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Right Word | Why we need to take care of our cows for a cultural and spiritual renaissance
India

Right Word | Why we need to take care of our cows for a cultural and spiritual renaissance

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat recently observed that Hindus worship cows but neglect them when they grow old

Case registered against man for unnatural act with cow in Madhya Pradesh
India

Case registered against man for unnatural act with cow in Madhya Pradesh

The incident, which took place on 4 August in Deendayal Nagar, was captured in a CCTV camera installed in a house located in the area

Seven vets deputed to treat Uttar Pradesh official's cow? DM calls it 'conspiracy'
India

Seven vets deputed to treat Uttar Pradesh official's cow? DM calls it 'conspiracy'

District Magistrate Apoorva Dubey described the episode as a conspiracy and said no such order was issued by her

Why eminent historians claim cow flesh was consumed in Vedic times despite no evidence to back it
Politics

Why eminent historians claim cow flesh was consumed in Vedic times despite no evidence to back it

The rule of the Vedas that a cow is ‘Aghnya’ — meaning, not to be killed or violated — has been reiterated again and again in Sanskrit literature

Cow review: Andrea Arnold's observational documentary is a curiously liberating study of bovine heart
Entertainment

Cow review: Andrea Arnold's observational documentary is a curiously liberating study of bovine heart

Andrea Arnold follows Luma, a cow, for four years at an English dairy farm in this observational documentary – chronicling her daily life in stark detail. The result is a surprisingly moving allegory of feminine identity.

26-yr-old civil engineer quits corporate job to sell cow dung, milk; earns millions
India

26-yr-old civil engineer quits corporate job to sell cow dung, milk; earns millions

The cattle has increased to 130 and the family also own a 10 acre plot where areca nut is the main crop. Achar brought in quite a few innovations into the dairy that the family easily earns Rs 10 lakhs per month.

'A little good moos': Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter
Lifestyle

'A little good moos': Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter

The cow became a celebrity as it vanished in the nation’s most populous county until it was spotted before dawn.

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog doubles down on defense of cow dung 'anti-radiation' chip with questionable 'study'
India

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog doubles down on defense of cow dung 'anti-radiation' chip with questionable 'study'

The experiment was supposedly designed to 'prove' that cow dung chip blocks radiation.

New beast: Astronomers detect another rare blue optical transient in the universe, 500 million-light-years-away
science

New beast: Astronomers detect another rare blue optical transient in the universe, 500 million-light-years-away

This explosion has taken scientists by surprise because of its speed and heaviness of the material outflows.

Excessive pesticides in agriculture make livestock vulnerable to aflatoxin contamination; affected dairy products can cause cancer in humans
India

Excessive pesticides in agriculture make livestock vulnerable to aflatoxin contamination; affected dairy products can cause cancer in humans

Food containing aflatoxin concentrations, of just one milligram per kilogram, can cause aflatoxicosis which causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and convulsions in the short term and acute liver failure, jaundice, lethargy, eventually leading to death, according to a WHO study in February 2018.

45 cows seized from smugglers die of hyperthermia in Tripura shelter after being kept in open space during rains
India

45 cows seized from smugglers die of hyperthermia in Tripura shelter after being kept in open space during rains

The deaths took place during last three days starting from Sunday, officials said. Altogether, 159 cows, which were kept in the cattle shelter at Devipur in Tripura's Sipahijala district have died since 14 May.

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

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
Politics

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.

Commercialisation of cow dung may prevent farmers from abandoning bovine, help fix issue of stray cattle
India

Commercialisation of cow dung may prevent farmers from abandoning bovine, help fix issue of stray cattle

There is a machine for making cow dung logs. My gaushala in Delhi bought one two years ago and we, too, sell the logs to Nigambodh Ghat. Even though we don't do this regularly, we earn Rs 60,000 a month.

Defending Hinduism emerges as major occupation for men in western Uttar Pradesh as jobs dry up
India

Defending Hinduism emerges as major occupation for men in western Uttar Pradesh as jobs dry up

With a sharp decline in regular salaried jobs and self-employment opportunities, defending Hinduism has become a major ‘occupation’ of men in western UP

4 killed after car carrying 11 people from a wedding flips upside down after hitting cow in Uttar Pradesh
India

4 killed after car carrying 11 people from a wedding flips upside down after hitting cow in Uttar Pradesh

Local people rushed to rescue the people from the car. While four died on the spot, seven were injured in the acident, two among them critically

Congress beats BJP when it comes to cow worship: Kamal Nath govt in Madya Pradesh invokes NSA against cow slaughter accused
India

Congress beats BJP when it comes to cow worship: Kamal Nath govt in Madya Pradesh invokes NSA against cow slaughter accused

Going by its poll promises of dedicating itself for cow protection, the Congress government on Tuesday had slapped the stringent National Security Act against three persons accused of cow slaughter in the communally-sensitive Khandwa district.

Cabinet approves another cow-related scheme: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is Modi govt's latest initiative to protect the bovine
India

Cabinet approves another cow-related scheme: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is Modi govt's latest initiative to protect the bovine

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal seeking the establishment of 'Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog' for cow protection and effective implementation of welfare schemes.

Skeletons of six cows found at Bulandshahr-Aligarh border, police investigation underway
India

Skeletons of six cows found at Bulandshahr-Aligarh border, police investigation underway

Skeletons of six cows were found in Aligarh's Bhogpur village on Wednesday. Khurja's Circle Officer Gopal Singh told the media that the incident took place at the Bulandshahr-Aligarh border earlier this week.

Cow cess in Uttar Pradesh: SP, Congress says move will burden people; Mayawati dares Centre to implement plan at national level
Politics

Cow cess in Uttar Pradesh: SP, Congress says move will burden people; Mayawati dares Centre to implement plan at national level

The BJP government decided on Tuesday to introduce an additional levy of 0.5 percent as cow welfare cess on eight profit-making public sector infrastructure companies to fund the construction and maintenance of cow shelters.