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Rajasthan: More than 500 cows starve to death at Hingonia shelter

More than 500 cows have starved to death in the last two weeks at a shelter near Jaipur in Rajasthan.

According to media reports, Hingonia cow shelter's contractual workers went on strike in July to demand their pay. Following the strike of the over 250 employees, there was no one available to clean the stalls where the animals were kept. The cows were not even fed during this period, reported NDTV.

Here's why you must watch out for PM Narendra Modi's first-ever 'townhall' today

A new PMO app, which will enable mobile users to connect with the Indian Prime Minister's website, will also be launched at the mega event, which is being organised by MyGov - the government's citizen engagement platform - to mark its second anniversary.

The event will see participation from various stakeholders including Cabinet ministers, senior officers from Ministries and Departments, government organisations, representatives from the media, IT and social media industry and citizens who have participated in the MyGov initiatives.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will inaugurate the event, which will comprise four sessions.

Town Hall as a concept is commonly used in the West among politicians as well as CEOs to interact with people directly.

Pakistan: Hindu doctor shot dead in his clinic in Karachi

A Hindu doctor, 56, was shot outside his clinic in Karachi, Pakistan, in what is being described as a "religiously motivated murder".

Pireetam Lakhwani, a resident of Garden East, was shot once in the chest near Bara Road in Pak Colony on Thursday.

Dr Lakhwani was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and later shifted to Aga Khan University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries yesterday.

Madhya Pradesh: Madrasas refuse mid-day meals from 'Hindu' organisations in Ujjain

Over 30 madrasas in Ujjain have refused to accept mid-day meals for students, alleging it was an attempt to defile their faith. The mid-day meals come from the Iskcon Temple since 2010, which caterers to schools in the city. The madrasas' administration, however, has refused to accept food from Iskcon any longer.

Parents of Muslim students believe the trust used to offer the food to Hindu gods before sending them to schools, which is unacceptable to some. As Iskcon's tender came to an end in July 2016, suppliers BRK Foods and Ma Parvati Foods were roped in to provide the mid-day meals but madrasas declined to accept food from either of them. BRK supplies mid-day meals to 315 schools, of which 56 madrasas have turned down their offer.

Darren Sammy sacked by West Indies Cricket Board as T2o Captain

West Indies' Darren Sammy, who led the Caribbean side to WorldT20 glory, revealed that he had been sacked from the skipper's post in a 30-second telephonic conversation with the head of the selectors.

Posting an emotional video on his Facebook page, the 32-year-old revealed that he would not be the West Indies T20 captain anymore, saying the chairman of selectors had informed him they had reviewed his captaincy in T20 and he did not merit a place in the West Indies squad.

Olympic refugee team debuts at Rio Olympic 2016, receives standing ovation

The Rio 2016 Olympics officially kicked off in style at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janerio on 6 August. A total of 206 countries presented their strength for the games, but the one team which caught the attention the most was the refugee Olympics team.

The Maracana Stadium burst into loud cheers as the name of the Refugee Olympics Team was announced and the team entered the athletics parade after Zimbabwe. It is for the first time ever that a Refugee Olympic Team is competing in the Olympics. The team was welcomed with a standing ovation, becoming the symbol of the Olympic Opening Ceremony.