Rajasthan : 500 cows have died in the last two weeks in a shelter near Jaipur say, volunteers. Since more than 250 contractual workers at the Hingonia cow shelter went on strike last month to demand that they are paid, no one has cleaned the stalls where the animals are kept and many have starved to death, their hooves stuck in slush caused by heavy rain and cow dung.
Government veterinary Dr.Devendra Kumar Yadav confirmed that cows have died because from starvation.
New Delhi : Researchers from Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) in Gujarat found gold particles in the urine of Gir cows. Experts found 10 milligrams to 30 milligrams of gold per litre of cow urine. They used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technique to find the gold particles in cow's urine.
JAU vice-chancellor Prof Aarvind Pathak said “The Agricultural Research Council sub-committee on basic science has reviewed the findings of the team led by Prof Balu Golakia, and has concurred that traces of gold are present in the urine of Gir cows. The research team worked very patiently and meticulously for about five years before coming to their conclusion. The laboratory where they carried out their analysis is a setup accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). But now we shall submit the findings of the team to other researchers for replication and further validation.”