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Animals cannot be beaten or branded under revised rules

A fresh set of rules on animal markets propose a complete ban on beating the animals, applying dye on their skin, and branding and decorating them with ornaments while bringing them to the markets for sale.Prepared by the Union environment ministry, the draft rules not only seek to regulate animal markets and improve their conditions, but would also make it mandatory for a cattle owner to declare before the officials that he is not selling the animal for slaughter.Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the rules on livestock markets were released for public comments last week, amidt the raging controversy on Jallikattu. The central government had taken a favourable stand with regard to the bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu, even though the Supreme Court had ruled against conducting the traditional game.One of the provisions in the new rule is an explicit 'no' on the use of force to control animals. Hot and cold branding, shearing and painting horns and preventing a calf from suckling are also prohibited."No person shall use excessive force to control any animal in a market, including but not limited to breaking of its tail, hitting with a stick, goad or other instrument, and rubbing chilli or any other substance in the eyes and nose rings," read a provision in the rules.There are restrictions on the sale of cattle. No one is allowed to sell a calf and those selling an adult animal have to give an undertaking that the animal was sold only for agriculture purpose and not slaughter. Both the seller and buyer will also have to leave their contacts with the authorities in case any follow-up action is required.Once in place, these rules are to be administered by the animal market committees, which will have veterinary, forest and police officers, besides people associated with animal welfare. DH News ServiceUsing of excessive force to control animals Hot and cold branding Shearing, painting of horns Preventing a calf from suckling Hitting the animal with a stick, goad or similar instrumentsRubbing chilli or any other substance in its eyes, nose Selling cattle for slaugther.....»»

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Rapes occur due to men"s pervert mentality: Akhtar

Referring to the mass molestation that took place in Bengaluru on New Year's Eve, lyricist Javed Akhtar said that such incidents take place due to the 'perversion' in men. Akhtar made a statement in this regard during a session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.While answering questions on westernisation, the poet-cum-screenwriter said, "We should not blame westernisation for rapes and incidents of molestation happening in our country. These incidents happen because when men from rural places come to the cities, they don't know how to behave with a girl." DH News Service.....»»

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President commutes death of 4 to life term

Four men, convicted of killing 34 upper-caste Bhumihars in Bihar 25 years ago, will not be hanged as President Pranab Mukherjee has commuted their death sentences to life imprisonment, setting aside a recommendation from the home ministry.Krishna Mochi, Nanhe Lal Mochi, Bir Kuer Paswan and Dharmendra Singh escaped the noose after Mukherjee considered their mercy petitions and decided to commute the death sentence to life term.The convicts were awarded the death sentence in 2001 by a sessions court in connection with the 1992 killing of 34 Bhumihars by members of the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC, now CPI-Maoist).The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence in 2002, by a majority judgement of 2:1. However, Justice M B Shah dissented with such an award. Endorsing the Bihar government's decision to not grant mercy, the home ministry had in August last year recommended that their plea to commute the death sentence be rejected.However, the President said that the delay in handing over the mercy petitions by the state government and the observations made by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), among others, need to be considered before taking a decision.The NHRC had last year said that after an "analysis of the facts and materials placed before the commission, it emerges that the four convicts in question had submitted their mercy petitions prior to 07.07.2004". It is clear from the admission of the Inspector General (Prisons and Correctional Services) of Bihar that the mercy petitions of the four convicts were forwarded to the secretariat of the President through the home department vide letter dated 07.07.2004, it said......»»

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Centre explores options to enhance passenger comfort

Aimed at ending the growing traffic menace in urban areas and enhancing passenger comfort, the Centre is exploring different modes of public transportation.The ministries of road transport and urban development are jointly studying six of the latest mass rapid transport technologies — metrino, stadler buses, pod taxis, hybrid buses, hyperloop and freight rail road.The government is exploring cost-effective modern technologies for the public transport sector, as the current system is unable to address the traffic crisis in the country. Though the metro train system is coming up in several cities across the country, it is not sufficient. The cost of constructing the metro system is also very high. The government is considering newer modes of transportation, and will suggest alternate technologies to the states. However, it will be up to the state governments to adopt it.A panel headed by Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat is studying the six technologies, and will suggest to the government those best suited to Indian cities, an official in the road rransport ministry told DH. Representatives of the companies that developed these technologies had recently made presentations before Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. Former Indian Engineering Services officer E Sreedharan, who has been dubbed "the metro man", has suggested elevated rail and road systems to carry goods.Sreedharan suggested constructing elevated corridors with rail lines where freight trucks can move at high speeds, thereby saving time and allowing the transportation of more goods.Ensuring a comfortable urban transportation is a challenge to the government as the number of personal vehicles are increasing. Further, providing a comfortable transportation system to commuters would be one of the features of the Smart Cities Mission.Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu recently said that the Union government is planning to introduce a Green Urban Mobility Scheme, with a funding of Rs 25,000 crore, which will invest in footpaths, cycle-tracks, public-bike sharing, bus rapid transit systems and urban freight management.DH News ServiceThe government is exploring cost-effective modern technologies for the public transport sector, as the current system is unable to address the traffic crisis in the country.....»»

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AP swimmer cop aims for record, drowns in Krishna river

An Andhra Pradesh Special Protection Force Police (APSPF) head constable, who aspired to set a record in swimming with his legs and hands tied, died in Vijayawada on Sunday during a practice session.Lanke Umamaheswar Rao was supposed to perform the feat before a team from the Guinness Book of World Records on the eve of Republic Day.According to sources from APSPF, the 40-year-old police officer had been practising swimming across river Krishna with his hands and legs tied. He had performed the feat many times over the last month. However, on Sunday, while crossing the river, he suffered a massive stroke and drowned. Divers who were following him rushed him to hospital, but he was declared dead. Rao was a native of Oleru in Guntur district. He was a swimming enthusiast, who had joined the police force in 1994. He had already secured a place in the Limca Book of Records, the India Book of Records and the AP Book of records......»»

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Most road mishaps involve two-wheelers: Sidda

Transport Minister Sidda Raghava Rao on Sunday said Andhra Pradesh was in the seventh place recording a high number of road accidents. Addressing a meeting organised in connection with the ongoing Ro........»»

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Another sinkhole in Chitravati riverbed

Overexploitation of groundwater, coupled with virtually no recharge of the water table in the absence of good rains in the last six years, appears to have triggered the geological event known as “sink........»»

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Koffee with Karan season 5 promo: Tiger Shroff opens up about his crush on Shraddha Kapoor, while father Jackie Shroff makes his fascination for Madhuri Dixit quite clear – watch video

Tiger Shroff and Jackie Shroff are going to make some very surprising revelations during the next episode of Koffee with Karan season 5........»»

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A "misfit" who almost derailed SP-Congress talks

A 'misfit' who almost derailed SP-Congress talks Meet Dhiraj Kumar Srivastava, the 49-year-old Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) Officer, who works closely with Priyanka Gandhi......»»

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Neither Capt nor General, AAP may have Patiala Peg

Neither Capt nor General, AAP may have Patiala Peg ​As Congress’ probable chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh campaigns across the state, Patiala has been entrusted to his wife Preneet and daughter Jai Inder Kaur......»»

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The succession battles in "political families"

The succession battles in 'political families'These are only the latest in a series of colourful family legacy wars that democratic India has been witnessing ever since powerful leaders converted their parties into ‘family projects’......»»

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Malwa is set to vote for new kid on block - AAP?

Malwa is set to vote for new kid on block - AAP?Comprising 13 districts, the region south of Sutlej river, Malwa had favoured Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) over Congress in 2012......»»

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Amended I-T law harsh, prone to misuse by taxmen: Experts

"Unexplained deposits/credits can only turn into explained deposits/credits if source is clearly explained, which in several cases may become extremely difficult to do.".....»»

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Blackberry to bring crisis communication platform to India

BlackBerry’s AtHoc is looking at tapping defense and security, government agencies, airports authorities and metro train projects like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation DMRC......»»

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FirstpostBigg Boss 10, Weekend Ka Vaar, 22 January, 2017: Salman, Shah Rukh, Sunny Leone recreate iconic Deewaar sceneFirstpostIt is the second season and the second day of the reunion of megastars, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan on the reality show and tonight's episode of Bigg Boss 10 Weekend Ka Vaar' is marked by fireworks, music and blazing balls. The actors make a ...Shah Rukh Khan calls Virat Kohli 'Don'; says MS Dhoni doesn't need to sledgeThe Indian ExpressShah Rukh Khan: Have to accept that each film won't make everyone happyTimes of IndiaBigg Boss 10 semi-finale: Raees star Shah Rukh and Salman's hilarious antics leave viewers in splitsInternational Business Times, India EditionNDTV -India Today -Daily News & Analysis -Mid-Dayall 416 news articles ».....»»

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DesimartiniSaif Ali Khan provides comic relief on the set of 'Rangoon'Times of IndiaApart from being well-read and suave, actor Saif Ali Khan is also known for his impeccable sense of humour. His co-stars and the directors he has teamed up with will agree. The cast and crew of Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon' aren't exceptions in that regard.Sara to make her debut with Harsh?Deccan ChronicleSaif Ali Khan Has A Doppelganger And The Young Lookalike Is From His Own FamilyDailyBhaskar (blog)Education Is A Good Back-Up For Actors: Saif Ali KhanDesimartiniall 4 news articles ».....»»

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India.comThe Kapil Sharma Show: Laughing riot with yog guru Baba Ramdev!India.comThe 22 January episode of The Kapil Sharma Show welcomed yog guru Baba Ramdev as the special guest. Siddhu started the show by welcoming Baba Ramdev in his poetic style. Kapil asked baba from where he learned so much about yog. Baba said that ...Baba Ramdev on The Kapil Sharma Show: 5 interesting points; watch snippetsFinancial ExpressThe Kapil Sharma Show Baba 22nd January 2017 Episode Hd Video Baba Ramdev GuestDekh NewsThe Kapil Sharma Show 22th January 2017 Full Episode Updates: Feature Baba Ramdev TodayThe Indian Tribuneall 9 news articles ».....»»

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