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Saturday, 17 August 2013 | MYT 7:57 AM

Prized cow sold for RM132,500

A FARMER bought a cow for Rs250,000 (RM13,250) two years ago and sold it recently for Rs2.5mil (RM132,500), Makkal Osai reported.

After Kapoor Singh from Singhwa Khas village in Haryana, North India, had bought the cow named Lakshmi, she yielded 22.5 litres of milk daily. Her highest milk yield in one day was 28 litres.

Lakshmi, which was judged the best cow at a cattle fair earlier this year, has so far bagged prizes worth Rs300,000 (RM15,900) in milk yield and other contests. One of its calves was sold for Rs300,000.

Another farmer, Rajiv Sarpanch, from Andhra Pradesh, offered to buy the cow for Rs1.9mil (RM107,000) about two months ago but Kapoor Singh refused and quoted the exorbitant price of Rs2.5mil as he did not want to sell her. However, the buyer agreed to buy at that record price.

Tamil Nesan reported that a petition seeking to ban the release of Bollywood movie Madras Café was filed in the Madras High Court in Chennai.

The petitioner, lawyer Ezhilarasu, claimed the movie was a political thriller set against the backdrop of the assassination of the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

He said the film, which is set to be released worldwide on Aug 23, was financed by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha to make the Sri Lankan government look good and to “hide the human rights violation and to justify the killings of Tamils by the country’s military”.

The petition is likely to be heard soon.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.


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