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Karnataka plans blanket ban on cow slaughter, to bring in more stringent version of 2010 bill

Under the 2010 bill, slaughter of cows, calf of a cow and bull, bullock, buffalo male or female and calf of a she-buffalo is prohibited.
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Elephant or cow, Hindutva doesn’t give two hoots about animal welfare. Deaths are political

Hindus don't have any problem with cow slaughter or animal sacrifice unless it involves Dalits, Muslims, Christians or tribal people. Their outrage is fake.
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Beef dropped from menu for Kerala Police trainees, force calls it ‘unnecessary controversy’

The new menu for training centres under Kerala Police Academy doesn’t include red meat, only lists chicken, fish & eggs among its non-vegetarian offerings.

Farmers not investing in cows due to vigilantism threat: Experts on cattle population decline

Experts say laws to protect cows have, ironically, led to a decline in cattle numbers in India, leading to adverse effect on the country's milk production.

From Constituent Assembly to Azam Khan, Indian Muslims have supported cow slaughter ban

Not only have Indians deliberately forgotten Muslim leaders’ intervention in 1948, issue of cow slaughter ban has still not been settled in the 21st century.
A child holds up Indian flag during Eid al-Adha celebrations at Bandra station, Mumbai | PTI

Muslims In India have sought ban on cow slaughter for decades. But politics didn’t allow it

Stopping cow slaughter by Muslims had paved the way for Hindu-Muslim unity and success of Khilafat movement in the pre-Independence era.
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Mainstreaming the lynch-fringe

Dadri killing is a chilling turning point in our politics, as no one condemns the mob outright
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Kamal Nath govt invoking NSA in cow slaughter case finds support – in Modi cabinet

Union minister Satya Pal Singh says with decision Congress finally mending its ways on cow slaughter and recognising the ‘need of the country’.  
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‘Kamal’ Nath plays spot the difference, Modi looks to cash in Vadra cheque, again

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Bulandshahr violence

Slain Bulandshahr cop’s phone recovered from house of prime accused

Police officer Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in a mob violence near Siyana during a protest over alleged cow slaughter.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
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India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.


File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.