In the first case registered under the new beef ban law in Maharashtra, three persons have been booked for allegedly slaughtering calves in Malegaon town of the district and search is on to trace them.
Days after a Maharashtra bill banning beef got Presidential assent, traders association of the red meat have come out strongly against the BJP-led state government, accusing it of "snatching" their livelihood for the sake of "vote bank politics".
In its bid to quell the beef shortage in Goa, the BJP-led government in the state may start selling beef on its own, an official said on Thursday, while blaming the mafia with links to meat traders for the shortage.
South Korea said it has suspended some US beef imports after detecting the controversial growth enhancer in cattle, Zilpaterol, in 22 tonnes of beef supplied by a work site from a unit of meat producer JBS USA.
With beef in Goa in acute short supply following a HC ban, the BJP government assured the state assembly on Thursday that it would request the court to allow slaughter of bulls and male buffaloes at the state-run meat complex.