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  • Maneka Gandhi for country-wide ban on cow, buffalo slaughter 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pitching for a country-wide ban on cow and buffalo slaughter, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday Night said that it would be wrong to give a religious colour to such a move. "I think cow slaughter and buffalo slaughter should be banned the reason...
  • CM Fadnavis defends beef ban, says government's decision justified 23 hours 54 minutes ago

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the controversial beef ban in the state saying the Constitution makes provision for a cow slaughter ban. He said, "The government is justified in implementing beef ban. Ban on cow slaughter is what people of Maharashtra wants. The government will listen to what people...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • Chennai: DK to hold 'Beef banquet' to protest against ban on cow slaughter, beef-eating 1 week ago

    Chennai: Holding that preserving the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, including freedom of expression, was its priority, the Madras High Court on Monday cleared the decks for controversial 'Mangalsutra removal and beef banquet' to be held on Tuesday by Dravidar Kazhagam. "I am only concerned about freedom of expression and Article...
  • Ban only on beef, not on slaughter of other animals, clarifies Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday clarified in the state Assembly that the ban was only on beef and not on the slaughter of other animals. The clarification came after the advocate general Sunil Manohar clarified that he never suggested extending the ban to include goats. Fadnavis said,...
  • Why ban only slaughter of cows, bulls; what about other animals: HC to Maharashtra government April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state's animal preservation laws. A division bench of justices VM Kanade and AR Joshi was...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • 30-kg plastic can be found in every dead cow/buffalo in India: Prakash Javadekar March 28, 2015

    Hyderabad: At least 30 kilograms of plastic can be found from the stomach of every cow or buffalo which dies in India, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday, adding that a 'plastic carry-bag free India' campaign would be soon launched. "The problem with India is we have laws but...
  • Cow urine can cure cancer: BJP member in Rajya Sabha March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cow urine is effective in curing cancer completely, BJP member Shankarbhai N claimed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday while pressing for stopping cow slaughter. "If you want to save yourself from cancer, there is a need to protect cows...
  • Disenfranchise those having more than 2 children: Sadhvi Prachi March 17, 2015

    Bahraich: Firebrand Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday stoked a fresh controversy saying those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes. Addressing a Hindu sammelan here, she said a law should be framed to scrap the voting rights irrespective of religion. She said those who do...
  • Haryana government passes law for cow protection, provides for imprisonment upto 10 years March 16, 2015

    Chandigarh: For "protection and upkeep" of cows, Haryana Assembly on Monday night passed a Bill which clamps a complete ban on cow slaughter in the state and provides for a rigorous imprisonment ranging from three years to ten years for killing the animal. After discussing the Haryana 'Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan'...
  • After Maharashtra, beef sale banned in Haryana March 14, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has imposed a complete ban on the sale of beef in any form and proposed to provide for 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cow slaughter, but ruled out equating it with murder. "The ban also covers canned beef which was legal during the tenure of previous government,"...
  • Haryana government proposes to make cow slaughter, beef possession illegal March 13, 2015

    After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. ...
  • Haryana government to introduce bill making cow slaughter, beef possesion illegal in Budget session March 12, 2015

    Chandigarh: After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. Haryana Agriculture Minister Om...
  • Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod March 2, 2015

    Mumbai: The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, on Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in Mumbai. "I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard...
  • Maharashtra Bill to ban cow slaughter to get President nod soon: BJP MPs February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: A long-pending Maharashtra Bill seeking a ban on cow slaughter is expected to soon receive Presidential assent, a delegation of state BJP MPs said on Thursday. Seven MPs led by Kirit Somaiya met President Pranab Mukherjee, who indicated appropriate action on the measure soon. The legislation, entitled Maharashtra Animal...
  • Burning of cow dung cakes banned near Taj Mahal January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: India's white marvel, the Taj Mahal, acquiring yellowish hues has prompted authorities in Agra to ban burning of cow dung cakes for cooking near the 17th century monument. The Agra district administration is also planning to ban use of coal by small industrial units making bangles and famous local...
  • Karnataka politician honours donkeys for hard work; dogs, buffaloes, cows next in line January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Strange as it may seem, a seasoned Karnataka politician, who heads a regional political party, on Tuesday honoured two donkeys in Bengaluru in recognition of their hard work, loyalty, honesty, discipline and obedience. "I have decided to honour all domestic animals like donkeys, dogs, buffaloes, cows and oxen, as they...
  • Cow and calf new residents of Goa Raj Bhavan November 21, 2014

    Panaji: After building a cow shed in Raj Bhavan complex, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha is all set to welcome the first cow and calf to the plush grounds of the estate located on the outskirts of the capital. On Wednesday, Sinha visited a cow shelter run by the Jai Sriram Gosanvardhan...
  • Subramanian Swamy seeks central law to ban cow slaughter November 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Seeking a complete ban on cow slaughter in the country, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said he would urge the Union government to bring a central legislation for the purpose so that all states can follow it. "I am surprised to find that a large number of cattle...
  • Punjab: Two arrested for cow slaughtering September 23, 2014

    Sangrur: Two persons were on Tuesday arrested by police on charges of cow slaughtering in Sangrur district. Police said that the two were a part of a six-member gang. Earlier, some carcasses were spotted near Malerkotla drain on September 10 by some locals who reported the issue to police. ...
  • As a 'good Hindu', Digvijaya Singh supports ban on cow slaughter June 26, 2014

    Panaji: The Hindu rightwing campaign to ban cow slaughter in India on Thursday got an unlikely poster boy. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said at a press conference that he was a "good Hindu" and wholeheartedly supports the ban. Asked to respond to a resolution passed by an ongoing Hindu convention...
  • VHP's wishlist for Modi ranges from Ram Mandir to law on cow slaughter May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government prepares to take over, BJP's affiliate outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad came out with a wishlist ranging from Ram Temple to law on cow slaughter which it wants to be addressed within the Constitutional framework. Among other issues which it wants to be addressed are...
  • BJP could curb beef exports if voted to power May 11, 2014

    Nw Delhi/Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party says it plans to clamp down on beef exports if it takes power after general elections that end on Monday, threatening supplies from one of the world's biggest shippers of the meat. Surprisingly in a country where so many view cows as sacred, India has...
  • Indian seeks memorial in US for cows killed in accident April 30, 2014

    Washington: In an unusual demand, an Indian American has asked for permission from local authorities in upstate New York to erect a temporary roadside memorial in honour of 11 cows killed in an accident last week. "Following last week's truck crash in Albany, which resulted in the deaths of at least...
  • With 3 Arab horses and a herd of cows, Jaswant's assets over Rs 1 crore March 25, 2014

    A herd of Tharparkar cows and three Arab horses are among the other movable assets of BJP rebel Jaswant Singh who on Monday filed nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections as an Independent candidate from Rajasthan's Barmer. The movable assets of Singh is valued at Rs 1,49,83,510.08 which included Rs 51,...
  • Herd of Tharparkar cows, 3 horses among Jaswant's assets March 24, 2014

    A herd of Tharparkar cows and three Arab horses are among the other movable assets of BJP rebel Jaswant Singh who on Monday filed nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections as an Independent candidate from Rajasthan's Barmer. The movable assets of Singh is valued at Rs 1,49,83,510.08 which included Rs 51,...
  • Following court orders, cow undergoes DNA test to settle ownership dispute January 7, 2014

    Kollam: A local court in Kollam has ordered DNA testing on a cow to settle a dispute over its ownership by two women at Punalur in the district. Based on the court order, the cow was brought to a veterinary hospital and collected blood samples on Monday to be sent to...
  • Leopard mauls cow in Coimbatore September 9, 2013

    A leopard on Monday attacked and dragged a cow into the jungles when it was grazing in the Vellamalai Solappadi Estate area, police said. The owner of the cow and locals rushed to the spot and found its half-eaten carcass, and informed forest department officials. The officials found pug marks and are...
  • Gopalgarh: 10 cows die of food poisoning at ashram September 2, 2013

    Ten cows died and more than 24 others were taken ill due to food poisoning at an ashram in Gopalgarh at Mathura. Nearly three dozen cows suffered from food poisoning after they were fed wet green fodder at Swami Akhandanand Ashram on the Chatikara-Vrindavan Marg in Gopalgarh on Saturday, chief of...