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Chinese cuisine and traditional medicine behind rising sea cucumber crimes in Lakshadweep

Chinese cuisine and traditional medicine behind rising sea cucumber crimes in Lakshadweep

By Jaison Wilson
New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) Sea cucumbers found in the seafloor play a critical role in marine ecosystems, cycling nutrient material. But these otherworldly animals have been prized as a delicacy in Asia for centuries, where the wealthiest would eat the creatures as a nutritious high-protein treat. But their demand has increased since the 1980s, especially in China.
And so has their poaching and smuggling. Islands in and around of Lakshadweep have in recent years been witnessing the seizure of the marine animal worth crores of rupees.

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Central Vista Project of 'National Importance'; measures taken to minimise pollution: Center to SC

02 Dec 2021 | 12:19 AM

New Delhi, Dec 1 (UNI) The Central Government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the construction activities related to the Central Vista project have not been stopped as the work of 'national importance', but all measures have been taken to minimise the air pollution here.

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6 passengers found Covid positive in 11 international flights from 'at risk' countries

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01 Dec 2021 | 11:24 PM

New Delhi, Dec 1 (UNI) Around six passengers were found Covid-19 positive after screening of 3476 passengers from 11 international flights from 'at risk' countries, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a statement, on Wednesday.

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CBI arrests bank officer in bribery case

CBI arrests bank officer in bribery case

01 Dec 2021 | 11:08 PM

New Delhi, Dec 1 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested a Branch Manager of Prathma UP Gramin Bank in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad and a person for allegedly accepting a bribe from the complainant, the agency said.

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Mongolian Parliamentary delegation calls on LS Speaker

Mongolian Parliamentary delegation calls on LS Speaker

01 Dec 2021 | 10:45 PM

New Delhi, Dec 1 (UNI) A parliamentary delegation from Mongolian led by Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia Gombojav Zandanshatar called on Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in Parliament House on Wednesday.

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India, EU adopt Clean Energy & Climate Partnership work programme

01 Dec 2021 | 10:36 PM

New Delhi, Dec 1 (UNI) India and the European Union on Wednesday adopted a new Work Programme on ‘India-EU Clean Energy & Climate Partnership 2021-2023’.

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