AP PHOTOS: Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

AP PHOTOS: Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a teenage schoolboy, Syeedna Ismail Hussain Banday cultivated pigeon as keeping his favorite hobby in the heart of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Three decades later, though he went on to become a civil engineer and set up his own construction company, his untiring love for pigeons continues. Banday, 44, is now a … Read more

Canada’s birds helped me connect with my new country

Canada’s birds helped me connect with my new country

First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide. Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick In her book Birds Art Life, author Kyo Maclear decides to watch the birds in her big city. Over the changing seasons, Maclear opens her head and heart to avian creatures. … Read more

WATCH: Passenger films his SpiceJet Boeing 737 catch fire after birds are sucked into its engine

WATCH: Passenger films his SpiceJet Boeing 737 catch fire after birds are sucked into its engine

Airline pilot carrying 185 passengers is forced to shut down his left engine after birds are sucked into the turbine on take off causing it to burst into flames The SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 was taking off from Patana, India earlier today As the jet took off one engine ingested several birds causing some flames The … Read more

Dinosaur eggs with novel bird-like features were found in India

Dinosaur eggs with novel bird-like features were found in India

Looks like it’s dino season, y’all! Last December, a 66 million-year-old dinosaur embryo was found inside a fossilized egg in China. And last week, an Egyptian-American team of researchers announced that they had discovered a new kind of predatory dinosaur from a famous fossil site in the Sahara Desert. Now, a team of researchers from … Read more