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India: Vigilante ‘Cow Protection’ Groups Attack Minorities

(New York) – The Indian government should prevent and prosecute mob violence by vigilante groups targeting minorities in the name of so-called cow protection, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The 104-page report, “Violent Cow Protection in India: Vigilante Groups Attack Minorities,” describes the use of communal rhetoric by

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After gaur’s death, Mescom told to fix sagging cables

CHIKKAMAGALURU: The Chikkamagaluru forest department authorities directed Mescom officials to fix sagging electric power cables in the region after a pregnant India Gaur died, possibly due to electrocution, in an estate in Koppa taluk on Sunday.
According to villagers, an adult female was found died in Bettadakumbri Estate. Villagers, who

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Surveillance stepped up to eliminate rabies

PANAJI: The Mission Rabies team in Goa is stepping up surveillance efforts to detect rabies cases and target control measures at remaining problem areas, even as instances of the disease comes under control in the state. The intensive surveillance techniques include integrated bite case management (IBCM), wherein bite victims are

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Photo contest to stop cruelty to dogs

RANCHI: It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and a Ranchi-based NGO is working on the exact concept to draw attention to the plight of stray dogs. Heaven of Jesus, which works for stray animals, is organizing an online street dog photography competition to sensitize people

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Gujarat: Giraffes to lumber around world’s tallest statue

AHMEDABAD: A site in Kevadia Colony — home to the world’s tallest statue, of Sardar Patel — will now give visitors the chance to observe some exotic animals of Africa and Australia, including kangaroo, giraffe, and zebra. The forest department, which is setting up lion and tiger safaris, will also

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71 tamers, five bulls injured in jallikattu event

COIMBATORE: As many as 71 bull tamers and five bulls were injured during the jallikattu event held at Chettipalayam near L&T Bypass here on Sunday. Two seriously injured tamers were admitted to hospitals.
The event, organized jointly by the district administration and the Kovai Jallikattu Association, was inaugurated by municipal

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Punjab Cabinet gives nod to bullock cart races at Kila Raipur

Chandigarh (India), Feb 17 (ANI) The Punjab Cabinet on Sunday decided to amend a law to pave the way for the revival of the traditional bullock cart races at the annual Kila Raipur rural sports near Ludhiana.
A meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, gave

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Leopard spotted moving near bungalow in Nashik

Nashik: A leopard was spotted moving near a bungalow in Nashik city of Maharashtra on Sunday morning, triggering panic among locals, police said.
The big cat was captured in a CCTV installed at the bungalow located in the crowded Savarkar Nagar locality, following which its residents informed the police who in-turn

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