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27 May, 2017 4:11 AM Government, opposition flay Centre for curbs on sale of cattle

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ruling LDF and opposition UDF have vehemently opposed the new restrictions brought about by the Union government in the sale of cattle for slaughter and exhorted people who believe in democracy to rally behind the movement against it. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who expressed `awe' at the notification, said imposing restrictions 23

27 May, 2017 2:36 AM Rex Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department: sources

Washington: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two US officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner 18

26 May, 2017 8:28 PM Kerala Ministers, Opposition Slam Centre's Ban On Cattle Sale For Slaughter

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala and the Congress-led UDF attacked the centre on Friday for the ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the centre's decision was "surprising" which was unsuitable for a democratic nation. "It is not right that a government decides the choice 21

26 May, 2017 6:21 PM EXCLUSIVE-Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Dept

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break 20

26 May, 2017 4:52 PM ‘Covert bid by Sangh forces to ban cattle slaughter’

Both the ruling LDF and Opposition UDF in Kerala oppose the new rules The notification issued by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on regulation of livestock markets has ignited an acrimonious political debate in Kerala, with Left parties and the United Democratic Front terming it as a covert attempt by Sangh Parivar 17

26 May, 2017 4:52 PM India bans sale, purchase of cows for slaughter

As cow slaughter is already prohibited in a number of states in India, the Modi government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter across the country. The Environment Ministry notified on Friday that the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty 19 1

26 May, 2017 3:33 PM Cleaver falls on sale, purchase of cattle for slaughter

Buffalo meat traders say ban would hit exports as 90% cattle is purchased from animal markets Animals, including cattle and buffaloes, can only be bought and sold for agriculture purposes. The total meat market is worth around Rs 1,00,000 crore. N G Jayasimha, former member of legal sub-committee of Animal Welfare Board of India, said due to the present 20

26 May, 2017 1:41 PM Centre’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets will cripple buffalo trade

The Centre has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter by notifying a stringent rule under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act New Delhi: The environment ministry has notified new rules tightening trade in livestock and transport of cattle to ensure their welfare at animal markets and also prevent smuggling. The rules 18

26 May, 2017 12:32 PM Nitish Kumar Says No To Sonia Gandhi, But Will Lunch With PM Modi

New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who sent regrets and a representative for Congress president Sonia Gandhi's lunch party for opposition leaders on Friday pleading prior engagements, will fly to Delhi only a day later to lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi is hosting lunch in honour of visiting Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood 19

26 May, 2017 11:44 AM Government bans sale of cows for slaughter at cattle markets, restricts trade

At animal markets, buyers will have to give an undertaking that the cattle is being bought for agricultural purposes and not for slaughtering. At animal markets across India you cannot buy or sell cattle, including cows, for slaughtering purposes. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified new rules under the Prevention 18