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File photo of a herd of cows drinking water on the outskirts of Jabalpur

Indians love cows but don’t understand this intelligent animal: Maneka Gandhi

Cows are intelligent and need to be treated as individuals. India needs to have better gaushalas.
File photo of a herd of cows drinking water on the outskirts of Jabalpur

Shampoo, oil, cancer drugs from cow urine, dung — what Modi govt wants scientists to work on

Research will be done under new inter-ministerial funding programme — ‘Scientific Utilisation Through Research Augmentation Prime Products from Indigenous Cows’.
A cow shelter in Madhya Pradesh | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Fodder shortage in India major reason behind rise in milk costs, says govt institute

There is a deficit of 23.4% in the availability of dry fodder, 11.24% in that of green fodder and 28.9% for concentrates, the institute has said in a report. 
File photo of a herd of cows drinking water on the outskirts of Jabalpur

Modi govt plans cow course to help entrepreneurs launch start-ups in bovine industry

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, which falls under the animal husbandry ministry has conceptualised the course, which is being prepared by the EDII.
MoS Pratap Sarangi

A uniform policy to protect of stray cows across India in the works: Minister

Minister of State for Animal Husbandry said "gaumata" cow is neither a Muslim or Hindu and contribute to the economic development of the country,
Giriraj Singh addressing a workshop in New Delhi on 24 July | ANI Photo

Artificial insemination of cows will help end mob lynching in India, says Giriraj Singh

Animal Husbandry Minister says stray cattle are usually male calves of cows, and artificial insemination will ensure they are female, which won’t be abandoned.
General Images of Life And Nutrition In Uttar Pradesh

A life-saving drug for mothers but threat to cattle — why oxytocin is in limbo in India

Modi govt had banned private manufacture of oxytocin last year, saying it was harmful to cattle & humans that consumed its milk. The case is in Supreme Court.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath | @myogiadityanath/Twitter

Yogi govt comes up with dos and don’ts for cows — from diet to disposing of carcass

In advisory, Yogi Adityanath govt makes post-mortem compulsory in cases of suspicious death of cattle, warns of penalty for abandonment of cows.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Shivraj Singh Chouhan questions Congress’ new love for cows: What did you do in 50 years?

During a ride in his rath, Chouhan tells ThePrint he’s confident his welfare schemes will make him CM yet again, dismisses impact of farmers’ unrest.
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70-year-old man beaten up for ‘abandoning’ his cow in paddy field in UP

Victim and police reject reports that he was thrashed by cow vigilantes, say the attackers feared his cow would destroy their crops.

On Camera

Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Farm reform bills are a beginning, not the agricultural equivalent of 1991

Govt says farmer should be free to sell to who he chooses, where he chooses, when he chooses. But fact is outcomes vary across crops & geographies, over time.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?