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  • COVID: 110 test positive in Arunachal, tally mounts to 17, 296
  • ECoR dispatches first Oxygen train to Maharastra, Four oxygen tankers leave for Visakhapatnam, Pune
  • At least nine drown in river Ganges in Patna
  • Two killed in light aircraft crash in Russia's Irkutsk region - Emergencies
  • J&K Bank heist: Vehicle used by robbers, snatched rifle recovered in Baramulla
  • India, US will act in concert to mobilise climate finance, deploy clean energy
  • Traffic remains suspended to dozens of far-flung, remote areas in Kashmir
  • TDP senior leader Dhulipalla Narendra arrested
  • CAR hopes to secure loans from Russia, can offer mining guarantees: Minister
  • Six die while swimming in two separate accidents
  • Only stranded vehicles to ply on Srinagar-Jammu highway
  • Drug peddler held, narcotics recovered in Anantnag
  • Eight confirmed dead in Shanghai factory fire
  • TN CM urges PM to supply 20 lakh doses of COVID vaccine
  • Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan to meet in Istanbul
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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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India registers record 332,730 new COVID-19 Cases, 2,263 deaths

India registers record 332,730 new COVID-19 Cases, 2,263 deaths

23 Apr 2021 | 11:13 AM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) India has registered 332,730 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

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Sumitra Mahajan recuperating well; Shifted to general ward

Sumitra Mahajan recuperating well; Shifted to general ward

23 Apr 2021 | 9:02 AM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Former Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who was admitted to Bombay Hospital in Indore on Wednesday after she had developed mild fever, was shifted to General Ward after she was tested negative for the Novel Coronavirus on Thursday.

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PM pushes India's global climate diplomacy with clean energy agenda

PM pushes India's global climate diplomacy with clean energy agenda

22 Apr 2021 | 11:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi took another step forward in India's global climate diplomacy on Earth Day Thursday, announcing that India is launching a clean energy initiative in partnership with the United States to help developing countries access clean technology and green finance.

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First Oxygen Express to start its journey for Mumbai from Visakhapatnam

First Oxygen Express to start its journey for Mumbai from Visakhapatnam

22 Apr 2021 | 11:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (UNI) The first Oxygen Express with Liquid Medical Oxygen tankers will start its journey for Mumbai from Visakhapatnam on Thursday night, a Railway Ministry official said here.

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Concrete action needed to combat climate change: PM

Concrete action needed to combat climate change: PM

22 Apr 2021 | 10:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that a concrete action was needed to combat climate change wherein there is a need for such action at a high speed, on a large scale, and with a global scope.

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