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BJP Lok Sabha MP Maneka Gandhi leaves after attending the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi in December 2019 | ANI

Maneka Gandhi shuts down Delhi animal shelter for overhaul after ‘para-vet assault kills dog’

Maneka Gandhi, who started the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre, said the temporary closing is to ensure upgraded infrastructure, better staffing and animal sensitivity training.
V.M. Singh was targeted by the BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya over his assets | Facebook

VM Singh — UP crorepati farmer leader targeted by BJP is Maneka Gandhi’s cousin

V.M. Singh was removed as national convenor of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee by farmers after offering to hold separate talks with govt for special law on MSP. 
File photo of Maneka Gandhi | Facebook

Delhi HC seeks CBI stand on Maneka Gandhi’s plea challenging order in corruption case

According to the graft case lodged against the BJP leader and two others in 2006, they had allegedly sanctioned Rs 50 lakh as a grant to a trust in a fraudulent manner.
Representational image. Volunteers feed stray dogs during the lockdown, in Bikaner. | Photo: ANI

How People For Animals helped rescue stray animals when India was stuck indoors in lockdown

PFA, started by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, is India’s largest animal welfare organisation. It carries out multiple drives and spreads awareness on caring for stray animals.
The viral picture of dogs tied in gunny bags shared on Twitter

Nagaland bans sale of dog meat after incidents of pets being ‘shot at sight’ spark outrage

Local authorities had in May released a ‘shoot-at-sight’ order to kill dogs found roaming the streets purportedly from fear they might spread coronavirus.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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.
The elephant that died at Mannarkad | Facebook

We only allowed killing of boars, Kerala says as outrage over death of wild elephant grows

Kerala govt says it allowed farmers to kill boars but only by shooting, amid allegation that a pregnant elephant died after biting into explosive-laden bait meant for wild boars.
Sultanpur MP Maneka Gandhi

‘Working for China?’: Maneka Gandhi slams TikTok over animal cruelty videos on platform

In response to a complaint by BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, TikTok said it had taken down videos depicting animal cruelty, but Gandhi has demanded more stringent action.
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 Maneka Gandhi | Facebook

A belief in mathematical justice guides Hindu responses to suffering: Maneka Gandhi

The belief that sufferings in this life is a result of bad deeds in past lives stops Hindus from doing things that can make the human society more comfortable.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.