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At the Sonepur Cattle Fair, humans and animals meet to celebrate myriad cultures and traditions
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At the Sonepur Cattle Fair, humans and animals meet to celebrate myriad cultures and traditions

Touted as Asia's largest cattle fair, the carnival in Bihar's Sonepur village is held a fortnight after Diwali, on the day of Kartik Poornima. Located at the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Gandak, the village attracts traders from as far as Central Asia during this time of the year, with the carnival going on for close to a month.

BSP MP Ritesh Pandey raises mob lynching issue in Lok Sabha; says issue has impacted cattle trade, increased farmers’ difficulties
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BSP MP Ritesh Pandey raises mob lynching issue in Lok Sabha; says issue has impacted cattle trade, increased farmers’ difficulties

BSP's Ritesh Pandey raised the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha saying it has impacted the cattle trade. He also termed the present government at the Centre as 'Anti-farmer'. Congress's Amar Singh also said the agriculture is in a problem and the farmers were under distress.

Man lynched in Bihar's Araria on suspicion of cattle theft; police say victim was accused of same crime in past, register case
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Man lynched in Bihar's Araria on suspicion of cattle theft; police say victim was accused of same crime in past, register case

A 44-year-old man was lynched to death in this district of Bihar over suspicion of cattle theft, police said Thursday.

In Rajasthan's Alwar, cow-related violence and poorly drafted laws aggravate historic roots of local economic crisis
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In Rajasthan's Alwar, cow-related violence and poorly drafted laws aggravate historic roots of local economic crisis

Convoluted and archaic laws shrouding cattle trade in Rajasthan increase the chances of Hindu and Muslim communities turning against each other — exactly what's happening in Mewat.

Rising cow vigilantism curbs cattle trade in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana; farmers incur losses due to menace of stray livestock
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Rising cow vigilantism curbs cattle trade in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana; farmers incur losses due to menace of stray livestock

Farmers have suffered massive losses in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana because the rise of cow vigilantism has also led to a spike in the number of stray cattle that damage crops.

'Cow vigilantes' beat 24-year-old cattle trader for 2 hours in Rohtak, police chain victim instead of taking him to hospital
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'Cow vigilantes' beat 24-year-old cattle trader for 2 hours in Rohtak, police chain victim instead of taking him to hospital

Naushad Muhammed, a dairy worker, was thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes on the suspicion that he was transporting cows for slaughter, but his employer said he was transporting buffaloes for trade.

Mob lynchings, restrictions on cattle trade crippling rural economy, says BJD MP in Parliament
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Mob lynchings, restrictions on cattle trade crippling rural economy, says BJD MP in Parliament

Restrictions on cattle trade and mob lynching have crippled the rural economy as farmers are not able to sell their cattle, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Tathagata Satpathy said on Monday.

Cattle sale restrictions: Madras High Court extends stay on order by four weeks
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Cattle sale restrictions: Madras High Court extends stay on order by four weeks

The Madras High Court on Wednesday extended by four more weeks the stay on the Centre's notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter from animal markets.

Cattle trade restrictions: Don't intend to alter food habits, hit businesses, says Harsh Vardhan
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Cattle trade restrictions: Don't intend to alter food habits, hit businesses, says Harsh Vardhan

The government does not want to "alter" the food habits of people and put businesses in this sector to trouble, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said

Cattle sale restrictions: Meghalaya Assembly moves resolution opposing Centre's order
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Cattle sale restrictions: Meghalaya Assembly moves resolution opposing Centre's order

Meghalaya Assembly moved a resolution opposing Centre's order restricting the sale of cattle for slaughter, media reports said.

Cattle sale restrictions: North East India fumes against new trade rules as BJP struggles to defend govt move
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Cattle sale restrictions: North East India fumes against new trade rules as BJP struggles to defend govt move

The political hullabaloo notwithstanding, the notification has managed to worry people of northeastern states which have a close association with beef.

Meghalaya chief minister writes to Tripura counterpart, urges unity against new cattle trade law
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Meghalaya chief minister writes to Tripura counterpart, urges unity against new cattle trade law

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma wrote to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar asking him to unite against the Centre's new law on cattle trade and slaughter.

Those provoking others to hold beef party are destroying peace: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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Those provoking others to hold beef party are destroying peace: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said some people were "provoking" others to hold beef party and slaughter cow, terming it as a criminal act and a conspiracy to destroy country's peaceful atmosphere.

New cattle trade rule not related to states' cow slaughter laws: Arun Jaitley
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New cattle trade rule not related to states' cow slaughter laws: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday rejected criticism that the Centre was infringing upon states' rights on the cattle issue, saying the order has nothing do with slaughter of cattle which is governed by respective state laws.

Govt does not decide what people should eat, says MoS Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal
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Govt does not decide what people should eat, says MoS Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal

The Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal has said that the government does not decide what the people or don't.

Mamata Banerjee calls Centre's new cattle sale regulation 'unconstitutional', vows to 'challenge it legally'
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Mamata Banerjee calls Centre's new cattle sale regulation 'unconstitutional', vows to 'challenge it legally'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called Centre's new cattle sale regulation as "unconstitutional" and vowed to "challenge it legally"

Latehar on the edge after two Muslim cattle traders are found hanging from a tree
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Latehar on the edge after two Muslim cattle traders are found hanging from a tree

Jharkhand’s Latehar district was on the edge on Saturday, after the bodies of two Muslim cattle traders were found hanging from a tree in Jhabbar village