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Gadhimai Festival: Harvest of blood

Sunday, 05 Oct 2014 | RUKMINI SEKHAR | in Agenda

The question is not about better welfare practices for ritual animal sacrifices, but whether the time has come to abolish this primitive tradition altogether, says RUKMINI SEKHAR “In blind darkness are we sunk when we offer sacrifices with beasts. A higher religious duty than ahimsa has never been nor shall be.”...

High-stake steak

Sunday, 05 Oct 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Obesity, farmer suicides, destruction of the countryside, animal torture. Philip Lymbery tells ANANYA BORGOHAIN how they can all be attributed to factory farming and ‘cheap’ meat Reportedly, thousands of animals are slaughtered across the globe every minute. Factory farming is on the rise and ostensible cheap meat has become a trend....


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Harsh Shah grabs top slot in J’khand in science

29 May 2017 | PRAGYA PALLAVI/ PARVINDER BHATIA/ ASHIS SINHA | Ranchi/ Jamshedpur/ Bokaro

Harsh Shah of DAV Public School, Pundag, grabbed the first position in the State in science stream by scoring 97.8 per cent marks in the All India Senior Secondary School Certificate Exam (AISSSCE) results declared on Sunday...

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