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VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

18 Jun 2019

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

Pay extra for beer, save cows in UP

20 Jan 2019

Pay extra for beer, save cows in UP

If you are a resident of Uttar Pradesh, your beer will take care of cow shelters now.

UP: Government to levy 'gau kalyan' cess to build shelters

02 Jan 2019

UP: Government to levy 'gau kalyan' cess to build shelters

On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved a plan to impose a 'gau kalyan cess' (cow welfare cess) on multiple "profit-making" public sector departments in a bid to raise funds for the setting up of temporary cowsheds across the state.

To protect crops, UP farmers lock stray cows in schools

27 Dec 2018

To protect crops, UP farmers lock stray cows in schools

Aligarh city administration in Uttar Pradesh is currently busy handling the problem of stray cows in rural areas.

Bhopal farmer names newly-born twin cows 'BJP' and 'Congress'

10 Dec 2018

Bhopal farmer names newly-born twin cows 'BJP' and 'Congress'

India's two biggest national political parties, BJP and Congress have been at loggerheads for decades.

#MakeCowGreatAgain? Uttarakhand-minister says cow exhales oxygen, should become National-mother

20 Sep 2018

#MakeCowGreatAgain? Uttarakhand-minister says cow exhales oxygen, should become National-mother

According to Rekha Arya, Minister of Animal Husbandry of Uttarakhand, cow is the only animal which not only inhales oxygen but exhales it too. To all the trees, we are sorry!

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

07 Sep 2018

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

The Supreme Court on Friday gave a week's time to the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and mob lynching as per its July 17 orders. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports.

Jamshedpur to soon become India's first cow dung-free city

02 Sep 2018

Jamshedpur to soon become India's first cow dung-free city

The Jharkhand government has initiated efforts to make Jamshedpur the "country's first" cow dung-free city, an official said.

UP-shocker: Cops force Muslim-man to pick meat using mouth

22 Aug 2018

UP-shocker: Cops force Muslim-man to pick meat using mouth

In a horrible incident, an injured Muslim man was forced by Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Police to pick meat from his mouth, a few days ago.

Wanted to highlight cow protection agenda: Umar Khalid's attackers

21 Aug 2018

Wanted to highlight cow protection agenda: Umar Khalid's attackers

A Delhi court today sent two persons, who allegedly attacked JNU student leader Umar Khalid, to two-day police custody.

Kangana Ranaut says lynching in cow's name is heartbreaking

09 Aug 2018

Kangana Ranaut says lynching in cow's name is heartbreaking

Actor Kangana Ranaut, in conversation with Sadhguru yesterday, said it is a sad state of affairs that people are being lynched on suspicions of either cow smuggling or consuming beef.

No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar

29 Jul 2018

No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar

Referring to the lynching of four people in Tripura, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that no incident of lynching occurred in the 25-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

If people stop eating beef, lynching incidents will stop: RSS-leader

24 Jul 2018

If people stop eating beef, lynching incidents will stop: RSS-leader

Experts, the government, the judiciary, and the masses, everyone is shocked by the alarming rise in mob lynching incidents, and no one knows how to solve it.

Alwar: Family's sole bread-winner killed by 'gau-rakshaks.' Minister cries 'conspiracy'

22 Jul 2018

Alwar: Family's sole bread-winner killed by 'gau-rakshaks.' Minister cries 'conspiracy'

Yesterday, Rakbar Khan's family in Mewat, Haryana, was eagerly awaiting him. After he returned home, Asmina, his wife, planned to cook biryani, his favorite.

'Mobocracy can't be allowed': SC seeks new laws on lynching

17 Jul 2018

'Mobocracy can't be allowed': SC seeks new laws on lynching

Taking cognizance of the alarming rise in mob lynching cases, the SC today gave the Centre and states four weeks to come up with a law on such crimes.

Mughalsarai: Angry mob thrashes two men for stealing cows

08 Jan 2018

Mughalsarai: Angry mob thrashes two men for stealing cows

An angry mob in Mughalsarai thrashed two men for allegedly stealing cows. The duo was later arrested.

Harassed by unrelenting cow vigilantism, Goa meat-traders go on strike

07 Jan 2018

Harassed by unrelenting cow vigilantism, Goa meat-traders go on strike

Goa Meat Traders Association, the state's umbrella meat-supplying body, would be on an indefinite strike starting yesterday.

Yogi will spend a whopping Rs. 7.86cr on counting cows!

29 Dec 2017

Yogi will spend a whopping Rs. 7.86cr on counting cows!

After banning beef, flagging off cow ambulances and setting-up Aadhaar-like identification system, BJP doesn't disappoint its muse: the cow.

Another alleged cow vigilantism murder in Alwar

13 Nov 2017

Another alleged cow vigilantism murder in Alwar

If the allegations of a murder victim's family in Alwar (Rajasthan) are true, cow vigilantes have taken yet another life.

Take a Cowfie! Unique idea to raise awareness against cow-slaughter

29 Oct 2017

Take a Cowfie! Unique idea to raise awareness against cow-slaughter

Taking selfies has reached a new level thanks to an NGO in Kolkata that came up with the "Selfie with a Cow" or "Cowfie" contest.

Bengaluru Wipro techie attacked allegedly for trying to save cows

16 Oct 2017

Bengaluru Wipro techie attacked allegedly for trying to save cows

Violence over cow protection works both ways. This time, a female techie with Wipro in Bengaluru was assaulted allegedly for complaining about cow slaughter.

Dadri lynching: Two years on, jobs, compensation for Akhlaq's killers

14 Oct 2017

Dadri lynching: Two years on, jobs, compensation for Akhlaq's killers

Two years ago, 50-year-old Mohammad Ahklaq of Dadri, UP, was beaten to death by a mob after rumors surfaced that his family had consumed beef.

Another Akhlaq? Police book cow vigilantism victims, assaulters let go

14 Oct 2017

Another Akhlaq? Police book cow vigilantism victims, assaulters let go

In yet another incident of cow vigilantism, a group of men assaulted five people in Faridabad after suspecting them of carrying beef.

Cow vigilantism: SC urges states to file compliance report

22 Sep 2017

Cow vigilantism: SC urges states to file compliance report

The SC has asked for a compliance report from states on the matter of cow vigilantism. Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh filed theirs today.

Those who respect cows don't resort to violence: Mohan Bhagwat

18 Sep 2017

Those who respect cows don't resort to violence: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has condemned incidents of cow vigilantism, saying those who sincerely respect cows don't resort to violence at any cost, "even if their sentiments are deeply hurt".

Alwar lynching: All six accused cleared, case against them closed

14 Sep 2017

Alwar lynching: All six accused cleared, case against them closed

In a rather unfortunate development, police have reportedly cleared all the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case and closed investigations.

SC urges Centre, states again to act against cow vigilantism

06 Sep 2017

SC urges Centre, states again to act against cow vigilantism

The SC has urged the Centre and states to take urgent steps to check violence in the name of cow protection.

Cow vigilantes attacked by mob in Ahmednagar

06 Aug 2017

Cow vigilantes attacked by mob in Ahmednagar

Violence in the name of cow protection refuses to cease. Yet another incident was reported from Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra where a mob attacked gau rakshaks after they stopped a tempo suspecting it of transporting cows for slaughter.

Uttarakhand: Man caught sexually assaulting cow, communal tension escalates

03 Aug 2017

Uttarakhand: Man caught sexually assaulting cow, communal tension escalates

The situation became tense in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal district in Satpuli town after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting a calf.

SC directs Centre, states to take action against 'cow vigilantes'

21 Jul 2017

SC directs Centre, states to take action against 'cow vigilantes'

The SC has directed the Centre and states to take action against any kind of violent 'vigilant' acts by the public, especially in the name of 'gau raksha'.

PM Modi warns cow vigilantes, asks state-governments for strict action

16 Jul 2017

PM Modi warns cow vigilantes, asks state-governments for strict action

Sending out a strong message to cow vigilantes, PM Modi said that violence in the name of cow protection would not be tolerated.

Cow vigilantes hit again, Modi's warning fails to change things

08 Jul 2017

Cow vigilantes hit again, Modi's warning fails to change things

Merely a week after PM Modi broke his silence against the 'Gau rakshaks', a similar incident took place in south-west Delhi.

Jharkhand Muslim trader's lynching: BJP leader Nityanand Mahto arrested

02 Jul 2017

Jharkhand Muslim trader's lynching: BJP leader Nityanand Mahto arrested

In a recent development in the Jharkhand lynching case wherein a Muslim trader was beaten to death for allegedly carrying beef in his van, BJP leader Nityanand Mahto was arrested in connection to the case.

Jharkhand: Out-of-control mob attacks Muslim man on cow slaughter suspicion

28 Jun 2017

Jharkhand: Out-of-control mob attacks Muslim man on cow slaughter suspicion

Latest in the series of attacks against Muslims and Dalits in the name of cow protection, a violent mob of about 1000 beat up a Muslim dairy owner and set fire to his house in Jharkhand's Giridh district, on suspicions of cow slaughter.

'Gau rakshaks' attack trucks carrying cows for Centre's bovine-protection program

13 Jun 2017

'Gau rakshaks' attack trucks carrying cows for Centre's bovine-protection program

A 50-strong mob in Rajasthan's Barmer attacked five trucks carrying cows, assaulted the drivers and tried to set them ablaze.

Gau rakshaks stab student in Haryana

02 Jun 2017

Gau rakshaks stab student in Haryana

In the latest incident of cow vigilantism, members from a group of 'gau rakshaks' stabbed a second year B.A. student named Shivam in the town of Gohana in Haryana's Sonepat district.

Kerala Youth Congress district president arrested for slaughtering cow

01 Jun 2017

Kerala Youth Congress district president arrested for slaughtering cow

Kerala Police on May 30 arrested Youth Congress district president Rejil Makutti and several other members after they slaughtered a calf in protest against the Centre's new strict laws on cattle trade.

How do peacocks reproduce? Through tears, says a Rajasthan judge

01 Jun 2017

How do peacocks reproduce? Through tears, says a Rajasthan judge

Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma, a Rajasthan HC judge who yesterday urged the government to make cow the national animal, believes peacocks don't have sex in order to reproduce; the peahen is instead "impregnated with the tears of the peacock."

Make cow the national animal, urges Rajasthan HC

31 May 2017

Make cow the national animal, urges Rajasthan HC

Calls for making cow the national animal have been a dime a dozen, mostly from individuals, but now the Rajasthan HC has joined the bandwagon. It has also sought life imprisonment for slaughter.

Centre considering representations on cow slaughter rules, no decision yet

30 May 2017

Centre considering representations on cow slaughter rules, no decision yet

The environment ministry is considering feedback on its new cow slaughter rules that were notified under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.