• 14/11/2005

Japan's environment ministry is drafting a law that would require owners of "potentially dangerous animals, such as crocodiles and pythons,' to have microchips implanted in their pets. The cylindrical chips, about a centimetre-long, would carry information that would enable the authorities to trace the owners if the pets go missing.

The district administration in Gulbarga, Karnataka will organise a four-day workshop in the last week of October to educate rural students on the working of the internet. About 8,000 students are expected to participate.

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