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Bangladesh cattle herds surge as India curbs smuggling

Apparel makers seize on higher beef prices to set up farms

Cattle producer Sadeeq Agro won attention when it sold a bull it had imported from Texas for around $20,000 during the Eid al-Adha festival in September. (Photo by A.Z.M. Anas)

DHAKA -- Moves by the Modi government in India to crack down on the country's previously strong beef industry in the name of protecting cows, holy to Hindus, have given new life to the sector in neighboring Bangladesh.

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