: Police hunt in Aravallis yields no clue

Three persons, two women and a man, were found dead with their throats slit in the Aravalli forest area near Ghamroj village, loacted 15km from Gurugram, on Tuesday.
A combing operation was carried out by 250 police personnel on Thursday near the place where the bodies were found.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A combing operation was carried out by 250 police personnel on Thursday near the place where the bodies were found.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 19, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKartik Kumar, Gurugram
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