Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: cows

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 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.

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.

Again, PETA strikes a wrong note through petition to save cows on Janmashtami

The animal rights group urged people to use vegan ghee to ‘keep cows happy too’, drawing flak from all sides of the ideological spectrum.

Niti Aayog pushes for cow dung & urine farming technique, experts cast doubts on method 

Experts, including those at Niti Aayog, say ZBNF method doesn’t provide vital nutrients, may not stand up to pest attack.

Welfare of all animals matters, but cow is central, says Animal Welfare Board chief

This is the first time since the BJP came to power in 2014 that funding has been increased, chairman S.P. Gupta has asked for an additional Rs 40 crore.

Cow welfare gets more lip service than funds under BJP govt.

The BJP government has cut grants to the Animal Welfare Board every year since it came to power. As a result, grants to cow shelters now are lower than what they were under the UPA government. SANYA DHINGRA

Will remove misunderstandings on cattle sale rules – Minister Harsh Vardhan

Environment minister tells ThePrint no compromise on spirit of new rules. Defends appointment of mostly cow experts to Animal Welfare Board. SANYA DHINGRA

It is nothing but Hindu politics if you exclude buffaloes from cattle trade rules – Animal Rights lawyer

The focus of the government should be on implementation, not amendment, says Jayasimha Nuggehalli who helped draft the rules. The only change should be to let go of small-time butchers. SANYA DHINGRA

Until holy cows come home: You call this maximum governance?

If Modi wishes to rise as a tall reformer PM, he must call the RSS/VHP bluff now.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.