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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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State Govt to cancel holidays on birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities

26 Apr 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

There is a bad news for government employees and students as the Yogi government has decided to curtail 15 holidays which were announced by the previous governments on the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. The state cabinet which met in Lucknow on Tuesday took the decision...

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