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The Morning Wrap: Beef Ban Claims First Arrests; Body Of Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat Recovered

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A butcher sharpens a knife before cutting buffalo meat, unseen, at a beef store in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The government of the state of Maharashtra last week banned possession of beef and its byproducts and the slaughtering of cows, bulls and bullocks. The prohibition marks a victory for hard-line Hindu groups that have sought to protect an animal their religion considers holy. Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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