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A cow shelter in Madhya Pradesh | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

From Nehru to Kamal Nath, Congress’ cow politics has always been a balancing act

Congress has historically kept a liberal face at the national level and selectively pushes its pro-cow image in states.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

How directive principles fuel BJP and Congress politics on cow and Hindutva

The Narendra Modi-led BJP govt reinvented the directive principles as an important source for its brand of majoritarianism.

After cow, Himachal Congress embraces Vande Mataram & national anthem

Himachal Pradesh unit of Congress has decided to begin all its meetings with Vande Matram and end with the national anthem.
Cow protection

Congress wants to protect cows in MP while they slaughtered calf in Kerala: PM Modi

The opposition party had mastered the art of speaking lies, said Narendra Modi in a rally in Madhya Pradesh.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy | PTI

Cow killer should be tried for murder, says Subramanian Swamy

The controversial MP had moved a Private Member’s Bill in the Rajya Sabha last year that sought to introduce the death penalty as punishment for cow slaughter. He withdrew the bill this February.
Cows at a shelter in Maharashtra | Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Cow is the ‘national cattle of India’, says Delhi’s AAP government

Delhi's Department of Forests and Wildlife says cow is national cattle, but doesn’t know when it was done. Experts suspect it is a goof-up.
A woman embracing a cow in a cow shelter /Allison joyce via Getty Images

Cow loving former IAS officer is new head of Animal Welfare Board of India

After completely revamping the Animal Welfare Board of India the government has appointed a retired IAS officer who runs his own cow shelter as chairperson

Sen censorship is new sequel to conflict over CBFC’s politics

The Amartya Sen documentary censorship row is being slammed as another indicator of the politicisation and autocratic ways of the CBFC. AADYA SINHA

Animal welfare means cow welfare in the new Animal Welfare Board

The fallout between the government and the Animal Welfare Board of India over Jallikattu last year led to a revamp of the dissenting body. The government filled it with eight new independent members, seven of  whom have worked on cow welfare. SANYA DHINGRA 

3 years of Modi govt: Congress digs up failures, but unsure about cow vigilantism

The issues that the opposition party will attack the government with include foreign policy, employment, Kashmir, personal freedom and farm crisis. Ruhi Tewari

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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?