Plan for blanket ban on cow slaughter

Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com


Amid a hue and cry across the country over cow slaughter, the Environment Ministry has proposed to bring in a stringent law to prohibit slaughter of cows and calves, import or export of the animal and selling/purchase of beef or beef products.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked the Department of Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Agriculture to explore this move in the wake of a ruling by the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

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Rajiv Shah is Rockefeller’s first Indian-American head

David Gelles
Source: http://www.thehindu.com

On Thursday, the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the largest and most influential philanthropies in the United States, was to name Rajiv J. Shah, a trustee as president. He was to succeed Judith Rodin, who has been holding the post for 12 years.

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Gai Pe Charcha: Govt Embarks on Mission Cow ID

Source: Jan 04 2017 : The Economic Times (Delhi)

Aman Sharma
New Delhi:

Tags with Aadhaar-like number being fixed inside ears to track vaccination status, breeding details

Have your milkman's cattle got their 12-digit unique identification numbers yet? No, they won't have to queue up to get an Aadhaar card.

The concept is similar, though, and the exercise unparalleled in its sheer scale.

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Do J&K HC judges take oath to uphold Constitution: Delhi HC


Source: http://www.thehindu.com

Does the non-applicability of any Constitutional amendment in Jammu and Kashmir without a Presidential order under Article 370 of Constitution make it non-obligatory for judges there to uphold Indian Constitution? This was the question posed by the Delhi High Court on Monday.

However, without going into its merit, the HC said it would like to get a response from the Centre and the State on whether the High Court judges in Jammu and Kashmir take oaths owing allegiance to the Constitution of India.

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American's model farm in Haryana to save cows

Cheena Kapoor
Sat, 31 Dec 2016
Source: http://www.dnaindia.com

In a country where cow is considered holy by a majority of the population and consuming beef may have serious legal and political repercussions, a US citizen has come to spread the message of saving cows.

Julian Bliss, 50, came to India in 2014. Soon, he started working with the Rajiv Gandhi Animal Hospital, where he introduced novel ideas, such as how to use the sprinkler system to help cows beat the heat. He also maintained the shelters and even painted the walls of the facility.

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Jammu and Kashmir Dilemma of Accession: A Historical Analysis and After

PART 2 - JAMMU AND KASHMIR: WHY MAHARAJA HARI SINGH WOULD NOT ACCEDE IN 1946 AND WHY HE COULD NOT ACCEDE IN 1947 - ANALYSIS OF PRIME MINISTER RAMCHANDRA KAK’S PAPER

- RADHA RAJAN

1. Overview of events in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1946-1947

1.1 When Mountbatten announced that he was accelerating transfer of power and that the country would be partitioned into two dominions - India and Pakistan, he made it clear that London’s paramountcy over Princely States would not be passed on to the new Indian and Pakistani governments and that technically all Princely States would be independent as of 15 August, 1947. The total area of the 564 Princely States was approximately two-fifths or almost half of the total territory of the country. When the country was partitioned we lost 364,737 square miles of our territory to Pakistan. Patel, better than Gandhi, Nehru or other Hindu leaders in the INC knew the critical importance of integrating the Princely States into the Indian Union to build a strong, unified country – united culturally, politically and economically, united as a civilization.

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