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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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Police recover illegal coal, seize five motorbikes

19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro

A police team of Bokaro Thermal police station headed by inspector cum officer-in charge Parmeshwar Leyangi on Sunday morning conducted raids at Ganjutola in Armo forest area here and seized approx 2.5 tonnes of illegal coal along with their 4 motorcycles and 5 cycles,said Bokaro SP Kartik S...

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