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The Kolhapuri Chappal industry in danger of losing its sole
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The Kolhapuri Chappal industry in danger of losing its sole

In Maharashtra's Kolhapur, the production of the famed Kolhapuri Chappal too has suffered under the cow slaughter ban and increased cow vigilantism. Although the chappals are usually made of buffalo or bull hide, the ban led to the shutting down of all tanneries in the city.

Rollback of cattle slaughter ban was inevitable; Narendra Modi govt was fighting a losing battle from Day 1
India

Rollback of cattle slaughter ban was inevitable; Narendra Modi govt was fighting a losing battle from Day 1

It may be that Narendra Modi government had noble intentions behind the rule — to bring in discipline in cattle trade and prevent cattle theft, but it could have done so without shocking the meat trade industry and non-vegetarians

Watch: The Kolhapuri Chappal industry in danger of losing its sole
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Watch: The Kolhapuri Chappal industry in danger of losing its sole

In Maharashtra's Kolhapur, the production of the famed Kolhapuri Chappal too has suffered under the ban and increased cow vigilantism. Although the chappals are usually made of buffalo or bull hide, the ban led to the shutting down of all tanneries in the city.

Confident BJP will bag eight north-eastern states by November 2018, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Confident BJP will bag eight north-eastern states by November 2018, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that as of now, BJP and its allies have five states and that clinching all eight states is a new mission for the party

SC extends Madras HC stay on cattle trade rules: To save face, govt must revoke notification immediately
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SC extends Madras HC stay on cattle trade rules: To save face, govt must revoke notification immediately

The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to extend the Madras High Court's three-month stay — on the government's notification regarding sale of cattle for slaughter — across India shows that Centre may have won a battle or two but they've lost the war.

Revisiting ban on sale of cattle for slaughter: In a blow to Centre, SC extends Madras HC's stay on contentious trade rules
India

Revisiting ban on sale of cattle for slaughter: In a blow to Centre, SC extends Madras HC's stay on contentious trade rules

Supreme Court ordered a nationwide stay on Centre's new cattle slaughter rule. It has extended the order issued by Madras High court to all over the country.

Cattle sale restrictions: BJP's 'beef ban' threatens to derail their North East ambitions
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Cattle sale restrictions: BJP's 'beef ban' threatens to derail their North East ambitions

The BJP juggernaut rolls on in the North East. The party which has been gathering momentum after its thumping election win in Assam and a less spectacular victory in Manipur, is now looking to repeat its performance in Meghalaya, the hill state where elections are due next year.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt can't control eating habits but need to strike balance as cow is 'revered'
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt can't control eating habits but need to strike balance as cow is 'revered'

Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the eating habits of people cannot be controlled, but there is a need to strike a balance since a very large number of people in India revere cows.

Centre's cattle trade restrictions: Supreme Court to hear plea against govt notification on Thursday
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Centre's cattle trade restrictions: Supreme Court to hear plea against govt notification on Thursday

The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea challenging the central government notification prohibiting sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter on the grounds that it violates the right to free trade.

Cattle slaughter restrictions: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan opposes Centre's notification in special Assembly session
India

Cattle slaughter restrictions: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan opposes Centre's notification in special Assembly session

In a resolution moved at the special session, Vijayan said the ban had affected Kerala very badly and about five lakh people would be rendered jobless.

Restrictions on cattle slaughter won't impact tourism in Goa, promises state govt, denies beef shortage
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Restrictions on cattle slaughter won't impact tourism in Goa, promises state govt, denies beef shortage

The Centre's notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter will not affect tourism in Goa, state minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said

Cattle slaughter row: 5,000 Meghalaya BJP workers quit party over Centre's proposed amendment
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Cattle slaughter row: 5,000 Meghalaya BJP workers quit party over Centre's proposed amendment

Over 5,000 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday quit the party over the Centre's new rules that aim to prevent sale of cattle for slaughter.

Cattle slaughter row: Goa Forward Party slams BJP's new law, says it will affect poor farmers
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Cattle slaughter row: Goa Forward Party slams BJP's new law, says it will affect poor farmers

Goa Forward Party, an alliance partner of the ruling BJP, on Tuesday said the Centre's notification on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughtering may lead the farmers and meat traders to penury.

BJP welcomes Bachu Marak's resignation, he was working against the party, says Meghalaya party in-charge Nalin Kohli
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BJP welcomes Bachu Marak's resignation, he was working against the party, says Meghalaya party in-charge Nalin Kohli

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday welcomed the resignation of two of its leaders in Meghalaya who quit over the new cattle trade and slaughter rules.

Cattle slaughter row: Meghalaya BJP leader quits party, calls the decision unacceptable
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Cattle slaughter row: Meghalaya BJP leader quits party, calls the decision unacceptable

The North Garo Hills district BJP president Bachu Marak on Monday resigned from the party on the issue of beef ban.

Ban on cattle sale for slaughter: Assam govt cracks down on illegal fish, meat sellers; Congress cries foul
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Ban on cattle sale for slaughter: Assam govt cracks down on illegal fish, meat sellers; Congress cries foul

Meat and fish are integral to the food habits of the people of Assam and the drive may cause scarcity of these items.

Banning sale of cattle for slaughter will be debated in Kerala cabinet special session
India

Banning sale of cattle for slaughter will be debated in Kerala cabinet special session

The Kerala cabinet on Friday asked governor P. Sathasivam to convene a special session of the state assembly on 8 June chiefly to discuss and debate the new rules by the Centre on cattle trade for slaughter that infringes on the states' rights.

Calf slaughter act gives no score to Kerala Youth Congress, it's a blemish on Indian democracy
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Calf slaughter act gives no score to Kerala Youth Congress, it's a blemish on Indian democracy

The recent slaughter of a hapless calf in Kannur by members of the Kerala Youth Congress is a watershed moment of sorts for Indian society and democracy

Dissidence in Nagaland BJP: Ahead of polls, workers demand state president's ouster
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Dissidence in Nagaland BJP: Ahead of polls, workers demand state president's ouster

Hundreds of BJP leaders in Nagaland are demanding the ouster of state party president Visasolie Lhongou.

IIT-Madras beef row: Extreme Right-Left divide leaves no room for dialogue; IIT's silence makes things worse
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IIT-Madras beef row: Extreme Right-Left divide leaves no room for dialogue; IIT's silence makes things worse

IIT's belief in allowing students to experience politics has been tempered by an understanding that student politics, like the one found in colleges throughout India, may prove to be counter-productive.